I'm setting up a server for a bunch of shoutcast streams. Anyone know about how much a shoutcast stream uses with buffering taken into account? I know 128kbps 24/7 = 40gb/mo.
Based on some streams I've tested with, I get that with buffering in place it comes to about 45gb/mo. Can anyone else confirm this number or someone with a larger sampler size than me comment on how much buffering affects the numbers?
Originally posted by mkc Thanks for the responses, but as i said in the original post, I know the math of 128kbps being converted to monthly usage is 40gb.
From my limited experience I observed that a constant usage stream has about 5gb/mo overhead to buffering.
I was asking what other peoples experiences with buffering overhead were.
The larger the stream, the more buffer. Usually listeners just click on your stream, listen for two seconds, then disconnect. When that happens, you can depend on your buffer, if you have a larger stream, to be in the MBPS area. We used to run a 24KBPS stream with around 1000 slots. Since 24KBPS has about a 100KB/s buffer we'd have alot of wasted bandwidth going to two second listeners. My best suggestion would be to cap/rate-limit each connection to a set value, then you won't have much wasted bandwidth.
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