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    Radio Station playing live on internet?

    I'm building a web site for a radio station and one of our goals is to take it live on the Internet so that users can listen online. Can someone give me some advice about doing this or point me to some online tutorials?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Checkout Realnetworks. They have a server that will do exactely what you are trying to do. Worked on similar project back in the 90's
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    You pay $200+ for RealServer...though it really is the only cross-platform solution that I can tell. But alot of radio stations stream with Windows Media. You might consider that and I believe that is free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch
    You pay $200+ for RealServer...though it really is the only cross-platform solution that I can tell. But alot of radio stations stream with Windows Media. You might consider that and I believe that is free.
    It is free, but only works on Windows servers. If your site is not running on a Windows server I'd probably recommend Real instead (although Windows Media's sound quality is better IMO).

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    Apple offers a free Quicktime Streaming Server for Windows or Linux or OS X. User still has to have the plug-in, but it's another option to try.

    You could also create an MP3 stream and let the users open it with whatever they please. You would need to use some software at some point to buffer the live broadcast into an MP3 converter but you're going to need to buffer it no matter what software you go with, I think.

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    I would consider the new flash communications server as well, the user only needs to have the flash player. Also check out http://www.pirateradio.com/
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