Friday, February 06, 2009

G.729 codec module for Asterisk Updated

Digium announced a new release of the Digium G.729 codec module for Asterisk. The release carries a number of improvements and accompanied by a performance testing tool that allows users to validate each flavor of the module against their chosen platform.
According to the news release, the new modules were built with version 4.3 of the GNU C compiler to improve and enhance the encoding/decoding performance of the codec. The modules are compiled in both 32-bit and 64-bit varieties for each CPU flavor and supports both modes, so that users with 64-bit CPUs running a 32-bit Linux installation can still have a version of the module optimized for their CPU type. By using GCC 4.3 the team was able to provide optimization to more CPU families like Intel Core2, AMD Barcelona, etc.
The codec modules are available for Asterisk 1.2, Asterisk 1.4 and Asterisk 1.6.x on both x86-32 and x86-64 Linux platforms, and the benchg729, performance testing tool both the Linux platforms.
You need to have your licences together in order to work with the updated modules. If you do not have it, you can easily obtain them from Digium.
The improved g.729 codec for Asterisk could be downloaded from Digium Downloads.


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