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      Slow OnDemand

      Anyone else finding OD very slow today. I can usually download a 1 hour program in a matter of minutes, but today its taking ages. A 700Mb I started at 1.30pm is only at 24%. I started with the HD version but after an hour it had only got to 2% so I cancelled it. Its from 4OD. Everything else is working fine. Running a speedtest while its downloading returns 10.5Mb down 1.06Mb up, so its nothing to do with my speed.

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      Re: Slow OnDemand

      Which programme?
      I'll give it a go.

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      I just tried 'One born every minute' from 4OD at 741MB.

      I have 19Mbps throughput here & in 60 seconds it got to 18%.

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      Re: Slow OnDemand

      Utopia. The annoying thing is I have never seen the series, just want to have a look to see if I would like it. Now at 7.40pm its got up to 45%

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      Which episode, i'll try it.

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      Series 1 episode 1 at 781MB came down in 6 minutes 35 seconds.

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      Re: Slow OnDemand

      Just downloaded season 1 episode 1 and it finished in just under 5 minutes.


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      Re: Slow OnDemand

      Goodness knows what is wrong. At 10.40 last night it was at 75%, so it took 12-13 hours to download. Watched it this morning and have to ask myself, was it worth it? I suppose I will have to download Eps.2 to maybe find out what it is all about. Can't make up my mind whether it is serious or a comedy. If its a comedy, then its very black.

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      Re: Slow OnDemand

      Back to normal! Just downloaded Eps.2 in under 5 minutes, ready to view in 20 seconds.

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      Strange.

      All content is stored on sky servers isn't it?
      Of which i presume there are many dotted around the uk?

      If so, would it be that people are always routed to the same (most local) one, or is there some tech in place that would detect & then connect to the least congested one?

      Apologies if i've got it all completely wrong.

      I may not be a huge user of on demand but i can't recall ever having a really slow one.
      I'm just guessing, but i think a slow one for me would be if it took about 10 or 15% longer than usual.

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      Also, my 19Mb line wasn't that much slower than Hedhehog1979's fibre pro time last night.
      So was just wondering what that's all about.
      Last edited by gymno; 25-07-14 at 05:18 PM.

     

     
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