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Skype and Broadband Limits

by Millreef / January 29, 2007 6:20 PM PST

I have just started using Skype.I have a 2GBs a month limit on my broadband.Can someone tell what a 10mins PC to PC talk or a 15mins Video link would have on my download limits.I don't want to be chatting away and find i have used all my broadband allocation for the month.Thank You.Millreef.

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Sorry. I wish it was as simple as that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2007 12:27 AM PST

But the compression used on Skype and video varies the number of bytes per second depending on silence or movements in the video frame. As such no one can tell you an exact answer.

Look to net monitoring features in your OS to measure a session. Here's a command line for XP to see the byte count.

C:\>netstat -e
Interface Statistics

Received Sent

Bytes 4729122 1277866
(other statistics.)

As you can see, you can answer this yourself.

Bob

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Skype and Broadband Limits
by Millreef / January 30, 2007 3:52 PM PST

Thanks BoB i never thought of monitoring it using XP.i will give it a go.Cheers.Millreef

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