Thursday, April 2, 2009

Live Show Test Run--Ubroadcast Review

As I promised my newsletter group, I broadcasted for about 30 minutes with software from Tuesday night.

The broadcasting software allows you to post a playlist that runs while you're not broadcasting live and also includes chat and email features, so that listeners can interact with the host during a live session.

How cool is that? Very!

However, I did have a few problems.

The software does not consistently run well during live broadcasting. Once I was all set to go live and speak through the microphone, the program crashed. It then took me about 10 minutes to get it to load correctly again.

The second time I attempted to speak live I was able to do so for about 10 minutes before the software incurred another error and crashed again.

So although the station broadcasting software is promising, it does have some bugs that need to be ironed out by the developers.

I also had a little problem with the player. Although it takes a little while to buffer the stream, the ubroadcast player did eventually fire up for a few minutes to let me hear and monitor myself during my brief live broadcast.

Unfortunately, it to got stuck during playback, forcing me to close it out and open it again.

So, although I like the software and will probably use it again, I think the developers have to buoy their servers so that it supports more servers.

Now, some shows I listened to sounded pretty good through the player, but no one was talking live so I couldn't get a sense of how doing both would balance out overall.

Okay, in the meantime, I'll keep searching for ways to broadcast live over the internet so that we can keep feeling the vibe!

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