Get the new model B+ with four usb ports. I will bet the thing will run four feeds for you with four usb sound cards!I was thinking of getting one and starting to mess with it. My PC's are getting old. Seems like a bit of configuring but I should be able to figure it out.
i might be an expert Jim but your the god father when it comes to these pi's lolGet the new model B+ with four usb ports. I will bet the thing will run four feeds for you with four usb sound cards!
Nick has become quite an expert on these, I am sure that he can help.
Yes, the B+ runs darkice and feeds RadioReference just fine. Actually, I plugged in four usb sound cards and ran four instances of darkice, one for each card and that was just past the limit of what the pi wanted to do. I think that it would run two feeds fine, and possibly three, but four probably wouldn't be successful, at least at this point.Wound up getting a B+ because someone said go with the 4 port.
I have no idea what I will be doing or how I will be doing it.
I plan on running one feed on this one, and if I get OK with this I will consider adding a feed or perhaps getting a second one and doing more with it.
I have to keep a Windows PC for at least one of the feeds as I use ProScan off of it and that is only Windows, only one other I use Two-Tone Detect on and that is in another part of the house.
It would be nice to have something other than a big laptop under my desk running the feeds, laptops that are aging quickly.
I put a wattmeter on my equipment one day. Two pi's, two scanners, and an ethernet switch were drawing a whopping 19 w.I have one feed up and running w/o issues however I'm not able to get it going to ice cast and stream at home w/o going to feed. Either way I'm happy.
To the left is the Panasonic CF-52 running my feed as of this AM. The Pi to the right running my feed now.