There are currently quite a few options to choose from in the audio streaming software marketplace. Many questions will arise- namely price, functionality, user-friendliness and results created. While some would argue that free audio streaming software will achieve all that paid software can, there are distinct benefits with certain ‘paid’ audio streaming software.
Webmaster Mediamaker is one of the most professional audio streaming software currently available- definitely tailored for intermediate to experienced users. The software is very user-friendly and intuitive. Key features include: recording your own voice/audio in streaming format, down-sampling and optimizing your audio files for streaming, ability to stream multiple tracks from your website, cross browser compatibility, and protection from hot-linking and direct access from other websites.
Audio Razor is another impressive piece of software- however tailored more for beginner to intermediate users. The software is extremely user friendly and highly customizable. Key features include: a simple professional look easily customizable with the look of your web page via the Audiorazor Customizer(TM) add-on, ability to play any mp3 file regardless of size and the user friendly ‘scrubber’ allowing easy navigation of your files and volume control.
Flash Audio Wizard is one of the most basic audio streaming software available- tailored more towards beginners. The software is extremely user friendly and explanatory. Key features include a 6 step wizard to begin audio streaming on your website, built in voice recorder for immediate encoding to streaming format, ability to customise on page audio player with 30 different styles and built in video tutorials to guide you through every step of the way.
With many audio streaming products currently available it is important to take into consideration one’s level of experience and what one hopes to achieve before committing to a product. Whilst there are many free audio streaming software available it is worth considering paid options which will often lead to faster and more impressive results than free options.
Paul Korber writes on audio streaming and the benefits for your website.