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    Default How many users watching live stream?

    Ok so if I get wowza media server on my PC how many people could watch a live stream from me at the same time smoothly?
    My internet connection is around 50mb down and 10mb up.
    The video would be streamed at about 1000kbs.

    Thanks.

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    The uplink is the bottleneck. The formula is throughput / bitrate: 10mbs / 1mbs = 10. But I would say 8 or 9, maybe 10.

    Richard

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    Thanks for the reply mate.
    So it's not great on the local machine.
    What would I have to do to get.. lets say 100 people watching the stream?

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    A 1gbs nic is a good starting place for a streaming server. With a late model quad or dual quad cput, 4 - 8g ram, 64bit OS and 64bit Java, you can get about 800 1kbs streams with 1gbs nic

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post
    A 1gbs nic is a good starting place for a streaming server. With a late model quad or dual quad cput, 4 - 8g ram, 64bit OS and 64bit Java, you can get about 800 1kbs streams with 1gbs nic

    Richard
    Thanks for the information Richard!
    Wouldnt a 1kbs stream be very bad quality?
    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Safinn; 08-28-2012 at 03:05 AM.

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    I meant 1mbs stream, i.e. 1000kbs

    If you have a 10mbs bottleneck, that will be the limiting factor. You will get 10 1mbs streams at the most.

    Richard

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    Sorry to be asking all these questions but I'm very new to this.
    So it's all to do with my Internet connection. I cannot improve the number from 10 unless my upload speed is improved.
    Correct?

    Thanks again!

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    Right, if the machine Wowza is installed on has a 10mbs connection to internet, all your clients will be streaming through that point, which will only allow 10 1mbs streams at most.

    Richard

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