Looking for a MP3 transcoder/server. My dream piece of software runs as an apache module or standalone http server. Clients request a resource, like http://server/content/filename.mp3, over normal HTTP, but the transcoder intercepts that request and streams the mp3 file at a set normalized bitrate and quality, transcoding if necessary, and only transcoding/serving the requested content. The resultant stream has to be compatible with shoutcast-style mp3 stream players (iTunes, Winamp, QuickTime.) Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Jul 27, 2006 -
What's the most reliable, simplest, and cheapest way for my company to deliver streaming videos of lectures to students? [more inside]
posted by pantufla
on Jul 5, 2006 -
Does anyone recommend a specific LCD television that will allow streaming over UPnP from a media box, decode DivX, XViD, and other MPEG-4 video formats, and is available in North America (specifically Canada)? [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Jun 19, 2006 -
Hi, wondering if anyone's had any experience with audio distortion with real player?
After roughly 20 mins, sometimes less, of listening to perfect audio quality when streaming, i get a poor quality, poor resolution sound that is uninterrupted.
posted by jwhittlestone
on Jun 9, 2006 -
ObscureStatisticsFilter: Help me find usage and market adoption statistics for major streaming audio servers. [more inside]
posted by bhance
on May 19, 2006 -
Now that ABC is streaming episodes of "Lost," any way one can view it from outside the US and/or download it (copy the stream)?
posted by Cochise
on May 4, 2006 -
I want to use a hosting account (e.g. 1&1 or godaddy or similar) and stream video and audio. Do I need a special service? And how does Google Video do it? What is the best format for Video streaming?
posted by bright77blue
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Today I saw a Slim Devices SqueezeBox 3
. Just read a review at NYT
. Looks pretty neat. That said, I have zero interest or use for the radio/pandora aspect of it. However, the other features may make it worth the price tag. But, before I shell out... what are my other alternatives? (On OS X) [more inside]
posted by Manhasset
on Apr 13, 2006 -
I remember a typical late 1990s Bubble story where a scammer was hyping a fake streaming video technology to grab investor cash. What name should I look up under? [more inside]
posted by meehawl
on Feb 12, 2006 -
Streaming QuickTime problem:
Usually when I click a link which should stream QT clips [eg, here
], I get an error [-3285: disconnected]. Can anybody help me with this?
posted by dash_slot-
on Jan 11, 2006 -
Streaming video solution needed. I would like to wirelessly stream video on demand from an XP-based desktop to an XP-based laptop. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga
on Jan 9, 2006 -
Are there any other Windows MP3 players that have something like RealPlayer's LivePause
feature, which "enables pausing and seeking within live Internet clips"?
posted by smackfu
on Dec 22, 2005 -
MediaFilter: Does what I want exist? I want to stream media to my home theater, but... [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Nov 25, 2005 -
I have a Mac and my friend has a PC. How can we stream a live video capture of our desktops to each other ? [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Nov 18, 2005 -
How can I set up and stream LIVE video to be viewed through my, or another website? [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly
on Oct 13, 2005 -
Is there an easy-to-use web interface for listening to various streaming radio stations via a web interface on a Linux server? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Aug 24, 2005 -
The BBC streams football online, BUT only to the UK. How do I trick it to think I am in the UK when I am overseas?
posted by priorpark17
on Aug 21, 2005 -
I'm in a iTunes environment. We're wireless too. Our all purpose fileserver/mailserver/multipurpose box is a mac mini. I want to be able to stream music to it like an airport express. How can I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by Freen
on Aug 15, 2005 -
I'm a grunge freak with a wide-open cable modem and a willingness to use any stream player. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Aug 15, 2005 -
Does anyone know a website where I can catch the Tour de France? Yeah, I don't have cable because I'm cheap, but times like this make me want to relent. But now, I'm desparate!
posted by Red58
on Jul 5, 2005 -
Need some online radio recommendations, and with a quickness. Just moved and we have like 24 country radio stations and 1 "Best of Aaron Neville/Peter Cetera" station. Help me escape the insanity! [more inside]
posted by shannymara
on May 21, 2005 -
How does IE decide whether to stream a media file or download it fully before opening it? How can I get players other than Windows Media Player to properly stream mp3s with a browser click?
