Dark City Radio Mumble

Mumble is a VOIP platform, similar to Skype but unlike Skype Mumble is free as in speech (and beer) plus its open source and not corporately controlled and owned. This video describes how to download and configure Mumble to connect to the Dark City Radio / Anonnet Mumble server.

This video was created under KXStudio Linux (using RecordItNow, then KDEnlive was used to normalise the audio) but it actually shows the process for installing the Windows version of Mumble. Although the installation instructions vary slightly on different platforms, the configuration process shown here will be pretty much identical on all platforms

Lunix/Mac/PC
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/
For iPhone
For Android
 

DARK CITY MUMBLE SETUP GUIDE

Dark City Radio uses Mumble for realtime, group chat (aka VOIP conferencing). Unlike Skype, Mumble is totally free and open source and based on open standards. It also uses less bandwidth and so works better on slow connections than Skype although it has no support for video. Mumble is available for Linux, Windows, Android, OSX and iOS officially but it should run on pretty much anything with sound hardware and a relatively modern OS.

DOWNLOAD MUMBLE CLIENT

Download the latest stable version of Mumble client for your OS (except Android - see the Google Play store) from here:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

CONFIGURING MUMBLE

After you have installed Mumble, it will run the Mumble Audio Wizard. You can safely click cancel to skip the Audio Wizard. Next you will be presented with the 'Certificate Management' window - just choose 'Automatic certificate creation', click 'Next' then 'Finish'.

The default audio quality in Mumble isn't very good so choose 'Settings' from the Mumble 'Configure' menu and then increase the compression quality from 40 to around 80Kb/s. Also, change the transmission type to 'Push to Talk' then click Apply. Whilst still in the Mumble settings window, choose 'Shortcuts' then click on 'Add'. Change the newly added function to 'Push to talk' then click within the functions shortcut column and assign it to your 'Alt Gr' key by pushing Alt Gr. Click 'Apply' then 'OK'.

CONNECTING TO THE DARK CITY MUMBLE SERVER

Click on the Globe icon or choose Connect from the server menu. In the Mumble Server Connect Window, click 'Add New' and enter the following:


Label: Dark City Radio

Address: bawbag.anonnet.org

Port: 64738



Finally, type your desired user name (without space!) and enjoy truly free speech online!