Live Stream & VoD Bandwidth
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How many viewers will you have?
Average minutes of viewing?
TOTAL VIEWING MINUTES
TOTAL BANDWIDTH REQUIREDGB MB KB
File Recording Size & Storage
How long will you record?
Approximate Storage NeededGB MB 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.
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