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adam adam
Fri Jul 9 09:54:02 PDT 2004


> the encoder has nothing to send it to with out the server), so I think
> having these on two different machines would actually lower
> reliablity.  Am I overlooking something?


If you know the risks its a fair strategy :) One issue arises however with
archiving. I like to archive on an independent medium if possible (eg
video tape/dat/minidisc - whatever is available) as well as on the
encoding machine. This way if there is a time out on the Icecast server or
I cant reach it because of local congestion (all depends on the
environment you are encoding in of course) then I can continue to archive
on the encoding machine, and if the encoding machine times out I have a
secondary archive in the other format...make sense?


>
> Also, I do realize we wil need an encoder (possibly two), but we
> haven't looked into which ones we should use.  Any suggestions?
>

I am guessing you will be using *nix? In which case there are a lot of
encoders but I am personally a fan of MuSE:
http://muse.dyne.org

Else under Windows I like the Oddcast Plugin (http://www.oddsock.org) in
combination with Winamp.


adam




> Thanks!
> -Matt
>
> On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 18:22:37 +0200 (CEST), adam <adam at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > Matt, I guess you are aware you will need :
> > 1. an encoder (eg. MuSE, ICES, DARKICE etc)
> > 2. a streaming server (eg. Icecast2)
> >
> > These can run on the same machine but its generally not a good idea
> > (although others may disagree with this but I woudl rather not have a
> > crticial system where a single point of failure could bring the whole
> > thing to a stop).
> >
> > The machine you mention (the PIII) should be sufficient to do multiple
> > encodings from a single source, although the only way to be sure is to
> > test it.
> >
> > Will you use this same machine as the server too, or will you stream to a
> > Icecast2 server located somewhere else?
> >
> > Kind regards
> >
> > adam
> >
> > On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Matt Farmer
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am the current webmaster at WUML (www.wuml.org) a college radio
> > > station.  We are looking to purchase a new web cast server which we
> > > are planning will run IceCast, but it is a little unclear on the
> > > system requirements that IceCast requires.
> > >
> > > I read somewhere that IceCast can run on as little as a 486 with 32mb
> > > of ram but that sounded like those specs were for streaming mp3s saved
> > > on that computer.  We are looking to stream our live broadcast to
> > > about 100 users simultaneously hopefully in multiple formats (low and
> > > high quality mp3 and ogg).  I would imagine this would require the
> > > computer to encode these streams in real time simultaneously and was
> > > wondering how much of a computer would be required to do this.
> > >
> > > We might be able to get a dual PIII 550Mhz machine with 512 ECC SDRam
> > > donated, or we are looking at purchasing a dual Xeon 2.4Ghz machine
> > > with 1Gb of ram.  Would be able to get away with the machine that we
> > > can get donated, or should we invest in some beefier hardware, and if
> > > so, would this machine be enough?
> > >
> > > Thank a bunch!
> > > -Matt
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> >
> >
> > Adam Hyde
> > adam at xs4all.nl
> >
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> >
>




Adam Hyde
adam at xs4all.nl

r a d i o q u a l i a
http://www.radioqualia.net
Free as in 'media'

current:
http://www.radio-astronomy.net

work:
The Streaming Suitcase
Streaming Media Consultant

contact:
email : adam at xs4all.nl
phone : + 371 938 6752 (Latvia)
email to sms : eseter at sms.lmt.lv




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