Low cost remote stereo feed to FM station
Tue May 8 22:22:39 EDT 2007
Aaron Read wrote:
>At WBRS lately we've had a Barix Instreamer serve as the webcast
>encoder source - encoding a feed off the mix board (and through an
>EQ & Alesis compressor) and sending it off to Live365.com to be
>"served" out to the public internet. Eventually a regular computer
>will resume that encoder function and the Instreamer will be paired
>with an Exstreamer to serve as a backup STL across the campus LAN.
>The Barix boxes are remarkably stable, both in normal operation
>(there's no OS to crash like Windows) and in terms of getting audio
>reliably across the internet. I've see favorable reviews from other
>public radio stations using them for similar purposes, too.
I use a pair to get local sports feeds between a couple of my
stations. They do sound good...the only problem I've had is that I
have to power-cycle the Exstreamer every couple weeks...all
indications look normal, but no audio. Not a big deal...the board op
at the receive end knows what to do & I've never had one crash during
a broadcast. You can also use Winamp to play back a stream.
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