[CentOS] live audio feed via telephone link

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 00:15:22 UTC 2009


Frank Cox wrote:
> I'm looking into costs and feasibility of moving a live feed from a FM radio
> station from the station to a point that's past the usable range of their radio
> signal. It's a rural location and Internet service is not available at the
> station.  If the destination was closer or their transmitter was more powerful,
> I could avoid this step and just plug in a radio, but....
> 
> My best idea so far is to rent a dedicated phone line from the station to the
> point where we need the feed, then get some kind of on-the-fly audio compressor
> to hook up to the main board in the station, push it out over the phone line,
> then decompress it at the destination.
> 
> I'm pretty sure there is dedicated hardware to do the compression/decompression
> (whatever they use to do those "radio remotes" from Sally's Sofa Sales without
> sounding like they are broadcasting from the bottom of a rain barrel) and I'm
> currently looking into that angle too, but I'm wondering if it would be
> cheaper/easier/better to have something running on Linux at both ends of the
> connection to handle the audio compression/decompression.  Especially since I'm
> planning to run a Centos server at the destination end for other aspects of
> this project if we proceed with it.

Can't you find a place that has both radio reception and internet 
service to park something like shoutcast?  Or if you want canned 
hardware, I think slingbox has an audio-only mode - but maybe that's 
only in the windows/mac software players.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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