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harkonen
9th May 2003, 23:53
so there are no free broadcast servers? live365 only has a free trial.

i cant afford to pay for anything (let alone $1000 a month!) what kind of stuff can i do with a dsl connection? how can people find my station if i set it up myself?

FesterHead
10th May 2003, 01:33
Bandwidth:

Check out the Sticky post titled:
SHOUTcast: Important Info & Answers to FAQs. READ ME!

Scroll down a bit and look for the section titled:
1. DNAS Stuff -> Bandwidth -> DSLReports Bandwidth tester(Only be concerned with the UPLOAD bandwidth)
2. DNAS Stuff -> Bandwidth -> CasterClub's Listener Calculator
3. DNAS Stuff -> Bandwidth -> CasterClub's Bandwidth Calculator

Use 1 to find your upload.
Use 2 to determine the number of listeners you can support at your selected streaming bitrate.

Jay (KXRM) also has a Bandwidth Calculator (http://www.radiotoolbox.com/online_tools/bandwidth.php).

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Links:

DNAS link: http://yourDNASip:yourDNASport
Listen link: http://yourDNASip:yourDNASport/listen.pls

Replace yourDNASip with the ip of the DNAS (SHOUTcast server) and yourDNASport with the DNAS port (default is 8000)

Also, machines on the same lan as the DNAS (you) need to use the lan ip of the DNAS to connect/listen.
Machines not on the same lan as the DNAS (the rest of the world) need to use the real, world-visible ip of the DNAS to connect/listen.

See RFC1918 (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1918.html) for more information. Scroll down and look for the section titled:
3. Private Address Space

How to find your ip address (Part I). (http://www.whatismyip.com)
How to find your ip address (Part II). (http://www.computerjohn.info/misc_tips/how_to_find_ip_address.htm)

Finally, you can get a static name, such as foo.bar.com (not as cool as that, though :)) from http://www.no-ip.com or one of the other myriad of Dynamic DNS Services (http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Internet/Servers/Address_Management/Dynamic_DNS_Services/).
Then, your links would be:
DNAS link: http://foo.bar.com:yourDNASport
Listen link: http://foo.bar.com:yourDNASport/listen.pls

harkonen
10th May 2003, 02:25
sorry, im a complete noob to this (today :p)

i cant even get the bugger to connect now :(

it was connected before, but i couldnt find it on shoutcast, then i followed the guide on this forum, and now it simply wont connect.

also when it was connected i gave the url to a friend and it didnt work.

im totally lost. is there a simple to use help page anywhere?

harkonen
10th May 2003, 02:33
ok

changed srcip back to ANY and its connected again, and its on shoutcast, so its looking good :)

got this in server console

<05/10/03@03:32:28> [yp_add] yp.shoutcast.com added me successfully
<05/10/03@03:33:27> [yp_tch] yp.shoutcast.com touched!
<05/10/03@03:34:28> [yp_tch] yp.shoutcast.com touched!

what does that mean?

FesterHead
10th May 2003, 02:42
"yp added me" means your station information (station name, bitrate, maximum number listeners, current number listeners, currently playing song, ...) has been added to the SHOUTcast yp (yellow pages) directory.

"yp touched" means your station information (station name, bitrate, maximum number listeners, current number listeners, currently playing song, ...) has been updated in the SHOUTcast yp directory.

It can take up to 15 minutes after the first "yp touched" message before your station appears from a SHOUTcast yp search.

harkonen
10th May 2003, 03:04
o ok

im getting the hang of this now :P