How much streaming audio can a broadband connection support?

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  1. Lamarviking

    Lamarviking New Member

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    If I want to connect 8-10 tivos to my broadbannd connection and have them stream audio from shoutcast all at the same time, can a single broadband connection support this?
     
  2. brunson

    brunson New Member

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    "Broadband" is a broad term. How fast is your connection? And what bitrate are the data streams? My Comcast is (supposedly) 6MB, which should handle it with no problem. A 1MB connection may be pushing it.

    connection speed / ( ( datastream bitrate 1 + datastream bitrate 2 + ... + datastream bitrate n ) * 1.1 ) < 1 means you're probably okay
     
  3. ashu

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    Also, if there's any chance one or more of the TiVos may be connected (and listening) to the same stream simultaneously, you can download the Shoutcast Steramer Plugin and/or the standalone Shoutcast Server and fetch only one stream from the web over your broadband, and serve all the TiVos listening to it from the locally streamed one.

    Added usefulness - you can 'DJ' over it, mix in microphone, other sources, fade into other streams/songs etc etc.

    Out of curiosity, what are these TiVos going to used for? :)
     
  4. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

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    No follow-up, eh?

    I'd love to know how things worked out!
     
  5. Lamarviking

    Lamarviking New Member

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    I've been SO busy! I don't frequent the site as often as I used to, I haven't actually tried it yet, I own a retail tanning salon and am considering using "squeeze" boxs in the tanning rooms to put shoutcast in the there for my customers.
     
  6. ashu

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    But you know about the camera in the red light and the 'eye' section of the TiVo, right?

    I imagine this would be illegal (although potentially entertaining!) in a tanning saloon :eek:







    JK - good luck! Thanks for the follow-up!
     

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