General Movie Box streaming issues

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  1. RDAR, Jul 28, 2014
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    RDAR macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone's Movie Box have problems when streaming. Every time I select "High" it will constantly buffer (more like freeze cause it takes a while to start up again). Every other streaming app on my iPad works perfectly (Netflix, NBA Gametime, MLB at Bat, Youtube, Vevo, BellTV). Some of these apps are even live streaming and are HD quality and stream perfectly without stoping. I'd usually just use "low" on Movie Box but even now it will sometimes freeze on that setting. Is this a problem with Movie Box's server. I can never get the "High" to stream anything without it stopping a lot. I know yesterday they had a problem and it wasn't working. My internet speed is fast so I know it's not that. Anyone else's Movie Box like this? I'm on iPad Air running iOS 7.1.2
     
  2. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I don't use Movie Box so I can't say for sure. But I'm willing to bet that the issue is related to their servers. They pirate and stream movies for free whereas the other apps you suggested are all legitimate businesses or assets to a business and have the necessary revenue to build a strong server infrastructure to stream their content in HD.

    Again I don't use Movie Box so I can't say if it's an issue with the app or not. But based on your post my assumption is that it's related to their (inadequate?) servers.

    Others who use the app might have a better answer for you. Good luck!
     
  3. pdaholic macrumors 6502a

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    I've also read that ISPs were blocking Movie Box.

    Too much liability in torrents :eek:
     
  4. pdaholic macrumors 6502a

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    Not yet... ;)
     
  5. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    rMini 7.1.2. Movie Box 3.0. Watched Pulp Fiction on high with 10mbps. Worked perfectly. Was using 5S verizon wireless LTE hotspot as ISP.
     
  6. Tmlfan3 macrumors regular

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    I have the same issues. Watching 30 min shows on low and it'll just stop sometimes. Definitely not a bandwidth issue on my end.

    Lately it's been worse but thats cuz my ISP has started blocking it apparently so have been running it through a vpn
     
  7. navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    I never stream them. Downloading is much more easier for me.
     
  8. Techchick, Jul 29, 2014
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    I've had the same issue. I've found that clearing my internet history and cookies prior to use helps a lot. Also, putting my device in airplane mode with wifi on while streaming seems to keep the data from buffering. I was able to stream divergent on medium last night with no issues at all.
     
  9. jonter19 macrumors member

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    Even with a 18mb down connection, I've always had buffering problems when streaming on high quality.

    I always use low or medium with no problems. Picture quality suffers a little but it's not that bad.
     
  10. pdaholic macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, 10 minutes and you've got the file you want, plays without stuttering, and if you don't like it you can delete it!
     
  11. navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, plus you can even copy it to your desktop and watch it with your family ;).
     
  12. RDAR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know I'm not the only one with this issue. I've got 50d/10u for my internet plan, so it's always bothered me why it keeps freezing lol.
     
  13. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I only watch on high with no buffering issues. It works really well. You can see the movie loading ahead so it can't buffer, kinda like how YouTube loads ahead.
     
  14. johnNYChingaz macrumors member

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    its probably your carrier/cable company, i used to have verison, but it was garbage, i changed to other company, you cant get me out my room anymore :( ... i need a life lol
     
  15. RDAR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you know it's loading? Mine just looks like the picture below. Just the yellow bar indicating where the movie/show is and the grey bar showing the whole thing. No indicator of a second bar to show the loaded part. I know in the past version of Movie Box it was like that but since there update to this yellow media player I have never seen a loading bar with a different colour to indicate how much has been loaded. Does your's look like this?
    [​IMG]

    I know its not my provider. Like I mentioned every other single streaming app (weather from app store/cydia or live streaming), it will play perfectly fine in HD/High with no problems.

    Also for the people who download them first, how long does it take? For example a 20-minute tv episode from Movie Box is usually around 200-400MB on High. When I download from Movie Box it will usually take 10-15 minutes to finish. But downloading from anywhere else would take literally a minute for something that size to download.
     
  16. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I watch it on my Apple TV. You can see it load with its player.
     
  17. RDAR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah, it also shows it on my Apple TV, but I thought you meant on the app itself. Funny thing is though, when I'm streaming it to my Apple TV on high, there are no freezes. It's only when I'm on my iPad.
     
  18. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    That's strange. I'm not having buffering issue with either player.
     
  19. Tzuten macrumors 6502

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    Get a router that can run OpenVPN and then sign up for a VPN service. Keeps those pesky ISPs from throttling anything (or seeing what you are doing). Now that good VPN services don't hamper latency or throughput much at all, going online without it to me isn't even a consideration anymore.
     
  20. pdaholic macrumors 6502a

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    I know VPNs are all the rage now when it comes to, ahem, "encrypted downloading." But I also foresee them as being a hotspot for the DMCA proponents to attack next. When they do, I hope your VPN doesn't keep a data log--make sure you are aware of your VPN's policy.
     
  21. Smokeyhowle macrumors newbie

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    You will see when downloading a movie, there is a initial burst of speed, this then slows down significantly. The same issue will be happening while streaming. If you pause then immediately continue downloads the server will repeat this speed boost.
    This usually comes from host servers managing traffic, they provide a fast connection to the initial few Megabytes so that people accessing websites can have fast page loading times, however they then quickly cap that speed knowing anything bigger is likely a download and doesn't take priority. The term for this escapes me (google it). I imagine these movie sources are subject to these traffic laws. People living closer to sources may have little problem with buffering but for others the capped speed is just not up to scratch.
    If someone could create a jailbreak tweak to pause and start constantly the download times would be much better.
    On the matter of YouTube and Netflix, these have dedicated servers designed for high downloads and thus don't incorporate such traffic management.
    I suspect Moviebox creators will not have the funds to use they're own servers
     
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    that dark grey bar becomes light grey in the area that has loaded, you have to give it time to load though ;)
    Suits loads in about 1-4 min for start of viewing in my crappy home 4MB connection.

    Also your provider can block certain sites that take a lot of load so your streaming apps example doesn't apply. You are not the only one using MovieBox.

    you can also try the old 2.x app. i think there is even a repo w a mod 2.7 mb app that doesn't crash
     
  23. Mikerushton macrumors newbie

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    Same problem I used to have sky broadband ye but just changed to eebrightbox 6 days ago cartoon hd works right away all other streaming sites work but as soon as I try use my movie box it won't let me just stops and buffers Neva used to what I had sky it's strange
     

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