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dverlaeckt
2005-12-01, 09:16
Hi all

I need some advice regarding streaming services.

My company wants to put a number of squeezeboxes in some small stores for background music. The idea is to stream self-made playlists to al the boxes simultaneously. The boxes will be turned on practically all the time.

The stores have Cable or ADSL internet connections with limited upload (only around 256 kpbs and monthly upload limits).

So the problem is that we can't put a slim server anywhere to directly stream the music because we don't have enough bandwith and traffic volume capabilities.

So my question is:

1) Are there good streaming media services on the internet which can host our playlists.

2) What can we expect in terms of cost?

TIA

Dieter

DrNic
2005-12-01, 09:29
Hi all

I need some advice regarding streaming services.

My company wants to put a number of squeezeboxes in some small stores for background music. The idea is to stream self-made playlists to al the boxes simultaneously. The boxes will be turned on practically all the time.

The stores have Cable or ADSL internet connections with limited upload (only around 256 kpbs and monthly upload limits).

So the problem is that we can't put a slim server anywhere to directly stream the music because we don't have enough bandwith and traffic volume capabilities.

So my question is:

1) Are there good streaming media services on the internet which can host our playlists.

2) What can we expect in terms of cost?

TIA

Dieter


I'm not sure if it would help (or be the right answer) but Slimdevices were mentioning an offer of streaming bandwidth in return for Advertising...

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=18609

Nic

rme
2005-12-01, 11:13
or you may want to vote for bug#2661

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2661

This would allow for you to setup one slimserver on one host machine and have all your remote squeezeboxes communicating back to that one server.

Aaron Zinck
2005-12-01, 11:36
The only solution I can think of is this:

You could have one location (or even your home?) run a pc beaming a playlist
of your choice to a shoutcast server. You would have to get hosting for
this such as what can be found here: http://shoutcast.serverroom.us/ (I
don't know anything about that company, they're just one of the first that
came up on google). Then have all your squeezeboxen connect to
Squeezenetwork and tune into your custom radio station via Squeezenetwork.
This would avoid you having to use tons of upload bandwidth--you'd only use
the bandwidth necessary for a single stream and the shoutcast server would
bear the brunt of distributing the stream. It would also allow you to run
squeezeboxes at each location without having to have a computer at each
site.