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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.