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@Rev

Thanks for the tip re Meerkat and Periscope.

I am checking out the various options.
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@morrnel

At the church where we usually meet.

depending on the response I have reserved the large room for 150 and a smaller room for a breakout.
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@Rev

At this point the big consideration is bandwidth.

A preacher friend is giving me access to one of the large meeting rooms of the church. The WiFi has never let me down yet ... with up to 40 people.

I am not sure how many people it can take. But I aim to find out.
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If you use Periscope I don't think you will have a bandwidth or recording issue.

As I understand it, a single stream is sent from the iPhone app via your local WiFi to the Periscope hub where it is recorded (for later access) and streamed to as many people as tune in.

The load is on the hub, not your local bandwidth. Since the hub is owned/provisioned by Twitter I'm guessing bandwidth isn't an issue.

The recording is stored indefinitely for future access and the stream can be seen live by those attending virtually but in real time.

My research shows that one person (at least) testing the extent of the duration of a single live stream succeeded in reaching 24 hours. Your eight hour sessions shouldn't be a problem. Your only issue will be keeping power to the iPhone for that length of time. You would want to run it with a power cable.

The app is free. Get it for your own phone -- available for iPhone and I believe Android is now supported -- and try it out. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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@Rev

I want to make this work one way or the t'other.

The problem might be with the initial WiFi connection.

30-40 people on the church's WiFi ... no problem.

100+ on the local WiFi might be. I am looking into it.
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@belew, I would run a speed test and find out what the bandwidth out of the building really is.
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So would I, IF I knew how to do that.
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http://www.speedtest.net/

Click on "Begin Test". Takes less than a minute to run. You will get ping, download speed and upload speed.
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This doesn't tell me how many people can log on to the same WiFi before it bogs down. Especially when one of them is streaming video.
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I'm missing something here. Why will the 40 people at the church need to log into the WiFi? The streaming will be fore the people who are not there.

With Periscope, the iPhone viewing the presenter will stream to the Periscope/Twitter servers where the stream will be recorded and re-streamed to those of us who cannot be there in person.

Your church WiFi needs only support the single stream (and any other normal use that might be going on at the time).
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@Rev

If Sunil and I were just talking they would not need to be logged in.

We plan to have people logged into their web sites to do some hands on training as well.

Indeed, it's easier to hold attention if people are not loggedf on.

But for hands on training...need everybody logged in.

I'll make this work one way or the t'other.
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Won't the iPhone steaming go out over the local cell service and leave your church internal WiFi for the attendees?
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It will IF you have unlimited bandwidth with your local cell service.
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Don't most people have unlimited voice, text, and data plans these days? If not, doesn't someone in your immediate group?
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I dunno abt KS, but we don't have unlimited here anymore in CA.

My unlimited is being ripped from my clinging hands next month no matter what.
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I did a little research.

Periscope needs about 250-400MB per hour. Do this on one of the mobile carriers for 16 hours, you'll get throttled down.
Also will need about 4-7GB total data.

The church probably has a business account and that is typically 6mb. If 30 work fine on the WIFI, the the bandwidth is probably higher.

Periscope will use the upload while the users use the download. The two should coexist on the wifi connection.

My guess is that it will work over the WIFI.

MB=megabytes, mb=megabits
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@morrnel

Thanks for the numbers. I have reached out to IT at the church. No reply yet.
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Meeting with the event host next Monday to check out the reasonableness of streaming this event live.

I will keep you all posted.
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If you can get a wire into the room, the bandwidth would double, at lease for you.
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@morrnel

I will have ethernet ... I can stream my laptop ... but not me.
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Good thing you lost all that weight, you will be easier to stream.
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It appears you need a very solid Internet connection for Periscope to work.

I tried it while walking. ...fuzzy.

I tried it while driving. ... worse.
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