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reduce traffic usage

Mickey DoubleYou 6 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 6 years ago 2

Hey,

i was wondering, because after an one hour listening the traffic was about 74 mb. This is very much I think. What can I do to reduce the usage of my traffic?

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Super delayed reply!  So yes streaming can use a lot of data and you need to be careful if you have a limited dataplan.


As @Neko Hunter said below, using broadcasts at a lower bitrate will use less data... However it will impact the audio quality.  In general MPEG at lower then 96kbps will start sounding low quality. With AAC/AACP streams under 32kbps start sounding very bad but above that they sound OK.


Another more obvious tip would be to always try to use WiFi when streaming. Any other questions please let me know!

The easiest way would be to see if your stream broadcasts a lower bitrate version such as 64kbps.  Lower bitrate means lower quality, but it will use less data to play.

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Super delayed reply!  So yes streaming can use a lot of data and you need to be careful if you have a limited dataplan.


As @Neko Hunter said below, using broadcasts at a lower bitrate will use less data... However it will impact the audio quality.  In general MPEG at lower then 96kbps will start sounding low quality. With AAC/AACP streams under 32kbps start sounding very bad but above that they sound OK.


Another more obvious tip would be to always try to use WiFi when streaming. Any other questions please let me know!