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Tech question: streaming audio & connection speed

Bean

TRIBE Member
How much should one person (i.e. me) listening to streaming audio affect the speed of other people's (i.e. the rest of my jobsite; maybe 30 computers) connection to

1. the internet
2. the network drive

given that the connection is a T1 connection?

I'm not sure what other info / variables I need to give you guys to have this question answered. Let me know, and I'll see if I can find out....

Thanks & peace,

Sabina

.:. Share what you know, learn what you don't .:.
 

Swamper

TRIBE Member
What stream are you listening to and what is the quality of the stream? Have a link?

If it's a 32-64 Kbps stream I don't see too much of a problem... but if you start listening to 128 Kbps streams then there might be an issue there.. Since T1 is only 1540+ Kbps you'd be using over 8% of the total downstream bandwidth.
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Funny you should mention this...I'm tinkering around with a cache engine right now that will establish a unicast connection with a media server, then multicast it within the LAN. Cool stuff. :cool:
 

Bean

TRIBE Member
Here's a sample of what I was listening to. Both were in real audio. Any of the sets I've tried listening to from groovetech.com froze up my machine, if I didn't keep it minimized. I was running one other application (Excel) at the time. Weird!

The first set was 41 Kbps:

www.betalounge.com

click on past shows

scroll to the very bottom: 11/13/97 Sutekh, Darin.

Another set was:

http://www.groovetech.com/PhoenixDa...=&ToDate=&ToMonth=&ToYear=&ChannelID=&x=0&y=0

(search for adam beyer in the techno section)

and was 81 Kbps.

Thanks & Peace,

Sabina

.:. Share what you know, learn what you don't .:.


Originally posted by Swamper
What stream are you listening to and what is the quality of the stream? Have a link?

If it's a 32-64 Kbps stream I don't see too much of a problem... but if you start listening to 128 Kbps streams then there might be an issue there.. Since T1 is only 1540+ Kbps you'd be using over 8% of the total downstream bandwidth.
 
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