How can I increase my listenership?
I have been broadcasting my station through Shoutcast for some time now without any issues. When I originally set things up I assumed that I would be able to have 32 listeners. Recently I had 10 listeners at one time and the listeners started to experience buffering. Upon further investigation in these forums, it seems that my upload speed of 0.7 Mbps along with my output at 128 kbps will mean that I will top out at 10 listeners max.
When I originally gave thought to setting up my own radio station, I figured that I could just broadcast directly from my computer, but read that by streaming to Shoutcast would allow me to have more listeners. This isn't the case. My question... if both options of broadcasting can only have 10 listeners, why would anyone bother broadcasting via Shoutcast? Am I missing a crucial step to broadcasting to more listeners? Just when my listenership seems to be increasing, I seem to be stymied by a poor upload connection with my ISP. Comments and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated .