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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..."

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