About SHOUTcast Widgets Mount Points Options

Mountpoints are streams -- mp3 streams are by far the most common and popular and are basiclly the default format since most any player can play them. Bitrate is the amount of bits per second and 128Kbs is the standard for mp3 as far as cd quality. Streaming on mobile devices is getting very popular, however because mobile devices must many times stream on slower mobile networks(vs. WiFi), 128Kbs can be hard for some providers to deliver, this is why AAC+ format is in high demand on networks like Tunein Radio -- 32Kbs is a lot easier to sream vs 128Kbs, saving user bandwidth, saving the stream provider's bandwidth, remember a 32Kbs AAC+ stream delivers the exact same quality as a 128Kbs mp3 stream. AAC+ does not play on nearly as many players as MP3 does, so by using multiple mountpoints you can offer you listeners the best of both worlds.
Mountpoints are generally not used with SHOUTcast v1 , however with SHOUTcast v2 and Icecast you can make use of 2 mountpoints in your SHOUTcast Widgets players, mainly the mobile versions which allow listeners to find a stream that works with their phone. You will also find a option in the mobile section for another mountpoint if you like, which would be used for the mobile version of SHOUTcast Widgets!

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