My hope, is that perhaps those great ideas I have swirling in my head will be implemented in these key products. However, I won't wait for it. I will yet again, prove that these features are necessary. With Steamcast I will, once again, be implementing rather experimental concepts and even further traditional concepts that we have all seen done with HTML make their way into a streaming platform. HTML5 brings a promise not yet seen in the Streaming radio business. I personally feel server technologies are waiting on standards bodies to figure it out before investing in some of the ideas I have. However, much like SHOUTcast did in 1999. I think it is the streaming platform that needs to lead. Show need and let the standards work themselves out.
A 2010s multimedia server should be and have everything you need for site integration. It should go further than just a bunch of XML sheets and a prayer. All transactional dicisions should be left to the server. With Steamcast, or any modern server. You shouldn't need to list play options, it should just work.