FreePBX Asterisk Music on Hold Streaming Sources



  • Just about everyone that uses our conference system is complaining about the stock music on hold that is included. Personally I agree the music is dated; however, it is free and what came preloaded.

    I am curious to see what anyone else is doing for this. I was looking at easyonhold.com today and setup their demo stream in under 5 minutes which is good quality and not the same old boring.

    Anyone have experience (pricing) for these guys or other alternatives?

    Thank





  • We just use the generic 🙂 We don't really keep people on hold.



  • I found some decent creative commons music in the past and put it on the system. IIRC there is a website dedicated to CC music-on-hold stuff. Alternatively you could put informational messages about your products and services for the MOH as well. It was something my former employer wanted to work on.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    We just use the generic 🙂 We don't really keep people on hold.

    Ouch 😉 Yea this is just for the people that decide they want to dial in 15 minutes early to a conference call (meetme). We have leader wait turned on. Not convinced we need to invest dollars here but it has wiggled its way to the C-levels so here I am.



  • @donaldlandru said:

    Just about everyone that uses our conference system is complaining about the stock music on hold that is included. Personally I agree the music is dated; however, it is free and what came preloaded.

    I am curious to see what anyone else is doing for this. I was looking at easyonhold.com today and setup their demo stream in under 5 minutes which is good quality and not the same old boring.

    Anyone have experience (pricing) for these guys or other alternatives?

    Thank

    I looked at what it would cost to get service for things like MOH - you have to handle all of these yearly license with at least 2 if not three different companies that handle the licensing for music. I think it was going to cost something like $1000/year before the streaming service.



  • This guy has a setup for using shoutcast, whether or not it works I don't know.

    http://nerdvittles.com/?p=7248



  • Could someone ad the tag MOH to the OP?



  • @Dashrender said:

    @donaldlandru said:

    Just about everyone that uses our conference system is complaining about the stock music on hold that is included. Personally I agree the music is dated; however, it is free and what came preloaded.

    I am curious to see what anyone else is doing for this. I was looking at easyonhold.com today and setup their demo stream in under 5 minutes which is good quality and not the same old boring.

    Anyone have experience (pricing) for these guys or other alternatives?

    Thank

    I looked at what it would cost to get service for things like MOH - you have to handle all of these yearly license with at least 2 if not three different companies that handle the licensing for music. I think it was going to cost something like $1000/year before the streaming service.

    Once of my clients uses Mood Media (formerly Muzak) to stream in their overhead music for $35/month. It is streaming in via a web browser. I wonder if that could be redone into something an asterisk PBX could handle. /ponders



  • Noticed that this one is still hanging around. Did you find what you needed here?



  • Cleaning up my old post and marking it solved. After taking options and cost to the business we ended up staying with the bundled music.



  • @donaldlandru said in FreePBX Asterisk Music on Hold Streaming Sources:

    Cleaning up my old post and marking it solved. After taking options and cost to the business we ended up staying with the bundled music.

    Thanks for circling back 🙂