ohphoneX
ohphoneX 0.4.3
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Mac-to-Mac and Mac-to-Phone voice communications.   Free
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ohphoneX is a Cocoa wrapper for ohphone. ohphone, part of OpenH323 project, is a command line program that does H.323 conferencing. The binary version of ohphoneX also comes with a pre-compiled ohphone. You don't need to install PWLib and OpenH323 before using this application. ohphoneX is targeted as a simple Mac-to-Mac and Mac-to-Phone voice only communication tool, some features will not be provided, but will be included in another application. It provides Mac-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC (NetMeeting and GnomeMeeting compatible) audio communication, as well as Mac-to-Phone through Internet telephony providers
What's New
Version 0.4.3:
  • Fixes problems with bandwidth requested when registering at a Gatekeeper
  • Fixes problems with Full Screen mode
  • Various other small bug fixes
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Audio devices for input and output. (1 or 2 input/output channels), USB webcam or firewire camcorder device (webcam or camcorder must be supported by Quicktime)

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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Apr 2005
* iChat does voice and video.

* Skype does Mac/PC to Mac/PC and to phone.

So what's the point of this?
[Version 0.4]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Apr 2005
This can call videophones and 'netmeeting' style apps. Both of which pre-date ichat and skype by years, thus a lot of people use them
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Anonymous commented on 31 May 2005
and it's free! iChat is not, unless you buy Tiger...
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Anonymous commented on 09 Jun 2005
Also, even if other programs do everything this does, it doesn't mean that this has no point. Netscape used to be the only web browser, and then Internet Explorer came along and in a lot of ways did the job better. Now there's Safari, new versions of Netscape/Mozilla, Firefox, and lots of other browsers doing things better than IE. Why would you think that a program has no point if another app already does the same thing? It would be a pretty sad world if nobody ever competed.
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2005
Works well for me. 10.3.8 etc. I can use this in a way I can't use gnomemeeting using gatekeepers and such. Could never get it to work with gnomemeeting. I use it for college. A fullscreen option would be nice though or at least maximize.
[Version 0.3.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Feb 2005
I can't figure out how to call a phone. Can I get some help here?
[Version 0.3.3]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Feb 2005
I believe you have to pay to have a voice over IP service. I dont know that theres any way to write a "use your mac as a telephone" app.
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Anonymous commented on 22 Feb 2005
Well, that's how they make it sound. Mac to phone???
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Anonymous commented on 22 Feb 2005
ohphoneX is targeted as a simple Mac-to-Mac and Mac-to-Phone voice only communication tool...

or not!
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Anonymous commented on 02 Mar 2005
Skype 1.0.0.7 For mac to phone (paid)
mac to mac or mac to pc (free)
mac,linux and winblows
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Anonymous commented on 01 Apr 2005
I'll be glad to see a competitor to Skype - never forget that Skype is by the same authors who wrote spyware Kazaa. Don't be fooled by the pretty icons.

This app isn't that competitor, but if I'm reading this right, it could well lead to one. Moreover, this is open, whereas Skype is not.
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Anonymous commented on 01 Apr 2005
From the website, yo

to do PC-To-Phone calls

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Step 1: Open the PC-To-Phone configuration window from the Tools menu and purchase an account. You absolutely need to purchase the account from the PC-To-Phone configuration window or it won't work.
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Step 2: Wait for the mail that will give you a login and a PIN.
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Step 3: Enter that login and PIN in the appropriate fields in the window and enable the PC-To-Phone service.

You are now ready to do PC-To-Phone calls at interesting rates all over the world. To dial a number, simply skip the "00" and enter your number directly. For example, h323:3210111111 to call number 10111111 in Belgium.
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Cefe_2001 commented on 31 Dec 2004
I couldn't get it working. When I call the other party (PC on Netmeeting), my Ohphonex sais that the other party doesn't have the right codec.
I think it is better to wait until this ap works. For the time being I preferer iVisit
[Version 0.3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Dec 2004
I really appreciate how many updates have been done to this program lately.. It helps me work with the Polycom units in our school district.
[Version 0.3.2]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Feb 2005
What polycom units are you connecting too?
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Dec 2004
One Word.

"Skype"
[Version 0.3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2004
sounds good if i only could use it. does anyone has an actual practical guide to : how to dial someones tel number from it. sick of guesswork
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2004
It did recognize my isight and that was it. tryed to call another mac by ip address and gave a error message saying that the other mac was off line.
it looks easy to use but it doesn't work. If you have an old mac download ivisit it looks ugly but it does the job
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Aug 2004
For the people getting bad quality: you have to select the codec you want to use in prefernces!!
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jun 2004
this aplications has lot's of bugs, and when i say a lot, i mean really a LOT.

I prefer the version 0.1, it's less buggy.

Still it's a good aplication, the first one that let mac users to videoconference with pc users thru netmeeting (ip adress).
[Version 0.2]


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Aryn had trouble on 01 Jun 2005
I can't find any tools menu! One of the answers recommended to open the pc-to-phone configuratioms from the tools menu etc etc.
[Version 0.4.1]


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pjulienne had trouble on 23 Jan 2004
I have tried ohphoneX with 4 different machines, with OS X 10.3.2 on a dual G4 and a 12" PowerBook, and with OS X 10.2.8 on a 15" and a 12" PowerBook, using either the internal sound or isight for audio. In all combinations, I get either very poor quality audio or no audio at all. The video is fine, and text messaging works OK too.

Anybody know what is wrong?
[Version 0.1c]


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ohphoneX is a Cocoa wrapper for ohphone. ohphone, part of OpenH323 project, is a command line program that does H.323 conferencing. The binary version of ohphoneX also comes with a pre-compiled ohphone. You don't need to install PWLib and OpenH323 before using this application. ohphoneX is targeted as a simple Mac-to-Mac and Mac-to-Phone voice only communication tool, some features will not be provided, but will be included in another application. It provides Mac-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC (NetMeeting and GnomeMeeting compatible) audio communication, as well as Mac-to-Phone through Internet telephony providers that allow you access their H.323 call gateway.


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