iTunes streaming bandwidth size?

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  1. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I just had a quick question about streaming MP3's from a network hard drive onto my Powerbook. I've set my iTunes library on a network drive which is hooked up to a wireless router so that it can be shared by all my computers, and most of my MP3's are 192kbs (if that's important) - I was wondering how much bandwidth is consumed by streaming audio like that? Just curious if anyone has any firm numbers on that.

    Thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    About 192 kbps for your case... ;)

    Streaming has very little overhead.

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  3. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Seems like you've answerd your own question. About 200 Kbps. That is about 2% of a typical Ethernet cable's theoretical bandwidth or 4% of it's practical bandwidth.
     

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