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FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook

By : Giovanni Maruzzelli, Anthony Minessale II
Book Image

FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook

By: Giovanni Maruzzelli, Anthony Minessale II

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Codec configuration

Codec configuration is very versatile in FreeSWITCH. In IP telephony, there are several differing scenarios for negotiating and choosing codecs. To meet the varying demands, FreeSWITCH has several configurable modes of operation as well as runtime variables that can influence how codec negotiation takes place. Typically, the goal should be to reduce transcoding or resampling as much as possible. Transcoding is the case where two sides of the call have different codecs and audio flowing in either direction, which has to be completely decoded and re-encoded to the opposite channel's format. Resampling is similar, but it is required when each side of the call is running at a different sample rate, and the audio has to be "resampled" to the correct rate. One or both of these can be necessary, depending on where you direct your calls to, and how you have your codec configuration set.

Getting ready

The biggest decision to make upfront is late-negotiation or early-negotiation...