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Stream-2-Stream implements multicast+, a next generation streaming protocol (click for more info). Multicast+ is more efficient and requires less bandwidth than direct streaming (e.g. shoutcast/icecast). Stream-2-Stream (abbreviated "s2s" or "S2S") stations have no user limit; stations can be set up without paying a fortune for bandwidth. Stream-2-Stream saves bandwidth by passing streams from one peer to another through multicast and unicast p2p, rather than everyone getting a stream from one central server (Shoutcast/Icecast).

Multicast+ will allow the internet to gradually upgrade to multicast, a more efficient method of streaming. A multicast stream is broadcasted to listeners capable of receiving it, if a listener cannot receive the stream (behind a non-multicast router) then it can request a unicast p2p stream. Stream-2-Stream keeps all the multicast address info away from the user. When a station is set up an open multicast address is found automatically or can be specified manually if desired. A user must simply provide the client with the address (server IP:port, not multicast) of the s2s server to listen.

Stream-2-Stream is free software available for anyone to use.

Supported codecs include MP3, NSV, AAC, and AAC+.

Stream-2-Stream's features include:

Latest News

May 9, 2006

Stream-2-Stream 1.0 released
Changes from s2s .80 Downloads are in the download section

January 9, 2006

Stream-2-Stream .80 released
Changes from s2s .80: Downloads are in the download section.
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