If skype uses 500kbps how many MB/GB does it use?

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If skype uses 500kbps how many MB/GB does it use?

If skype uses 500kbps (for a video call of high quality), how many megabytes (MB), or gigabytes (GB) would it use, for sessions of either: 15, 20, 30 or 40 minute durations?
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Re: If skype uses 500kbps how many MB/GB does it use?

Are you referring to memory or disk space? Nevertheless, since video is not saved to a file or memory, consumption of memory or disk space does not grow with session lenght. To check memory usage you can use Windows Task Manager.

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I mean the data allowance of gigabytes per month, an internet service provider would allocate to you. How is one to know, how much of a 10 GB, 20 GB, 30 GB, 40 GB, or 50 GB monthly plan or arrangement is going to be used/consumed by making video calls on Skype? To watch video streaming online of TV programming, (On ABC iView) can be 230 to 270 MB for a 30 minute program, and around 550 or so MB for a 60 minute program.
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Skype video calls must use some megabytes or gigabytes.

How does one work out how many MB or GB it will be for a video call session of:

15, 20, 30 or 40 minutes.

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Assuming Skype uses same 500 kilobits per second for both uplink and downlink video, then the numbers are:

10 min session: 300 megabits = 37,5 megabytes for both uplink and downlink

20 min session: 600 megabits = 75 megabytes for both uplink and downlink

30 min session: 900 megabits = 112,5 megabytes for both uplink and downlink

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So even on a ADSL1/maximum 1500 kbps or ADSL2 (with more/higher kbps) from an ISP,

a high quality video call on Skype or perhaps facebook too, would use only 500 kbps?

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That 500 kbps was your assumption. You can see the real bandwidth (both uplink / downlink) used from Skype call technical info window. Or alternatively you can use some third party internet traffic monitor applications.

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How much memory do I need to run skype?

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do you mean for downloads. how much would skype take if your on call and just talking for couple hours a day
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Re: If skype uses 500kbps how many MB/GB does it use?

I mean to load up and use/be/stay connected during a video call.

Be it for a duration of for instance either: 15, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

What do you mean by "on call"?

 

(Residential anyway) broadband/ADSL internet accounts have a limited data allowance per month, that can vary from 10 GB, 20 GB, to 50 GB per month.

 

I would want to know, how much of that data (megabytes or gigabytes) would a video call session on Skype or even facebook's equivilant video call program use, say per minute, or even per 15 minutes?

 

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