Stream quality was exceptional for a 320kbps server. We streamed audio (in Australia) for half an hour with no dropouts or buffering from end users located in the USA and the UK. We tested a SHOUTcast V1 stream with a maximum of 10 listeners (which we were able to fill without a hiccup).
The control panel is a stock Centovacast control panel skinned using Internet-Radio's theme. The panel features all basic features included in Centovacast detailed below.
The addition of extra functionalities such as the excellent support topics, FAQ/Guides and code snippets make Internet-Radio a great first-host for streamers.
If you're not familiar with SHOUTcast, Icecast or internet radio. You will feel welcome at Internet-Radio! Their simple to understand, three step billing process enables you to have a server up and running in literally minutes as we experienced.
Location & Streaming
These guys are located in the UK, which is fantastic for anyone located anywhere in Europe. With that being said, we at Broadcasting World are located in Australia and experienced little to no lag or buffering when it came to streaming high-quality 320kbps audio.
We quickly filled up our 10 listener slots to test the maximum capability of this server, to our surprise we found excellent handling of listeners and streaming. We were able to view detailed stats of our listeners including their country, IP address and more.
They weren't the only statistics we found about our listeners though. We found some extra information that could be vital to your station such as a 7-day, 14-day, 20-day trend, unique listeners and even advanced graphical layouts to visualise your streaming radio data easily.
Scripts & Extra Features
By far the most useful was the scripts page where Internet-Radio has set up some advanced scripts to display on your own website. These scripts included...
- Stream Status Summary
- Stream Details
- On-Demand Content
- Recent Tracks
- Song Requests
- Tune In
With all of Internet-Radio's extra features and server quality, we are happy to recommend Internet-Radio to any start-up internet streamer. It has all the easy to understand features, excellent support and stream qualities to make any budding broadcaster happy.