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Another point with streaming services is that there is a delay. For 2-way calls they try to keep the delay under a second so you do not notice. For video streaming of live events the delay can be significant. Having a 1-2 minute delay can significantly help the reliability of the stream by preventing stuttering/buffering, but that is not always acceptable ...


The audio data is "time-compressed" when transmitted. Imagine a 800 byte UDP datagram carrying 8 kHz 8-bit VoIP data. The 800 samples cover 1/10th of a second (or 100 ms) when played back. That datagram takes 800 + 8 + 20 + 38 = 866 bytes on the wire (payload + UDP overhead + IPv4 overhead + Ethernet overhead), or 6,928 bits. Using Fast Ethernet (100 Mbit/...

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