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Mar 27, 2005 -
I'm running Apache 1.3, with the latest version of mod_mp3 to stream mp3s. It is pulling mp3s from 2 directories, one of which has a collection of mp3s not in subdirectories, and the other directory only has sub directories which contain mp3s. Mod_mp3 will read the mp3s from the first directory, but not the second one that only has subdirectories. What the duce?
posted by jackofsaxons
on Mar 6, 2005 -
I want to start an Internet radio station (streaming and archived). How do I deal with the royalties issues legally? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit
on Feb 26, 2005 -
I'm working on a grant-funded project, and need to compress long lectures (captured with a DV cam) into a web-ready format- I've purchased Quicktime Pro and need help with the settings... [more inside]
posted by fake
on Feb 18, 2005 -
I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this
) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla
on Dec 27, 2004 -
MP3 Filter: I've got a large MP3 collection at home that I would like to be able to access from my office. I'm too cheap for an IPod, and it's too big of a collection to be able to mirror on my office computer without taking up gigs of space. I've been looking for a program to stream my mp3's from my home computer to my office computer... [MI]
posted by SweetJesus
on Dec 10, 2004 -
I'm looking for streaming Japanese-language talk or news radio. Specifically, I'm looking for a live feed rather than short clips (the latter of which I seem to find tons of), and preferably low-bandwidth audio-only rather than video. I don't read Japanese, so searching is difficult.
posted by tirade
on Dec 5, 2004 -
It's the last straw, I'm officially tapping my toes to U2's Vertigo, courtesy of Morning Comes Eccectic on KCRW, this has got to stop. My seraches for streaming MP3's has been a bust. I listen to Flaresound and SomaFM, but really would like to find some more organic music for here at work. Bossa Nova would be great. I've completely given up on streaming jazz, I can't find anything that isn't either smooth (gak!) or includes Sun Ra into the mix (beating a trombone to death with a live chicken, while perhaps having artistic merit, isn't good office music.)
Latin jazz? Be-bop? Brazillian music?
Only qualifiers. Must be 128K stream, must be web based, (I don't want traffic reports from Helsinki interrupting my Metafiltering) Anyone got any tips?
posted by Keith Talent
on Nov 24, 2004 -
How can I download/listen to a large number of streaming music tracks (ram format) without having to click each link individually and wait for each song? [mi] [more inside]
posted by ruwan
on Oct 11, 2004 -
There used to be a pretty good streaming audio client, possibly powered by Real.Com but I'm not sure if that's right or not, that had a large selection of streams, stuff like "Funky Holiday" and "The Piano" -- does this ring a bell with anyone? I'm striking out on Google. I thought it was "RadioOne" but that's not it. Any suggestions?
posted by alumshubby
on Sep 13, 2004 -
Okay, I'm desperate: I want to listen to the World Cup of Hockey, but my shortwave radio can't pick up the CBC too well, I don't have a television, and I don't feel like spending a bunch of cash in a bar (which I invariably do when I watch hockey in a bar).
Any tips on where to find streaming coverage?
posted by cmonkey
on Sep 11, 2004 -
I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien
on Sep 1, 2004 -
What is the best software for a radio station to use when streaming live audio via the internet? Similarly, what piece of software do most individuals use to listen to webcasts? [MI] [more inside]
posted by darainwa
on Aug 22, 2004 -
What are some ways to turn a RealPlayer streaming video file into a ripped, usable file on your hard drive? I've seen stuff for the audio part, but not so much video.
posted by inksyndicate
on Jun 28, 2004 -
At work we use Red Hat linux and I've used Shoutcast to stream music. Today, I tried it on a different computer than normal and got an error reading something along the lines of "digital rights conflict with mpeg1/mpeg2/mpeg3 and Red Hat will now allow you to stream music." Thinking it would still stream (silly me), I clicked the "Do not show me this again" box and now I can't stream anything off any website and can't see that error message to give better details. I also use xmms. Anyone heard of this or know what's up? Also, my normal computer is in use so can't test that one out.
posted by jmd82
on Jun 18, 2004 -
Are there external wifi-receiver devices I can plug into an iPod? If so, can you please direct me to some choices?
posted by timyang
on Jun 1, 2004 -
Does anybody know a fairly easy and preferably free way to convert (like the one's here
) into mp3's that I could save to my hard drive?
posted by jonmc
on Mar 13, 2004 -
Seeking recommendations: What software I can use to broadcast live, on-location streaming audio to the Web without a lot of painful configuration and thumb-twisting?
I'm a solo guitarist, and a lot of the places I've been playing at are starting to offer free wireless Internet access. So now I have this crazy idea that I could use my iBook to broadcast my performances live on the Web. The problem is that most of the software I've looked into requires things like open firewall ports, static IPs, etc. and there's no way the people who manage the local CoffeeHaus are gonna agree to do that. So, are there other options?
Bonus points if it works on OS X, but I'll take Windows options too. It doesn't have to be a free solution either, although that'd be swell. Ideally, I'd like listeners to be able to use Winamp or something similar to listen.
posted by scottandrew
on Feb 26, 2004 -
I have an Imac 233 G3 with 96MB of RAM, using OS 9.2.1.
This is a continuation from an older post, but new questions:
Itunes wont install with OS 9, but I cant upgrade to OSX.
I need a way to stream music from a PC *without* itunes.
I appreciate anyones advice. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze
on Jan 8, 2004 -
I'm looking for new radio stations to listen to - anyone care to share their online streams that they listen to? [more]
posted by theNonsuch
on Dec 28, 2003 -