Streaming

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Streaming servers and how to select one

To identify our needs we have to think of the following two variables:
red arrow Number of simultaneous online users , that play audio or video file.
red arrow Media quality in bps (bits per second).

We calculate traffic per month based on these variables.

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We use an average value of online users, since during each day the users’ number varies.
Examples for Audio files
Average users / 24 hours Bitrate (bits per second) Traffic/month
50 25 kbps (medium quality) 405 GΒytes
50 50 kbps (good quality) 810 GBytes
100 64 kbps (high quality) 2,07 Terabytes
300 128kbps (superior) 12,4 Terabytes

*Most common birates for Audio files are 64kbps and 128kbps.

Examples for video files
Average users / 24 hours Bitrate (bits per second) Traffic/month
150 130 kbps 6,3 Terabytes
50 200 kbps 3,2 Terabytes
30 1.2 Mbps 15.5 Terabytes
300 128kbps (superior) 12,4 Terabytes

*Most common birates for video files are are 128kbps and 2 Mbps.

According to your needs now you can calculate and select the server that suites you. Common traffic per month values are 10ΤΒ and 15ΤΒ and more.