For Users

  • Low-latency - great for talking and gaming
  • Stay private and secure
    • always encrypted communication
    • Public/private-key authentication by default
  • Recognize friends across servers
  • For gamers:
    • In-game Overlay - see who is talking
    • Positional audio - hear the players from where they are located
    • Wizards to guide you through setup, like configuring your microphone

For Administrators

  • Free software - no licensing hassle
  • Open Source - open in security and technology, and open to extendibility
  • Extensive user permission system (ACL)
  • Extendible through Ice middleware
    • Web interfaces - free choice of several community free software projects
    • Channel viewers - even without direct Ice access, if the hoster provides the CVP, easily set up your channel viewer of choice
    • Authenticators - to allow users to authenticate against an existing user database
    • Custom chat commands and context (right click) menu entries

For Hosters

  • Free software - no licensing hassle or cost
  • Automatable administration through Ice middleware
  • Low resource cost for hosting
  • Very stable server software
  • Free choice of server software
  • Custom webinterfaces for users through Ice
    • Or just host one of the free software web interfaces
  • Provide users with channel viewer data (CVP) without giving control away
    • Or empower the users by providing the Ice interface

How to install here.

What's New:

  • Mumble 1.2.5 is an important security update for 1.2.4.