Hi, I'm a newbie to broadcasting and so is my friend all the way across the world in Spain.
My question is do i have to encode my files to the same bitrate as i broadcast. Currently I have mostly 192 kbps files and i broadcast at around 22kbps @ 22Hz.
My friends station and mine have been both buffering the stream longer than it should (as told by other listeners) and we too can vouch for the overly long buffer time. Plus once it has buffered the stream, at about 3 - 4 seconds afterwards it has to rebuffer.
Stats: My connnection is a 56k modem, but come fall i will be broadcasting from my university with a T-1, and my friend across the world has ADSL from his webhosting offices...my OS is Win98, 500 MHz AMD-K6 Processor, with 64 MB RAM (i know probably too little).
I have searched high and low across the boards here and haven't found any answers, please respond in kind to a newbie, thanks!