4th June 2000, 06:51
I my self have the shoutcast server and source all on my computer. I have a 733mhz 128mb ram. I also have cable. I ran my streaming format at 128kbits 44hz. I went on my mothers 333mhz with AOL and it was skipping like hell! I dropped it to 56kbits. It still skipped all over the place. I brought it down to 18kbits and it ran flawlessly. The quality deminished a bit but overall it play very good. So now i run 24kbits to up the quality bandwidth a bit. Theres more of a chance that it will skip then if it was 18 but... it wont! It's great! The inital prebuffering is quick depending on your connection. All computers will prebuffer at the same speed. So just to let you know there are more people with slower modem than there are with faster modems so you should ask your self if you are broadcasting great sounding music for the few that can listen to it or decent music for all the people with slower modems. If your looking for high numbers of listeners use the lowest format.