I recently transitioned to a “cheap” cellular plan that limits consumption to 4GB per month. That limited plan has influenced how and how often I play ARC. It seems to use a lot of bandwidth.
Now to my question: does anyone know how much cellular bandwidth is required for an hour (say) of “CD Quality” content will use? Same questions for “Balanced” content (whatever that is); “Bandwidth Optimized” content; and Roon Radio. Most all content is 44.1/16 content; DSP limited to headroom management.
If I use all 4GB bandwidth on ARC music at the qualities mentioned above, how many hours of enjoyment could I expect?
You cant really say as it depends on the content and flac compression isnt consistent,but if the album is 256mb on disc then thats how much you will use plus the Roon arc overheads for talikng to servers etc. Any compressed format changes on content drastically as Roon uses Opus hard to say you best to compress an album and see. Or just test it on wifi and set it to bandwidth optomised. If you dont have a lot of bandwiidth stick it on bandwidth optomized its the safer optiona and what its for, for on the go unless in a quiet place or have wifi the higher ones are just unnecessary.
On mobile I listen about 2 days per week (weds and thus), about 2 hours per day. All tidal streaming. But in January I had 1 week off the mobile. So about 8 hours only on “Bandwidth Optimized” and the phone reports some 500mb for ARC
Now this is totally estimative and I’m not sure. Better put your phone to do the statistics and notify on the mobile date usage.