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Slow Movie Down Loads

328 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2013 2:49 AM by David here RSS
David here Calculating status...
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May 5, 2013 4:03 AM

Itunes Movie down loads appear to be getting slower and slower in my area mates are having the same problem with their apple tv s  we all use to be able to wath a rented movie straght away but now it take up to 6hrs to be able to watch a HD movie

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  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,045 points)
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    May 5, 2013 7:56 AM (in response to David here)

    Check actual speed via speedtest.net

    Check interference with istumbler or netstumbler

     

    Make sure you're using the ISPs DNS

     

    Sometimes ISP throttling and other factors on their end can be the issue

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,045 points)
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    May 12, 2013 5:05 PM (in response to David here)

    What is your actual speed?

    Did you check for interference?

    Not familiar with BigPond Tv but it could simply be using a different process (like Netflix, which adapts to the connection)

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,045 points)
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    May 12, 2013 7:04 PM (in response to David here)

    Well it would come down to something within your network, the other two common factors (which you haven't responded to) are interference and throttling/ISP issues

     

    If you would rather use the other that's fine

  • Fivey Mackenzie Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2013 9:54 PM (in response to vazandrew)

    I'm in NZ and have a 100Mbps link, tested on Speedtest, and downloads from Apple - and ONLY Apple - take forever (like 2Hr or more before a movie will even play). I've tried setting the DNS to my ISP's DNS manually. There is no local interference, WiFi is working well otherwise.

     

    It isn't local to my network, and seeing as access to the internet otherwise isn't demonstrating this sort of sluggish behaviour, I'd say it isn't the ISPs problem either.And what do you know, lots of other people are reporting problems with access to Apple's services being glacial and getting slower over time.

     

    It is patently clear where the problem is, and it is at Apple's end of things. They clearly have insufficient infrastructure to support downloads at a reasonable speed.

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,045 points)
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    May 12, 2013 10:19 PM (in response to Fivey Mackenzie)

    In most cases it is the network and each case needs to be looked at separately.

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