If you're interested... and I could use a little help here especially if you are already using this software and know your end works with the voice... I've set up a test for VOIP using Ventrilo. Haven't tried the speech yet so if you have a mic and headset or already using a VOIP service I'd appreciate some one logging in and trying it. There is a normal text chat room as well so you don't need a mic... Actually it also has a TTS system too.
I'm connected to it at the moment so if you want to join me feel free.
You'll first need to download and install the ventrilo client available here: http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php
Once installed, run the program. Next to the Username click the arrow on the far right and enter a username preferably the one you use here.
Next click the arrow next to the server box, enter 18.104.22.168 next to the IP. For the password there is common password : member
That's it, you'll need to hit the connect button.
I'm not sure but as long as all the stars have aligned we should have a functioning voice and/or text chat. If you can't here anything try hitting the chat button to see if anyone is chatting.
This FYI will most likely serve as the method for communication for broadcasting the "Coal Cast" live webcast. So if you have any intentions of participating in one of these programs you may want to try it. I'll only have to get it setup with a some streaming software from this point once I've tested this part. It only supports 8 people at once which should be more than enough for my needs. The web stream for the live broadcast will be sent via a different software that will be audio only but will support as many as the server can handle.