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Sunday, 21 November 2010

Xlite4 + xlite 3 softphone setup for Talkshoe!

 xlite 3 settings added bottom of page!

TalkShoe is a service that enables anyone to easily create, join,
or listen to Live Interactive Discussions, Conversations, Podcasts
and Audioblogs.
These hosted Community Calls can be discussions, conversations, talk shows and podcasts. Recorded Community Calls can be listened to, downloaded, or subscribed to. And if your Community Call becomes popular, you can make money too.
To listen to an example of a show go to http://www.talkshoe.com and click the join now button, you will see a list of live shows to listen to once you find one you like click the join in button. To listen to a show is usually fairly straight forward the problem usually comes when you want to voice chat.
Make sure you have a microphone and headphones, speakers are ok but you do sometimes get echo from where the microphone is picking up sound from the speakers. Also check that you have the latest flash player and java installed. I’ve also found Firefox and chrome seem to work better than internet explorer but that might just be personal choice.
If you are having trouble in using the shoephone to phone into a talkshoe show there are other alternatives. One of which is xlite which after the initial set seems to work quite well.
This set up is for the latest xlite 4 softphone downloadable from here:
http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite.html
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Once installed you will need to set it up with the following information;
If the accounts setting box isn’t all ready displayed when you run xlite for the first time click, softphone in the top left hand corner followed by clicking Account settings which appears underneath. This will bring up the account settings box which will require the following information;
Account name: Talkshoe
Protocal: SIP
Allow this account for call, im/presence both boxes should be ticked.
User details are your talkshoe log in details;
User id: (user name you use for talkshoe)
Domain: ideasip.com
Password: (your talkshoe password)
Display name: (username you use for talkshoe)
Authorization name: (username you use for talkshoe)
Domain proxy.
Register with domain and receive calls box should not be ticked.
Send outbound via
Domain should be selected.
Next you need to go to the tabs at the top below Sip accounts and select Topology Tab and make the following adjustments,
Firewall traversal method,
Auto-detect firewall traversal method using ice (recommended)
Server address needs to contain the following; stun.counterpath.net:3478
Username and password should be left blank. Range of ports box should be unticked.
Once completed click ok and the accounts box should close.
Just below the dial pad on xlite to the left is the contacts tab, below that is a icon with a cross next to it. Clicking that will bring up the contact profile box. This will require the following information.
Display as; talkshoe
First name; talkshoe (you can put whatever you like in these boxes as its just for your reference)
Last name can be left blank, and group can be anything .

Contact methods


Softphone: (replace the stars with your talkshoe pin!)

7463#(put the show id in here) #********@proxy.ideasip.com
 
Everything else should be left blank as is click ok and close the contact profile. Presuming you have clicked the join show and have the talkshoe show you want to join open (show id is displayed at the bottom of the show browser window) on the xlite interface in the contacts window double click talkshoe. All going well you should hear, “you are now joining the call” hopefully!!! :)

Xlite 3 set up

Xlite 3 can also be set up using the settings above just make sure the sip settings have your talkshoe account settings and the domain is changed to ideasip.com, Display name, username & Authorization user name is the username you use to sign into talkshoe. Password is your Talkshoe password.

 
Topology

 


 Contact Details
 To set Xlite to phone Talkshoe you need to add Talkshoe as a contact. Click on the Right hand arrow to bring out the contacts box. Left Click contacts and select Add contacts type in the following information.



Display as; talkshoe
First name; talkshoe (you can put whatever you like in these boxes as its just for your reference)
Last name can be left blank, and group can be anything . Under contact methods Softphone is the important one and needs the following added.

Softphone: (replace the stars with your talkshoe pin!)

7463#(put the show id in here) #********@proxy.ideasip.com


 Once connected you should see your Talkshoe user name on the Xlite display


Click the right hand Arrow to bring out the contacts list, Right click on talkshoe. Select call and you should connect to the show.
Remember every show has a differnt id so this will have to be change when you wish to connect to a differnt show.
7463#(put the show id in here) #(your Pin Number)@proxy.ideasip.com

Hope this helps any questions please leave in comments thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this info- I have been trying to get this x-lite to work for talkshoe for 2 days. When I did it your way it connected!

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