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I was advised to use the following command, from the Windows command line, in order to get my softphone to dial a number:

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\qutecom\\qutecom.exe\" \"-c\" \"call\\%1\""

However, when I use that command, I get an error saying "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. I am sure that the path is correct.

I was also told to use the command below:

"c:\program files\qutecom\qutecom.exe" -c call\%1

When I use this command, the softphone opens, but doesn't dial.

The documented command for the softphone is qutecom -c call\123456. Can someone help me get the syntax right? I am unfamiliar with editing the registry. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The syntax you are using is correct and works for me:

Qutecom command line dialing

The version installed is 2.2 on a Windows 7 x64 machine. Trying a re-install might help, but there is a unresolved bug where dialing from the command line doesn't seem to work. Perhaps try a different SIP client, or a different machine for testing.

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I got it working for a few calls by adding a few apostrophes, but then it stopped. Now, it seems like the browser is passing "tell:" along with the number. I tried tel:1111111111 in Firefox and Explorer and each has the same problem. The error message it gives is user/number not found tel:+1111111111. If I issue the command from the command line, QuteCom dials the number just fine. Thanks for your help. It looks like it will be another day of fiddling for me. –  Arthur Feb 3 '12 at 4:11
    
If it is passing the URI (tel:) through with the number, then I would consider using a batch file as the target for the registry command, and have that batch file strip off the tel: and pass the number to qutecom (this also means that if you change SIP clients, you just edit the batch file, rather than the registry) –  Paul Feb 3 '12 at 4:34
    
It sems to be the % that is causing the problem. If I take the %1 off and replace it with a +, it passes 001, without the tell:+. I've tried a bunch of different combinations, but there doesn't seem to be a way to di it without the %. I don't know how to make a batch file. I guess I'll try to figure out. Thanks for the help. –  Arthur Feb 3 '12 at 5:33

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