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    Looking for a new shoutcast provider

    Hi All

    I am currently with shoutca.st and I get this for 5.00 GBP a month

    • 20GB Auto DJ Storage
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
    • Unlimited Listeners
    • Centova Cast v3
    • SHOUTcast v2 or Icecast
    • 320KB/s Quality (max.)
    • Ticket Support
    • FREE iPhone/Android app




    But as yet i haven't found the iphone/andriod apps, The script coding is no good or im doing something wrong which is possible. But then i would expect the support team to help me out and point me in a right direction after all its included in the price right ? but NO.
    Support is pretty naff so I am wanting to move to some place that offers all this at a price close to what i'm paying now. I know you get what you pay for and i guess i'm learning a lesson here. What is on offer elsewhere and what would you recommend. I would like to complete a change over by the months end.

    Cheers

    Frank


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    Frank,

    Hire Yourself a reseller server ... its cheaper and You can manage it Your own way
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    Quote Originally Posted by GKIye View Post
    Frank,

    Hire Yourself a reseller server ... its cheaper and You can manage it Your own way
    Smart idea Thanks


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    Basically all that they gave you for 5 quid a month is way under the cost. I'm sure you know this. They oversell and provide almost no support. The only way they can sell this low.
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    This is so true. So i'm looking at reseller packages and i have choices of, centova, whmsonic or multi_panel. I have no idea about multi_panel
    http://www.urstreammedia.com/multi_panel

    It all looks straight forward to set up with accounts etc. Just one question AutoDj. It says Auto Dj storage but does not mention auto dj. Would this normally be an addon ?





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    Quote Originally Posted by frankallen View Post
    This is so true. So i'm looking at reseller packages and i have choices of, centova, whmsonic or multi_panel. I have no idea about multi_panel
    http://www.urstreammedia.com/multi_panel

    It all looks straight forward to set up with accounts etc. Just one question AutoDj. It says Auto Dj storage but does not mention auto dj. Would this normally be an addon ?



    I don't know if it is "normally" an addon, but I do know we recently began offering streaming without AutoDJ to lower the cost. AutoDJ does cost more in storage space and resources, so we are able to pass savings along. I would imaging many providers do this already.
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    Over those 3 panels, I would definitely recommend Centovacast. About 90% of all broadcasters use it.

    Some hosts offer Auto DJ included, some don't. You just have to read their fine print, or ask them. Our newer packages include Auto DJ with 5 Gigs free, our older packages has Auto DJ as an add-on. Each host is different.

    That host you mentioned is expensive. They are charging $120 US a month for a dedicated server set up for SHOUTcast / ICEcast and we charge $59 US a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankallen View Post
    Hi All

    I am currently with shoutca.st and I get this for 5.00 GBP a month

    • 20GB Auto DJ Storage
    • Unlimited Bandwidth
    • Unlimited Listeners
    • Centova Cast v3
    • SHOUTcast v2 or Icecast
    • 320KB/s Quality (max.)
    • Ticket Support
    • FREE iPhone/Android app




    But as yet i haven't found the iphone/andriod apps, The script coding is no good or im doing something wrong which is possible. But then i would expect the support team to help me out and point me in a right direction after all its included in the price right ? but NO.
    Support is pretty naff so I am wanting to move to some place that offers all this at a price close to what i'm paying now. I know you get what you pay for and i guess i'm learning a lesson here. What is on offer elsewhere and what would you recommend. I would like to complete a change over by the months end.

    Cheers

    Frank
    I left this lot for the very same reason. And the Android app never actually worked.

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    I'm always frustrated to see streaming (and hosting) companies offer 'unlimited' anything. This is just not true. What it translates to is 'we don't think you'll reach the limits that we'll set anyway'. I've tried some 'unlimited' plans, they all ultimately have some kind of limit when you log in and see, whether it is 1,000 or 9,999 listeners.

    If the companies offering this we totally honest with themselves, what would really happen if a a couple of their clients actually hit some of those limits?

    Overselling... That's what's happening...

    Sorry, just needed to say my piece! Annoys me to see 'unlimited' used in this way.

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    I wrote about unlimited shoutcast listener plans at least 2 years ago now.

    Like you It really annoys me when I see the word "unlimited" on some stream hosting service website.
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