If all goes well, I’ll be recording the sessions at Bloggercon on Saturday. Apparently distribution boxes are available, so you can bring your own recorder for a high-quality feed.
Unfortunately, I can’t get the phone line I need for my broadcast-quality streaming setup, so we’re looking for alternatives. Two ways you can help us:
- If you can stream from your laptop (i.e., you have an off-site server), we’ll have WiFi that should let you get out. Don’t plan to stream directly to clients via WiFi; there won’t be sufficient bandwidth to run a server for all the clients I expect will want to access the audio.
- If you have a Windows XP laptop with a decent CPU, WiFi and USB that we can use for streaming, let me know. If (!) we can get a dedicated IP address over WiFi and if (!) we can have port 3690 forwarded to the laptop, I can use it to reach the Limelight Networks content-delivery network and from there reach everyone worldwide. My only Windows laptop is a wimpy Sony Vaio Picturebook with a Transmeta CPU that isn’t fast enough to run the Windows Media Encoder.
Thanks. And see you at Bloggercon!
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Doug, assuming I can get in on the to-be-reopened registration list tomorrow morning, I’ve got the required equipment and would be glad to work with you. I’m local to the Bloggercon (Mt. View) and I’ve got a high-powered laptop with built-in WiFi and have full control over the ports, etc. I’m also an audio/music guy on-the-side so I’ve done live gigs before. If you’re interested, drop me an email and I’ll let you know if I get in 🙂 and then we can plan from there.
Apparently I shouldn’t have put http:// in front of my URI 🙂 so this post should correctly link to me.
How much bandwidth are we talking about? I have an off-site server, but it’s limited to 20GB/month and I’m only one site (although probably the biggest).
John, Each listener will use about 230MB for the whole day. But the real issue is that you’ve got to be running a streaming server such as Microsoft Media, Real Networks, ShoutCast, etc.