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Bandwidth for Streaming Video Sites

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by bluehat23, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. bluehat23

    bluehat23 Registered Member

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    How much bandwidth per minute does it take to stream locally hosted video at Youtube quality? Is flash the best format for bandwidth efficiency?
     
  2. paullopez

    paullopez Junior Member

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    Well it also depends on the size of videos. Anyway, you can use bandwidth conversion calculator to check how much bandwidth you will require. Take a look at following url.



     
  3. downloaddiva

    downloaddiva Newbie

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    I don't know if this helps but there's a lot of providers offering unlimited plans for really cheap.

    If you have no bandwith limits then you don't have to worry, right?

    If I understand correctly, it's the end-user's computer and internet that determines how they see it, right?

    I just got a Lifetime reseller plan for $5 :pirate: OneTime Charge

    Found them on egay: alpha-hosting-services(dot)com
     
  4. WildDisease

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    Flash or flv files are the most optimized format for streaming yes and in terms of compatibility, its pretty much universal.. The video time to MB ratio depends on video+audio bitrate ofcourse but a video bitrate of 600 or a bit more is pretty much acceptable quality (similar to old youtube quality)

    As a rough benchmark, 1k visitors a day will require a bandwidth bucket of under 3 terabytes (Im in the free porn tube niche though).. thats about 100MB per user per day (each video averages about 4-5mins).. Youtube wipes its ass with petabytes in the 100s per month now that HQ is in lol
     
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  5. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    Good luck with that :D

    Call me when they drop the ball