[mythtv-users] Bandwidth requirements MPEG2

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Dec 3 15:49:05 UTC 2004

On Friday 03 December 2004 07:56, Michael J. Lynch wrote:
> 900 kbs != 4000 kbs AFAICT

Um, you didn't read correctly... he said 900 KB/s (kiloBYTES), and 4000 
kb/s (kiloBITS).  900 kBytes/s is approximately 7.4 Mbits/s (not sure 
about the conversions, but you get the idea...).  The question remains 
as to whether the "true" speed of a 10Mbit connection can handle a 4000 
kbit (or 4Mbit) stream.  I can't answer that one; like the OP said, the 
raw numbers say "yes", but there are always other factors involved with 
network bandwidth/throughput numbers.


> Martijn Coenen wrote:
> >actual bandwith requirements anywhere. I will be able to provide a
> >sustained 10 mbit feed (around 900 KB/s) to the frontend, do you
> > guys think it will suffice for average mpeg2 (4000 kbit)?  I know
> > the numbers say it should suffice, but practice is too often
> > different from reality.

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