[Kde-announce-apps] I Hear U 0.5.5

Matteo Trotta mtrotta at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Oct 8 10:46:11 CEST 2006

Name: I Hear U
Version: 0.5.5
Type: Telephony
License: GPL
Homepage: http://ihu.sourceforge.net
More Info:

 IHU is a Voice over IP (VoIP) application for
Linux, that creates an audio stream between two
computers easily and with the minimal traffic on
the network. 

The main features are:

* Peer-to-Peer: the communication takes place
directly between the computers (UDP and TCP both
supported), without need of session protocols
(such as SIP or H323) or other servers in the

* Good audio performance: IHU was born to give the
best audio performance, low latency above all. For
this purpose IHU is compatible with ALSA, now the
default Linux sound architecture, but also with
JACK, a low latency sound server. For the audio
compression, IHU uses Speex, a codec optimized for
speech (and completely free and open source).

* Crypted stream: you have also the possibility to
Encrypt/Decrypt the stream using a fast hybrid
cryptographic system (RSA + Blowfish)

* Command-line support: the Qt GUI is not strictly
necessary, you can run also a textual IHU from
command-line (for example if you need to run the
program on remote computers).

* Free and Open Source: IHU is totally free and
distributed under the terms of GNU General Public

The possibilities of use of IHU are endless, for
example you can use it like a phone to talk with
your friends all around the world, or at
home/work, to talk between computers in the LAN
(talkback), etc.

 # IHU v. 0.5.5

- source code: default ADR Max Delay changed to
150 ms
- bug fixed: now with 0% threshold TX always on
- bug fixed: communication sometimes didn't close
on Peer side

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