Whats your download speed in different situations for media?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Airforcekid, May 9, 2010.

  1. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Fastest to slowest.

    Speedtest.net 31.6 MBPS

    Giganews 50 connections (Usenet) I average 20MBPS

    iTunes 1-2 MBPS

    Regular Safari Firefox etc 500-800KBPS

    Torrents 500KBPS max

    What do you do that is fastest and slowest mainly media wise downloads you do?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    first do some homework, as to the difference between B and b (Bytes and Bits) in computers.
    speedtest.net reports in b and I'm guessing the other speeds you list are using are likely B

    2nd, you list speeds for different things, those all depend on the servers you are pulling from, not necessarily the program pulling them.
    if I download programs from apple using "regular Safari / Firefox", I approach the 1-2MBps speeds you list for iTunes. While other sites might be in the 500-800KBps range you specify.
    I also have some (private, invitation only)torrent trackers that i get files at that same 1-2 MBps speed, while other trackers I'm lucky to hit 300KBps.

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