I will have DVD quality (assmume 720 × 576) MP4, normally 720M per hour, thats 1638.4bit per seconds
On Gigabyte Ethernet, it's 1G bit bandwidth, 1 073 741 824 bit, which in theory 655,360 computers in network can play the MP4 smoothly simultaneously, which a very big number, I must be some place wrong, where do I get it wrong.
Also, to support 1G bandwidth, what kind of interface need for server to read the data, which consider:
- USB 1.1 = 12 Mbit/s
- Firefire 400 = 400 Mbit/s
- USB 2.0 = 480 Mbit/s
- FireWire 800 = 800 Mbit/s
- USB 3.0 = 5 Gbit/s
- eSATA = Up to 6 Gbit/s right now as it depend on the internal SATA chip. ref
So any internal harddisk (no RAID), or a USB3 or eSATA hard disk is enough, right?
Allow me to simplified my question:
Q1: For 1 Single Server on Gigabit network (all nodes are Gigabit cards etc), how many client pc can play DVD quality MP4 smoothly?
Q2: If I like to put the data on external storage, what kind of interface should I use.