WORLDMIKEL WWW GATEWAY
have washed ashore and pitched a tent
After some relatively good success and the
help of GUESSED, Kouji, Englishka,
Samuel, Jellybean and others, we've
become gifted amateurs at how to connect
and get some reasonable sound quality
You can easily come to listen from the
widget at the right on this page or go
direct to this address:
TalkShoe has provided some directions:
Step-By-Step TalkShoe Instructions
Remember Skype's terrible Heartbeat page?
TalkShoe has a good method to report STATUS:
To participate and assure you'll be heard
with reasonable audio quality, you should
use the following directions to install a SIP
This assumes that you've installed
"TalkShoe Live Pro" here:
which should be self-explanatory.
The "Shoe Phone" inside the
"TalkShoe Live Pro" window doesn't
work so well. The text chat and other functions
work well enough, but for voice, that part lacks
quality. To workaround this, we've had
success installing a SIP VOIP program.
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL a SIP VoIP software phone program:
Get Gizmo5 for Windows (links to getting Mac
Tada_Kouji has created some great instructions here:
After you have it installed, click "EDIT" at the
top of the main window. Select "OPTIONS"
and then "Advanced" on the new panel that
"DTMF Tones" are in the default as
"Automatic". You'll want to choose "In-band",
then click "OK".
To call-in to the TalkShoe cast, click the
Dialpad tab to have the Keypad accessible.
Then put this string in the blank next to the
When they answer, they'll want you to dial-in
the "CALL ID" and the "#". The current
CALL ID for the cast would be put in like this:
Then they'll ask for your TalkShoe
10-digit PIN number that you gave to
TalkShoe when you downloaded and installed
"TalkShoe Live Pro". You enter that followed
by the "#" and you're connected to the cast.
Each time you come to dial-in to the webcast
through Gizmo5, it would be a good idea to
reset the DTMF Tones to "In-band". It doesn't
seem to hold the setting after you close the
This is a little complicated, but it is still not
brain surgery or rocket science. It appears to
be worth the effort to install it.
You could also try SJ Phone:
We've found this version works best:
SJphone for MS Windows XPsp2/2000sp4, v.1.60.289a, 06.19.05
Some have had good luck with the latest versions for Windows, Mac and other OS:
Shi has good SJphone instructions here:
X-lite is a SIP softphone that is free from Counterpath:
Other SIP phone software is listed with links at Wikipedia:
Another Skypecast refugee (Teacher Monkey) has posted detailed directions and links to his casts: http://learnitanddoit.com
GUESSED has comprehensive directions on his TalkShoe page at the description. To reveal the entire written description, click "MORE" at the end of the description: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/28905