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Webcam question

topfisher
Grafter
Posts: 53
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Registered: 23-09-2007

Webcam question

Just a quick question. How much bandwidth does a webcam use? Thats using one to send and watching some one else's.

Thanks,

Dave
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Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Webcam question

What bit rate will the camera be sending its pictures out at or what bit rate will the cam you are viewing send at.

Knowing the bit rate you can work out how much bandwidth will be used 8 bits in a byte, 1024 bytes in a KByte etc.
topfisher
Grafter
Posts: 53
Thanks: 1
Registered: 23-09-2007

Webcam question

I don't know what the bit rate of the cams are at the moment. My brother is considering buying a cam to use on my BB+ account and I was just a bit worried how much bandwidth it would use at peak time.

Thanks for the reply.

Dave