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Free sounds great ..

but the question is : is free = quality

Its a fact that broadcasters are not always looking for a premium / higher cost service .. however its always better to pay "something"

A short story of 3 years ago :

At Germany there excists for almost 1,5 year a provider who offered a 1 Euro / Month stream .. and I know some friends who used this provider .. good support service, great feedback and most important a good quality stream

but ... after 1,5 year both the compagny, the owner, the website "and" stream where gone ... with no feedback anymore .. the service was up and away .. but also their money was gone .. for reason that almost everyone paid 1 year in advance :) .. some of them used upto 3 or 4 streams because it was that cheap ...

This just as reminder to better pay something for some fair quality .. At the time the budget of a projects allows an investement they can look for a premium service.

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i have come across that freecast web site several times. I just dont know how they operate. I can remember back in the day when i was scouting for a cheap server. Paid something like £2 for 100 listeners and they must have buffered all day long with quiet possibly a drop out every hour. These are perfect for kids messing around but if your serious about uptime and support it will not work just as Philippe said.

 

That reminds me though I can remember when I was a wee lad at the age of 13 me and my friends started up a free radio station using Live 365 and never paid a penny. How did they manage that?

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is free = quality

Its a fact that broadcasters are not always looking for a premium / higher cost service .. however its always better to pay "something"

 

Free definately does not mean quality, after all, nothing of value is ever free without some sort of a catch, in my humble opinion. That is a fact, how broadcasters are not always looking for a premium / higher cost service, because when it comes to internet radio, many people treat it as a hobby instead of a business, and do not want to put much money into it.

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I just recently made a thread stating something about this....

 

Check out Listen2MyRadio they offer free SC Servers with 2000 man slots, I'm demoing it right now since the tough economy has cut my other servers off, if this seems to be worthwhile I'll stay free as long as possible.

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I just recently made a thread stating something about this....

 

Check out Listen2MyRadio they offer free SC Servers with 2000 man slots, I'm demoing it right now since the tough economy has cut my other servers off, if this seems to be worthwhile I'll stay free as long as possible.

 

You will soon dump it m8 trust me it buffer like mad poor service

 

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I agree, its terrible. You are better to remain independant and rent your own servers. There are some terrible people that use L2mR, hijacking accounts etc...

 

Listen 2 my radio is the armpit of free shoutcast.

 

Plus there are many huge catches that they obviously don't mention, like the fact that your station is not listed in the shoutcast directory which automatically cuts any ways of exposure and any audience.

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L2MR, you do get listed on SC, it's MixStream you don't get listed, my station Highway 40 Country is on there right now running an L2MR stream....

 

I've had fair luck with L2MR, I've maybe had to reset the servers once a day, but from all the listeners who have tuned in, I've had not a one negative response as to the quality of the stream....

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I've had fair luck with L2MR, I've maybe had to reset the servers once a day, but from all the listeners who have tuned in, I've had not a one negative response as to the quality of the stream....

 

 

That is a pain in the neck, AND a lot of downtime though....

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L2MR, you do get listed on SC, it's MixStream you don't get listed, my station Highway 40 Country is on there right now running an L2MR stream....

I have gone to Shoutcast 5 or 6 times in the past few days trying to listen to Hightway 40 Country. Every time, your stream was down with 0/2000 listeners.

 

I do understand about free and cheap servers, but completely disagree with using L2MR for any station.

 

If you are in any way serious about broadcasting, you need to use a reliable stream host.

 

You get exactly what you pay for. You pay nothing, you get nothing.

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What time did you go to listen, and it's like I said earlier, it does have to be reset every so often....which right now isn't a problem considering that I have no income.

 

Also if you tried to listen between 12AM and 8AM we weren't there anyhow, we sign off at Mdnight, until we get the new automation system

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Also if you tried to listen between 12AM and 8AM we weren't there anyhow, we sign off at Mdnight, until we get the new automation system

 

Have you thought about running Winamp while you're not there or asleep? Not the best, but it would be better then going off air for 1/3 of the day :)

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