As of today (5/29/16) we have changed our streaming provider to ReliaStream. The Stream Licensing links as well as the iTunes links have been updated. We are now offering 192kb MP3 and 64kb AAC+ streams. We have eliminated the 128kb MP3 stream as the 64kb AAC+ stream offers the same quality using less bandwidth. At the same time, we have increased the number of slots for the 192kb stream. The FA iTunes link points to the 192kb stream.
We have also instituted a 12-hr listening maximum. After 12 hours you will be disconnected from the stream. To continue listening, just restart the stream. This is being done to cut down on ’empty chair’ listening.
The original 192kb stream will be taken offline later tonight. If you are using any kind of direct URL to that stream, please follow the 192kb Listen Link on the FA Web Site.
TuneIn: I still have not heard back from TuneIn regarding relisting Flashback Alternatives. I am going to be resubmitting FA as a new station and not as an update. Maybe that will help.
iTunes: iTunes has cleaned up all the Flashback Alternatives listings. Now there is only one FA listing.
Shoutcast: Both the 192kb and 64kb streams will be listed on Shoutcast.
Twitter and Facebook Updates
We have resumed posting Now Playing on the #npflashalt Twitter feed. Currently it is tweeting after every song, but that should change to every 30 minutes once the application settings are refreshed.
We are also sending those tweets to our Flashback Alternatives Facebook Page.
One of the reasons we switched stream providers are the tools available to us to block Stream Rippers. Stream Rippers, plain and simple, will be banned from listening to Flashback Alternatives. Once banned, you will not be allowed back. This should not affect the majority of FA listeners, as I suspect most Stream Rippers are bots, but for those human stream rippers – support the artists and buy their music.
June Artist of the Month
There is still time to vote. It is a very close race this month. Visit http://goo.gl/VTa2VW to vote!
That’s all for now.
As always, thanks for listening to Flashback Alternatives!