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Do you stream on your own server? Or a streaming companys server?


James

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I stream off of a comapny's server and reccomend it 100%!

 

Sure, it costs a monthly fee but it sounds great and you get to choose the slots and bitrate. Streaming it from home is the harder route that I dont reccomend, I tried starting a station that streamed on a server of my own around this time last year and never got it to even work. Plus, it depends on how good of a computer/internet connection you have to determine how good your at home server is. Not only that, they sound like AM radio... crap and can only hold a few listeners at a time.

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streaming off your own computer at home? I hope you have lots bandwidth on your service, or lots of money to pay for the bandwidth you'll be using when you get lots of listeners. :)

 

 

haha good luck on that im in the top 200 stations on shoutcast at 1 time i was number 78 with 1.4 million listeners and there is no big money at all i wish there was i should sold my station wile ago when i had a good offer but i didenet and i guess i might just take a loss and shut down

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haha good luck on that im in the top 200 stations on shoutcast at 1 time i was number 78 with 1.4 million listeners and there is no big money at all i wish there was i should sold my station wile ago when i had a good offer but i didenet and i guess i might just take a loss and shut down

 

Perhaps you could implement a free low bitrate stream with many many slots (like 24kbps), and offer a 128kbps premium stream to paid subscribers. Make sure you advertise the higher bitrate stream that is available a lot on your site and on the stream.

 

I use my own server.

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We have been moving a lot recently but finally secured a deal that no other streaming provider currently has. We host ourselves, but since we are a KWD Services, Inc radio station we share the same host and technology.

 

We have just secured a deal with one of the best networks in the United States, Softlayer and will soon be offering streaming services out of their DC and network. I would recommend staying tuned to KWD Services or contact them now if you have any idea what kind of network Softlayer (Internap, NTT, Global Crossing, Level3, Qwest) has :).

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Hi,

 

I started setting up my webradios from home at the late 90's with a RTC modem, then with a dsl one...Gee, it was very frustrating when the line was cutting (mostly for long periods of time!!!..;arg...).

Then I started hiring a server with an "On Demand" station (the Podcasts wave was in the market yet!).

I went into colocation option (also called "Housing") in 2004 before directly hosting my server on optical fiber since November 2007.

 

California-101 hasn't gotten a single downtime since then. Long was the road...Lol

 

 

François

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Hi James and fellow members,

My project GKRadio Europe has the advantage to stream straight from a server located at a datacenter at my country Belgium.

That server is used and managed by Me by using remote deskcontrol directly from my place .. so technology has no borders ..

 

However I'm using a mainserver at that datacenter I do stream to a 3rd party shoutcast provider

This provider is based in The Netherlands (country in the North of Belgium)

 

Reason why is rather easy to understand :

x-times slots are having x-times datastream .. so this counts also for the connection at the mainserver

By using a 3rd party stream provider I have to stream only once my data .. and the stream provider distributes it worldwide

 

Looks rather strange to US members .. but my project is based in Belgium and the IP/port stream is distributed to the listeners coming from an other country

Royalties are paid to the royalty agency of the country where the streamsource is based ... so to Me is this Belgium

Visit and listen @ BW !

http://i.imgur.com/Ggmw4ub.gif

 

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We have been moving a lot recently but finally secured a deal that no other streaming provider currently has. We host ourselves, but since we are a KWD Services, Inc radio station we share the same host and technology.

 

We have just secured a deal with one of the best networks in the United States, Softlayer and will soon be offering streaming services out of their DC and network. I would recommend staying tuned to KWD Services or contact them now if you have any idea what kind of network Softlayer (Internap, NTT, Global Crossing, Level3, Qwest) has :).

 

Alexr... good move, you'll be happy over at Softlayer. Our hosting company helped start them up back in the day, we were customer number 8.

 

We have some special 10tb Monthly Bandwidth allotments with them for our servers and our streaming has been FLAWLESS.

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