OpenP2P.com: Internet Radio the P2P Way
Sep 26, 2002, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Wen)
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"What could be even more controversial than Internet radio/audio
broadcasting--which has made headlines this year over the issue of
royalty payments--and P2P file sharing? Probably the merging
together of these banes of the music industry. Two P2P clients,
PeerCast and Streamer, are exactly that. Without the need to have
your own dedicated server, these programs let you stream audio
files to other users on a P2P network. Essentially, you can run
your own Internet radio station whenever you start up your computer
and get online.
"PeerCast runs on both Linux and Windows and, while the code is
not under open source presently (there are plans to put it under
open source soon), it is free for anyone to download and use.
Streamer, though not as technically sophisticated as PeerCast, is
open source and, for now, available only for Windows. Both stream
MP3 files, and PeerCast can also broadcast audio files encoded in
the Ogg Vorbis format..."