How would one go about setting up a cost-effective audio-only Icecast/Shoutcast streaming host for occasional live-streaming of jams and practice between a few people? (to clarify: not jamming together, simply 1 stream to N people)
I’ve looked at various hosting sites out there and their pricing structures all seem to be optimised for 24/7 radio hosting using local media (files and playlists). A “standby” file or playlist, when no source is connected to the server, would only be a “nice to have” for me. The key thing is it would be used occasionally at 2-3 hours per session, 1-2 sessions per week. Going out to fewer than 10 people. Really small scale. But I’d like the ability to embed that on a public webpage that I control, i.e. to have a direct link to stream endpoint.
After searching here I also checked VPS ideas from Linode and Hetzner but am still unclear on their streaming policies. I would do this at home with a RasPi if I wasn’t afraid my ISP would frown upon it.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance!