[CentOS] Check my math please

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Nov 5 21:55:36 UTC 2008


Sean Carolan wrote:
> Ok this is kind of a goofy question but I want to make sure I get it
> right. Suppose we have a 25 mb video, that is 117 seconds long.  If we
> wish for this streaming video to play smoothly with no compression,
> buffering or skipping, the following bandwidth requirements must be
> met:
>
> 25 megabytes = 204800 kilobits.
>
> 204800 kb / 117 seconds ~ 1750kb/s
>
> Does that look right to you?
>   


add 5 or 10% for network protocol overhead.   I generally figure, 
25Mbyte == 250Mbits, so come up with 2.1 Mbit/sec.






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