Call recording and playback

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Hi all - my call recording and playback quality is poor. The calls sound like they have been recorded in fast forward. The music-on-hold plays perfectly. I am using Elastix 1.3. Any help will be much appreciated.
 
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this happens when you record a call from an extension or from a a queue?

what are the characteristics of your cpu processor?
how many ram do you have?
what is the average load of ram consumption?
 
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

The call recording is set to "always" for inbound and outbound under the extension setting.

CPU:-GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz

RAM:- 32.61% used of 1,000.84 Mb
 
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I got the recording...
I heard the recording quality, it is very poor... :S

By the way, you aren't using vmware for your elastix? isn't you?
 
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Hi, thanks for the patience. Elastix is installed on a stand-alone PC. It sounds to me like the call recording is being compressed. But I don't know where to look. :unsure:
 
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Hi.

Ok. have you modify the voice mail gain

Into Freepbx, general parameters:

Use gain when recording the voicemail message (optional):

Use the specified amount of gain when recording the voicemail message.
The units are whole-number decibels ( dB ).



Information:

If you set 0, you set 0db (no change). But if you set 1, you increase of 1 db the level, and if you set -1 you reduce of 1db the level.

Maybe it's because the level it's too down what you don't have the best quality!?
 
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Hi, after extensive testing, I have established that the gain setting only affects the quality of the voicemail recordings. It does not change the call recording quality, which is what I am having problems with. If I configure call recording via the queue, the quality is perfect. The voicemail quality is also perfect. It is only when I configure the call recording paramters via the extension that there is a problem.
 
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Hi

The problem seems to be caused by the MixMonitor application that is designed to record 1 audio and mix them natively as the call is in progress to avoid the need to spawn external processes which lead to harmful cpu usage spikes. As a workaround I substituted the following command in the extensions.conf file with the Monitor command. See below:

;exten => s,999,MixMonitor(${CALLFILENAME}.wav)
exten => s,999,Monitor(wav49,${CALLFILENAME}.wav,m)

The wav49 format plays back perfectly, while the wav format is garbled. This seems to be an error experienced on Asterisk under Ubuntu as well.
 
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put the following in extensions_override_freepbx.conf reload asterisk and the problem will dissapear


[macro-record-enable]
exten => s,1,GotoIf($[${LEN(${BLINDTRANSFER})} > 0]?2:4)
exten => s,2,ResetCDR(w)
exten => s,3,StopMonitor()
exten => s,4,AGI(recordingcheck,${STRFTIME(${EPOCH},,%Y%m%d-%H%M%S)},${UNIQUEID})
exten => s,5,Noop(No recording needed)
exten => s,999,Monitor(wav,${CALLFILENAME},m)

;exten => s,3,BackGround(for-quality-purposes)
;exten => s,4,BackGround(this-call-may-be)
;exten => s,5,BackGround(recorded)
 
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alexandrosm77 said:
put the following in extensions_override_freepbx.conf reload asterisk and the problem will dissapear


[macro-record-enable]
exten => s,1,GotoIf($[${LEN(${BLINDTRANSFER})} > 0]?2:4)
exten => s,2,ResetCDR(w)
exten => s,3,StopMonitor()
exten => s,4,AGI(recordingcheck,${STRFTIME(${EPOCH},,%Y%m%d-%H%M%S)},${UNIQUEID})
exten => s,5,Noop(No recording needed)
exten => s,999,Monitor(wav,${CALLFILENAME},m)

;exten => s,3,BackGround(for-quality-purposes)
;exten => s,4,BackGround(this-call-may-be)
;exten => s,5,BackGround(recorded)
hello all,

i just installed Elastix 1.3-2 (the latest one).
i used alexandros's patch, and my recordings were ok...
after this i upgraded my system (yum update + freepbx updates) and when i use this patch, nothing is recorded..
when i remove everything from extensions_override_freepbx.conf calls are recorded but they are gargled..

any new update to this issue ?

rgds,
George
 

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