Digium Confirms Asterisk 10 Release, Media Engine Gets Makeover

“Asterisk 10, also known as Asterisk version 1.10, is a
substantial update focused on the platform’s media engine,
according to Steve Sokol, Asterisk marketing director at Digium.
Developers added a number of new codecs to the platform, including
Skype’s SILK codec, 32kHz Speex support and pass-through support
for CELT, and it can support all types of audio. According to
Digium, Asterisk previously operated on 8kHz and 16kHz sampled
audio, but can now support 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 and 192
kHz rates for audio.

“‘The new version is actually capable of negotiating the
specific details of media,’ Sokol explained. ‘That’s the biggest
thing: a rip-and-replace of the media engine so that it’s now
capable of doing any kind of media or any video at almost any
quality rate.'”

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