You could run a ShoutCast.com server locally & use Sam2 for automation (queue/playlist scripts, ports setup etc...). Your wesbite would be used for promooion & to direct people to your station (IP address & port #). List ypur station on ShoutCast to get traffic
It is illegal to broadcast songs without paying royalities to the artist. The chances of getting caught are higher than downloading illegal music or movies thru bittorrent (because you are not anonymous peer-to-peer, you are publishing your IP & have a website they can WHOIS).
Yea, shoutcast servers are very easy to start if you are into what you are doing and have some motivation. I know a lot of people that have radio servers of their own, once you get a large ammount of listeners you may wan to start advertising because it can get very expensive!
Originally posted by Svigir I've done a lot of reaserching these days about streaming services. There is a lot of providers having in their offer streaming.
Here is some of them: EGIHost, StreamGuys,SpacialAudio...
These are very good providers for the services that you need. I've spoked a lot with them these days. They are ready to cooperate and ready to answer at all of your questions.
Hope I helped. Feel free to contact me on: [email protected] if you are having some more questions.
Nice one. I will send you a PM.
Anyone have any idea on price if my hoster did'nt offer it? Say 100 listeners at 64kbps connection for 1 hour = 23gig. Thats a lot of bandwith. Especially 4 broadcasts per week I will also check with my hoster.
Also any idea's on the downsides of just offering pre-recorded 'show's' available for download off the site?