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 Post subject: Can Sam do this?
PostPosted: January 25th, 2011, 3:43 pm 
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Greetings fellow humans.

I have been given the task of setting up an Internet Radio Station for my employer. Any help given would be greatly appreciated.Our functionality needs to be cross compatible so i figured MP3. Love the Sambroadcaster layout and functionality. I realize that most of these prerequisites will depend on the "hosting" server.
We host video now but need the new audio stream to be separate and independent of the video stream.

1. Streaming MP3 at say 48 or 64k, we do mostly talking head stuff.
2. Stream compatible with Apple products, Ipad, Iphone etc.
3. Find a host that will provide an embed code that will work on our web sites. Any suggestions? (and yes money matters).
4. Pitfalls of of pushing a stream 24 hours a day?
5. No sponsored providers like Livestream. We are fiercely non commercial.

REALLY NEED YOUR INPUT.
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PostPosted: January 25th, 2011, 5:32 pm 
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1. Yes on the output; keep in mind SAM doesn't support all inputs (often asked is FLAC, Apple Lossless [m4a], AAC). If your sources are MP3 then good.
2. Yes. I use FStream (free) on my iPhone to listen to my station in either MP3 or AAC
3. I'll let others chime in; keep in mind that licensing constraints may not make tuning in directly from your website legal
4. Make sure to have bandwidth, good power, and a stand-alone machine.
5. ??

Short answers; can expand if necessary.

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PostPosted: January 25th, 2011, 6:18 pm 
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All out content is original or we pay rights to publish. All the content would be converted to MP3. I figure almost any host could stream our bandwidth requirements for MP3 @ 48 or 64k, starting out with a base of 100 listeners. Just trying to figure out the way to embed the most compatible stream on our web sites, and the best/reliable host. I already set up a on demand video stream, but this is a different beast.
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PostPosted: January 25th, 2011, 7:06 pm 
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I use SpacialAudio and ViaStreaming for hosting and have had limited to no issues with either one.
It is best practices to not rely on a single host if 24/7 uptime is required.
Have SAM connect to a local SHOUTcast DNAS and then configure the hosts to relay the original.
Note: You can probably also use other technologies such as Icecast or Windows Media but my experience with those is limited.

There are quite a few embedded solutions; some free and some paid.
Everyone seems to have their favorite. I don't use one so I'll let others chime in.

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PostPosted: January 25th, 2011, 7:11 pm 
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Are you wanting to embed a media player on your page? ....or something else?

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PostPosted: January 25th, 2011, 10:18 pm 
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We are looking to put an embedded player on several of our websites (Same stream). I might be a little slow here... but is there any other way to make a stream accessible to various gadgets? like phones and ipads etc?


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2011, 10:22 pm 
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There are countless embedded media players available, most are free. Just GOOGLE search "embedded media player."

Each mobile device works differently. But most all have a basic media player of sorts that can "tune in" your stream by entering the URL address of your stream, depending on the format of stream you will broadcast.

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Thank you guys for your time, I'll push forward knowing i will make mistakes but hopefully none that are to costly.


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