Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.

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


Category: VoIP, Chat
Platform: Ubuntu / Mint, ElementaryOS, +source
LinuxProgs rating: 8/10
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