[icecast] bit/bytes

Thomas B. Ruecker, DM8TBR dm8tbr at afthd.tu-darmstadt.de
Sun Feb 29 13:49:41 UTC 2004

> understand; how are affording small radios that have up to 1000 concurrent
> listeners a 128Mb connection? Is there any magical solution I am not aware
> of?
1st) I wouldnt call a radio with 1000 Listeners a small radio. That would be a rather impressive one. IIRC there was no Radio using Icecast that has more then 100 or 200 concurrent listeners.

2nd) One solution is sever housing or renting a ready server. Then you pay for the housing + Traffic exceeding the traffic included in the basic fee.

As for Icecast2 I'd call radio stations that have an _average_ of more then 20 listeners medium and radio stations with more than 50 very successful. (note this implies max listeners of 50/300 and down to 5/10 at night)

Just my 2cc



PS: For listener Stats look at shoutcast.com - there you'll note an e^(1/x) distribution of listener counts. Only few have more than 100/200 listeners.

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