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Screenshot of the Ventrilo 3.0.5 client
|Developer(s)||Brian Knapp, Maryville, Illinois|
|Initial release||August 3, 2002|
3.0.3 (Server) / August 24, 2008
|Operating system||Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows (Client)
Microsoft Windows and variants of Unix (Server)
|Type||Internet voice client and server|
The Ventrilo client and server are both available as freeware for use with up to 8 people on the same server. Rented servers can maintain up to 400 people. The Ventrilo server is available under a limited license for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X and is accessible on FreeBSD Kopi, Solaris and NetBSD. The client is available for Windows and Mac OS X. However, the Mac OS X client is still unable to properly use most servers, due to a lack of support for the widely used GSM codec. Ventrilo does not offer a Linux client. However, Mangler, a third-party Linux client, is available under the GPL license.
Ventrilode is a third-party client for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Ventrilo is widely used by gamers who use the software to communicate with other players on the same team of a multiplayer game. Ventrilo is chosen by gamers because the client uses minimal CPU resources.
Ventrilo can be used for general voice-chat.
Ventrilo was developed, and continues to be supported by Flagship Industries, Inc. of Maryville, Illinois. Flagship Industries has been involved in several copyright infringement cases, as plaintiff.
See also 
- Flagship, Industries, Inc.
- So How many users can I have? (Ventrilo Tech Support)
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- "Ventrilo Linux/ Unix client Pending Release". Ventrilo Tech Support. 30 May 2005. Retrieved 25 February 2013. "The Ventrilo / Linux client tech support forum is here pending the official release of the client. At the current time we do not have an official release date. Once we do it will be posted here..."
- "Mangler". Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- Leanna Lofte (13 December 2011). "Daily Apps: Aiko Island: Holidays, Ventrilode, Hex Empire, Aztec The Three Sun Pyramid Game, System Monitor with Battery Max".
- Clas Olson, "The Tactical Importance of Voice Communication in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games", research paper at stylized-lotus.com , accessed 20 September 2010
- "Ventriloquism and the Ventrilo". Popular Mechanics (Hearst Magazines) 64 (1): 147A. July 1935. ISSN 0032-4558. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
- "Copyright Infringement: Flagship Industries, Inc. v. John Doe". Illinois Southern District Court: RFC Express. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2013. "Court Case Number: 3:08-cv-00327-GPM-DGW"
- "Copyright Infringement: Flagship Industries, Inc. v. John Doe". Illinois Northern District Court: RFC Express. 6 Mar 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2013. "Court Case Number: 1:09-cv-01429"
- Ventrilo voice changer
- Ventrilo and Tactical Gaming, key bindings and distribution
- Mangler, an open source Ventrilo compatible client for Linux, background
- Mangler 1.2.5-1 Debian (source)
- Ventrilode v2 for iOS