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    networking over ssh or vnc

    Hey smart people i have a quick question.
    So i will be soon in a place where i will have limited internet
    (1GB download a month) and i was wanting to setup my two servers to serve as my music/video servers so i can use them while im out of country. Now i know how to setup all the port forwarding, etc etc. My question is if i connect to server via vnc or ssh (i currently use ssh for all remote handling) and i watch movies that way will it effect my 1GB download cap? I have an idea of what the answer will be but im hoping for some ideas/projects that are available that i can use to be able to stream without reaching this 1GB limit! (if i understand networking correctly im screwed!) just looking for a ray of hope here!!
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    Re: networking over ssh or vnc

    I'm pretty sure ssh wouldn't work because you'd have to transfer the movie itself wouldn't you? Maybe not, but I would think so. So you'd hit the cap fast.

    And VNC doesn't seem like it would be much better.

    But, this is what I was curious about. Do you think you could use something like handbrake or similar to shrink all your videos down and then stream a highly lossy version? I was thinking you could set up a script to pick your movie, have it shrunk down on your remote computer, then just stream the low quality movie. Still you probably could only do a few month with only 1GB, but thats the best I could think of.

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    Re: networking over ssh or vnc

    In whichever case, you are fried...

    would suggest you to bring external storage. Else you will fill up ur bandwidth in a short time.

    gd luck

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    Re: networking over ssh or vnc

    Quote Originally Posted by nebileix View Post
    In whichever case, you are fried...

    would suggest you to bring external storage. Else you will fill up ur bandwidth in a short time.

    gd luck
    Yea thats what i figured in the first place. No way getting around it! Like i said i was just looking for a ray of hope!!
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