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shoutcast server plans

Posted: July 22nd, 2005, 10:52 am
by primetime*
This post discusses our issues we will solve in time for providing egRADIO during EGFL.

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:
- reliability
- 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.

Posted: July 22nd, 2005, 10:56 am
by AceRockola+
put me down for $40 USD

i'll configure paypal later tonight

Posted: July 23rd, 2005, 5:09 pm
by Tube
I never talked about a shoutcast server... if you buy an explicit shoutcast plan, these ones arent cheap as they usually include tech support etc.
we could get a root server (linux or bsd), configure it ourselves (however, I never installed such a shoutcast thing) and then get rid of it once egfl is over.

I also like the idea of paying thana to fix his one, after all the time and money he spent on the community so far.

Posted: July 23rd, 2005, 7:37 pm
by Trogdor!!
I can donate $20 USD.

Posted: July 23rd, 2005, 9:29 pm
by DuXy
maybe i cant donate a few eurocents, but lets not give 100% of my money, if i put in on bank my interest is so high.

What i actually was going to say, we dont want laggers as shoutcaster becuz they lag like 10 seconds so we wont get an up to date detailed report ><

Posted: July 24th, 2005, 12:22 am
by Evo+
id give about 20 bucks or so, just tell me the best way to

Posted: July 24th, 2005, 2:07 am
by clipZe
i can donate some too. What e-mail addy should is send it?

Posted: July 24th, 2005, 6:36 am
by primetime*
haha this thread can be locked.

:D

thana fixed the server!!!

woohoo!

Posted: July 24th, 2005, 2:22 pm
by Thanatos
send all money to me!