6.4.19.559726 - Maintenance2

Release Notes

Maintenance Fernet

This viewer contains changes designed to improve voice detection and reduce dropouts. It also contains a nice collection of bug and crash fixes.

Voice Activity Detection

This Viewer also exposes four VIVOX VAD (Voice Activity Detection) variables via Debug Settings and disables the (previously enabled) automatic mode. By making changes to these variables, we should be able to come up with a collection of settings that we can base new default values on in settings.xml.

The Debug Settings are:

The default values (updated) are (using VIVOX names):

Some of the settings can only be changed by restarting the Viewer or teleporting away and coming back (needs a new voice connection) but the other 2 work in real time as you change them. Early testing suggests that VivoxVadNoiseFloor needs the restart or teleport to stick.

After some initial testing with VIVOX, they suggested starting from a point where VivoxVadSensitivity was set to 0. This will likely result in no dropouts because the microphone is sending everything to the voice channel. However, in a noisy environment (talking in background, vacuum cleaner, TV on etc.) it will also transmit that too. Though with modern microphones, that have built in noise cancellation, sending everything may be a good thing as the microphone may have done all the heavy lifting of noise cancellation first.

Please let us know what VAD Sensitivity value works best for you!

Fernet

Fernet (Italian pronunciation: [ferˈnɛt]) is an Italian type of amaro, a bitter, aromatic spirit. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices which vary according to the brand, but usually include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and especially saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits.

Fernet is usually served as a digestif after a meal but may also be served with coffee and espresso or mixed into coffee and espresso drinks. It typically contains 45% alcohol by volume. It may be served at room temperature or with ice.

The Italian liqueur has a cult following in the international bartending community and is immensely popular in Argentina. The South American country consumes more than 75% of all fernet produced globally and because of its popularity, it has Fratelli Branca’s only distillery outside of Italy. As it is traditionally mixed with Coke, fernet has also contributed in making Argentina one of the biggest consumers of Coca-Cola in the world. Fernet and Coke (Spanish: fernet con coca) is so ubiquitous in Argentina that it has been described as “the country’s unofficial drink”.

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