How fast does video stream through a home network?
Varies wildly. You have to look at two things. First, the quality of the movie video and audio as it is recorded/stored, and second the maximum data transfer rate of your network. It will stream at the lesser of the two. The movie data rate is affected by things such as resolution, frame rate (frames per second - smooth or jerky motion) and how much the movie is compressed. Two common types of compression are color reduction, where the number of colors in the palate are reduced, so fewer bits are required to represent the different colors stored, and differential compression, where only the changed pixels are stored/transmitted. A simplified example of this would be where the background would stay the same but a character in the foreground was moving. The only data transmitted would be representing the pixels containing the image of the character, and the rest of the pixels in the frame would just stay as they were the previous frame. In practice it is more complicated then this, but you get the idea...
Electrons flow through wires like 186,000 miles per second.
How about that.
i have wireless b - 11 mbps - and it normally takes twice as long to load the vid as watch it (2 sec load = 1 sec video)
depends how you are watching the movie in question... if you are sharing the drive and watching it that way, it is likely around 12Mb/s, but if its hosted on a webserver on your LAN and watched this way (the definition of streaming video), then the throughput will be lower because of the overhead. Not much, mind you, just some.
well depends on how fast the network is, and how far away the pc's, latops are from the access points/router.
since with streaming a video it should work ok, as long as your not sending files at the same time.
I use a wireless network with a laptop in one room and pc in another.
Movies over the network should work fine you will need to set your buffer. The speed should be detemin by you router speed.
Hope this helps
I have to agree with boonietech.
To put it simple, the speed will vary depending on the video quality. (divix, wmv or other formats) are examples of formats, wmv can have many different compression rates as well as divix (avi). The streaming itself can vary from 128Kbps 256Kbps and 333kbps or higher. Again, depends on the quality and bandwidth that is available.
I stream video from my house to watch movies at work and I encode the movies to wvm (128kbps) in order to watch it without it breaking up on me at work. Even though I have an upload connection of 2Mbps at home, I still have to encode it low because it would use at 700kbps to run smoothly without interruption. I can stream avi files as well, but it takes a little longer to upload the files and sometimes you'll hear sound before the video that goes with that sound is display.
I hope it helped.
It all deals on both the speed of your internet connection on the network and then the site itself.
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