KONA Stream

KONA Stream is proud to be a participant in the 2011 Second Life Home, Garden & Patio Expo. Our stream is piped through all 10 sims this year and will also be heard in the entertainment venues between performances. Look for myself or GoSpeed Racer to be wandering about the expo exploring the sights. Feel free to request a tune too!

We also are proud to announce we have our own standalone client for the Windows Desktop. From Win 98 to Win 7 you can now tune into KONA Stream using a very small, but efficient client that also has a 10 band equalizer and 3 layouts. You must have .NET 2.0 to use it which can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/net/download.aspx

The client can be downloaded here: http://www.konastream.com/files/KONA%20Stream%20Player.zip

Just unzip to the desired location, run the executable and a shortcut will be placed on your desktop.



Just a programming note for all the listeners to “KONA Stream”. As mentioned in previous posts I had switched to an Icecast stream to replace the old Shoutcast stream. Sadly the performance of the Icecast server has been pretty bad. I had requested simple edits to the Icecast configuration file to alleviate the problems but the host provider refused to do it. So I am coming back to the old shoutcast stream courtesy of Jamie Otis, the same one I started with back in 2007.  That URL is:


the secondary stream is : :8321/live.ogg


Just a note about the streams. The shoutcast has only 50 slots so if you are running a venue with huge crowds I may run out of capacity real quick. The Icecast stream has 25 slots and functions as a backup or secondary. It’s using the OGG format and has a higher degree of fidelity. It is prone to more dropouts but if you make the right tweaks to your  listening client it should work fine. I personally listen to the Icecast stream on my iPhone and it hardly ever drops on me. I have available a tuner at my studio that features these two streams. Look up  KONA Stream in Aracar. The tuner is on the desk, just take a copy.