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OT: Stream high-quality audio via the Internet

Started by Jon Harris August 28, 2005
Does anyone know of a way to send a high-quality (better than telephone-quality) 
audio stream over the Internet?  I would like to stream audio from my work to my 
home.  I have a broadband Internet connection at both ends, and VPN is possible 
as well.  There seems to be plenty of products that deal with telephone-quality 
audio (VOIP, voice-chat program, etc.), but I haven't found anything for 
higher-quality audio.  I tried the recently-released Google Talk to do this, but 
found the quality unacceptable.  Something like a 128kbps MP3 stream would be 
ideal.

My purpose is to be able to increasingly work from home while leaving all my 
tools at work.  Using remote control software (RealVNC) to control my work PC 
from home is working well to allow for code development, accessing network 
resources, etc.  But since I am in audio development, being able to listen the 
results of my code changes is key to allow me to fully work remotely.

Free solutions would be ideal, though commercial products would be considered as 
well.  This is a bit OT for DSP, so recommendations of other places to ask are 
solicited as well.  Thanks!

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Jon Harris
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Jon Harris wrote:
> Does anyone know of a way to send a high-quality (better than telephone-quality) > audio stream over the Internet? Something like a 128kbps MP3 stream would be > ideal.
IceCast is what I have used for streaming Ogg Vorbis audio in the past, but I think it can handle other media formats too. It's free. It seems to be designed for internet radio uses, but I believe you can set it up so that only certain IP addresses can listen, and I'm fairly sure there is a way to password protect the stream too.
P.S. I  forgot to mention I am on the Windows platform.  I would most likely 
stream from a Windows 2000 box to an XP box.

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> Does anyone know of a way to send a high-quality (better than > telephone-quality) audio stream over the Internet? I would like to stream > audio from my work to my home. I have a broadband Internet connection at both > ends, and VPN is possible as well. There seems to be plenty of products that > deal with telephone-quality audio (VOIP, voice-chat program, etc.), but I > haven't found anything for higher-quality audio. I tried the > recently-released Google Talk to do this, but found the quality unacceptable. > Something like a 128kbps MP3 stream would be ideal. > > My purpose is to be able to increasingly work from home while leaving all my > tools at work. Using remote control software (RealVNC) to control my work PC > from home is working well to allow for code development, accessing network > resources, etc. But since I am in audio development, being able to listen the > results of my code changes is key to allow me to fully work remotely. > > Free solutions would be ideal, though commercial products would be considered > as well. This is a bit OT for DSP, so recommendations of other places to ask > are solicited as well. Thanks! > > -- > Jon Harris > SPAM blocker in place: > Remove 99 (but leave 7) to reply