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As a person with only 15gb of download per month, it's very easy to blink and find it's all used up, especially when watching a lot of videos online, so I'm just wondering how much download the different video qualities use in an average episode!
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The Streams buffering difference is pretty much, in short:

SD = No worries
480p = standard
720p = standard
1080p = I feel like I am watching a yt video on 1080p


^If that is what you are talking about
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1mirg wrote:

The Streams buffering difference is pretty much, in short:

SD = No worries
480p = standard
720p = standard
1080p = I feel like I am watching a yt video on 1080p


^If that is what you are talking about


I mean, in terms of the total download used...

For example 50mb or 100mb, etc...

But still thank you for replying :)
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Posted 7/7/13 , edited 7/7/13

xEren_Jaeger wrote:

As a person with only 15gb of download per month, it's very easy to blink and find it's all used up, especially when watching a lot of videos online, so I'm just wondering how much download the different video qualities use in an average episode!


I tried to work this out as well one time, since I'm under a limit as well. I don't have very good numbers, since each stream is going to be slightly different, even at the same quality level because of how the video images update - if it's a big block of color, that's less data, and if it doesn't change much from frame to frame, that's less data, too. So an action anime is going to take more transfer than a slice of life will in most cases, and an older anime where they used larger blocks of a single color will take less than something like Attack on Titan where there's tons of shades of color on the screen at any given time.

That said, I tried having streaming video on in the background for about 5 hours one day, and I believe it took about 1.25 GB (approximate, since my webhost only gives general percentages of my total usage). This wasn't all anime, and it was from different sources (like Hulu, where I just let it auto-play part of a series). That was basically all 480p quality, though.

Not sure how much all that helps, but hopefully it's a bit more info for you.

EDIT - also, be sure to check your usage agreement with your service provider. I know mine gives me "free" transfer from midnight to 8am each day, and some give weekends free, too.
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Posted 7/7/13 , edited 7/7/13

MakotoKamui wrote:


xEren_Jaeger wrote:

As a person with only 15gb of download per month, it's very easy to blink and find it's all used up, especially when watching a lot of videos online, so I'm just wondering how much download the different video qualities use in an average episode!


I tried to work this out as well one time, since I'm under a limit as well. I don't have very good numbers, since each stream is going to be slightly different, even at the same quality level because of how the video images update - if it's a big block of color, that's less data, and if it doesn't change much from frame to frame, that's less data, too. So an action anime is going to take more transfer than a slice of life will in most cases, and an older anime where they used larger blocks of a single color will take less than something like Attack on Titan where there's tons of shades of color on the screen at any given time.

That said, I tried having streaming video on in the background for about 5 hours one day, and I believe it took about 1.25 GB (approximate, since my webhost only gives general percentages of my total usage). This wasn't all anime, and it was from different sources (like Hulu, where I just let it auto-play part of a series). That was basically all 480p quality, though.

Not sure how much all that helps, but hopefully it's a bit more info for you.

EDIT - also, be sure to check your usage agreement with your service provider. I know mine gives me "free" transfer from midnight to 8am each day, and some give weekends free, too.


Thanks very much for the info, seems that it won't use too much then as long as I don't watch too much...

SD quality will probably use very little, so thats probably what I'll stick with!

Wish bigpond had nice little tidbits like the free transfer, but noo... They even count uploads! Such cheapskates!
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xEren_Jaeger wrote:



Thanks very much for the info, seems that it won't use too much then as long as I don't watch too much...

SD quality will probably use very little, so thats probably what I'll stick with!

Wish bigpond had nice little tidbits like the free transfer, but noo... They even count uploads! Such cheapskates!


Ah, yes, that's the thing I forgot, the comparison!

Let's call SD 1.0 usage as a baseline.
480p will be 2.0 - it's double the lines of SD. That doesn't mean twice the transfer (because of the stuff I mentioned above), but it is more data to push
720p would be 6.0 - it's 3x the pixels of 480p
1080p is about 10.0 - by far the most pixels.

So for the same anime, those will be some rough numbers to keep in mind. Definitely SD is the best bet until you're sure you can get away with something higher.

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xEren_Jaeger wrote:

As a person with only 15gb of download per month, it's very easy to blink and find it's all used up, especially when watching a lot of videos online, so I'm just wondering how much download the different video qualities use in an average episode!

See this message for typical file sizes for each resolution.

To err on the safe side when calculating bandwidth usage, I would suggest rounding those figures up to the next 100MB mark.

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TheAncientOne wrote:


xEren_Jaeger wrote:

As a person with only 15gb of download per month, it's very easy to blink and find it's all used up, especially when watching a lot of videos online, so I'm just wondering how much download the different video qualities use in an average episode!

See this message for typical file sizes for each resolution.

To err on the safe side when calculating bandwidth usage, I would suggest rounding those figures up to the next 100MB mark.



Thanks!
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