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Private Dance Room: Streaming Curated Music and Dancing at Home

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Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question.

I'd like to dedicate a room in my home for group dancing.  Basically, I want a set-up similar to a nightclub with DJ capability, but it will be in my private home.

What's the best and cheapest way to play curated play lists? A friend told me there's no way to do this without pay for a private server. Is that true?

Also, I've looked into dance balls a little and know that I can embed them in objects (so I don't have to look at those ugly balls in my home). Suggestions on best models?

Thanks.

Egonya

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46 minutes ago, Egonya said:

What's the best and cheapest way to play curated play lists? A friend told me there's no way to do this without pay for a private server. Is that true

you don't need a private server, you can make your own pc one, but, most likely that will have a limited bandwith so you can't host lot of listeners ánd run sl on it.
also, when you crash, your stream will go down with you. For a few linden a month/week/day you rent a server for it.

You need a streaming device in rl... software, there are free ones, with limits, and paid ones. I'd say have a look at shoutcast.com and find all you need in advice and set up there.

You also need music.. you have to buy that, with license to broadcast ( official) or where the fees are prepaid already, but be carefull, the use at home is often included, but not the right to re broadcast it ( and you do that when streaming to sl)  ánd have a licence to be allowed to broadcast, this is arranged per country, so you'll have to look for the rules that apply to you. Many dj's in sl don't do this, but you'll always have the risk to be cought by your copyright organisation, and get a severe scaring high fine.

49 minutes ago, Egonya said:

Also, I've looked into dance balls a little and know that I can embed them in objects

buy a decent dancemachine... poseballs are obsolete...and annoying disturbance in clubs/houses.
Since many years there are several, most, dancemachines that hold only animations, and uses the animations withour poseballs.

Only most couple dances still use poseballs, rezzed by the dancemachine, not rezzed all the time. This due to more complicated postioning of the avatars to keep a dance in sync.

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For music streaming, I use Mixxx (https://mixxx.org). It has an auto-DJ feature if you don't want to actively DJ the music. Currently, I use Blue-Bart for the stream hosting (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/49283)

Another option would be to use VLC. There is a guide at https://www.howtogeek.com/118075/how-to-stream-videos-and-music-over-the-network-using-vlc/

 

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On 7/8/2018 at 3:42 AM, InannaSin said:

For music streaming, I use Mixxx (https://mixxx.org). It has an auto-DJ feature if you don't want to actively DJ the music. Currently, I use Blue-Bart for the stream hosting (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/49283)

Another option would be to use VLC. There is a guide at https://www.howtogeek.com/118075/how-to-stream-videos-and-music-over-the-network-using-vlc/

 

I have a Mac. Do these options work with Macs?

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