[asterisk-users] switching from SIP to Skype..or not

Thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 03:20:58 CDT 2015

On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:04:08 -0400, Andres wrote:

> On 3/12/15 9:39 AM, Ron Wheeler wrote:
>> Your characterization may be true but Skype works much better than SIP
>> when it comes to sound quality.
> SIP is not to blame for this.  Its the audio codec being used. Skype has
> spend a great deal of effort with their SILK codec by making it highly
> tolerant of packet loss and jitter.  The same cannot be said for the
> standard codecs Asterisk uses.
>> I have SIP softphone with Asterisk server and Skype on the same
>> workstation.
>> Skype just works better over the same network.

The thing to remember about Skype is that they started out as the small 
guy, and they had some very interesting ideas, IMHO.

I don't actually know it's a sound quality issue, per say.  It's double+ 
NAT, with a wi-fi bridge, plus, sometimes, another wi-fi network.  In 
that situation, skype works from a cell phone!  Granted, there are 
dropped calls, but, eh.

The way things stand, I can't, unfortunately, use Ekiga to connect to the 
**outside** SIP provider because, apparently, there are too many hops:


IAX might be useful in this circumstance :)


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