Old 15th March 2006, 07:07   #1
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New Shoutcast Server for Intranet

Im looking into setting up a shoutcast server at our organization. The machine i have available is a PIII 500 MHz and 512 Mb RAM.

I have access to just about any operating system you can name, and im flexible with this box because it will be dedicated to running shoutcast. Any recommendations?

Also, i understand that the number of users is primarily limited by the bandwidth and the stream quality, but at 128 - 190 kbps on a 100 MBPs LAN, how many users am i looking at?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 15th March 2006, 07:11   #2
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I have access to just about any operating system you can name, and im flexible with this box because it will be dedicated to running shoutcast. Any recommendations?
linux if you know it or windows xp would be fine if you are just a basic user...
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Is there a marked performance increase in the linux version?
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Old 15th March 2006, 07:18   #4
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Re: New Shoutcast Server for Intranet

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Also, i understand that the number of users is primarily limited by the bandwidth and the stream quality, but at 128 - 190 kbps on a 100 MBPs LAN, how many users am i looking at?
I assume you mean a 100mb connection (that's mega-bits, notice the little 'b', I doubt you mean mega-bytes which is mB)

On a 100mb connection you could have over 700 listeners at 128kbs.

So unless you're going to have that many people tuned in, you could even go with a higher bitrate

Here's a handy dandy bandwidth calculator for all your streaming needs, I use it quite often:
http://www.radiotoolbox.com/online_tools/bandwidth.php
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Old 15th March 2006, 07:22   #5
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wicked, thanks jeffy. Sounds like this server is going to be more than adequate.

So, i should be able to easily handle 100 users at the very least, yes? (thats my goal)
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Old 15th March 2006, 07:24   #6
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So, i should be able to easily handle 100 users at the very least, yes? (thats my goal)
Even at 190 kbs or higher you can easily support that many. Heck, even at 320kbs you could have over 200.
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Old 15th March 2006, 07:25   #7
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Yeah, i was just messing around with that calculator. Thats really handy. That needs a sticky!

Okay, last bit: Is my CPU/RAM adequate?
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Old 15th March 2006, 07:31   #8
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Yeah, i was just messing around with that calculator. Thats really handy. That needs a sticky!
Actaully, I just checked, it's in this sticky:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=187583

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Okay, last bit: Is my CPU/RAM adequate?
I'm actually just starting out with SHOUTcast myself (been with Live365 for the last 5 years.....*gasp*) So I'm not really sure because I haven't had hundreds of listeners since my shoutcast stream is still in the testing phase, but I think you should be ok. If it was a Celeron processor I would be more concerned. You should be fine, especially if you're dedicating the whole box to the shoutcast server and source.
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Old 15th March 2006, 07:34   #9
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hmmmmmm.
Well i guess i have no choice but to try it out.
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