Our whole site (www.prx.org) is about playing audio, and we use mp3 -
don’t want the swf format for audio - it’s proprietary so I didn’t find
great reference on how they do this, but dimes to dollars all they are
is embedding the audio in the file. From what I can tell, this is not a
audio format or encoding, just a way to package it.
We also use a Flash player for our mp3s - Flash plays mp3 files, there
free/open source flash players you can use for this.
If you want to reduce bandwidth fees, I recommend (as did the other
responders) to use a reduced bit rate - keeps the files nice and small.
I wouldn’t go much below 96 myself, we use 128 for stereo mp3s.
You might also want to look at hosting your mp3s someplace with cheap
bandwidth and lots of disk - we use amazon s3 to host/serve our audio.
Another option is to buy the flash media server, which gives you tons of
control over the quality and size of streaming audio to flash clients,
this is not free, so do some research to figure out what you really
On 7/30/07, Chris S. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
fees. This needs to be as close to real-time as possible, so I need a
licensing and patent fees.