Friday, December 7, 2007

Music-on-hold Alternatives

One of the difficulties in using Asterisk is that danged reliance on mpg123 to play MP3's and/or streams. In other words, mpg123 is used to transcode "on the fly". The drawback is that this tool doesn't always work as expected. Audio can, and will, drop out without notice and come back minutes later, also without warning.

In response to an exceedingly bad week of trying to get mpg123 to tolerate some high-end netcasts, I've decided to document alternatives to mpg123.