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Required throughput for radio streaming
To streamradio, a good quality Internet connection is required along with sufficientthroughput. Sufficient throughput means having a sufficient margin of freebandwidth at all times. The more you share the Internet connection used forstreaming with other computers, the more likely it is that your radio streamwill be disrupted.
Our test tells you what throughput you need.It calculates the available throughput. Therefore, if your radio streams aresending audio and other transfers are also in progress to and from thecomputer in question or indeed other computers sharing the same line,measured throughput will be lower than your line's theoretical throughput.If you are unsure of anything, please send the result of this test, withmeasurements taken at various times of the day (and evening), letting usknow the technical specifications of your Internet connection and the numberof computers sharing the line.
A standard ADSL connection issufficient in most cases. Nonetheless, for the convenience of you and yourlisteners, we recommend having a dedicated Internet connection used solelyfor your radio broadcast and to rent a second connection for all of yourother needs. It is sometimes also worth asking your ISP to check the qualityof your line and measure the effective bandwidth.
You canpotentially run a longer buffering test to check for isolated instances ofsaturation (more information).
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