Enabling and Disabling codecs on Sipelia™ servers - Sipelia™ 2.10

Sipelia User Guide 2.10

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Sipelia™ 2.10
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Sipelia™ Communications Management

To change the default codecs that are allowed to run on Sipelia™ servers, you must enable or disable them through a configuration file.

Before you begin

  • Create a backup of the following file:

    C:\ProgramData\Genetec Sipelia\SipServer\SipServer.config

What you should know

  • Sipelia™ supports several audio and video codecs.
  • Enabling and disabling video and audio codecs is done through an XML configuration file. In this file, you can find the following XML elements: AudioCodecs and VideoCodecs. The Codec element within them contains the Enabled attribute that defines the state of each codec.


To enable or disable a specific audio or video codec:

  1. Deactivate the Sipelia™ plugin role
  2. Open the following configuration file:
    C:\ProgramData\Genetec Sipelia\SipServer\SipServer.config
  3. In the chosen Codec element, modify the Enabled attribute to False to disable the codec or to True to enable it.
    You must only change the Enabled attribute, never the Name attribute. It is not possible to add new types of codecs directly by editing this configuration file.
  4. Save the file and reactivate the Sipelia™ plugin role.

To restore default values without a backup file:

  1. Deactivate the Sipelia™ plugin role.
  2. Delete the configuration file:
    C:\ProgramData\Genetec Sipelia\SipServer\SipServer.config
  3. Reactivate the Sipelia™ plugin role.
    The configuration file will be regenerated with the default values.