To fix some of this information.
You can get a Shoutcast server for free, and configuring it is not too hard as all the lines in the config file have comments explaining what it means.
The Sam encoders are also free unless you'll be streaming for four hours or more, then you do have to pay.
As for setting up your own station, that does cost money but a lot of places will give you a place to do it with. If you're just using the Shoutcast server for testing though, I think you'll be OK.
I set up a test server a couple of years ago so I don't mind helping out if someone needs me to help them set up.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Matzura" <number6@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 9:54
Subject: [bct] Re: streaming internet radio
On Mon, 15 May 2006 13:52:42 -0500, you wrote:
Hi, what you need to do to stream on the internet is.
1. go to http://shoutcast.com
2. download the shoutcast server, or buy one from a person that sells such things.
good shoutcast persons to buy from are tbrn.net
3. configure the shoutcast server all the lines are commented for you, or buy one, and the person that sells it will configure it for you.
4. Use the sam encoders, priced at $45 or use the shoutcast nulsoft plugin to stream to the server.
All except for one problem. The man asked for free software and services.