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From: Jack Moffitt <jack at icecast.org>
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Subject: Re: [icecast] what I'd like to do
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Moffitt [mailto:jack at icecast.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 6:57 PM
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> Subject: Re: [icecast] what I'd like to do
> > >
> > > the bitrate on the mp3's is 128 (great for listening off the HD)
> > >
> > > whats a good bitrate to encode for streaming audio?
> > I think this might be the problem 128kbps isn't going to
> work over a modem.
> > I think 24kbps is probably the pratical limit for 56k
> modems. 56k modems might
> > be able to get a 32kbps stream but only under optimal conditions.
> I believe he said the outgoing stream was two 128k ISDN lines, which
> from my ISDN memory I remember as actually having a 112k
> throughput (the
> other channel being used for signalling, etc). Since you can
> only push
> packets out one at a time with a single tcp connection (i
> think) 128 is
> definately not going to make it out, even if the one possible listener
> could receive data that fast.
> So a lower bitrate is most certainly necessary. 24kbps is a
> good one to
> choose if you're interested in modem listeners. A lot of people like
> 56k but I don't think they realize that most people with 56k
> modems get
> more like 40k throughput or so. I think going higher than 100k is
> fairly wasteful.
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