‘Bandwidth’ can mean different things in different contexts. In this case, it concerns video which is delivered over the internet as data. The amount of public data transferred is called bandwidth, and that we are charged for by our internet suppliers. Using more bandwidth is a good thing, as it means that you have more viewers watching your story.
Stornaway.io not only provide the best interactive storytelling tools, we also provide our beautiful interactive player and hosting and streaming of your video at the highest quality available to your viewers, without showing ads over your story.
A short interactive story like this one by DUNE Productions for the Landes School of Design for example, could be played many thousands of times within the 1TB Publishing Data allowance of a Pro account. As we all know from our own YouTube browsing, not everybody who starts a video watches the whole thing, so we don’t just measure a simple total number of people who viewed briefly – bandwidth measures what’s actually watched.
Most Stornaway.io creators never hit their data limits. If you’re in the lucky top percent who do, we’ll be in touch in plenty of time. If you know you’re presenting to a really big audience, get in touch – we have different options to suit you.