1st, you need to know what the server does. What the server does is send out the Data from the DSP plug-in that Winamp uses. An an certain number of people can tune in and listen to a SHOUTcast, that all requires bandwidth. What you need to find out is how much bandwidth you have at your disposal. Since a college (like an university) would have massive bandwidth, this is no problem. But if you don't have much bandwidth, then you would be screwed, but I will come back to this later. 2nd, When people login to the server, they use a protocal called IP, this is the server's "Phone Number". I'm working on a way to figure this out. If you know this, then forget it. 3rd, Configuring for users. Use the On-Demand Audio Mp3 Conversion Guide
. The lower the conversion the more users you have. (Note:
Voice Only Data only needs to be at 16Kbps nothing more, nothing less). Now back to the bandwidth problem. If you were to broadcast in voice-only data, and the max bandwidth you had was 256Kbps (you may have more, but this is just more realistic), the you divide the Kbps you want to broadcast by how much bandwidth, and that would give you the total people you can broadcast. With our problem that I first gave you (16Kbps/256Kbps) that gives you 16 users. So after you have found out the Bandwidth you have and your IP, I'll come back with starting broadcasting.