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Chapter 1. Introduction to Streaming Audio > Server Stream Distribution

Server Stream Distribution

Server stream distribution is the process of delivering your audio content to your listeners. Without a server to take your audio programming and send it to listeners for you, you would need to make a connection from the authoring computer to each listener. Server stream distribution is also much easier and more efficient than e-mailing the content as an attachment to each person who wants to listen to it.

Unicast Versus Multicast

Streaming servers deliver audio to listeners in two primary ways. The first method, unicast, involves each listener receiving his own copy of the audio stream, like two cups connected by a string. A streaming server in unicast with 100 listeners would have a complex web of 100 cups and strings. In unicast, each listener requires as much bandwidth as the stream to which they are listening. This means that 100 users listening to your 24Kbps audio stream requires 2.4Mbps of bandwidth. (For more details about bandwidth, see Chapter 2.)


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