Linphone

Summary

Linphone (contraction of Linux phone) is a free voice over IP softphone, SIP client and service. It may be used for audio and video direct calls and calls through any VoIP softswitch or IP-PBX. Linphone also provides the possibility to exchange instant messages. It has a simple multilanguage interface based on Qt for GUI and can also be run as a console-mode application on Linux.

Linphone
Linphone-4.1.1-screenshot.png
Linphone running on Windows
Original author(s)Belledonne Communications
Developer(s)Linphone
Stable release(s)
Android4.5.6[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 8 November 2021
iOS4.5.1[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 8 October 2021
Linux4.3.2[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 9 November 2021
macOS4.3.2[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 9 November 2021
Windows4.3.2[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 9 November 2021
Preview release(s)
Android4.7.0-alpha[4] Edit this on Wikidata / 4 November 2021
iOS4.4.0-beta[5] Edit this on Wikidata / 4 January 2021
Linux4.4.0-alpha[6] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 October 2021
macOS4.4.0-alpha[6] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 October 2021
Windows4.4.0-alpha[6] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 October 2021
Repository
  • gitlab.linphone.org/BC/public/linphone-desktop.git Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC, Java, C#, Python[7]
Operating systemLinux, FreeBSD,[8] Windows, Mac OS, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone
Size8–17 MB
Available inMultilingual, including English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Traditional Chinese
TypeVoice over IP, instant messaging, videoconferencing
LicenseGPL-3.0-or-later[9] or proprietary[10]
Websitelinphone.org

The softphone is currently developed by Belledonne Communications in France. Linphone was initially developed for Linux[11][12] but now supports many additional platforms including Microsoft Windows, macOS, and mobile phones running Windows Phone,[13] iOS[14] or Android.[15] It supports ZRTP for end-to-end encrypted voice and video communication.

Linphone is licensed under the GNU GPL-3.0-or-later and supports IPv6. Linphone can also be used behind network address translator (NAT), meaning it can run behind home routers. It is compatible with telephony by using an Internet telephony service provider (ITSP).

FeaturesEdit

Linphone hosts a free SIP service on its website.[16]

The Linphone client provides access to following functionalities:[17]

  • Multi-account work
  • Registration on any SIP-service and line status management
  • Contact list with status of other users
  • Conference call initiation
  • Combination of message history and call details
  • DTMF signals sending (SIP INFO / RFC 2833)
  • File sharing
  • Additional plugins

Open standards supportEdit

ProtocolsEdit

Audio codecsEdit

Audio codec support: Speex (narrow band and wideband), G.711 (μ-law, A-law), GSM, Opus, and iLBC (through an optional plugin)

Video codecsEdit

Video codec support: MPEG-4, Theora, VP8 and H.264 (with a plugin based on x264), with resolutions from QCIF (176×144) to SVGA (800×600) provided that network bandwidth and CPU power are sufficient.[18]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://gitlab.linphone.org/BC/public/linphone-android/-/tags/4.5.6.
  2. ^ https://gitlab.linphone.org/BC/public/linphone-iphone/-/tags/4.5.1.
  3. ^ a b c https://gitlab.linphone.org/BC/public/linphone-desktop/-/tags/4.3.2; publication date: 9 November 2021; retrieved: 13 December 2021.
  4. ^ https://gitlab.linphone.org/BC/public/linphone-android/-/tags/4.7.0-alpha.
  5. ^ https://gitlab.linphone.org/BC/public/linphone-iphone/-/tags/4.4.0-beta.
  6. ^ a b c https://gitlab.linphone.org/BC/public/linphone-desktop/-/tags/4.4.0-alpha.
  7. ^ "Linphone". Archived from the original on 2016-01-13.
  8. ^ FreeBSD port of Linphone
  9. ^ Linphone.org » Linphone » Licensing Archived 2013-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2018-08-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "LINPHONE, SIP video phone client". Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  12. ^ AndroidTapp.com: Linphone Video, Make Phone Calls over Phone’s Internet without using Minutes
  13. ^ Linphone
  14. ^ Ostatic.com: Blog: Bye Bye Skype, Top 3 Free Replacements Archived 2011-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Linphone in the Google Play Store
  16. ^ "Free Sip service". Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Features". Linphone. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  18. ^ Linphone.org » Features Archived 2010-07-23 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • Official website