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!

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

How do I find my Mailchimp Form URL?

Login to your Mailchimp panel https://login.mailchimp.com Click on Lists at the top If you...

How to find Server Settings with Centova Cast

IP Address or Host Name - Click on Quick Links in the left menu of your Centova Cast panel, look...

How do I use SHOUTJockey as my Website?

Domain Masking or URL Masking is the art of hiding the actual domain name of a website from the...

How do I use the Chat And Go Flash Chat option?

ChatandGo is a free flash chat widget you can use throughout your network of dj's and friends...

How do I access SHOUTJockey

As long as your have SHOUTJockey enabled on your account, you will find the SHOUTJockey access...

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution