Hooking up Skype to Asterisk via SIP
by Matthew Gast
I've spent a good bit of my free time in the last month investigating three small-scale Skype to SIP integration packages. You can read the details at the link. Of the three that I looked at, ChanSkype was the most promising. It had a complex setup, but by far the best sound quality and it was also the easiest to integrate into the dialplan. A new version was released last week, but I haven't been able to try it yet. Stay tuned...
|That's a bit misleading, Matthew. ChanSkype is most definitely NOT hooking up Asterisk to Skype via SIP. It's launching Skype clients and routing the audio as virtual soundcards!|
|I agree, ChanSkype is really not a sip method for asterisk. Besides, it requires way too much screwing around and is not cheap. By screwing around I mean loading other stuff on your PBX.|
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|I got excited reading about chanskype, but I really think it sucks to be limited to using the API of Skype's fat client and having to contend with the overhead of X/Qt. Why the hell can't Skype release a console-based client with an open and documented API? This would greatly help out those of us wanting to run asterisk on a minimal system, not to mention embedded systems.|