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comment What Sort of Server Setup Am I Likely to Need? - School A/V streaming
Thanks for the help. I managed to spend a week putting together a solid setup that would do what they needed, in budget - only to find out after the fact that they were axing my role to go with an online streaming provider, which will only save them money for two years. Sorry I can't report better results, but thanks again.
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comment What Sort of Server Setup Am I Likely to Need? - School A/V streaming
A nice idea, but unfortunately the school has me on a bit of a crunch.
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comment What Sort of Server Setup Am I Likely to Need? - School A/V streaming
That's a lot to chew through - thankfully, I think much of it doesn't apply to my specific circumstance (though the additional information is interesting and serves to broaden my perspective), and the rest is quite helpful. I'll be back after sleeping a bit to answer point-by-point how I think parts of your post apply to what I've already done, and what I anticipate having to do yet.
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comment What Sort of Server Setup Am I Likely to Need? - School A/V streaming
Regarding the 10% comment - we're streaming straight out to the net, so is this a consideration I have to worry about? The only traffic their intranet should have to worry about is the source stream. Thanks for the help.
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comment What Sort of Server Setup Am I Likely to Need? - School A/V streaming
The bit-rate estimate is helpful - I'm sure they're using some sort of fiber out of their DMZ, so 1000 users streaming at .5 Mb/s shouldn't use any more than half their through-put. All the encoding would be done on the encoding workstation, and streamed once through the intranet to the streaming server(s), so that shouldn't be a problem. How do you have a farm with a spare? Isn't the whole point of a farm that they're all spares for each other? Additionally, how would you recommend getting the same stream to each server, and likewise routing requests?
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