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    Ok, I need to set up a DM at another house, what is minimum bandwidth required to enable to stream TV/movies from a DM over the net?

    The current house bandwidth is a VM 2mb connection (I think) and the receiving (where stream will be viewed) connection is about 32MB. This does not seem to stream anything, we are sssuming that the VM side coul dbe too slow, this is the same day or night.

    So the question is, in order to successfully stream over the net what is the minimum connection speed it can done on. Basically if you can do this successfully, please list your speed and the genuine quality of the the steamed content... I think this info could be of use to quite a few others when it comes to trouble shooting theirs...

    Thanks in advance...

    Cavey..


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    Getting a good quality stream over the internet is a bit of a black art I feel.

    The important part of your connection is the upload speed not the download speed which most ISP's misquote anyway as per recent news reports.

    A standard home connection is ADSL which basically means your download and upload speeds are different My download speed quoted by the router is 5344k (approx 5mb) but my upload speed is only 448k. (Less than 1/2mb)

    Some business connections use SDSL which basically has an upload and download speed the same but these are expensive for even a 2mb (2048k) connection.

    When streaming to the internet the stream can only be as fast as the upload speed of the connection.

    The way to get around the the Upload speed issue I've seen is to use VLC to re-encode the stream from the DB then stream the re-encoded stream across the internet which you can set to an acceptable quality given the upload restrictions.

    I'll try to dig out the info I found, I never tried myself as I didn't feel the quality would be acceptable.

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    Theres a sticky post with a guide on how to stream over the internet which reduces the picture size and quality therefore meaning you only require a slower upload speed.

 

 

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