Live365 opinions please!

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chri5
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Live365 opinions please!

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Hello,
Please could I have your opinions on Live365? What are the pro & cons of setting up an internet radio station with them?
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Whilst I don't want to comment on the pros and cons of a service provider such as Live 365 (don't want to be accused of bashing competition)....

I do note that many broadcasters start off with Live365 and then seem to move away from it.

I think nowadays there is a lot more choice when it comes to legal streaming.

Personally, a shoutcast stream utilising a bitrate of your choice, as well as a server provider of your choice - linked into a service such as Loudcity or SWCast is as flexible (if not more) - and is competitive in price.

Most of the comments I've heard concern the forced adverts that Live365 insert in your stream. I know a whole lot of broadcasters dislike this......
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Post by stream staff »

if you want an alternative to live365 services we can offer many content delivery options.

feel free to check these out,
http://www.streamsolutions.co.uk/index.php?page=cds
http://www.streamsolutions.co.uk/index.php?page=aaccds
http://www.streamsolutions.co.uk/index. ... dsschedule

depending on your location you need to check out your local laws for licensing.

if you are stateside check out www.loudcity.net

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mmm so I've the choice of forced adverts in my stream or pay what would appear to be lots more for bandwidth & separate licensing.

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Post by stream staff »

im not really sure on what live 365 charges so im unable to comment,

i would imagine they make a lot of revenue from advertising so they can keep the costs lower.

but it depends on your budget and what you want to offer to your listeners.

there are lots of stream hosts out there so you can look at your needs and pocket size,

but remember you pay for what you get,

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What about licensing in the UK, any UK broadcaster out there not using live365? What are the options with licensing?

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There is no one offering full ppl and mcprs licensing for the uk and it needs to be done independantly.

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