[osflash] hardware requirements for streaming using Red5
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Sat May 10 07:02:22 PDT 2008
I have posted this in the Red5 group.
This has to run over the internet - not on a campus network.
If you think the numbers are too high, whats a reasonable limit that can be
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Mark Winterhalder <mark13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think you'll get better answers if you post onto the Red5 list.
> I'm really not qualified to answer, but just to give you something to
> think about, if you have 500Kbps video, that would mean you'd max out
> the connection if a dorm with 200 students is connected with only
> 100Mbit (and they probably won't switch off their P2P clients for
> you). So you'll need to learn about the existing infrastructure, too.
> Then again, you'll end up needing several servers anyway, so you might
> as well spread some of them out over campus.
> But again, I'm not qualified and you're much more likely to find
> somebody on the Red5 list who has practical experience with that kind
> of setup and can tell you something about potential pitfalls like HDD
> access times and so on.
> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Subscribe Mail
> <subscribe at conceptwaves.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am new to architecting streaming solutions.
> > Heres a requirement for one of my customers:
> > 1. 5000 registered students. And potentially all of them could be
> > the videos (lessons) on the system concurrently. (this can happen at Peak
> > time - just before their exams)
> > 2. I would like to have acceptable jitter at say the dimensions (length
> > breadth) and the resolution quality of say YouTube. I would assume audio
> > becomes more critical than the video as this is a lecture for the
> > I was thinking that Red5 would be a good choice to steam these videos to
> > these students.
> > Can someone suggest the kind of hardware that would be needed to support
> > this scale of streaming. Also, can someone help me with some indicative
> > numbers of what such a hardware setup costs? I am looking for very broad
> > level indicative numbers.
> > Thanks.
> > Regards,
> > Ash
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