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Radio via Internet and Usage Level Category. Baffled.

Sandro
Grafter
Posts: 134
Registered: 21-08-2007

Radio via Internet and Usage Level Category. Baffled.

We do listen quite a lot of internet radio, both live and recordings in RealAudio.
Now, in connection with new baffling usage levels I wonder if someone from PlusNet could shed any light to what category it is considered to be - it is neither usenet, ftp or http.
Thanks.

P.S. And what category are internet TV broadcasts, please?
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Radio via Internet and Usage Level Category. Baffled.

as long as you confine your listening to between the hours of 2am and 6am you should be ok Smiley providing you listen to mono streams at bit rates less than 8kbs.

ah broadband, where did I put that modem?
Sandro
Grafter
Posts: 134
Registered: 21-08-2007

Radio via Internet and Usage Level Category. Baffled.

OK. It seems nobody knows. I'd better raise a ticket.

It is just some old broadcasts are archived in realaudio and by definition they might be counted as ftp traffic Cry On the other hand it is NOT ftp (and obviously not p2p). In that case it leaves us HTTP which falls within 100 Gb limit (in my case)

As we all know ftp and http traffic have different limits so it is important to know.
In this case what is a live broadcast (both in real audio and multicast)? :roll:
lank111
Grafter
Posts: 215
Registered: 11-10-2007

Radio via Internet and Usage Level Category. Baffled.

Hi
It depends,
Most audio and video are on the HTTP/TCP protocol but some live streams are using the streaming protocols Microsoft Media Server protocol (MMS), User Datagram Protocol (UDP) or RealTime Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

The HTTP Media will fall under plusnets web(http) limits but
MMS, UDP & RTSP will fall in there own category (but may be rounded up into http usage)
Plusnet would need to shed some light!

Regards
chris
Sandro
Grafter
Posts: 134
Registered: 21-08-2007

Radio via Internet and Usage Level Category. Baffled.

Thanks the explanation, Chris.
PlusNet really ought to come out with a clear definition of "downloading category" for various types of internet broadcasting.