Mumble is a voice chat application for groups. While it can be used for any kind of activity, it is primarily intended for gaming. It can be compared to programs like Ventrilo or TeamSpeak. People tend to simplify things, so when they talk about Mumble they either talk about "Mumble" the client application or about "Mumble & Murmur" the whole voice chat application suite.
A Total Newbie's Guide to Using Mumble
Mumble is a voice communications (voice comms) tool for real time voice chat over the internet. This is sometimes referred to as voice over IP.
It is designed for gamers to be able to chat with each other while playing a game, taking team based games to a whole new level as you are able to quickly issue orders and report incidents without having to stop and type your message.
This guide will cover:
- Getting the Mumble Client.
- Setting up and connecting to a server.
This guide is not meant to be a complete guide to using Mumble. If you want more information, then take a look at the documentation on the Mumble website.
Step 1 – Getting the Software
Visit http://www.mumble.info and click Windows: <version> (Stable)
When the software has downloaded, run the executable and select client during the installation. Once it is installed it might be useful to place a shortcut on the desktop (if it hasn't already) or even on the ‘Quick Launch' bar. This is entirely up to you.
Step 2 – Setting Up and Connecting to a Server
When you first start the Mumble client, you will get asked to run a brief audio setup wizard.
This is the main Mumble window, which lists quite a few servers on one page, and lets you setup custom servers on the left hand side. The first load of a mumble client
If you click the Custom Servers tab, you will see the a screen similar to the one on the below Screenshot showing the Custom Servers tab of the Mumble client.
To connect to your own server, we would need to put your IP in Address field, and the port number in the Port field. (i.e. voip.darkcraft.org Port: 64738)
You need will also need a username, which goes in the Username field. If the server requires a password (or your a registered user), type that into the Password field below.
Then click Add - so you have a screen like below: A completed Custom Servers tab
You should now be ready to connect to your mumble server. Connected to a Mumble server
Once you have connected, you should see something similar to this - your server may even have different channels to talk in.
Thank you for reading this guide. I hope you have found it useful. As I said before, it isn't a complete guide to Mumble, so if you have any questions, you can try asking a Mod in game.
External Mumble Resources