[asterisk-dev] Transcoder Cards - Off the wall question

Russell Bryant russell at digium.com
Thu Oct 23 06:44:45 CDT 2008

On Oct 22, 2008, at 7:21 PM, Gregory Boehnlein wrote:

> Just an off the wall question..
> Can I run TCB transcoder cards in an Asterisk box along side the  
> software
> codec? I.E. is Asterisk smart enough to be able to realize that has  
> run out
> of hardware transcoding resources and switch to using software  
> transcoding?
> Or is it an either/or proposition?

IIRC, you should be able to use them at the same time.  Asterisk will  
choose the hardware transcoder until it is full, and then will fall  
back to the software one.

Russell Bryant
Senior Software Engineer
Open Source Team Lead
Digium, Inc.

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