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Web Radio Architecture Recommandations



7:00 pm on Dec 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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After many days of research in the Internet, I am not able to find out the architecture of a web radio architecture. Actually, I want to make a "LIVE INTERNET RADIO" like BBC Radio [bbc.co.uk...] for instance. When Internaute arrives at my site, he clicks and listens to my radion in live 24H/24

For that I am looking to understand :

1 How to convert my radio signal comming from my radio studio and put it as digital signal understood by my computer located in the radio building.
2 How to send this digital signal to another site where streaming server is located via Internet connection?
3 How to Encode that output signal with streaming server located in my web hosting building?
4 How to Brodcast this enoded signal into my website and Internaut can listen in live?

Furthermore, I am looking, for each stage, recommandations of free/purchasing product that I can use for achieve my wants.

Finally, if they are any feedback/suggestion to optimise this architecture.I am looking for.

I hope I was not boring by my questions.

Thanks in advance for all feebacks.


12:33 am on Dec 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lammert is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

A friend of mine wanted to start a web radio station a few years ago. Before he defined his architecture he first looked around what he had to pay to play music on his station. Even with a maximum listener number of 20 people, the costs were thousands per month, so needless to say, he stopped the project.

So unless you are planning to make a web radio service where all content is created by yourself, be prepared to receive huge bills for broadcasting music.


9:15 am on Dec 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your reply,

In advance, we are so prepared for that.
However, my question was focused about technical architecture.

I am so waiting for your lots of replays.

Thans in advance.


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