Streaming Media?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Samslice12, May 8, 2009.

  1. Samslice12 macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I'm just wondering, if I am streaming media eg. Movies, Music, Pictures, over my wireless network would this contribute to my monthly download quota?

    I wouldn't assume that it would, but I just wanna make sure.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    No it wouldn't. If your streaming to, say, another Mac using Airport it wouldn't use your quota.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Correct, it that case it wouldn't, but streaming from anywhere else would.
     
  5. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    But he said over his wireless networks, so I would assume it is from one computer to another.
     
  6. MacBook.Matt macrumors regular

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    I've heard that an hour of flash video can total at 1 GB of streamed data. The College I'm heading to next year has a 10GB per week limit, so that sort of blows....

    Perhaps there are workarounds. Like maybe if you were to stream media from a Network Attatched Storage drive from your home to wherever you are now, it would take up less of your quota. But I don't really know.
     

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