[icecast] DTCR Project
speedwolf at door.net
Sun Feb 23 14:00:12 PST 2003
I think you will be VERY interested int he next upcoming release of SAM2 -
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From: "Shaun Mcmanus" <smcmanus at twcsd.com>
To: <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 7:41 AM
Subject: [icecast] DTCR Project
<p>> Disturbed Transmitter Community Radio Project
> The Need:
> Where I live there is only one open channel in our FM band. The one major
> company that owns 13 of the local stations plus 8 more that bleed over
> the next biggest city, has lobbied the FCC so that the last FM license
> never be given out. So my friends run a little 10 watt, Max. allowed by
> for a non-commercial non-licensed station, station and only broadcast on
> Thursday and Friday nights.
> We were discussing building them a more powerful transmitter but with the
> current state of affairs (Homeland Security Act and the fact that there
> 6 military bases and 4 airports in our city) putting out more power would
> a bad idea. So we thought about it for a well and came up with this idea.
> The Idea:
> We have people in each community put up an antenna and hook up a small
> computer to their internet connection. The computer would grab a stream
> the internet, output though a sound card to the transmitter. Most content
> would be streamed from single sources to all clients but the clients would
> have the ability to connect to a Community Server to pick up a community
> based news and information stream and other sources. Plus the system will
> have an emergency broadcast capabilities, possible by listening for a
> on a certain port and switching over to that stream.
> The Plan
> Phase I
> Gather up used hardware for client computers, design and build
> and put together Phase I software package.
> Phase II
> Install first transmission clients and studio servers. Start testing
> Phase III
> Run system full time. Install more systems, both clients and servers.
> Phase IV
> Design custom software suite.
> We are expecting this project to take 3-5 years on an all volunteer
> None of us have much experience with software design or coding but willing
> to learn.
> Client systems:
> Phase I: Small used computer, decodes stream and outputs to transmitter.
> Phase ?: SBC systems, decodes streams, manages multiple streams, listens
> emergency broadcast packets, outputs to transmitter.
> Server systems:
> Studio: Encodes live broadcasts and streams them out.
> Community: Generators community based news and information stream.
> Custom Software Suite:
> Clients: Would manage multiple streams, listen for emergency packets. Will
> have an easy to use graphical scheduling system.
> Server: Easy to use GUI, one button record, etc.
> I know allot of the stuff we want to do has been done already but we just
> need to put it all together.
> Thank you if read this and could give me some feed back.
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