Discover Video Bandwidth Calculator

Bandwidth Calculator

Define Streaming Rate
Step 1. What is your bit rate?
Step 2. Adjust the rate if desired. Kbps
NOTE: Be sure to include both audio and video bandwidth. Stereo audio will require twice the audio bandwidth as mono.
Calculate Streaming Bandwidth
How many viewers will you have?
What is average duration of viewing? minutes
Total Viewing minutes: minutes
Total Bandwidth Required: KB
Calculate File Recording Size
How long will you record?
Approx. Disk Space Needed is: KB
  • We use 10242 for a MB rather than 1000. This is because it is more consistent with file systems. The Windows system uses 1,048,576 (10242) bytes per MB for example. Read More
  • Actual file size may vary depending on how much motion there is and the compression used. It is unlikely to be larger than the calculated value.
  • For multicast, the total streaming bandwidth is always equal to the streaming rate (number of viewers does not matter)
  • Internet Streaming Bandwidth is only used when there is one or more viewers. No bandwidth is used when there are no viewers excpet for the encoder sending the stream.
  • Bandwidth use is the same whether the viewer is consuming a live video stream or a file-based video stream, although a file may use more due to client side buffering/caching.
  • VoD files are cached on SignStick, so there is minimum bandwidth used.
  • Discover Video Streaming Service provides X GB of streaming bandwidth, and Y GB of file storage for Z dollars