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Hi, what would be the best way to set up an internet
radio station? Does my MSDN Universal subscription
include all the tools I'll need? I'd love to use vb.net
unless there are some decent existing applications.

Thanks,
Randy

Nov 20 '05 #1
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Randy,

Maybe not the answer that you were after but, why don't you do some research
and phone up a few local internet stations ( good ones ) and try and get in
contact with their developers, it may save you a lot of time and money and
you might be surprised at what you find out !

Regards - OHM

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Randy Dietz wrote:
Hi, what would be the best way to set up an internet
radio station? Does my MSDN Universal subscription
include all the tools I'll need? I'd love to use vb.net
unless there are some decent existing applications.

Thanks,
Randy


Regards - OHM# OneHandedMan{at}BTInternet{dot}com
Nov 20 '05 #2

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all you really need is windows 2003 server, it has streaming servers built
into it to do stuff like this...

"Randy Dietz" <sp***@spam9.com> wrote in message
news:00****************************@phx.gbl...
Hi, what would be the best way to set up an internet
radio station? Does my MSDN Universal subscription
include all the tools I'll need? I'd love to use vb.net
unless there are some decent existing applications.

Thanks,
Randy

Nov 20 '05 #3

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That easy huh ?!?, well, I'll have one knocked up by tea time then :-)

Regards - OHM

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Brian Henry wrote:
all you really need is windows 2003 server, it has streaming servers
built into it to do stuff like this...

"Randy Dietz" <sp***@spam9.com> wrote in message
news:00****************************@phx.gbl...
Hi, what would be the best way to set up an internet
radio station? Does my MSDN Universal subscription
include all the tools I'll need? I'd love to use vb.net
unless there are some decent existing applications.

Thanks,
Randy


Regards - OHM# OneHandedMan{at}BTInternet{dot}com
Nov 20 '05 #4

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well to set up a radio streaming station all u need is that, he said nothign
about a front end to it ;)
"One Handed Man [ OHM# ]" <OneHandedMan{at}BTInternet{dot}com> wrote in
message news:O9**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
That easy huh ?!?, well, I'll have one knocked up by tea time then :-)

Regards - OHM

-----------------

Brian Henry wrote:
all you really need is windows 2003 server, it has streaming servers
built into it to do stuff like this...

"Randy Dietz" <sp***@spam9.com> wrote in message
news:00****************************@phx.gbl...
Hi, what would be the best way to set up an internet
radio station? Does my MSDN Universal subscription
include all the tools I'll need? I'd love to use vb.net
unless there are some decent existing applications.

Thanks,
Randy


Regards - OHM# OneHandedMan{at}BTInternet{dot}com

Nov 20 '05 #5

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Standbye for Radio Hand, 97.87 On your F.M. Dial.

:)

Brian Henry wrote:
well to set up a radio streaming station all u need is that, he said
nothign about a front end to it ;)
"One Handed Man [ OHM# ]" <OneHandedMan{at}BTInternet{dot}com> wrote
in message news:O9**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
That easy huh ?!?, well, I'll have one knocked up by tea time then
:-)

Regards - OHM

-----------------

Brian Henry wrote:
all you really need is windows 2003 server, it has streaming servers
built into it to do stuff like this...

"Randy Dietz" <sp***@spam9.com> wrote in message
news:00****************************@phx.gbl...
Hi, what would be the best way to set up an internet
radio station? Does my MSDN Universal subscription
include all the tools I'll need? I'd love to use vb.net
unless there are some decent existing applications.

Thanks,
Randy


Regards - OHM# OneHandedMan{at}BTInternet{dot}com


Regards - OHM# OneHandedMan{at}BTInternet{dot}com
Nov 20 '05 #6

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Hello Randy,

Thanks for posting in the group.

Based on my understanding, the question is: How to setup an Internet radio
station? Please feel free to post here if I have misunderstood the question.

If you want to stream your digital media, you can use Windows Media
Services. If you want to protect your copyrighted content, use Windows
Media Rights Manager.

