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Billy
31-08-2014, 10:21 PM
Does watching (streaming) webcams use much Internet bandwidth?

EG Watching the webcam for Osaka or Narita Japanese International Airport webcams.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E5%A4%A7%E9%98%AA%E7%A9%BA%E6%B8%AFhd%E3%83%A9%E3 %82%A4%E3%83%96%E3%82%AB%E3%83%A1%E3%83%A9

Chilling_Silence
31-08-2014, 11:11 PM
Most online 720p screens are around 1-2mbps. That's bits, not bytes, so you could quite easily go through a gig a little over an hour...

Webdevguy
01-09-2014, 02:50 PM
Does watching (streaming) webcams use much Internet bandwidth?

EG Watching the webcam for Osaka or Narita Japanese International Airport webcams.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E5%A4%A7%E9%98%AA%E7%A9%BA%E6%B8%AFhd%E3%83%A9%E3 %82%A4%E3%83%96%E3%82%AB%E3%83%A1%E3%83%A9
It can do if you are watching it streaming at a decent bit rate for any length of time.

wainuitech
01-09-2014, 06:01 PM
Some reasonably accurate figures for that site / Feed.

First some basic's -- Geek hat on :nerd:

1024 Bytes = 1 KiloByte
1024 KiloBytes = 1 MegaByte
1024 MegaBytes = 1 GigaByte

Loaded up Networx a network monitor. Left the Computer running with nothing open.:sleep

After 5 Minutes had used 174 Bytes

Opened that web cam, waited for all the things to load, refreshed the counter.

After 5 minutes had used 67.8 MB

Shut down the site, back to original nothing running, reset the counter - 5 minutes 180 Bytes
Opened the Cam again, reset counter, 5 minutes 66.9MB

( so its close enough to being accurate)


Times the 5 minutes x 60 (1 Hour) = Its a sucking the usage a bit :)

wainuitech
01-09-2014, 08:24 PM
That above calculation doesn't quite read right (sorry about that, long day) It used 67.8 MegaByte in 5 minutes.

So one way to work it out, divide 67.8 by 5 = 13.56 MegaByte / minute, times 60 minutes =813.6 MegaByte per hour. So as above its just under 1 GigaByte / Hour, which is basically the same as Chill advised.

Side Issue -- Its amazing how much data is used when people watch videos from youtube, soon sucks through the data -- Here a certain son went through 5GB on Saturday ( has netwrox on his PC)

1101
02-09-2014, 09:53 AM
I have seen where online radio/music streaming used 65% of a companies internet data allowance. Stop the streaming radio & usuage went back down to normal levels

Other companies have had 1 user streaming movies put the companies internet usage at the 80% warning level.

Some of these streaming services use P2P, so if your PC gets used as a NODE by the streaming software, expect internet usage to skyrocket

Chilling_Silence
02-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Yeah stuff like Popcorn Time will keep seeding until the software is completely closed (Not just minimized to the systray)