A computer operating system (compare to MacOSX and Linux) from Microsoft, Inc.
Macintosh Operating System version Ten
A free and open-source audio storage and streaming format. It can be considered an unencumbered alternative to MP3 and is constantly improving even though it already provides superior audio quality to MP3. Although most popular audio players can play Ogg Vorbis they sometimes require the user to download a plug-in, which is less convenient than MP3.
A proprietary audio streaming format developed by Real Networks and supported by their commercial software. Compatible players are very common, though the format itself may be declining.
stream encoder -
Software which transforms audio into a compressed digital audio stream.
Audio stream encoding software which runs on MS-Windows.
Audio stream encoding software for a Mac.
A 3G wireless network is a network provided by cell-phone companies which connects compatible
phones and wireless devices to the internet at moderate speeds.
A free stream broadcaster which occasionally asks for donations and has some limitations on the content they'll broadcast.
A well-known audio stream broadcaster.
stream server -
A stream server is a computer program which receives one or more digital audio streams and re-transmits them to everyone desiring to listen to those streams on their computers over the internet -- similar to how a radio broadcast transmitter sends one audio signal to many listeners. Stream server sometimes may also refer to the computer upon which the stream software program runs.
Free and open source software (FOSS) is software that can be freely used, copied, redistributed and modified.
Barix Instreamer -
Special-purpose audio stream encoding box -- no additional software or hardware required.
web server -
A web server is a computer that provides web pages to people using web browsers.
Possibly the most widely-known audio storage and streaming format, probably supported by more installed players than RealAudio and Ogg Vorbis. A corporation owns the MP3 format and as yet have not placed onerous restrictions on its use, but some people avoid MP3 because of the possibility.
Audio stream encoding software by RealNetworks. Besides RealAudio-format
streams, RealProducer can stream in other formats such as the
increasingly-popular AAC, but that is not part of Key to Internet Radio.
Audio stream encoding software for Linux which is free and open source.
telephone modem -
A telephone modem allows computers to exchange data over normal telephone connections. Telephone modems are still sometimes used for connecting to internet service providers. Although telephone modems may run as fast as 56kbits/second, telephone companies sometimes "split" telephone lines (squeeze two telephone customers on one wire) to save wiring costs, which limits modem speeds to 28.8kbps even with a "56k" modem. This is why "modem-compatible" audio streams are usually 24kbits/second rather than 48k or 56k.
A computer operating system (compare to MacOSX and MS-Windows) which is
free and open source.
An audio stream broadcaster.
Licensing fees are fees paid to legalize the broadcast or streaming of certain copyrighted material. Licensing fees are paid to Performing Rights Organizations such as BMI and ASCAP, which in turn pass on a portion of the fees to composers and performers.
stream format -
The method by which digitized/encoded audio is sent over the internet. Common formats are MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, RealAudio.
Audio stream broadcasting software for Linux which is free and open source.
Live365 encoder -
Audio stream encoding software supplied by Live365