Ventrilo Tutorials

How to Connect to a Ventrilo Server

How to Connect to a Ventrilo Server

Logging into a Ventrilo server is very simple. In this tutorial we will walk through the steps to add your username, hostname or IP, port and global password to connect to a Ventrilo Server.

How to Connect to Ventrilo as an Administrator

How to Connect to Ventrilo as an Administrator

Connecting to Ventrilo as an Administrator will give you access to create channels, edit server properties, setup users and much more. Once you are connected as an Administrator you should see an "A" next to the top channel designating that you have Admin access.

Creating an AFK Channel in Ventrilo

Creating an AFK Channel in Ventrilo

Establishing an AFK channel in Ventrilo is a very easy way to help keep your server organized. If you have a limited number of slots, you can also use this feature to force inactive users to disconnect making room on your Ventrilo Server.

Creating a Ventrilo Administrator User Profile

Creating a Ventrilo Administrator User Profile

In the event that you have to ban, kick or make changes to your Ventrilo server it can be time consuming to manually log in as an Administrator. In this tutorial we will show you how to setup your user profile as a Server Adminitrator.

How to Create a Ventrilo User Profile

How to Create a Ventrilo User Profile

Creating individual user accounts adds an extra level of security and organization to your Ventrilo Server. In this tutorial we will show you how to setup a User Profile to help you manage the users that connect to your server.

Banning and Unbanning Users from Ventrilo

Banning and Unbanning Users from Ventrilo

Banning users is a great way to remove someone you do not want in your Ventrilo Server. In two simple steps we show you how to quickly ban a user from your server.

Adding and Editing Ventrilo Server Channels

Adding and Editing Ventrilo Server Channels

Adding channels to your Ventrilo Server is a great way to keep groups organized. This tutorial will show you how to create channels and sub-channels as well as edit existing channels.

Adding a MoTD (Message of the Day) to a Ventrilo Server

Adding a MoTD (Message of the Day) to a Ventrilo Server

The Ventrilo MoTD, or Message of the Day, is a great way to communicate schedule events with your community. The MoTD or GMoTD can be displayed each time a user connects to your Ventrilo Server.

Adding a Phantom User to a Channel

Adding a Phantom User to a Channel

Phantom users will allow you to be in two places at once on your Ventrilo Server. In this tutorial we will show you how to set up a Phantom user in one channel to listen while maintaining your conversation in another.

Creating and Managing User Ranks

Creating and Managing User Ranks

If you have large groups of people that share the same Ventrilo Server this tutorial will show you how to set up User Ranks to help keep the server organized. With User Ranks you can limit access to certain channels without maintaining passwords.

Adding User Accounts to the Reserved Slots List

Adding User Accounts to the Reserved Slots List

In the event that your Ventrilo Server is full, you can add users to a Reserved Slots List. This allows the user to connect to the server by removing the last user that has connected, who does not appear on the Reserved Slots List.

Allowing Duplicate Connections from the Same IP Address

Allowing Duplicate Connections from the Same IP Address

As more and more families begin to game together, Duplicate IP Addresses may become an issue. This tutorial will show you how to allow Duplicate IP Addresses on individual users accounts.

Setting Channel Specific Sound Codecs

Setting Channel Specific Sound Codecs

With Channel Specific Codecs, you can please everyone that connects to your Ventrilo Server. If someone has limited bandwidth or likes a particular sound codec, simply set a channel up for that user with their sound codec of choice.

Recording a Ventrilo Conversation

Recording a Ventrilo Conversation

Recording Ventrilo conversations have created some of the best viral videos on the internet. Either record for your personal amusement, raid progression or even share guild drama with the world. Learn how to record a Ventrilo Conversation:

Enable Ducking in Windows 7

Enable Ducking in Windows 7

If you are having a hard time balancing your game music or sound with the voice levels in Ventrilo you may want to enable Ducking. Ducking is a Windows 7 feature that Ventrilo can utilize to turn down the volume level of applications anytime someone speaks in Ventrilo.

Creating a Guest Message of the Day

Creating a Guest Message of the Day

The Guest MotD is a great way to communicate server rules to none community members or anyone that may be logged in as a "Guest" account. Editing the GMotD is very similar to editing the MotD but will not be seen by users that connect with their own username and password.

Limiting Channel Access with User Authorization

Limiting Channel Access with User Authorization

Managing passwords for channels can be cumbersome when it comes time to remove someone from your server. Consider setting up channels with User Authorization instead of password protected Ventrilo channels. If a user does not have this channel listed as Chan Auth in the user editor, they will not be able to enter the channel.

Setting up Ventrilo Sound Normalization

Setting up Ventrilo Sound Normalization

Balancing broadcast volumes for everyone who enters a Ventrilo Server will improve your overall experience with Ventrilo. Sound normalization will allow you to hear each user at the same broadcast level no matter how loud or quiet they are.

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