Snake-oiled list of features

Screenshot @ Windows
  • Freeware
  • No installation required and -portable
  • Encryption (Blowfish)
  • Low resource usage (CPU, memory, bandwidth)
  • Global Hotkeys (incl. Push-To-Talk and Push-To-Mute)
  • Selectable bandwidth usage on the client for in- and outgoing data (2-6KB/s)
  • Constant/steady resource usage of the client, no matter the number of users connected to the server
  • Cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X (Intel & PowerPC*), Windows)
  • User-based or server-wide authentication
  • Server can run in GUI or CLI mode (-CLI) and as windows service (-installSVC)
  • Highly parallelised server to take advantage of multi-core CPUs
  • Rated purfekta by Mouh

Usage of FishSpeak for the mouse-loving user

Using the command line seems totally out of this world for most people. A much simpler way to configure FishSpeak is to use a configuration file. The easiest way to create a configuration file is to use the FishSpeak Configuration Cloud Service 2.0! After downloading the configuration file right-click it, select "Open with..." and select FishSpeak.
Depending on your platform that is:
  • Windows: FishSpeak.exe
  • Mac OS X: FishSpeak - the Application
  • FreeBSD/Linux: FishSpeak

For more information about configuring FishSpeak read the manpage


Current release: 11 (1/1/11) deliberately ;)
  • FreeBSD
    • [audio/openal-soft] OpenAL-Soft (client only)
    • [x11/libX11] X11 client-side library (not for server in CLI-mode)
  • Mac OS X
    • 10.5 or newer
    • (*) Works on PowerPC, but is not officially supported.
  • Windows
    • XP SP2 or newer (incl. Vista and 7)
  • Linux
    • [libopenal1] OpenAL-Soft (client only)
    • [libx11-6] X11 client-side library (not for server in CLI-mode)