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2nd May 2003, 01:38
I noticed on shoutcast.com, that those big popular stations have a red "Cluster" next the the station name. I assume that this means that a multiple number of people somehow connect to each other to make a massive server host? If so, how can i do this?

2nd May 2003, 01:43
Forgot to add my second question:
Does 128 kb on mono and 128 kb on stereo make a difference in terms of bandwidth? What do most stations use? mono or stereo

2nd May 2003, 01:51
Cluster means that there is more than one server. See the relay section of sc_serv.ini/sc_serv.conf for details.

As for your question. 128 kbps takes up 128 kbps regardless if it is in stereo or mono. Also at 128 kbps most if not all stations would use stereo.


2nd May 2003, 02:13
I can't locate anything about clustering in the .ini , i checked twice, not there.

2nd May 2003, 02:30
See the RELAY section. -per Tom


2nd May 2003, 02:42
Ok thanks, i got that workin. New question... how can I post the "now playing" and other info on my website?

2nd May 2003, 06:57
; RelayPort and RelayServer specify that you want to be a relay server.
; Relay servers act as clients to another server, and rebroadcast.
; Set RelayPort to 0, RelayServer to empty, or just leave these commented
; out to disable relay mode.

I don't understand this at all actually. Can someone explain this to me

2nd May 2003, 11:15

2nd May 2003, 17:36
Set RelayServer to the IP of the broadcast you want to relay and RelayPort to the port of the broadcast you want to relay. Let's suppose you want to relay a stream at: then you would use the following:


4th May 2003, 18:19
be sure to check out the clustering for dummy's here: http://members.lycos.co.uk/madzradio/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10 at the Madz Radio Offical Forums, I takes you step by step and tells you how to do it! we do have some neeato articals here to about how to get listed on some services and more!