How Internet Radio Works
Internet radio server running our radio platform receives the stream from your computer and forwards it to the listeners
On the Web, you can easily broadcast audio streams, which can consist of stored content (MP3 files), or live broadcasts (your voice over the microphone). The basic components of Internet broadcasting:
On the Web, you can easily broadcast audio streams, which can consist of stored content (MP3 files), or live broadcasts (your voice over the microphone).
Your computer (connected to the Internet) is used to mix all audio sources coming through your sound card - this can be a music file being played, live voice from a microphone, or another source - a CD player and so on. The computer turns the audio information from the sound card into a "stream" and sends it to our server "on the fly". If you, for some reason, cannot broadcast from your computer, the option of broadcasting from the server when audio content is uploaded to our server and played directly from it is possible.
Internet radio server running our radio platform receives the stream from your computer and forwards it to the listeners. Server settings allow you to control stream metadata (genre, title, other parameters), broadcast quality, and a host of other parameters.
Listeners (Internet users)
Any Internet user worldwide can connect to our server and start listening to your broadcast!
What does "Bitrate" (Quality, kbps) mean?
Sound streams on the Internet are encoded (compressed) to a certain bitrate, basically this term means the quality of the stream broadcast, as well as this term means the quality of the mp3 file. This parameter is measured in kbps - kilo bits per second (kilobits per second) and basically means how many kilobits of information are sent to the listener, the higher this parameter is, the better quality, say 128 kbps - close to CD sound, and the lowest quality 24 kbps - most similar to the sound from the telephone line. The higher the bitrate of your channel, the higher the requirements for your listeners' Internet access channel. Users with modem access will not be able to comfortably listen to broadcasts greater than 24-32 kbps.
Setting up a Web-site
A quality website like Radio Vesti FM is the best way to present your radio to your listeners. It's very important to draw attention to its main feature - Internet radio - and not just make it possible to listen to the broadcast, but also add feedback, additional information about the broadcast (what's on the air now, the history of the latest songs), the ability to view a playlist and vote for the songs, and so on. We'll definitely help you with all these additional features, especially since many additional services can be connected for free and instantly from your control panel, thanks to our flexible and open architecture.