[mythtv-users] bandwith req. for multiple wireless frontends

Tom Marshall tommy at home.tig-grr.com
Sat May 8 10:39:53 EDT 2004

> My question is: what happens in case I have multiple frontends
> (say, N frontends) connected to the same backend?
> Will the backend need a bandwidth of N * 5Mbps ?

I would think so.

> And what in the particular case that all the frontends would 
> be watching the SAME program from the backend?
> Would it still need N times the bandwidth, or will it 
> trasmit the same stuff just once? 

Transmitting only once would require either broadcast or multicast.  Both
would involve a datagram based scheme (eg. lossy) and most likely a way to
retransmit lost packets.  I doubt very much that MythTV will do either.  Of
course, it would be a really cool thing to implement... :-)

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