Intro on Bandwidth, Bitrate and Other Factors of Flash-based Stuff

Adobe has a good introductory discussion on Flash Media Server and some of the things to look for regarding delivering Flash video content.

Another great tool to determining bandwidth, bitrate, is the Flash Video Bitrate calculator at

Here's an example:

I want to present video on my website. The size will be 547px x 307px (16:9). If I had 50 users a day see an 120 min video, how much bandwidth would I need? How much storage?

Once you determine this, you can estimate your hosting/bandwidth costs for using a solution like AmazonS3 & CloudFront to deliver. (

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