speed, again

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by Lightfire, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Lightfire

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Hi everybody.

    Suppose the requirement download bit rate of streaming is 32 kilobits
    to be viewed and I have 64 kilobits. Would I hear that in 0.5 seconds, at least theoretically or still after 1 second?

    Thank you!
  2. c0de3

    Active Member

    May 1, 2009
    It sounds like you are talking about in streaming, as in streaming audio or video... If that is the case and something requires a 32kb/s stream and you have 64kb/s available, in theory, you'd be using 50% of your bandwidth to stream. Some protocols and A/V server products will allow you to pull the stream down faster than the rate (ie at your full 64kb/s) others won't. Of course , the type of media matters also. For example, if you are streaming live TV, you can't pull it down any faster as you are downloading it as fast as it is being encoded.

    Hope that helps.