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Austad, Jay austad at marketwatch.com
Mon Apr 9 14:14:34 PDT 2001



Why do I have a couple hundred copies of this email?  Are others on the list
getting multiple copies?  I've gotten a copy every hour and 20 minutes since
4/5.

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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
> To: icecast at xiph.org
> 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.
> 
> jack.
> 
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