Live Stream and VoD Bandwidth and Recording Calculators
Define Streaming Rate
|Step 1. What is your bit rate?|
|Step 2. Adjust the rate if desired.||Kbps|
|NOTE: Be sure to include both audio and video bandwidth. Stereo audio will require twice the audio bandwidth as mono.|
Calculate Streaming Bandwidth
|How many viewers will you have?|
|What is average duration of viewing?||minutes|
|Total Viewing minutes:||minutes|
|Total Bandwidth Required:||KB|
Calculate File Recording Size
|How long will you record?|
|Approx. Disk Space Needed is:||KB|
How Discover Video Calculates Streaming & File Storage
- Discover Video uses 10242 for a MB rather than 1000 to be more consistent with file systems. For example, the Windows system uses 1,048,576 (10242) bytes per MB.
- Actual file size may vary depending on the amount of motion and the compression used. It is unlikely to be larger than the calculated value.
- For multicast, the total streaming bandwidth is always equal to the streaming rate, regardless of the number of viewers.
- Internet Streaming Bandwidth is only used when there is one or more viewers. No bandwidth is used when there are no viewers except for the encoder sending the stream.
- Bandwidth use is the same whether the viewer is consuming a live video stream or a file-based video stream, although a file may use more due to client-side buffering/caching.
- VoD files are cached on SignStick, so there is minimum bandwidth used.
- Discover Video Streaming Service provides X GB of streaming bandwidth, and Y GB of file storage for Z dollars.