do I configure my site for streaming Real Audio or Video?
Real Audio/Video is http streaming,
which is included in our basic hosting package. Here's a little
information about setting it up.
- Make an HTML page with the following
<a href="http://www.yourdomain.com/file.ram">Click here</a>
- Next, make a simple text file
(i.e. Notepad, or VI), named 'file.ram', with the following
line in it:
NOTE: This should be a one line entry with a blank line at
the end and should contain the web address of the Real Audio or
- Upload the file.ra or file.rm
file to your server. The file.ra (or .rm) is the actual Real
Video/Audio file that is uploaded to your server at the location
that matches the one in the ram file.
- Test it. If it works, then
congratulations! If it does not work, please contact our Customer
to provide a link where your visitor can download the latest version
of the Real Player, if they don't yet have it. Here's a link that
worked as we wrote this page:
It's nice to
provide a graphic as well. Feel free to use this one:
A special encoder program is needed to
create the specialized Audio/Video files for streaming. You can
read more about the encoder at:
If you're specifically interested
in downloading the free version of the encoder, RealProducer
G2, here's the link you want:
do I configure my site for LIVE Real Audio or Video
(e.g., for live broadcasts to 100 people simultaneously)?
live streaming requires a number of services and products,
which we list below. We give sample costs, based on a "100
All prices listed here are subject to change.
for the Real Audio Server software.
This varies in price due to the package and the amount of
streams. (A "stream" is one user receiving to the
broadcast.) For example, the price for 100 users is $4995.
Audio Support and Upgrades.
Audio Installation Package.
listed here are subject to change.
The stand alone server runs $800 setup and $400 a month.
bandwidth. How much bandwidth is required depends on the
amount of streams. Each stream typically requires 20 kbps
of bandwidth. If for example, 100 people were going to listen
you would easily need 2000 kbps or 2 Mbps. A 10Mb ethernet
connection to the network providing 2048 Kbps of bandwidth
of "dedicated bandwidth" for network.
$1600 (one-time fee).
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