3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2010 11:30 AM by OrangeMarlin
Patrick Murphy Level 3 Level 3 (505 points)
Hi,

I am now 30 minutes into downloading a movie (girl with the dragon tattoo) from iTunes onto my iPad. It's a nice idea, but geez it is going to take all night to download.

What is the fastest setup to do this?

I am downloading over my wireless system from an Apple Airport Extreme.....

Is there a better way to go?

Patrick

Macintosh G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    Patrick Murphy wrote:
    Is there a better way to go?

    I'm also downloading the same movie (HD version) to my iMac. I upgraded to my ISP's turbo service last month and I'm still showing 3 or 4 hours remaining.
  • windsorgal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I downloaded a 3 hr. movie (Bruce Springsteen Live in Hyde Park). It only took about 45 min at the most. I hooked up my IPad to my Windows Computer and then opened ITunes and synced it. Maybe the wireless transfer is slower?
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
    Jim VanLeeuwen wrote:
    Patrick Murphy wrote:
    Is there a better way to go?

    I'm also downloading the same movie (HD version) to my iMac. I upgraded to my ISP's turbo service last month and I'm still showing 3 or 4 hours remaining.


    I am not a conspiracy theorist, but my internet provider must be putting some sort of bottleneck for downloading movies. When I want to watch a HD movie from their On Demand service, it's running in seconds. When I try to use Apple TV or my Mac to download that same movie from iTunes, it takes hours. Even when I go to my PS3 and do the same, again, HD movies take 1-3 hours, only slightly faster than iTunes.

    I used to complain that my Apple TV was junk, but just based on my experience, I think my internet provider is doing evil things. If we had Net Neutrality, this wouldn't happen.

    I also upgraded to the highest speed service (30 down, 2 up), and it has no effect on my iTunes speed. Funny thing is that app and music downloads from the iTunes store is as fast as anything else I do on the net. Isn't that curious?