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Topic # 89514 4-Sep-2011 08:22
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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?

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  Reply # 516330 4-Sep-2011 08:36
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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.

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  Reply # 516332 4-Sep-2011 08:44
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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.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 516354 4-Sep-2011 10:07
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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.

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  Reply # 516360 4-Sep-2011 10:26
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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:)  

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  Reply # 516370 4-Sep-2011 10:41
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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. 

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  Reply # 516381 4-Sep-2011 11:13
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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




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  Reply # 516385 4-Sep-2011 11:21
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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. 

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  Reply # 516469 4-Sep-2011 15:40
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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.

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  Reply # 516505 4-Sep-2011 17:14
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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.



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  Reply # 516509 4-Sep-2011 17:18
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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.

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  Reply # 516515 4-Sep-2011 17:23
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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. 

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  Reply # 516539 4-Sep-2011 18:55
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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?

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  Reply # 516555 4-Sep-2011 19:54
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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.  

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  Reply # 516580 4-Sep-2011 21:24
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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



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  Reply # 517446 6-Sep-2011 12:35
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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





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