[Icecast] creating a station from the ground up

William Hetherington william.hetherington at gmail.com
Thu May 6 15:32:52 PDT 2010


Hi bob,

Well - the upload is the important number when you are talking about
delivering to other people.

You could quite easily run icecast on a VPS (virtual private server) - it
would certainly cost you to do this.

I work for a streaming media company though, and could help you set up a
station - if you're interested - please e-mail me directly - not through the
mailing list.

Thanks,

William

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 3:02 PM, bob cavanaugh <bobdavcav at comcast.net> wrote:

>  Not sure what I have on upload, but download I’ve gotten close to 900
> kbps. Would it cost me anything to get a server?
>
>
>
> *From:* icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] *On
> Behalf Of *William Hetherington
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:59 PM
> *To:* icecast at xiph.org
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Icecast] creating a station from the ground up
>
>
>
> Hi Bob,
>
>
>
> Well, if you plan to do it from home - it's unlikely you'll be able to
> support more than 3 people on a domestic internet connection, broadcasting
> at 128kbps.....not sure what you have, connectivity wise there.
>
>
>
> Can you run a speedtest? http://speedtest.net
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> William
>
> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Bob Cavanaugh <bobdavcav at comcast.net>
> wrote:
>
> Hi William, Here's what I've got, I don't think getting a server is free,
> so will probably do it from the home computer.  If I can get a server for
> free, that's probably the way I'll go.  I'll probably stream at 128 kbps.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: William Hetherington <william.hetherington at gmail.com
> To: icecast at xiph.org
> Date sent: Wed, 5 May 2010 18:39:40 -0700
> Subject: Re: [Icecast] creating a station from the ground up
>
>
>
> Hi bob,
>
>
>
> If you can give up some basic info - we can help you get started!
>
>
>
> How many people do you expect to listen to your streams? (Or
>
> better
>
> question: how many would you like to be able to support?)
> Do you know what bitrate your stream will be?
> Do you intend to rent a server - or run this from your home
>
> connection?
>
> If rented - What operating system will you be choosing?
> If you want to set something up in your home do you:
> a) Have a computer to run it on (it can be the same one you run
>
> Icecast on)
>
> b) What kind of internet connection do you have? The number of
>
> people you
>
> can support is directly relational to the upload capacity of your
>
> connection
>
> (and your stream bit rate)
>
>
>
> If you can answer these questions we can give you a much better
>
> idea! If you
>
> want some to just do all this for you, please feel free to send
>
> me a mail
>
> off-list, william.hetherington at gmail.com - I'd be happy to help.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> William Hetherington
> willskills.com <http://www.willskills.com
>
>
>
> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 2:39 PM, bob cavanaugh
>
> <bobdavcav at comcast.net> wrote:
>
>  Hey all, I am looking to start my own station, but don’t know
>
> where do
>
> start.  I have edcast, so will use that to originate my
>
> programs.  However,
>
> how do I set up a server to broadcast to? Thanks.
>
>
>
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