|There are many people who want to stream QuickTime content but don't have access to a MacOS X Server (which is currently the only way to use QuickTime Server). A company called themusicweb.com Company is offering what amounts to hosting accounts (like any other type of web hosting) on a QuickTime Streaming MacOS X Server server. According to themusicweb.com:
themusicweb.com Company has democratized streaming Quicktime 4. Steve Jobs said over 10 million people have already downloaded the Quicktime 4 client. One reason Quicktime is not being used more as an intercasting medium is that to use it one needs expensive Mac OS X Server boxes hooked into high bandwidth data lines.
themusicweb.com offers something new. Now people can Set up a Mac OS X Server account with themusicweb.com just as easily as they could set up a Unix or NT account. No Mac user is more than a single phone call away from having a place on a Mac OS X Server which they can use to host their websites and to stream live and premade Quicktime material.
John Amoratis, owner of themusicweb.com says, "Think of the possibilities. We have just shifted the whole paradigm of intercasting away from huge companies with unlimited budgets all the way down to something like a college student who does web design on the side. Pretty much any musician with a Powerbook and a camera can sign up for an account and webcast their shows on location. People can start their own 'radio' shows. You no longer need to have a million dollar web design firm to start intercasting with Quicktime."
themusicweb.com brings Mac OS X Server webhosting and streaming Quicktime to single proprietor web design businesses, hobbyists and prosumers - a first.
We took this directly from their MacOS X Server information page.
Mac OS X Server website hosting complete with streaming Quicktime capabilities.
- 100 megabytes of space
- Streaming Quicktime
- 5 e-mail addresses
- 5 gigs transfer for free (additional transfer only $3 per gig)
Served from superfast Mac OS X Servers. Access to true streaming Quicktime is the focus of this account. Broadcast live over the web. With this account you can stream live and premade material.
$48 account setup, $75 per month (in 3 month blocks) Credit cards, checks and money orders accepted. If you would like to make this your primary account, we will point your domain name(s) to your new Mac OS X Server space for free.
You can find more information on the company and their services at their web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: There may be other companies offering these services, but this is the first we are familiar with. There will likely be other hosting companies announcing these services in the near future. In the meanwhile, this is a great solution for people looking to host some form of streaming content who can't set up their own server with a phat connection to the Internet.