Using voice chat channels

 
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Channel overview

A ‘channel’ is a virtual union of users where each user can hear other users joined to the same channel. A user can be only be joined to one channel at a time and only hear users joined to the same channel, since receiving sound from two or more channels at once results in interference. All users automatically join the channel named “#general”.

The Voice Chat interface manages channels using two ‘user lists’, one in the upper part of the interface and one at the bottom (Radmin illustr Using channelsillustration).

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Main window

Each user list contains a list of channels, and each channel a list of users.

A user list positioned in the upper part of the interface is the ‘active channel‘ and displays its users. A user list at the bottom of the interface is referred to as ‘other channels’ and contains channels that have not been joined at the moment.

Manage channels and users using context menus, the upper menu or the toolbar.

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Channel types

Public channels, Private channels and Conference channels are available. Channel type is indicated to the left of the channel name. If a channel is password protected, the ‘password’ icon will appear to the left of the channel type. The following table displays the icons for channel types and password protection:

icon

channel type

Radmin icon chanpub zoom Using channels Public channel
Radmin icon chanpriv zoom Using channels Private channel
Radmin icon chanconf zoom Using channels Conference Channel
Radmin icon chanpass zoom Using channels Channel password enabled

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Public channel

Created using the Create channel command and enables multiple users to hear each other.

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Private channel

Created by issuing and accepting a private request and allows two users to speak privately.

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Conference channel

Created using the Create channel command and allows users to speak in queued order. A user’s position in tha queue is shown in digits to the left of the user’s nickname. The operator of conference channel can give the microphone to a user.

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Active channel

The channel that is currently joined is displayed in the upper part of the window and is called the ‘active channel’.

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Joining an existing channel

To join an existing channel:
  1. Select the desired channel in the ‘other channels’ list.
  2. Issue the Join channel command by clicking the Radmin icon joinchan Using channelsJoin channel‘ toolbar button (Radmin details Using channelsdetails).
    The Join Channel command can be issued in a number of ways:
    • By clicking on the Radmin icon joinchan Using channels “Join Channel” toolbar button.
    • By selecting the “Channels”->”Join Channel” menu command.
    • By hitting the <Ctrl>+<J> hotkey.
    • By right-clicking on the target channel and selecting the Join channel command from the Channel context menu.
  3. Radmin note Using channelsYou cannot directly join private channels or channels bearing the names “#general” and “not in channels”.
  4. If a channel has a password, the ‘Join channel’ window will appear (Radmin illustr Using channelsillustration).
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    “Join Channel” window

    If a channel has both a channel and an operator password, select the desired rights and enter the passwords. If you select ‘Join as operator‘ then you will have operator privileges when you join the channel.

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Creating a new channel

To create a new channel:
  1. Issue the Create channel command by clicking the Radmin icon createchan Using channelsCreate Channel‘ toolbar button (Radmin details Using channelsdetails).

    The Create channel command can be issued in a number of ways:
    • By clicking on the Radmin icon createchan Using channels Create Channel toolbar button.
    • By selecting the “Channels”->”Create New Channel” menu command.
    • By hitting the <Ctrl>+<N> hotkey.
  2. The ‘Create channel’ window will appear (Radmin illustr Using channelsillustration).

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    “Create Channel” window

  3. Enter the channel name and optional settings:
    • Channel type

      Selects channel type.

    • Microphone timeout

      If specified, the microphone will be automatically removed from the conference channel user after a specified time.

    • Channel password

      Specifies a password that should be entered to join a channel.

    • Operator password

      Specifies a password that can be used with the request operator privileges command for acquiring operator privileges on a channel.

  4. Click on the <Create> button. The channel will be created and you will automatically join with operator privileges.

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Leaving a channel

When the last user leaves a channel, it is automatically destroyed.

To leave a channel you have joined:
  1. Issue the Leave channel command by clicking the Radmin icon leavechan Using channelsLeave Channel‘ toolbar button (Radmin details Using channelsdetails).

    The Leave channel command can be issued in a number of ways:

    • By clicking on the Radmin icon leavechan Using channels “leave channel” toolbar button.
    • By selecting the “Channels”->”Leave Channel” menu command while active channel is selected.
    • By hitting the <Ctrl>+<L> hotkey while active channel is selected.
    • By right-clicking on the active channel name and selecting the <Leave> menu command.

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Channel settings

To change the settings of the active channel:
  1. Select the active channel and use the ‘Channels‘->’Channel Settings‘ menu command (Radmin details Using channelsdetails).

    The Channel settings command can be issued in a number of ways:

    • By using the “Channels”->”Change Settings” menu command while active channel is selected.
    • By right-clicking on the active channel name and selecting the <Settings> menu command.
  2. Radmin note Using channelsYou can only change the settings for public and conference channels created by users.
  3. A settings screen will appear. If you have administrator rights on the channel, you will be able to adjust the settings. Click on the <Change> button to apply changes.

    Radmin note Using channelsIf you change the channel type to ‘conference’, all users will stop speaking.

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