Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3196 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1013

Subscriber

Topic # 89514 4-Sep-2011 08:22
Send private message

I saw this little gizmo:

http://www.archos.com/products/ah/archos_35_hc/index.html?country=us&lang=en


on Crave today and it looks like something I would use. If one of these was left running full-time for, say, a month, how much of my Xtra data limit would it use?

Create new topic
3612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 516330 4-Sep-2011 08:36
Send private message

My experience with internet radio has been around 25mb max per hour. So if you left it running every hour for 31 days, it's just under 2GB a month.

27431 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6885

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 516332 4-Sep-2011 08:44
Send private message

Depends entirely on the bitrate of the station. There is no way to give an accurate figure when the bitrate varies so much from station to station - some may broadcast at 32kbps, some 192kbps.




 
 
 
 


1801 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125


  Reply # 516354 4-Sep-2011 10:07
Send private message

If we are assuming 192kbps average bandwidth for a good internet radio stream then we can calculate:

192000 bps into 24 hours = 16588800000 bits per day.

Which also equates to:
2073600000 bytes
2073600 kilobytes
2073.6 megabytes
2.0736 gigabytes

So, just over 2GB per 24 hour period for a pretty high quality stream assuming my math is correct.

3612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 516360 4-Sep-2011 10:26
Send private message

Disrespective: If we are assuming 192kbps average bandwidth for a good internet radio stream then we can calculate:

192000 bps into 24 hours = 16588800000 bits per day.

Which also equates to:
2073600000 bytes
2073600 kilobytes
2073.6 megabytes
2.0736 gigabytes

So, just over 2GB per 24 hour period for a pretty high quality stream assuming my math is correct.


Dang, I am right on the mark then with my predictions:)  

Banana?
4543 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1100

Subscriber

  Reply # 516370 4-Sep-2011 10:41
Send private message

heavenlywild:
Disrespective: If we are assuming 192kbps average bandwidth for a good internet radio stream then we can calculate:

192000 bps into 24 hours = 16588800000 bits per day.

Which also equates to:
2073600000 bytes
2073600 kilobytes
2073.6 megabytes
2.0736 gigabytes

So, just over 2GB per 24 hour period for a pretty high quality stream assuming my math is correct.


Dang, I am right on the mark then with my predictions:)  


huh? You said 2Gb per month. This one says 2Gb per day. bit of a difference. 

1097 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 232

Trusted

  Reply # 516381 4-Sep-2011 11:13
Send private message

I listen to 96kbps stations on my cell phone, which is equals to 12KB/sec * 60 sec * 60 min / 1024 KB = 42.2MB/hour :)

I listen to 2-5 hours a day using wi-fi at work :D




helping others at evgenyk.nz


3612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 516385 4-Sep-2011 11:21
Send private message

trig42:
heavenlywild:
Disrespective: If we are assuming 192kbps average bandwidth for a good internet radio stream then we can calculate:

192000 bps into 24 hours = 16588800000 bits per day.

Which also equates to:
2073600000 bytes
2073600 kilobytes
2073.6 megabytes
2.0736 gigabytes

So, just over 2GB per 24 hour period for a pretty high quality stream assuming my math is correct.


Dang, I am right on the mark then with my predictions:)  


huh? You said 2Gb per month. This one says 2Gb per day. bit of a difference. 


Opps my bad, where's my coffee?

2GB is a little excessive I think for just a day's use. 

55 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 516469 4-Sep-2011 15:40
Send private message

I stream a 64kbps AAC stream from DI.fm, for a few hours every day, and I go through roughly 150MiB/day, on average. Admittedly, since I have an Android device, that does include more than *just* internet radio, but the internet radio is definitely the lions share of it.

1854 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 27

Trusted

  Reply # 516505 4-Sep-2011 17:14
Send private message

Hardly any stations are in 192kbps stream.... most are in 64 i would say.

There is a good Android ap called TuneInRadio - it's free and lists NZ and international broadcasts.



3196 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1013

Subscriber

  Reply # 516509 4-Sep-2011 17:18
Send private message

simon14:>There is a good Android ap called TuneInRadio - it's free and lists NZ and international broadcasts.


+1. It's brilliant. App available for iPad too.

1854 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 27

Trusted

  Reply # 516515 4-Sep-2011 17:23
Send private message

eracode:
simon14:>There is a good Android ap called TuneInRadio - it's free and lists NZ and international broadcasts.


+1. It's brilliant. App available for iPad too.


Works really well over Vodafone 3g.... sometimes have my phone connected to car stereo when we are out of radio coverage on extended 3g. 

18920 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5461

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 516539 4-Sep-2011 18:55
Send private message

Anyone know of a good online calculator where you can specify either the speed you are transferring data, and the time and get a total bandwidth used, or provide size of file and transfer rate and get time estimate back?

1801 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125


  Reply # 516555 4-Sep-2011 19:54
Send private message

Why not calculate it yourself?

There are 8bits in 1byte, 1000bytes in 1kbyte and so on. It's pretty simple math and an excell/google docs spreadsheet can do it all super quick.  

3814 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2352

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 516580 4-Sep-2011 21:24
Send private message

networkn: Anyone know of a good online calculator where you can specify either the speed you are transferring data, and the time and get a total bandwidth used, or provide size of file and transfer rate and get time estimate back?


Google :-)

And I'm not joking...  try these..
http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=128kbit%2Fsec+in+GB%2Fday&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

(Or google for '128kbit/sec in GB/day' and look at the top of the results)

Try 'speed of light in furlongs per fortnight' as well

'64kbit/sec in GB/month' gives 20.06 GB/month

Cheers - N



4486 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 854

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 517446 6-Sep-2011 12:35
Send private message

heavenlywild:
trig42:
heavenlywild:
Disrespective: If we are assuming 192kbps average bandwidth for a good internet radio stream then we can calculate:

192000 bps into 24 hours = 16588800000 bits per day.

Which also equates to:
2073600000 bytes
2073600 kilobytes
2073.6 megabytes
2.0736 gigabytes

So, just over 2GB per 24 hour period for a pretty high quality stream assuming my math is correct.


Dang, I am right on the mark then with my predictions:)  


huh? You said 2Gb per month. This one says 2Gb per day. bit of a difference. 


Opps my bad, where's my coffee?

2GB is a little excessive I think for just a day's use. 


your prediction was ~correct!

heavenlywild: My experience with internet radio has been around 25mb max per hour. So if you left it running every hour for 31 days, it's just under 2GB a month.


you did say it was per hour for 31 days





Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.