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Author Topic: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?  (Read 3882 times)

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LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« on: May 19, 2008, 06:14:39 PM »
ran across this at shell xtn city this am - http://loudtalk.com

it appears to be an IP based push to talk system (kind of like an intercom), albeit with some messaging functionality thrown in

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Re: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 10:48:53 AM »
I installed it when I was looking for some sort of a walkie-talkie like system between PCs within my home LAN. Turned out it required one to register for an account. After that I suppose you could talk with other registered users over the Net. Not really what I wanted, so I didn't register and uninstalled it.

If that's what you want, it should work, and it's highly rated on fileforum.betanews.com, if that means anything to you.

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Re: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 11:01:45 AM »
It doesn't seem to be there anymore. The link is just a GoDaddy page of advertisements.
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Re: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 11:06:15 AM »
Actually, you can find it at: http://loudtalks.com/
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Re: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 11:23:44 AM »
Thanks! That's better.  :)
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Re: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 11:26:39 AM »
We just use Skype in our house to do an intercom type deal.

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Re: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 11:35:44 AM »
I haven't tried LoudTalks yet but it seems to me that one advantage (in a situation like your house) would be not having to wait for someone to answer - or bother them with having to.

Also, the "group" (broadcast?) feature seems useful ... IMHO.
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Re: LoudTalk - anyone tried this?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 12:24:33 PM »
I don't feel like bothering other people's computers (as Skype does with its P2P infrastructure) with my LAN-based in-house talking. Same reason against Loudtalk. So I went with Teamspeak, which is open source, free, and works very well. Better yet, it has a Linux version, so it should work if I do make the move to a Linux desktop this coming summer.