Old 22nd June 2017, 17:12   #1
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V1 or V2. Whats the benefit

TItle says it all.
What is the benefit of using Shoutcast V2 as opposed to V1?
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Old 22nd June 2017, 17:22   #2
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are you referring to v1 vs v2 source or dnas server?

v1 source -- supported by v1 & v2 dnas, does not provide next playing or album art support...
v1 dnas -- not supported, not listed in shoutcast or radionomy directories, does not support http streamimg...

just some of the limitations/features of v1 source/dnas.
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Old 27th June 2017, 14:11   #3
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There are many reasons why it is better to have shoutcast v2.
- Automatic switch between AutoDJ and Live Stream
- MP3 , AAC+ codecs in AutoDJ (in shoutcast v1 mp3 only)
- v2 Support multiple radio channels on single server [using Mount Points]
- Individual DJ accounts for live connection (You can set up an account for your DJs, each of whom will have their own username and password to connect to the server. You can determine the time and day at which DJ's can connect and You can also set permissions for individual account.)
- at the beginning of this year many of browsers not support shoutcast v1 streams in players
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Old 27th June 2017, 15:41   #4
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Can't add much to the OP question but I'd say that V1 DNAS is pretty much outdated. The present (and future) is V2 DNAS. My go-to V2 was... monetization.

If you build an audience, at some point you'll need those "reward" dimes for the advertisements. They help somehow to cover part of your server costs, stay focused on providing quality content, keep an updated stream delivery and (last but most important) server security. You'll rest assured that vulnerabilities will be assessed, patches issued, bugs resolved, features added, and so much more.

Go for V2, if you can.

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