Old 22nd February 2007, 12:38   #1
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My posse gettin big and my posse gettin bigger

During my few years endeavoring being a successful radio station I have learned many things.

To those of you out there just now starting out.

NEVER GIVE UP!!!


You must learn to adapt to changes and set backs. God knows there have been many.

Now with my stations on iTunes the taste of Victory is so sweeet.

Hang in there guys. And remember if something aint working for you. .....TRY SOMETHING ELSE
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Old 22nd February 2007, 16:30   #2
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Re: My posse gettin big and my posse gettin bigger

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During my few years endeavoring being a successful radio station I have learned many things.

To those of you out there just now starting out.

NEVER GIVE UP!!!


You must learn to adapt to changes and set backs. God knows there have been many.

Now with my stations on iTunes the taste of Victory is so sweeet.

Hang in there guys. And remember if something aint working for you. .....TRY SOMETHING ELSE
Sputnik, thank you for posting this, this will help alot of new station owners. Very nice and caring wise

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Old 22nd February 2007, 17:53   #3
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well done it good to see people actually make it in the industry and become a known station as so many come and go and give up so easy.

be carefull tho as iTunes will make or break you

i have seen stations go from 20 listeners to 2000 in under 24 hours.

also be carefull as they will de list you if you do not comply with their requirements as fast as they listed you.

i hope your pockets can afford the growth
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Old 22nd February 2007, 18:08   #4
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Too bad itunes still doesn't support playing aac+ streams.

Your mileage may vary!
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Old 22nd February 2007, 23:07   #5
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Yeah if itunes supported aacplus that would be awesome.

As it is I might have to switch from 96k to 64k as my numbers are increasing.

I thought that my numbers would sky rocket over night too. But what is odd is my numbers are growing steadily everyday a little at a time. But not all the sudden.

Oh and dont worry. I am prepared to serve at least 500 people at 64k which according to my convos with itunes folks is sufficient with them.

I am getting a dedicated server with a 100mbps connection here in a few days.

And NO its not a dedibox. I sure learned my lesson with them.
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Old 23rd February 2007, 01:10   #6
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Re: My posse gettin big and my posse gettin bigger

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During my few years endeavoring being a successful radio station I have learned many things.

NEVER GIVE UP!!!

And remember if something aint working for you. .....TRY SOMETHING ELSE
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Old 23rd February 2007, 01:31   #7
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Well, you have a contact at itunes now, let them know that they are missing the boat! That would save me a lot of headache. Today my boss said that we may need to change our stream to something that any idiot can play without having to download or install any codecs/plug-ins. In order to do that and keep the quality high I told him we will need to switch to mp3 at about 128k. I'm not too happy about that as we will lose a lot of the features that we paid a lot of money to get.

Stupid people are messing things up again.

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Old 23rd February 2007, 16:29   #8
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mp3 format is the most widely accepted format out there - just trumps everything else. With mp3 you can setup playlist files that launch Windows Media Player, iTunes, RealPlayer, Winamp, etc., etc. With no other format do you have this wide of a range.

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Old 23rd February 2007, 16:42   #9
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mp3 format is the most widely accepted format out there - just trumps everything else. With mp3 you can setup playlist files that launch Windows Media Player, iTunes, RealPlayer, Winamp, etc., etc. With no other format do you have this wide of a range.
Maybe OS makers like MS and Apple should incorporate aacplus encoding in their OS . So no matter what player you use aacplus will decode it.
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Maybe OS makers like MS and Apple should incorporate aacplus encoding in their OS . So no matter what player you use aacplus will decode it.
Give it time and they will. AAC+, as we all know, sounds just as good ac mp3 at half the bitrate. Major audio players have thrown their support into aac+ ... just give it time.

Apple, however, needs a swift kick in the ass over this issue.
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Old 24th February 2007, 02:19   #11
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Apple, however, needs a swift kick in the ass over this issue.
And that was my point! Microflaccid could use a little nudge too.
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Old 24th February 2007, 13:16   #12
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Ok here goes. I started a petition to get itunes to add accplus to their player.

PLEASE GO HERE AND SIGN THE PETITION IF YOU ARE AT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT THIS:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/itunes/index.html

OH and PS. Send this to everyone you know that may be interested. Also I will creating a petition to send to Microflacid too.
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Old 24th February 2007, 14:04   #13
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Done.

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I wish i was optomistic as you all ,that microshaft and the like will get together on this as it ,i think,weakins there
grasp on the proprietary nature of the players
integrated into operating systems . i feel like the possibility of a.0.l to pull the active x by rava is as real as widows media server costs money. This only an opinion, but lets face it, bizz is about money, and these guys no how to squeezs the green off the paper.
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Old 25th February 2007, 12:46   #15
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Thanks for your opinion.

Now go sign the freaking petition.


PS. I am the eternal optomist.
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Old 25th February 2007, 13:37   #16
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done;

but wtf ,kinda cornered in by next page ,dont ya think.
It added me twice when i tried to back out of the pop up donate page..... <---= I like this guy
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Old 25th February 2007, 14:19   #17
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LOL.

It's not my website so I dunno.
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Old 25th February 2007, 20:10   #18
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PS. I am the eternal optomist.
I'm a pessimist, but there is still a chance that Microflaccid will add the codec (their own flavor) to an update, and probably do it before Apple.



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