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How much bandwidth does watching BBC cost?

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How much bandwidth does watching BBC cost?

Right now I'm watching live darts on BBC website and was wondering how much bandwidth will that cost me? Is there any danger of me going over my limit?
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How much bandwidth does watching BBC cost?

Depends what service you are on.
you can also use : http://www.netfor2.com/RxTxPreview.html
that software to see how fast you're receiving (be careful of KB/s and Kb/s).
and work it out from there.
Alecto
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Posts: 2,886
Registered: 30-07-2007

How much bandwidth does watching BBC cost?

As you watch it, the player says 225Kbps - i.e. bits per second.
At 8 bits per byte, you can work out for yourself how much bandwidth per minute it uses.
Remember to round everything up to allow for overheads.
mr_chris
Grafter
Posts: 25
Registered: 31-07-2007

How much bandwidth does watching BBC cost?

225kbps = 28.125kBps

Per minute = 28.125 x 60 = 1,687.5 kB per minute
Per hour = 1,687.5 x 60 = 101,250 kB per hour

In Plusnet Megabytes, that means 101 Megabytes per hour.

So allowing for any other overheads, you'll probably get around 9 hours for 1GB.