Teamspeak servers now offer you the option to change the codec of individual channels. “Why would I want to change the codec and what is it exactly?” you migh ask. Well, there are many reasons, but here’s some information that might help you decide for yourself whether this is something that youw ould need to do. The following codec run-down comes direct from Teamspeak’s Official FAQ:
“Quality: (best quality comes first)
Speex25.9 > Speex19.5 > Speex16.3 > Speex12.3 > GSM16.4 = GSM14.8 > Speex9.3 > Speex7.2 > WinCELP5.2 > Speex5.2 > CELP6.3 = CELP5.1 > Speex3.4
What codec for which internet connection?
DSL/Cable or better
For talking Speex 16.3 is easily good enough, if you want to transmit music, go Speex 25.9.
Speex 12.3 sounds alright, limit your download to 14 KBit/s if you want to game. Speex 16.3 with download limit on 17 might also be OK.
Speex 9.3 is still quite good quality. Limit your download to 10 KBit. Note that if you want to game its way to high a setting, go as low as you can bare (Speex 5.2, or even Speex 3.4, limit your download to 6 respectivly 4).”
Given this information, I am sure that you may have already thought of one or two reasons for adjusting your codec. The next step, if you decide that you do need to alter the codec of a given channel, is to make the change. Only administrators of a server will be able to make such a change.
1. Right click on the channel that you wish to change the codec for.
2. Select “Edit channel” from the menu that appears.
3. Choose the desired codec from the drop-down menu.
4. Click “apply”.
…and you are done! You don’t need to restart the server or anything so it makes rather easy to test the differences between various codecs.
One important thing to remember when setting the channel codec is that the computers of some of your players may not process the codec that you prefer the same way that your computer does. Be sure to ask your players to let you know if they have any issues anytime that you change the codec so that you can adjust it accordingly.
That’s pretty much all you need to know on the subject. Don’t worry about messing up your server since you can always set the codec back. Go ahead, get out there, and give a few different codecs a whirl on your Teamspeak server!