Ventrilo 3.0.0 is the next evolutionary step of Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software. Ventrilo is also the industry standard by which all others measure themselves as they attempt to imitate its features. By offering surround sound positioning and special sound effects on a per user, per channel, per server or global configuration level the program provides each user the option to fully customize exactly how they wish to hear sounds from other users or events. Ventrilo is best known for it’s superior sound quality and minimal use of CPU resources so as not to interfere with day to day operations of the computer or during online game competitions. It is also preferred for the simple user interface that any first time computer user can very quickly learn because the most commonly used features are immediately visible and can be activated with a single click of the mouse.
Ventrilo was released back in 2002 and made available as a freeware for gamers to use online for clan chat and social use however the free service is very limited as you can only host an 8 person server. Rented server on the other hand can maintain up to 400 people at the same time. Ventrilo only sells license to register hosting companies and business which means you are unable to host anymore then 8 people on your own computer. This means that the only way to host a larger voice server is to rent a monthly server subscription from a hosting company. Despite looking very plan in design Ventrilo is a very useful piece of software and is more then enough to keep you your friends chatting online around the clock.
Ventrilo has been around for quite a while, and it has continually improved. There’s no wonder that it has remained one of the top choices when it comes to voice servers, so you should try it out without hesitation. It offers many of the same features as the other (VOIP) software’s but has its own personal touch and feel. Used worldwide and very easy to use for both novice and intermediate gamers looking for some software to help them communicate better with their friends or clan.