There is several good articles in MSDN which introduces it.
"Streaming from a Web Server"
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...asp?frame=true

"Building a Windows Media Encoding Workstation"
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...asp?frame=true

There are also many other good articles at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...inganddeployin
g.asp?frame=true

Does that answer your question?

BTW, in the future, it would be best to post these questions in the
following newsgroup.

Microsoft.public.Win32.Programmer.mmedia

All multimedia related issues, configuration and other questions are posted
in the newsgroup above.

The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most
qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who the newsgroups
regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction
with us. Also, this is to make sure that the responders can better track
the problem. Thank you for your understanding.
Best regards,
Yanhong Huang
Microsoft Community Support

Get Secure! C www.microsoft.com/security
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Nov 20 '05 #7

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Hi Randy,

In the first article, we can see:

Using a Windows Media server.
The ideal way to stream content is with Microsoft Windows Media Services 9
Series, which is available only on computers that are running Microsoft
Windows Server 2003. Windows Media Services is designed to handle the
special requirements of streaming and administering Windows Media content
on the Internet or on an intranet. Windows Media Services provides
features, such as live broadcasting and intelligent streaming, which
automatically adjusts the bit rate of each client stream according to
bandwidth that is currently available. Windows Media Services also provides
powerful logging and other features. You can stream by using the Real Time
Streaming Protocol (RTSP), which was created specifically to control the
delivery of real-time data over a network; the MMS protocol, which is the
proprietary streaming media protocol developed for earlier versions of
Windows Media Services; or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Using HTTP,
you can stream through most firewall configurations.

Using a Web server.
You can use any Web server to host Windows Media streaming content. There
are many advantages to streaming from a Windows Media server. However, Web
server streaming may be the best option if you plan to offer only a few
audio clips, for example, or if you have a startup site with limited
resources for adding servers. Because you can use your existing Web server,
you can stream on the Internet or on an intranet by using Windows Media
Technologies.

So for a Windows Media server, you need Windows 2003 server. If just a web
server, we can use existing web servers on WinXP. For client, I think
windows media player is enough.

I don't find any handy demo yet. However, the first artile ("Streaming from
a Web Server") has a Procedures part. It has detailed steps on how to do
it. You may refer to it for more information.

Hope that helps.

Best regards,
Yanhong Huang
Microsoft Community Support

Get Secure! C www.microsoft.com/security
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Nov 20 '05 #8

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Thanks Yan-Hong, your info solved my problem.
-----Original Message-----
Hi Randy,

In the first article, we can see:

Using a Windows Media server.
The ideal way to stream content is with Microsoft Windows Media Services 9 Series, which is available only on computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Windows Media Services is designed to handle the special requirements of streaming and administering Windows Media content on the Internet or on an intranet. Windows Media Services provides features, such as live broadcasting and intelligent streaming, which automatically adjusts the bit rate of each client stream according to bandwidth that is currently available. Windows Media Services also provides powerful logging and other features. You can stream by using the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), which was created specifically to control the delivery of real-time data over a network; the MMS protocol, which is the proprietary streaming media protocol developed for earlier versions of Windows Media Services; or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Using HTTP, you can stream through most firewall configurations.

Using a Web server.
You can use any Web server to host Windows Media streaming content. There are many advantages to streaming from a Windows Media server. However, Web server streaming may be the best option if you plan to offer only a few audio clips, for example, or if you have a startup site with limited resources for adding servers. Because you can use your existing Web server, you can stream on the Internet or on an intranet by using Windows Media Technologies.

So for a Windows Media server, you need Windows 2003 server. If just a web server, we can use existing web servers on WinXP. For client, I think windows media player is enough.

I don't find any handy demo yet. However, the first artile ("Streaming from a Web Server") has a Procedures part. It has detailed steps on how to do it. You may refer to it for more information.

Hope that helps.

Best regards,
Yanhong Huang
Microsoft Community Support

Get Secure! C www.microsoft.com/security
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
.

Nov 20 '05 #9

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Hi Randy,

I am glad to hear it when the new year comes. :) Happy new year and enjoy
the service here.

Thanks again for participating the community.

Best regards,
Yanhong Huang
Microsoft Community Support

Get Secure! C www.microsoft.com/security
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Nov 20 '05 #10

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