11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2011 6:36 PM by mauijiminar
mccovey Level 1 Level 1
It takes me an hour to get one hour of tv downloaded to my ipad from itunes. Same thing when I download to my imac. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for any help!!!!!

dell, Windows XP
  • finniii Level 2 Level 2
    You download speed depends on several factors, such as:
    a) your ISP
    b) the server traffic at the time
    c) the server traffic at Apple/iTunes
    d) the type of internet connection you have

    If you're unhappy with your speed, contact your ISP and see if they offer a higher-speed access.
  • Mr.C UK Level 2 Level 2
    You don't mention whether you're using a wireless or wired connection on the iMac. If it's a wireless connection on both, that probably has a lot to do with it.
  • StevePug2 Level 2 Level 2
    It's not a product of either your iPad or iTunes. It's entirely an issue with your network. Check out your network not iTunes or your iPad.
  • Ron Yochum Level 1 Level 1
    There is a systemic problem with downloading stuff from the Apple Store. I've tried to download Tom Tom (1.35gb file), iPhone 4.0.2 updates, or any other large file, and the result is the same, slow, impossible speed.

    The funny thing is that the downloads are really fast till they hit around 20MB, then they slow down, as if they are throttling the speed or something.

    Very frustrating, does anyone have an idea what's going on?
  • TurnipFish Level 1 Level 1
    I have noticed this here on several machines in our office, all running Leopard.

    I just did a test and subscribed to the same 16.8MB podcast on a machine running 10.4.11 and another running 10.5.8.
    The Tiger raced straight through and downloaded at a constant rate, taking about 15 seconds.
    The Leopard raced until 1.2MB downloaded and then slowed to a crawl, going up 0.1MB every 10 or 15 seconds.
    Very strange. I've noticed the Leopards were having similar problems doing downloads through the Software Update utility.
    I compared downloading an update from Support Downloads in Safari and there is no problem.

    So (for me) this issue is applying to Leopard rather than Tiger, and only to downloads via SU and ITunes, not regular http downloads through a browser.
  • Ron Yochum Level 1 Level 1
    I saw an article that says that Google DNS may be the culprit.

    See this article:
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/12/20/appletv_itunes_downloads_slowed_by_googledns.html
  • Eric Westby Level 4 Level 4
    I can echo Ron's comment. I was seeing the same issue, not with video downloads but with app downloads. Large apps such as games were taking literally hours to update or not updating completely, leaving broken versions in their place. Very frustrating.

    I switched my AEBS from Google DNS to my ISP's DNS and poof: problems gone.
  • Cdad24 Level 1 Level 1
    Ok, how do you go about changing your DNS? I'm downloading iTunes now (10.2 I think) and I'm going on 12 hours and it's still at 1.23GB out of 1.81! I really need this to finish by 8:00 AM. I'm hoping it does!
  • Cdad24 Level 1 Level 1
    Ok, so some time between 3 AM and 7:30 AM, after a minimum of 12 hours downloading the iTunes update just quit. Boom. That's it. "You will have to try your download later." Aaaahhhh Any ideas?
  • iJustKJ Level 1 Level 1
    I have to chime in. I'm on an iMac, using the latest itunes (just updated this afternoon). Quite quickly I may add.

    Then I popped in my iPhone and the 423.5 MB download which should take about 3 minutes over my DSL (2.5mbps download speed) shows in the progress bar shows an estimate of 32 hours. 30 minutes had resulted in 2.9 MB.
  • mauijiminar Level 4 Level 4
    It is your ISP. I can download a 2 hour HD movie in 30 mins with cable. DSL took me 4 hours.