Advantages Of Streaming Multiple Bitrates

Posted By on Feb 03 2009 12:00 AM
Streaming SHOUTcast is something that everyone can enjoy, but not everyone can enjoy it. Just over 70% of internet services are broadband. Only a small percentage of that has a fast internet service, so streaming on a 128kbps stream is not going to impress everyone, not everyone can get bufferless streaming.

So how can you fix this? Offer a relay of a lower stream bitrate. Here are a few examples of which bitrate will suit your listeners!

24k
Good for voice-only broadcast

32k
Voice or low quality mono music

56k
Low quality stereo music, medium quality mono

64k
Medium quality stereo, good quality mono

96k
Good quality stereo, excellent quality mono

128k+
Very good quality stereo.

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