Topic: Setting up a stream yourself?

So how difficult is it to set up a stream yourself?

I was thinking about this from the community angle: if the robots can set up a number of small streams with their selected content, we could even out the need for bandwith. All of the servers wouldn't need to be up 24/7, but with large numbers there would always be some of them online, and they could be publicized here on the forum or in a RSS feed.

Transmitting this way has benefits over podcasting and downloads. You could just insert number of addresses into VLCs playlist and it would skip the unactive ones. This way a lot of music that's confined on hard drives would be sent out. It's not meant to replace CBS main transmission, but to activate a swarm of low bandwith streams.

The streams listing can now be found here: http://www.robotsforrobots.net/viewtopic.php?id=279

Last edited by Kvantti (2008-07-15 12:17:22)

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

Don't know how to do that all yet but I am checking the details of this out in the meantime: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/

Do it your way, because everyone else is just weird.

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We've done the odd rogue transmission before, and will certainly post if we're gonna do so again...fuelled by radio silence, gotta take matters into our own hands!

Not a stream but a broadcast at least...great idea!

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

coolex idea - will try too.

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Thanks, I will try to set up the Nicecast!

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I'm broadcasting in ogg vorbis format 24/7, check it : http://pitchounet.serverroom.us:4360/live.ogg

Last edited by x-bobo (2008-07-08 00:00:42)

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

was gonna post on a similar vein

a thousand robot voices crying out as one.

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

Its not very hard, you need a server and a cast source, its all here;

http://www.shoutcast.com/download/

(for win)

Last edited by beem (2008-07-08 00:02:28)

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

A stream server is easy to setup nowdays. I might be able to host a relay if some "cbs like" station raise from here.

But maybe we can have a look to the p2p streaming radios technologies, would be nice : http://www.peercast.org/

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

its a peice of piss man. we hosted a weekly 4 hour show at one point...

*see bmx*

Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

x-bobo wrote:

I'm broadcasting in ogg vorbis format 24/7, check it : http://pitchounet.serverroom.us:4360/live.ogg

Hearing you loud! Drops the connection between the tracks though.

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

coolex

trying to set up a short-term decompression stream

cuties don't exert

Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

.. the problem is simultaneous connection... a normal DSL can have some like 4-5 streams at 96kbits... unless some of you guys have incredible
bandwidth.... the CBS was running on a streaming service provider, which costs some money...

Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

Kvantti > you're not the first one to say me about that problem between track, which player do you use for playing the stream ?
VLC ? Foobar ? other ?

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

Alex: That's why we should try to set up a swarm of streams, with maybe connection caps as low as 4-5 you mentioned, but so many robots streaming that there would always be something on.

X-bobo: VLC

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

kvantti:
yes, but there has to be a mechanism where a "master" stream is selected and that at least one stream of the main server gets relayed to
another server, which on its own dedicates another stream for another relay and so on and so on...
maybe the option for some people with lot of bandwidth to distribute to more than one server...

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Alex: I was actually thinking that each transmitting robot would create their own programming instead of there being one master stream. Bring out your rare mp3s! And nothing prevents you from hooking up the decks and a mixer into the computer. Or generating your own jingles...

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

Ok, then I have all the needed knowledge for that, but it would be nice if there was a way to "collate" all the streams and have them relayed
around... I'll try to think about something.

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a great idea indeed...it would be cool to have a homepage to this forum with a directory of streams and tv guide like scehdule...

hmmm...now the wheels are turning

Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

Is it possible to setup a central stream, and then allocate particular time to members who want to upload a broadcast to that stream?

Whoever wants to broadcast, can book and arrange a time and date...

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ramos wrote:

Is it possible to setup a central stream, and then allocate particular time to members who want to upload a broadcast to that stream?

Whoever wants to broadcast, can book and arrange a time and date...

AKA the CBS wink

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autopilot for president

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i'm giving a shot to this peercast stuff... will tell you more when I have seen how is that .

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alex_d_steak wrote:

.. the problem is simultaneous connection... a normal DSL can have some like 4-5 streams at 96kbits... unless some of you guys have incredible
bandwidth.... the CBS was running on a streaming service provider, which costs some money...

100 MBps, unlimited traffic servers only cost something like 20

Last edited by Lemmings (2008-07-08 01:12:19)

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Re: Setting up a stream yourself?

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