To be picky about nomenclature -- Amongst those in the know, "b" is "bit" and "B" is "byte" -- so 10 Mbps is 10 megabits per second but 12 MB is twelve megabytes. It's also totally acceptable (and advocated by at least one proposed standard) to use the word "bit" fully (e.g., 512 kbit/s).
In practical use, I've only ever seen kbps/Mbps refer to bitrates, regardless of capitalization. When rates are used with bytes, I always see a slash instead of the p -- that is, I have a 6 Mbps (megabit per second) connection, so I usually download files at around 800 kB/s (kilobytes per second). Of course, people aren't generally as precise as they should be, so even if you know the various standards out there, you've got to keep the context of the number in mind to make sure it makes sense. :) On 12/23/07, Micky Hulse <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Latcho wrote: > > 512 Kbits / 8 bitsperbyte = streaming 64 KBytes per sec = 3840 KBytes > > per minute = (3840 / 1024) 3.75 MBytes > > Wow, thanks for that. ;) > > Interesting stuff. > > I finally had a chance to compress a vid (using settings I mentioned in > first post) and the file size was compressed to about 13mb (note to > self, mb = megabytes) :D > > Playing with the numbers now though... the formula above is good to > know. Thanks Latcho and Marc! > > Cheers, > Micky > > -- > Wishlist: <http://tinyurl.com/22xonb> > Switch: <http://browsehappy.com/> > BCC?: <http://snipurl.com/w6f8> > My: <http://del.icio.us/mhulse> > _______________________________________________ > Flashcoders mailing list > Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com > http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders > -- Cory Petosky : Developer : PUNY 1618 Central Ave NE Suite 130 Minneapolis, MN 55413 Office: 612.216.3924 Mobile: 240.422.9652 Fax: 612.605.9216 http://www.punyentertainment.com _______________________________________________ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders