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Posted: 31 January 2012 at 4:10am | IP Logged Quote caveman

Hello all out there in LPFM land, Question please does anyone know if there are any Free feeds on the net that we are allowed to use????Cheers CM

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Posted: 18 February 2012 at 7:07am | IP Logged Quote Dj TwistedBlues

depends what you are looking for ive used several in the
past if its a shoutcast or icecast type of stream you are
looking for then general searches will find one for you
one ive used is   myradiostream.com

hope this helps
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Posted: 03 March 2012 at 8:24pm | IP Logged Quote caveman

thanks for that will have a look     cheers cm

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Posted: 07 March 2012 at 8:47am | IP Logged Quote Dj TwistedBlues

you can also set your own stream by using your computer as
the sever
using a shoutcast dnas configering system
you do need a static ip address though or u will have to
reset it everytime your ip chnges
if u need more info i can give you someones name that can
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Posted: 20 June 2012 at 4:22am | IP Logged Quote david

I may be too late for this, but if you've got a dynamic IP address, you could try getting a free subdomain from No-IP.com. You just install a client on your computer and the IP address the free subdomain points to is automatically updated when it changes in under a minute.


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we can supply a free feed

email me on djtwistedblues@gmail.com

 

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Dj TwistedBlues wrote:
depends what you are looking for ive used several in the
past if its a shoutcast or icecast type of stream you are
looking for then general searches will find one for you
one ive used is   myradiostream.com

hop
e this helps

Your favorite site doesn't provide news feeds? This
free online service converts any web page to an RSS feed on the fly.

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Re: Free Streams

Advice....

If you find a stream you like then the next issue is speed.
First thing you'll want to know is - is the stream on NZ servers.
if not then you are going to have problems with NZ Internet traffic speeds. Like cars Internet has peak traffic hours - problem times for streaming.

now supposing you found a stream you like. Open it to your computer and run it continuously for around 3 days. Listen for breaks in stream - a few seconds BAD AIR.

If you feel the stream is good, now you need to think about the computer that will pull the stream / convert it / then broadcast it.

You would so not want to do this on a home PC.

Doing the math....

Pulling a stream successfully requires a decent amount of RAM. The RAM is your computer's queue manager; internet data comes in, goes to the RAM in queue, then as processor (CPU) can it converts the data into machine code, then sends it to the sound card to be rendered.

So less RAM - poorer speed of stream ie: CPU bottlenecking

Then onto converting it...
If this machine will run your radio software then you can count 1 to 2 CPU's for this task. To successfully pull the stream from the RAM and render it through your radio software you will need at least a 4 core CPU.

To broadcast it you will be needing a very decent soundcard to which the better the soundcard then again you will need more RAM for that.

So at minimum you will be wanting a computer that looks like this....

1 to 2, 4 Core CPU's on the mainboard
32 Gb RAM. The type of RAM wanted would be lower bit drop rate, faster speed (not the typical home PC RAM cards).
and your soundcard of choice.

Alternatively....
and I am presently working on this.....
Pull a stream from a server anywhere in world, pipe it to a HOP server. A HOP server brings the information to your door as though the far-away server was sitting next door.
Pull the stream from the HOP server rather than the host.
and dum-dum-dum now without upgrading your computers you could run any global stream (Icecast  - Shoutcast - Podcast) right off your home PC to your transmitter.

I have started working on it now, but its still in the early stages. I have mentioned a little of this here in this Forum's post:

http://www.low-power-fm-radio.spacejunk.co.nz/forum/forum_po sts.asp?TID=508&PN=1

I am experimenting with Podcast server rather than Icecast and Shoutcast in the first instance.

With Podcast you can pre-record your show, a couple of hours or a night's worth, load it up to the Podcast server, then stream it to your station's computer.

Advantages:
Podcast is lighter so therefore faster on stream.
Cross Platform compatible. Even an old Nokia cell can listen to it.
And once an online Podcast server is set up you can pipe other people's Podcasts to it simply by adding the URL
and all of the Podcasts (yours and/or external URL's) are easily organized into timed programmes.

So with Podcast you can get a greater coverage, gain more / new listeners, keep your present fans smiling because you have added mobility, and it is a little easier to manage and set up than Shoutcast / Icecast.

sorry for writing a long one, but I hope this answers your questions.

**** Update ****

After looking at the RAG-FM set up....
RAG-FM (Johny C) got it right - see pic Server & Transmitter

Johny is running Shoutcast and is running his own in-house-server. So he has actually achieved a HOP Server.

By running his own server from his studio he is able to pull content, and re-broadcast that content with ease.

If you are looking to do the same hit me (or Johny) back about how to set up such a system.    


Edited by GrantK on 01 June 2013 at 12:40am


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