I've recently become obsessed with the potential of a self-contained audio streaming server... basically a radio station.
The idea would go something like this: i set it up and maintain it, you guys send me lists of your favorite songs to add into the rotation. That way we'd have a station that we can listen to just about anywhere that reflects the eclectic mix of preferences and personalities of the Bottle Crew. Eventually, I would love to edit down audio bits from memorable moments of our marathons and streams and mix those in as well.
I really like this idea and I think it has a lot of potential for some fun and creativity... but it would require participation from you guys in building a library (since I'm sure most of you don't wanna hear the weird mix of punk, ska and soul that I'm into.) But it would also need to be used. Just doing it and putting it out there when no one would listen seems wasteful.
-- Sent from this ridiculous thing I call a phone.
That sounds like the easiest way to do it right now. I suppose I could set up something where people could upload their favorites to my dreamhost server... Still not totally legit, but we're not really 'sharing' the music.
I've been looking into the serving/streaming side since my home internet connection would probably max out at about 10 simultaneous listeners... Not very promising there without some cash. Maybe we could stream a slideshow with the station playing underneath via twitch. I'd have to look at their policies first to make sure we wouldn't be in violation. Access to it would also be kind of narrow since twitch doesn't broadcast audio-only streams.
I'm just thinking out loud (read: rambling) at this point...
Post by ArisFlackerbee on Oct 10, 2012 12:28:02 GMT -5
Yeah, also check into this site that The Mushroom Kingdom operates out of. They run their Mario radio station 24 hours a day with just a really long playlist on loop. Maybe we could look into something like this too.
I've been using FTP a lot lately for TF2, but the same principals apply. Basically you need to rent a server with enough bandwidth. It shouldn't be too expensive as you don't need very high CUP priority. Then you load whatever streaming client you want onto it and transfer audio files/commands via FTP. The trick is how much it would cost to get a server with high enough bandwidth. You'd also need to find some sort of streaming program, although I'm sure there are some available. this forum post (and the entire website, really) seems to have information: forum.internet-radio.com/support/1211-internet-radio-streaming-via-shoutcast-via-linux-installed-via-ftp-server.html.