[icecast] a new directory service
bhurley at mediaone.net
Mon Sep 17 15:00:02 UTC 2001
> >First off, I think getting rid of # of listeners is a must.
> while it seems to be a very popular desire to get rid of this metric all
> together, it is my opinion, that you cannot get rid of this metric
> entirely. The reason why it is so hotly debated, is because it is
> important. what is needed is a way to measure the popularity of a
> station. What I want as a listener is the ability to find out which
> stations are professionally done and which are simply playlists of mp3s on
> shuffle play. For mp3 streams, for me this was done through the listener
> counts. Taking away this metric (or effectively eliminating it) is, in my
> opinion, not a good thing.
How do we determine the quality of a terrestrial station? Do you check the
Arbitron numbers? I use my ears.
> > bitrate of the stream in kilobits per second
> > ex.: 64
> how about instead of bitrate, something more generic like "Quality". This
> should be a number, which (in the case of application/ogg) might be 64 (as
> in kbps) or (in the case of audio/mpeg) might be 30 (as in FPS). I would
> say, for most media types, it would be a bitrate, but not all.
I think people may confuse quality with uptime or as a rating of the streams
content. I prefer bitrate.
> > email address of the streams maintainer
> > ex.: jack at xiph.org
> is this necessary ? you don't want people scraping the directory for email
> addresses (this was done in the past with the SC list)
I agree. I get plenty of spam as it as.
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