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LLDM_channel
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how much bandwidth for live stream is needed?

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I am having a hard time finding the requirements on a per viewer basis on LIVE streaming. I know that I need to build an HLS server. I am good with that. I just do not know how much bandwidth per viewer I am going to need. Say I have 10,000 people that are going to watch my live feed of an event. HOW MUCH bandwidth am I going to need? What formula is there? Is there even a formula? I need to know and hope someone is willing to answer it for me!

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37mediagroup
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Re: how much bandwidth for live stream is needed?

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The 'per-event' plan is valid for 1 year also, you just buy the bandwidth upfront. (1TB $250-ish minimum). So I suppose it's more like prepaid or pay as you go than per event. Not all that bad a deal.

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37mediagroup
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Re: how much bandwidth for live stream is needed?

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It'll vary on your stream quality, but figure around 2-5mbps. So, you can do the math of a viewer into a minute/hour of megabyte per second x 60 x 60.

 

Dacast has an informative website that explains alot of this, even an estimator. You should look into them, they offer a per-event billing which is rare in streaming anymore. Starts around $200 and likely would cover your first stream or two if not more. 

 

https://www.dacast.com/live-streaming-pricing-plans/

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LLDM_channel
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Re: how much bandwidth for live stream is needed?

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So thankful for your help and guidance! I am starting a channel that will need this information and your help in locating the pricing is SUPER helpful!!!!

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37mediagroup
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Re: how much bandwidth for live stream is needed?

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The 'per-event' plan is valid for 1 year also, you just buy the bandwidth upfront. (1TB $250-ish minimum). So I suppose it's more like prepaid or pay as you go than per event. Not all that bad a deal.

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