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  • wccoleman
    I like to think of it in listener-hours. 30,000 GB at 128 kbps gives you about 520,000 listener-hours per month. That could translate into:

    1 person listening for 520,000 hours (ridiculous of course) = 520,000 listener-hours
    520,000 listeners (way beyond the server capacity) listening for 1 hour each = 520,000 listener-hours
    1000 listeners listening for 520 hours each = 520,000 listener-hours
    520 listeners listening for 1000 hours each = 520,000 listener-hours

    Your 1 Gbps connection can practically handle about 6000 simultaneous listeners with an 80% load factor. If you loaded your server to the max 24/7 then you would run out of bandwidth in about 90 hours..

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  • djSpinnerCee
    You'll reach 30GB/mo faster than your CPU will even start to breathe hard. the bandwidth cap is another story.

    ex: 1 128kbps stream is one Mbyte/min. there are 1440 minutes in a day (24hours * 60minutes) , so 1440 (mins) * 30 (days) = 43,200 (megabytes) or 43Gb

    edit: if 30.000 means 30 thousand GB (30TB) then you can support around 1000 simultaneous 128kbps streams all month.

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  • TonkaII
    So its not that CPU or server resource intensive, just bandwidth.
    You can output a dozen channels from different encoders, and as long as the server has bandwidth, it will do fine.

    ( with good hardware of course)

    opinions appreciated.

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  • SunsetRadio
    You can calculate it yourself.

    1000mbit/s -> 1 Listener = 128Kb/s

    It's only a bandwidth question

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    How many streaming accounts can i handle

    hi. I'm interested to know how many streams can this server handle
    at 128 kbps
    with auto dj active and centova cast as program

    Every stream account have only 2 listeners

    Traffic: Unlimited --> 30.000 gb per month
    1 Gbit/s bandwidth

    Intel Core i7-3930

    HDD 2x HDD 3,0 TB SATA

    RAM 8x RAM 8192 MB DDR3