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Rik
2007-01-12, 02:34
I am planning to buy an ADSL package from one of the many providers around, and I'm wondering what to choose for upload/download bandwidth.

At some moment, I would like to stream music from my home server to another place on the Internet. I assume I need a certain bandwidth for this, from my house to the Internet (upload speed that is called, I believe).

Question: what is the minimum upload speed required from my house to the Internet to stream my MP3 files (VBR ~192 kbps or higher) reliable to e.g. SoftSqueeze running on another computer connected to the Internet?

Thanks a lot.

mherger
2007-01-12, 02:49
> Question: what is the minimum upload speed required from my house to
> the Internet to stream my MP3 files (VBR ~192 kbps or higher) reliable
> to e.g. SoftSqueeze running on another computer connected to the
> Internet?

The "higher" is important. If you want 192kbps, 256kbps bandwidth might
just be ok. If "higher" means 320kbps, you'll need 512kbps to support
_one_ single stream without too many hickups.

But you could profit from slimserver's ability to transcode streams to
lower bitrates for certain players: limit the maximum bandwidth in the
player settings to eg. 128kbps for your softsqueeze and files will be
transcoded on the fly. You'll have reduced quality, but less risk of
interruptions due to limited bandwidth.

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Michael

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