Summary:ASTERISK-18908: Meetme - Use voicemail "greet" soundfile for user announce
Reporter:Eric Loyd (bitnetix)Labels:
Date Opened:2011-11-22 13:29:20.000-0600Date Closed:2011-11-29 13:57:47.000-0600
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Description:When dialing into a Meetme conference that requires users to introduce themselves, it would be nice if the system first checked to see if there was an existing voicemail greeting containing the user's name (greet.wav, I believe).  If so, use this for the user's name instead of prompting them to say one.

The system could play the file, confirm with the user that it was correct, optionally have them record a standard Meetme name as it does today (which would supersede the greet.wav), and enter the conference as normal.

Upon teardown, the override file (if any) would be deleted as normal, but the greet.wav file would be left untouched of course.

This allows people who sit at their desk all day to avoid having to say their name a bunch of times when calling in to conference calls.  Particularly useful when sharing conference lines with external people who would have to say who they are.
Comments:By: Eric Loyd (bitnetix) 2011-11-22 13:47:29.011-0600

I'll work on this myself, but while I'm good with a dialplan, I've never looked at the Asterisk code. Anyone that wants to assist will make my work go faster, but I'm sure I'll eventually figure it out.  :-)

By: Leif Madsen (lmadsen) 2011-11-29 13:56:24.885-0600

I'm going to close this for now, as this is a feature request without patch (which is against policy). Please reopen this issue if you're able to provide the feature. Discussion about the feature can be had on #asterisk-dev or the asterisk-dev mailing list to plan out your plan of attack and to make sure your idea makes sense (and isn't already able to be implemented another way).

By: Leif Madsen (lmadsen) 2011-11-29 13:57:39.937-0600

(I can actually already think of a way to do this with flags available in the Dial() application to call a macro or subroutine to play audio into the conference and send DTMF to save the recording -- I don't even think code changes would be necessary).