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    Streaming Speeds

    Im currently running a streaming media (video) site on a p4 3.0 GHz with 2 gigs of ram. I think its a 10mpbs unmetered port. It streams extremly slow, to the point where it lags every second. It does this even though their is only 6 people on, with loads of 200 it just freezes up. What configuration would be able to hold traffic of 200 people constantly. I was on a faster server with hostgator, their dedicated pro but i went through the bandwidth in 5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boom3131 View Post
    Im currently running a streaming media (video) site on a p4 3.0 GHz with 2 gigs of ram. I think its a 10mpbs unmetered port. It streams extremly slow, to the point where it lags every second. It does this even though their is only 6 people on, with loads of 200 it just freezes up. What configuration would be able to hold traffic of 200 people constantly. I was on a faster server with hostgator, their dedicated pro but i went through the bandwidth in 5 days.
    I was looking at my bandwidth usage graph and it peaks at 4M/s

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    What bitrate is the video stream? If you're on a 10Mbit port, theres a specific number of streams you can handle at a given bitrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastServ View Post
    What bitrate is the video stream? If you're on a 10Mbit port, theres a specific number of streams you can handle at a given bitrate.
    The Video is streaming at a bitrate of 512? Do you suggest i lower it? How will this effect quality? Thank You

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    At a bitrate of 512kbps on a 10Mbps pipe, you can handle at most 15 or 16 viewers before you have serious buffering issues.

    You need over 100Mbps to take on 200 viewers. If I were you, I would talk to a CDN or company that has experience in streaming to better judge your requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastServ View Post
    At a bitrate of 512kbps on a 10Mbps pipe, you can handle at most 15 or 16 viewers before you have serious buffering issues.

    You need over 100Mbps to take on 200 viewers. If I were you, I would talk to a CDN or company that has experience in streaming to better judge your requirements.

    Ok Thank You, so you are telling me even with 100 mbps port speed i still wont be able to obtain decent streaming speeds

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    It could your be your duplex settings are mis-matched at this point since you are not hitting 10Mbps yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFerrier View Post
    It could your be your duplex settings are mis-matched at this point since you are not hitting 10Mbps yet.
    Could you explain to me how i would go about fixing this or testing this issue. Thank You

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    Are you on a 10Mbps capped port or a 100Mbps port?
    You can use mii-tool or ethtool to configure your NIC to match the same port speed settings as your switch port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boom3131 View Post
    Could you explain to me how i would go about fixing this or testing this issue. Thank You
    you might have to talk to your provider to have them change a switch setting as well.
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