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by MRAM 1500 kHz
ShoutCast was mentioned. I use ShoutCast for two different programs that I stream. That makes you the host so you do need a reasonably fast connection if you want to stream to more than a few people at once.
It’s free and you can set it up to stream on demand which means you could host your own files in addition to live streams. http://miles_robert_audio.tripod.com/WebCast.htm is where you find my links. ShoutCast is designed to work with WinAmp but RealPlayer also works.
One drawback is that most internet connections are dynamic IP which means if you put a link to the ShoutCast stream on a website, you have to update the link whenever your IP address changes. My DSL doesn’t change the address very often. Of course, any time I loose the connection it changes when I logon.
One way around that problem is to let ShoutCast handle the actual link to the stream with there index of streams. Then, it doesn’t matter what your IP address is as the ShoutCast server automatically updates the ShoutCast website. You just link to ShoutCast and let people know how to search for your stream on ShoutCast with a keyword.