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What streaming format do you prefer?

Offline Marius

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What streaming format do you prefer?
« on: July 30, 2010, 10:01:28 PM »
I'm curios, with the large offer of streaming formats we have, what is your choice?
Here is Romania the most used format is aacPlus v2 because of the excellent quality at low bitrates.
I'm asking this because i'm thinking to implement an internal shoutcast/icecast encoder in RDJ because it seems that DSP is not so stable.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 10:03:32 PM by Marius »
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Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 01:42:12 AM »
Hi Marius!!

I am currently using a Icecast2 server with mp3 64 kbps 44100 Khz.
You can listen here: http://www.nene94.com/radio/stream.pls  :angel:

But SHOUTCast is good!.. I like two options!  :P

Best regards,!!  ;D
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Chris Diack

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 02:28:22 AM »
Hi Marius

We stream (3) Edcast/OddcastV3 >>> MP3 32kbps/22050/Mono, AAC+V2 28kbps/44100/Parametric Stereo, MP3 40kbps/22050/Mono >>>  into SHOUTcast Server v1.9.8/win32.

We feel AAC+V2 is a very satisfactory choice.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 02:30:05 AM by Chris Diack »

farbiak

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 08:53:55 AM »
Marius,

I am using shoutcast (and built in encoder) with 128 mp3 quality. Mp3 because free streaming server does not allow another format like aac. :-(

Peter

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Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 09:49:14 AM »
I stream with the Oddcast plugin >>> MP3 128kbps - stereo, -  on giss.tv streaming server

before this I used myradiostream.com  shoutcast plugin, but the servers go down once or twice a day ;-)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 01:09:23 PM by FMPALMA »

DJ_PeterPetersen

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 07:53:07 PM »
Hi,

As i stepped over from Freestreamhosters (shoutcast) to giss.tv (icecast)  i must use now  oddcast (from 2004) (as edcast crashes with Radio-DJ)
Stream is 128 kbps MP3

PeterP
« Last Edit: August 02, 2010, 07:40:58 AM by Peter Petersen (radio-dj) »

dodobasi

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 12:12:29 AM »
I prefer everything of quality. Since HE-AAC is not so good at low bitrates as it is seems to be, I started another server on giss.tv and I have MP3 112 kbps stereo as a second stream. The only reason I didn't rised to 128 kbps is because of Croatian Internet which is not so good even nowadays.

Marvin

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 01:12:05 AM »
I stream 3 streams:  128k shoutcast for high quality large bandwith / 64k aac+ for medium bandwith decent quality (specifically for itunes listeners and mobile smartphone listeners) and mp3 24k mono for lo bandwith listening and lo profile listening at work.  If aac+ had an embeddable player I'd drop the 24k mono and run a 32k aac+ stream instead.  I find the 64k aac+ stream is ALMOST as as good as 128k shoutcast mp3.

I believe edcast can stream aac+ though I haven't tried.  My stream relay provider told me to first download winamp's streamer and the aac+ plug in then with a bit of magic I could configure edcast to do aac+. I haven't tried it, I send a 128k mp3 to the relay server and they transcode from there.

If you build it in, I think you will find a lot of different formats are wanted!  IF you do go ahead, seeing the number of listeners on each stream would be a nice thing, though not imperative, I use free radio tools software for that.

Marvin

farbiak

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010, 11:00:37 AM »
Guys, what do you think is better format for streaming what regards quality?

MP3, AAC, OGG? What are the pluses and minuses of each from those formats, especially with regards to bandwith problems by streaming?

Thanks in advance.

Peter


Pluk

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 04:38:45 PM »
Hi all,

I have two streams, 1 low quality 48kHz mono, for mobile internet and 1 higher quality aac+V2 128 for internet at home Both shoutcast. The 2 streams are both at home so the low quality is max 10 listeners and the high quality only 4 users.
I know very small, but it's just for myself en family/friends to play with.

Greetings

Pluk

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edjuncos

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 01:18:32 AM »
Hello Marious/guys.

Currently I'm using Shoutcast with MP3 encoder to broadcast my station radio, the main reason is because is the best and easy way to put a flash web player in my web site also I'm using a fb app to plublish on my wall the radio broadcast and only allows MP3 streams; yes I know, we can use diferent music players to listen the broadcast but for me (at least for now) is much better do it in this way.

Best regards from México and thank you Marius, this is a really awesome project.

ones

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2011, 02:19:23 AM »
Shoutcast AAC+ and transcode to mp3 ~ 128 and 24 or 48 for mobile.

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Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2011, 10:17:02 AM »
I'm using Shoutcast mp3 128kbs, haven't tried anything else yet.

Ian
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garybaldy72uk

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2011, 10:29:30 AM »
Run 2 streams on my station One is 128 mp3 and the other is 48k AAC+

If all Players (including Flash) Played AAC id stream with just that.

TravisMitchell

Re: What streaming format do you prefer?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011, 10:02:41 AM »
I'm running my Station with IceCast 2 at 128 kbps in stereo.