Why Is My Shoutcast Server Private? Was a question asked recently by someone on the Shoutcast forums.
The user then goes on to say he is using the free shoutcast service “Listen2MyRadio”
That’s exactly where his problem lies.
Listen2MyRadio don’t allow shoutcast servers to be public, Even if you have set your encoder to public.
It’s another huge drawback with a free shoutcast service as you have to get your listeners to tune in via a webpage on their domain.
You could ask their technical support dept if they will make your server public but the answer will always be NO.
It’s not even as if the free service on @listen2myradio is any good in the first place It always buffered when I tried the service about 10 years ago.
I don’t think it will have improved any since.
Also steer clear of Shoutcast/Icecast hosts that claim to offer “Unlimited” listeners… There NO such thing as “Unlimited” every server maxes out bandwidth eventually.
Last updated on: September 12th, 2016
at 13:59 PM Europe/London
Q: Are you a Budding Radio DJ?
Starting doing Internet radio as a hobby can be daunting at first but when you get used to streaming it can be a great hobby to have.
If you’re a Budding Radio DJ and are looking to get started then may I suggest a few pieces of software to use that won’t cost you a penny.
In order to start streaming on the internet you will need the following…
Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 05:21 AM Europe/London
So I went and had a look at the website.
While you are greeted with a very smart looking website when you actually get to the price plans your in for a shock!
$15.00 a month gets you 50GB of Transfer 250MB of storage and Oh Look “Unlimited Listeners”
If you decide that’s not enough for you you can always go for their “Diamond” package.
Which as you can see is a massive whopping $189.00 a month with 20GB storage (AutoDJ) and 2TB of data transfer with (Oh Look again) “Unlimited” listeners.
There is NO such thing as “Unlimited” when it comes to a server they all max out processing power and bandwidth eventually.
Why do these shoutcast streaming hosts feel the need to take the piss out of customers with packages that are just very poor value for money?
We pay just $11.95 a month for a self managed VPS With 150GB of storage space and 4TB bandwidth and I used to run my shoutcast servers on that.
Before you sign up for a shoutcast host do your homework. There are far better and cheaper shoutcast hosts out there. Read customer reviews and stuff like that.
Don’t be taken for a ride by a fly by night company who offer “Unlimted Listeners” then cap your monthly bandwidth
Always go for a package that just has listener limits that way you know the company has enough bandwidth for you to stream to your listeners sucessfully!
Unlimited Listeners? My Arse!
Last updated on: January 24th, 2016
at 21:44 PM Europe/London
Which means an advert will play over your stream 2 times per hour.
This is if you are signed up totheir SHOUTcast Streaming Service.
I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not?
I just wonder how many listeners this is going to put off listening to a stream though Shoutcast?
I doubt this will do much for a lot of users other than annoy the people wanting to listen to music.
I feel that if people wanted adverts on a radio station then they would be listening to a station on the FM Dial or DAB not online!
One huge question remains:
Now Radionomy are sticking adverts into peoples streams does that mean Radionomy are paying for the royalties for that stations stream as well?
If the answer to that is yes then it would be a good idea.
If not then it’s a NO from me.
Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:26 PM Europe/London
After I logged onto the Winamp forums all became apparent when I saw this announcement from DrO.
Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE
Whois Server: whois.melbourneit.com
Referral URL: http://www.melbourneit.com
Name Server: NS5.RADIONOMY.COM
Name Server: NS6.RADIONOMY.COM
Name Server: NS7.RADIONOMY.COM
I guess the next few weeks/months will be an interesting time for Internet Radio…
Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 06:42 AM Europe/London