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    IAIB Broadcaster ChaseShumway's Avatar
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    Question More Than One Nicecast

    Our show is now carried live on two different Internet radio stations. We use the Shoutcast DSP plugin for Winamp as both are Shoutcast stations. For anyone not aware, the plugin lets you do up to five streams simultaneously. I've been booting into Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro in order to use Shoutcast since it's not available for Mac.

    I'd like to start using Nicecast on the OS X side instead, but it only supports one stream at a time. A rep told me multiple streams is a popular request and they're working on it. But I'm wondering, until that update exists, if I can run two instances of Nicecast using the "open -n /Applications/Nicecast.app/" command in Terminal? Has anyone else ever done this? Will my MacBook burst into flames?

    I can't seem to find any info on running multiple instances of Nicecast on Google. Using that command I was able to launch two instances of it, no problem. But I didn't try streaming yet. Thought I'd find out if anyone else has had experience with this first.
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    This is not an answer to your question, but I am curious as to how much latency there is with the Shoutcast stream.
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    I can't be sure, but I don't think it's more than a second or two. The chat room seems to respond to questions we throw out pretty quickly (less than five seconds, I would say). That's not a very accurate way of measuring though.
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    I also use Nicecast, but I've never tried to run multiple instances. Since it seems you have been able to get both running, all I can suggest is to give it a shot and see if it will stream two different streams. I'm presuming your reason for multiple streams is multiple bitrates?
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    Just streaming to two different Internet radio stations. Both use the same bitrate, just different servers and ports. I'll probably end up giving it a shot on the next show.
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