Bit rate

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'''Bit rate''' is a measure of bandwidth which indicates how much data is traveling from one place to another on a computer network. Bit rate is usually expressed in kilobits per second (kbps) or megabits per second (Mbps).
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The '''bit rate''' of an audio or video stream indicates how much data must be transferred concurrently in order to properly receive the stream.  [[Buffer]]ing can help mitigate variance in available bandwidth. 
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Note that '''bit rate''' does not describe how long is takes to get from one part of the network to another, only how many bits can be transferred concurrently.  See [[latency]] for a measurement of delay. 
 
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A measure of bandwidth which indicates how fast data is traveling from one place to another on a computer network. Bit rate is usually expressed in kilobits per second (kbps) or megabits per second (Mbps).
 

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