POSSIBLE COURSES OF ACTION
A) Hire a shoutcast server for the EGFL period (2 months max)
B) Fix thana's current shoutcast server
We could also combine options A+B, and offer to pay thana to fix his shoutcast server. Whatever we chose, we must sort out several issues:
ISSUES TO SORT OUT
There are 2 main issues we need to sort out.
1) Selecting the right shoutcast host
The factors we need to consider when chosing our shoutcast provider include:
- audio bitrate: 24/64/96kbps
- max number of simultaneous listeners
- total COST
- I have quickly searched some shoutcast hosts on the web, and will reply with some results soon.
- 2b3, you mentioned that you had access to a cheap host for 50 euros.. Do you have any more info about this?
2) Gathering sponsors and donations
At some stage we need to gather pledges for donating money to pay for the server. Here are some misc points:
- donations would include sponsorship and recognition during broadcasts
- donations would be managed via Paypal
- all donations would be listed in this forum for accountability
Please reply with any feedback or issues or responses you have to these issues we face. Thanks.