Is SHOUTcast a Unicasting system?
I'm trying to setup a server here and the first thing I noticed is the MaxUser parameter.
Does the server send a stream to every single user? It sure seems that way.
I did see a post where the poster said SHOUSTcast is a Unicasting system. Is this true? If so, that seems very wasteful, doesn't it?
What does it take to Multicast a stream to many users? What am I missing here?
I'm not trying to setup music-on-demand. All I want is to broadcast the same stream to many users.
Realisticly, if I have a cable modem and a fast Pentium PC, how many users can I support by setting up a SHOUTcast server on my own PC?
I will appreciate any information you might have.