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My client wants to run a one-off live podcast on his blog, which is popular enough to land a couple million visits per month. Am I right in imagining that ShoutCast is the best way to handle that?

More importantly, what kind of VPS would we need to serve up to 30k listeners a modest-quality stream?

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"one-off live podcast" and "visits per month" does not compute, unless this podcast is going to be very, very long. –  womble Apr 1 '12 at 6:29
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It might be that the blog is already very popular and gets the couple million visits per month, now he's going to add a one-off podcast. –  Ward Apr 1 '12 at 7:14
    
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You need about 2gbps of bandwidth at 64kbps per client. I doubt your average VPS will do more than 100mbps.

Perhaps load balancing across a few EC2 instances will work for you.

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