Grunt, Free VoIP applications have reached Version 1.3.0 It’s been two and a half years since the last stable release, and almost 10 years have passed since the latest Mumble 1.2 feature was released. Mumble 1.3.0 includes new Lite and Dark themes, individual user volume adjustments, dynamic channel filtering, and more.
Mumble is a free and open source VoIP application mainly for gamers, but it is not limited to this, similar to TeamSpeak (proprietary). The application uses a client / server architecture and uses encrypted communication with high sound quality and low latency. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and iOS, and there are various third-party clients, including third parties for Android, which Mumble does not officially support.
Other features of Mumble include overlays used in the game (so you know who is speaking and which channel they are on), location audio (in some games, Mumble will modify the audio based on their relative position in the game to locate others Player sounds, providing a sense of direction and distance) and a setup wizard to help you quickly and easily configure your device (microphone, etc.).
Considering how old previous Mumble versions are, many people have been using Mumble 1.3.0 development versions for some time. So if you are a Mumble user, you may already be using many new features and changes in Mumble 1.3.0.
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New features and changes in Mumble 1.3.0:
- Single (local) user volume adjustment (right click on user and select
Local Volume Adjustment...)
- New configurable keyboard shortcuts to switch between voice activated, push-to-talk or continuous transmission mode. You can also display a button on the toolbar to easily switch between these transfer modes (not enabled by default; you can display the button on the toolbar in the following ways:
Configure -> Settings -> User Interface -> Show transmit mode dropdown in toolbar)
- New dynamic channel filtering (
Ctrl + F), All empty channels on the server are hidden from your channel tree by default. You can also add channels to the filter list via the channel context menu (
right click -> Hide Channel when Filtering)
- If you have a Priority Speaker status (disabled by default and can be changed from
Configure -> Settings -> Audio Output)
- Text to speech support on OS X Mavericks
- New Lite and Dark themes
- Support DirectX11
- Added a clock to show the current time in the overlay (optional)
- You can now configure the FPS counter and new clock
- stand by Logitech G key
- Support machine learning noise reduction RN noise (Xiph)
- Support JACK audio interface
- Support logging to syslog on Linux
- For privacy reasons, external images are no longer supported
- Abandon expert mode configuration for a unified experience, all options are visible
- New user list showing access time to this channel since last user visit (requires user with Mumble 1.3.0 or later)
- New user list interface allows users to be renamed and deleted in bulk (renamed users no longer need to reconnect to use the new name)
- Ban list makes it easier to add, search, edit, and view bans
- Mumble client can be controlled in the following ways Socket RPC
- Configurable maximum number of channels per server and per channel user limit
- Support for Murmur (Mumble server) system service files on Linux
- (Optional) Hide operating system information from the server (“Privacy Mode”)
The “meaningless download” page contains binaries for Windows, OSX, iOS and Linux (both the client and server use Ubuntu PPA, a static Linux server). You will also find development snapshots of the same system.
You can also download and install Mumble on Linux by using Flathub (Current version is 1.3.0-rc2) and Snapshot storage (Updated to Mumble 1.3.0).