I have 2 CUCM cluster connected via h323 trunk non gatekeeper controlled. Some conf calls are working , sometimes not.
Please explain me when CUCM are using a conference bridge and when a transcoder for the conference calls ? What is the difference ?
I'm a little bit confusion.
Thanks in advance.
Conference bridge is only used when a conference is initiated by pressing the conference button, pretty trivial. depending on the configuration of the conference bridge such as what codecs are defined in the DSP profile (assuming HW bridge here) a transcoder may need to be requested if the conference bridge does not include a codec required for any of the participants. Transcoder simply transcodes between different codecs that cannot be negotiated natively. If you are using software conference bridge those only support G711 codec so if remote conference participant is configured to use G729 a transcoder will be needed.
Thank you for detail reply. In that way if I have had a hardware conference bridge it may converts codecs by itself and NO transcoder needed . Am i right ?
Correct, simply define all the codecs you need under the dsp profile configuration.
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One more thing Chris if you do not mind.
at the same situation when 1111 phone ( CUCM 1) dial to the 2222 phone (CUCM2) via the same h323 trunk and pres hold button. No hold - silense. ext 2222 does not heared nothing . but when i checked ant the truck at CUCM2 option MEDIA TERMINATION POIN REQUIRED all is worked fine. what is the problem?