It would be a great help if we could supply our listeners with a version already pre-configured (as much as humanly possible) and already 'tuned-in' to our stations by default.
If you put a file start.dat
in the streamer program folder (C:\Program files\Streamer\) with the station link the program will tune in this station on startup. Streamer deletes the start.dat but if you write protect it streamer will always tune the station on startup.
This in a start.dat tunes KMeat - Free Form Rock
streamerp2p://s=db22d79e379e7890|n=KMeat - Free Form Rock [next UnWiReD 2/14 1800CST]|b=53|t=ogg|h=emsvanhdwuhpijcqvqcpjdincwsv|
Your listeners don't have to configure anything.
1, 2, 3 - Install
, wait until bandwidth test
is finished and you are ready to go
More than a default station can't be preconfigured cause all other stuff is "auto detected" and auto configured.
You can also set a station as favourite (right click station in the stations list and "Set as favourite") and check "Auto play favourite station when Streamer starts" under [Config], Panel "Misc". Has the same effect. Favourite station starts playing as soon as streamer starts.
Your listeners are no idiots, i'm sure
Create a pretty turorial page with the important steps WITH screenshots and i'm sure they can manage to do the three steps needed to listen to your station.Pretty client, slim down and so on:
Iain is coding like crazy to get the next version up and running
This one will look the same but contains major improvements in the network code. I'm sure after the important things Iain will go on and do some skin and interface stuff.
Be patient if you don't get a rapid reply. Iain is very busy lately