[Icecast] Bandwidth Calculations
pm at nowster.me.uk
Fri Jul 5 03:18:20 PDT 2013
On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 11:26:54AM +0200, Scott Winterstein wrote:
> OK if I go with say HE-AAC or Opus, can I still encode as mp3? I am
> using Butt as my source encoding. Can Butt be configured to encode
> using these codecs instead of their codecs its defaulted to?
> Still a bit unclear on the method to calculate a 128k stream with
> 6,000 GB available bandwidth over 30 days to give an estimated average
> user connections possible.
Assume 128kbps becomes 20kbyte/s after TCP encapsulation.
A back-of-the envelope calculation would be
(6000 [GB] * (1024 * 1024)) / (20 [kbyte/s] * (365 * 86400 / 12) )
= 119.7 users, continually streaming 24/7 for the whole month.
(There are 86400 seconds in a day)
Paul Martin <pm at nowster.me.uk>
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