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FAQ

What Equipment Do I Require To Stream ?

All Equipment will be provided my Ismaa, We have different packages available please cont Here

How do i Connect Everything up to Stream ?

The Equipment that we supply will have full instruction on how to connect the device, Most packages will have a trained Technician how will come out and Install Equipment.

If you are still having a problem we are available to provide technical Support 24/7 email and Live Chat Below...

Get a Better Audio Streaming Quality ?

Most of the time when people stream audio all they care about is the bitrate. The thought is- more bitrate better audio quality but this is not the full truth. When you are streaming audio you need to watch a few things to get the best audio quality you can from your bitrate. For example, getting better audio is a combination of Bitrate (kbps), Frequency (Hz) and if the streaming is mono or stereo. I will try to explain this as simply as possible.

Bitrate is defined as the number of data points used to approximate the true wave form. Obviously, the higher the number, the more accurately the wave form is approximated. Radio streams are encoded (compressed) to a ‘bitrate’. The bitrate simply refers to the audio quality of the stream; this is measured in computer terms in ‘kbps – kilobits per second’ or ‘k’ for short.

Sampling frequency also impacts fidelity. The sampling frequency is essentially the number of times the sound event is quantized within a given time period. Sampling frequencies are specified in KiloHertz (KHz), a term meaning samples per second. The key in understanding how sampling frequency affects fidelity is the Nyquist sampling theorem. Basically, when applied to audio signals the Nyquist theorem states that the highest possible pitch in the sound is one-half that of the sampling frequency.

Most users automatically assume that because it is set to stereo it will sound better. This is not the case- using stereo on a lower bitrate will cause muffled audio. For example – 48kbps on stereo would mean you are only getting 24kbps per channel. This decreases the end listener’s experience of your stream, with mono it will sound better for them. On 128kbps for example, you are getting 64kbps per channel. This means the overall quality will be improved offering a good stereo, crystal clear audio to the end user.

The following is a table with MP3 parameters combinations for your encoder

The Future Of Internet Radio ?

REACH By its nature, the Internet can distribute the “signal” or show around the world to every nook and cranny. And it can do it while providing high quality at each locale.

ON DEMAND Because the product has to run through servers anyway, there is an on-demand aspect to Internet radio that cannot be duplicated by transmitter-based radio without the use of ancillary TiVo-like equipment. And there are no such devices available. Internet radio can stream in real time or be obtained on demand as needed. You can listen to what you want when you want. This is a big competitive advantage.

LOW COST The death blow, though, always comes down to money. The expense of streaming over the Internet is a fraction of what transmitter-based broadcasting costs. There is no big antenna, no transmitters, no special studios. Nothing within reason can change this metric.

This same argument could be made about TV, with IPTV being the future of TV distribution. Internet radio will pioneer this transition of media to the Net, if for no other reason than it got a head start.

So, you have to wonder: When will the last terrestrial transmitter get turned off? Well, this sort of thing never happens overnight, but certainly by 2020.

What Kind of Internet Connection Do I Need to Be Able to Stream Radio ?

Internet Radio is very simple in today’s world. Basically, you can use the same computer with the same software to stream to 1 listener or thousands of listeners. what is important is that you know how much bandwidth you need and the bit rare you want to use to stream your music.

  • Bandwidth - Is the amount of data your internet connection can carry from one point to another in a given time period. That means, Small bandwidth, you will get a few listeners. A big bandwidth will allow you to have more listeners.
  • Bit rate - Simply refers to the audio quality of the stream, this is measured in computer terms in ‘kbps – kilobits per second’ or ‘k’ for short. Listening to a station in 128k stereo would sound like CD quality, whereas 24k would sound more like listening over the phone.

OK BUT HOW MUCH DO I NEED?

If your plan is to have as many listeners as you can, I recommend you get the services of an Internet Radio Server (Radio Hosting) This service will give you the capacity to have multiple listeners, keeping your home internet connection with low traffic so you can surf easily and stream at the same time. This will allow you to have more listeners.

Let say your connection is only 1 MB upload and you are streaming at 128 kbps, REMEMBER 1 MB is 1024 kb, that means you will only use 128 kb of the 1024. You will use that 128 kb to stream to an Internet Radio server or hosting company and your listeners will connect to that server instead of to your computer directly. Another big advantage is with this service you will have a static IP.

Static IP – This is the number of your computer when you surf online. It usually looks like this xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (x are numbers). The reason you want a static IP is that unless you have one your IP will change every time you access the internet. That means if you are streaming from your computer you will have to provide to your listeners the right IP of your computer every time so they can listen your streaming. With Static IP the IP number never changes so you can create a link to your Online Radio Station with that IP and you never have to change it.

That is why an Internet Radio Server Services is so convenient. Not only will it give you a Static IP it also gives you a fast internet connection to handle more listeners.

In a simple summary, Bit rate + Listeners = The type of Internet Connection you will need.

We offer Internet Radio Servers at affordable prices. Broadcast Live Radio effortlessly using our Servers. You can quickly and easily stream your station all over the world whilst keeping track of who is listening and where they’re from using a full control.

Internet Radio Is The Future ?

Internet Radio is growing every day with more people using mobile devices to listen to online music. In America, people from age 12 and over for a total of Over 57 million of people (that’s 22% of the U.S. population) now listens to Internet radio.

Internet radio has a leap of almost 30% from last year’s, 17% is people of the U.S. population, this is the double what it was 5 years ago. This rise is largely attributable to the growth in Americans’ use of mobile technology, Smartphone ownership has tripled in two years.

¿Is the future of terrestrial radio disappear? Well, could be, in a near future the cars will start to come with a connection to listen to music online, and if you add people already use their mobile devices connected to their car stereo to listen to Internet Radio, well I could say we are very close.