Hmm not related to the thread but something that interests me about those numbers, I am on cable (which I am told is only 128kbit/s up too) but I have comfortably handled 17 listeners streaming 56kbs 24kHz Stereo @ 7Kb/s on it. How is that possible?
And... I also run a LB version on the same net connection which was serving 4 listeners 24kbs 11Khz @ 3Kb/s at the same time.
That means I must have WAY more than 128Kbit/s Upstream.. Can anyone clarify this?
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JavaJones:
First of all, PJ: get over it. Some people are having the problem, others are not. Secondly many of the solutions to people's problems ARE listed in the FAQ's, etc. That's what they're there for. Third the enhanced security is for all of our benefit as well as theirs (they have to worry about being hacked too). They do a damn good job, especially considering this is a free product we all enjoy. Now, to answer the original question: I too am on DSL and I tend to run about 24/22 mono or so, that's so I can serve around 5 users. When you're selecting the bitrate in the DSP plugin, it tells you what outgoing bandwidth the stream will consume. Assuming the server you are streaming to is on your machine as well, then each stream (each connected client) will take up that ammount of bandwidth. As I recall the 24/22 mono setup I use takes about 3k/s of bandwidth. Since I have average ADSL which is 1/5mbits/s incoming, but only 128kbits/s outgoing, I am limited to around 15k/s outgoing (approximate math 8 bits to a byte, divide 128,000 bits per second by 8 bytes = 16,000 bytes per second. allow some room for overhead, you have 15k/s). This equals around 5 users at 3k/s or 24kbits/s 22khz mono. I've been told this is between FM and AM radio quality, and from what I've heard it doesn't sound too bad. Assuming your outgoing connection speed is the same as mine, there's your answer. Personally I don't consider less than 5 users to be reasonable, so that's why I use a low bandwidth stream. There are also other options to run more users or higher bandwidth, but it helps if you have some "connections" with people. If you know someone with a higher outgoing bandwidth connection (Symetric DSL, T1, T3, etc.) you can have them run a server for you and just stream to them. Or you could use a service like live365.com. Check 'em out, they might be of use. Hope that has answered at least a part of your question.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>