How fast can files be distributed over the internet?

I was just curious, once I put up a file to be shared on the internet, how fast can it get shared and on average how many people can access it if the file is encouraged to be shared and doesn’t break any copyright law? For instance, if I wanted to put an MP3 of my band up on the web, how many people can I expect to download it within a period of a day, or a week?

What about for larger files? Like, say, I want to upload an hour long video to be shared freely on the internet? How many people would be able to share it within the span of a day, week, and month if I was using a program like Bittorrent?

I know some of these answers also depend on visibility, so what are the answers for files with no marketing other than word of mouth and files that are marketed using website ads, PPC advertising, etc.? Kind-of like best and worst case scenereo in terms of visibility of the file?

Also, could you list resources and statistics of file distribution and person-to-person file sharing?

1.) for video use youtube and for audio I don’t know,

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5 Responses to “How fast can files be distributed over the internet?”

  1. Greg Cherry 25. Jan, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    depends if people search for your stuff if they dont then advertise if that fails you shit lol
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  2. Erin Farley 25. Jan, 2012 at 4:49 am #

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  3. rajeev rsd 25. Jan, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    1.) for video use youtube and for audio I don’t know,

    2.) make the best of your presentation and hard-work and leave the rest on your destiny,

    if you have guts, you’ll sure get millions of voters and users.
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  4. Renka 25. Jan, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    There are no magic statistics to describe the distribution for all (types of) files over the internet. In the end, factors like how much exposure and demand the item gets will determine how "fast" the file can be distributed over the internet. However, it’s almost misleading to speak in terms of speed; it’s more sensible to say how widespread a file can be distributed, since a file can be accessed the moment it’s uploaded online.

    That said, the amount of exposure – campaigns, advertising, etc., and the demand and appeal to audiences will determine how the file is shared.
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  5. Jeff 25. Jan, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I do not know any stats, but there are some places you could look at. Bittorrent is a good distribution model as there is little or no cost in distributing.

    MiniNova offers free distribution through bittorrent of both video and audio
    http://www.mininova.org/apply

    Vodo is a video distribution site-again through bittorrent-not sure if there is a cost for you
    http://vodo.net/

    Jamendo is a site for music that distributes through bittorrent and other means
    http://www.jamendo.com/en/

    LegitTorrents lists legally distributable music/video (and other content)-not sure how it works
    http://www.legittorrents.info/index.php?page=torrents&search=&category=2&active=1

    The Demonoid Forum has a section for groups that upload music there (you need to register-free)
    http://fora.demonoid.me/

    Any public torrent site will list your content if you submit it and many will feature a band if they are offering the content under Creative Commons.

    If you get featured at any of the torrent search sites, the odds are that well over 100,000 people will download pretty quickly. Nice part of bittorrent is that the more popular the torrent the faster the download speeds for end users.

    Anyhow, there are lots of options, but bittorrent is an excellent way to distibute-minimal or no cost.
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