Calculating bandwidth for daily video program

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I have a client that wants to produce a daily five-minute video program. I was thinking of streaming it in Flash. How do I calculate the bandwidth and transfer rate that I will need if I'm estimating 100,000 viewers a day? Thank you for your time.

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Daily views isn’t the number that you want to look at. It’s max concurrent viewers that you need to worry about. The transfer rate will depend on the bit rate and size of the video (screen size that it takes up). The larger the video the the more bandwidth you’ll need.

For example if the stream is a 100k stream and you will have 10 people viewing it you’ll need 1000k of bandwidth to handle the streams at the minimum. Probably 1500k would be better as at 1000k the users won’t be able to download faster then they can watch so if there are any network hickups the streams will be interupted.

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  • XpertOverIP
    To add to the previous answer; Video streaming bandwidth req. depends on the following parameters: 1) # of concurrent viewers (N) 2) the quality of the video files or bit rate (bps) or sometimes called sampling rate. (Bps) 3) the file size that you want viewers to see in seconds (s). These will give you a more specific Bandwidth (B1). For a business-oriented solution: In reality you can not assume all viewers will connect at the same time, and start streaming your file,so an optional statistical parameter should be considered (avrgT) , which is the average time viewers will connect at the same time. Therefore. you will have average of 20% bandwidth less than the previous one to provide the same service quality to the same N of users. This is how they do with telecom switching to provide very limited # of long distance lines for so many users. B.R. XpertOverIP
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  • XpertOverIP
    I miss to give you a link that makes things vivid and easy as 123: http://www.videostreamingservices.com/Hosting_prices_calculator.htm
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