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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

Music on hold

Music on hold (MOH) is a common feature of modern phone systems. FreeSWITCH allows you to have many different MOH selections.

Getting ready

You will need some music files if you wish to customize the MOH. Also, if you have MP3 files that you would like to use for MOH, then you will need a utility that can convert them into standard WAV files. A freely available tool can be found at You will also need a text editor and a telephone connected to your FreeSWITCH server.

How to do it...

The first thing to do is to install the default MOH files from the FreeSWITCH download site. Linux/Unix users can issue the following command from the FreeSWITCH source directory:

make cd-moh-install

On Windows, the sound files are installed automatically as part of the MSVC solution file.

Once the sounds are installed, you can confirm that they work by dialing 9664 (no reloadxml or system restart is necessary).

How it works...

The make command you just issued installs the MOH files...