Internet Bandwidth question:

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brendanryder, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

    brendanryder

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    #1
    i am interested in purchasing mlb.tv but cant decide on which package to get. its between 400k stream or a 1.2mb stream. how much bandwidth would be used if i was streaming the 1.2mb stream for 4 hours? i get 60gigs a month and don't want to go over it.
    Thanks, and if you need more info just ask.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    b = bits or B = bytes?

    It's simple division or multiplication otherwise.
     
  3. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

    brendanryder

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    so your saying that a 1.2mb stream will only use 1.2mb of bandwidth no matter how long it is streaming for?
    this dosent seam right? what am i missing?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #4
    4 hours = 14,400 seconds

    400 kb/s = 50 kB/s (~700 MB)

    1200 kb/s = 150 kB/s (~2,100 MB)

    It's all about time in the end. I'll be pessimistic and say that 60 GB is 60,000,000 kilobytes.
     

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