Old 30th January 2011, 18:24   #1
Mulsiphix
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Uploading Over Your Local Network, Is This How It Works?

Alright I have a Shoutcast server setup. I am using Winamp + DSP plugin + sc_serv. My server is set to private, it does not post to the Shoutcast Yellow Pages.

The only reason I have set this up is so that I can listen to my own music collection on the television at the other end of the house. I am doing this using a Roku box and the Shoutcast channel. How I'm connecting to the station isn't important though. Here is my question; If I set the IP address of the shoutcast server to a local network address (i.e. 192.168.x.x) and then in the other room tune into my shoutcast server by connecting to said local address (192.168.x.x) instead of my usual internet IP address, am I actually using any of my ISP's bandwidth?

By using the local network addresses I am hoping that all music data transferring will be kept inside my local network. This is important to me as my station broadcasts at 320kbps, 44.100kHz, Stereo and I estimate every hour that it is running with a single listener I am using about 1.4GB of upload bandwidth. While my internet connection has an upload speed cap of 360KB, I am capped at 250GB a month and if I go over that I start having to pay by the GB and I would really like to use this server on a regular basis.

Any feedback would be most appreciated =)
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Old 30th January 2011, 19:07   #2
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Alright I have a Shoutcast server setup. I am using Winamp + DSP plugin + sc_serv. My server is set to private, it does not post to the Shoutcast Yellow Pages.

The only reason I have set this up is so that I can listen to my own music collection on the television at the other end of the house. I am doing this using a Roku box and the Shoutcast channel. How I'm connecting to the station isn't important though. Here is my question; If I set the IP address of the shoutcast server to a local network address (i.e. 192.168.x.x) and then in the other room tune into my shoutcast server by connecting to said local address (192.168.x.x) instead of my usual internet IP address, am I actually using any of my ISP's bandwidth?
No, you won't be using any of you ISP's bandwidth, as long as the router properly routes the request and data response (which I've not seen a router improperly route yet.)

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By using the local network addresses I am hoping that all music data transferring will be kept inside my local network. This is important to me as my station broadcasts at 320kbps, 44.100kHz, Stereo and I estimate every hour that it is running with a single listener I am using about 1.4GB of upload bandwidth. While my internet connection has an upload speed cap of 360KB, I am capped at 250GB a month and if I go over that I start having to pay by the GB and I would really like to use this server on a regular basis.

Any feedback would be most appreciated =)
Connecting to the LAN IP will be fine.
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