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Topic # 53750 12-Dec-2009 20:56
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Been chewwing thru the data on ustream recently.

Seriously thinking of bigtime now, how does it go for it, both watching and publishing?

I use the adobe standalone encoder and about 350kbps when publishing, some that I watch are much higher than that - 650 or so I have seen some come in at.

Worth getting a connection from them? Keep in mind I would have to get a landline I dont want as well so the added cost is quite a bit.




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  Reply # 281851 12-Dec-2009 21:27
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I stream to a usa with 500 kpbs 25 fps H.264 using Media Encoder. No drop outs and works fine. but when you look at your stream it laggs. But for other poeple it does not lag. and sound is MP3 64.




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  Reply # 281855 12-Dec-2009 22:07
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Hmm, I have often had 3-4 open simultaneously on slingshot without problem, so to end up with something I cant watch on would be a problem.




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  Reply # 281865 12-Dec-2009 23:35
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No, on naked dsl since owning a landline is like still subscribing to newspapers or the tv guide ;)




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Reply # 281869 13-Dec-2009 00:26
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c71931f: lol ah..i wouldn't go with telecom's big time anyway..


And why wouldn't you go?

Seriously c71931f, I am getting tired of your one line comments around the forums, with nothing more than "I wouldn't/don't" but without any explanation.

Unless you have good first hand knowledge, or long term experience in telecommunications I suggest you stop doing these one liners. They all sound a lot like opinions instead of facts.




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  Reply # 281877 13-Dec-2009 02:21
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Ustream - unwatchable on Big Time

Have been trying to watch Wammo's Kiwi FM stream at 6am since switching to Big Time a couple of months back and you would really be better off on dialup.

Slingshot for 12 months plus beforehand - never had any trouble

Plus forget about watching anything on TVNZ On demand

Great for email though! *sigh*

(Disclaimer - complaining here will get you the usual 'what do you expect for unlimited data')


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  Reply # 281880 13-Dec-2009 03:40
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I would not recommend Big Time to anyone interested in real time video streaming like ustream they all see to get hit with some pretty restrictive shaping.


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Reply # 281896 13-Dec-2009 09:29
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moshpit77: (Disclaimer - complaining here will get you the usual 'what do you expect for unlimited data')



Nope. Complaining here will get the "they tell you ahead that it's managed. If you don't want managed get another plan".

I'd love to see unlimited data, but as it is now in New Zealnd it's not gonna happen. Because we all know overseas traffic costs money. And that's why Telecom is tweaking with their "free upload". They most likely want to see if allowing heavy uploaders to share their content within the country will reduce international traffic.

I pay for a 80GB plan and every few months we go over this limit and pay for the excess usage. We pay for a service that provides full speed all the time and get it.






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  Reply # 282344 14-Dec-2009 15:36
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Ragnor: I would not recommend Big Time to anyone interested in real time video streaming like ustream they all see to get hit with some pretty restrictive shaping.





Exactly, I agree 120%.

ustream is almost unusable.

I can only to watch ONE stream IF im lucky, its not consistent though, as it starts to buffer regularly





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I think there are too many people who changed to bid time now,that's why its become slower compare to the first month when it first arrived.The first month I got the download speed around 600KB/s and streamed HD on youtube without have to wait but now the average speed for me is around 200KB/s which is not too bad for an unlimited plan,also youtube is alot slower.

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im not too sure but i was running fine on ustream for a few days (i am on bigtime :S) and then my speeds for everything dropped is there such thing as targeted speed shaping? if so will using things liek ustream on and off prevent this?

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  Reply # 283061 16-Dec-2009 10:49
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I am on the big time plan.

I quite often watch the TWiT Live broadcast, which is powered by ustream (well is one of the options), and it works well and looks nice with no lag.  I only ever use one stream, so I couldn't tell you how doing more than one stream would go, but the one stream works perfectly fine.

However the other option for watching the TWiT live stream is bitgravity, and this will absolutely not work on the Big Time plan. Which doesn't annoy me because they also stream on ustream, but I find interesting.

My experience with the Big Time plan is the 10% of the internet that the 90% of the population use, you are pretty sweet to go but if you start trying to do something out of the norm you will feel the pain.

And on a side note...Telecom prioritize CNET TV, one of the only things I really miss from my jump from Slingshot.

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