Why is it taking so long to download a movie?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by C00KiE, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. C00KiE macrumors member

    C00KiE

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    I had codes for a movie to get from the itunes store. I started downloading them yesterday for 1 movie and the extras to that movie and it needed 20+ hrs for it to finish. Is that normal? I got 7 hrs to go with one download completed. I have a macbook pro if that matters.
     
  2. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    The 1st restriction you should be looking at is your internet speed.

    Is it Dial up ? :rolleyes: 1MB, 5MB, 10MB,20MB, 50MB ?

    (if you are not sure, then look at what results you get from speedtest.net)

    Also what size are the files you are downloading.
     
  3. C00KiE thread starter macrumors member

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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    At that speed, it will take quite a while. There is nothing you can do about, except get a new ISP.
     
  5. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch your connection is pretty bad.

    There I was being sad with my (almost) 1Mb/s download speed.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    1.71 GB @ 0.52 Mbps would take 7 hours and 29 minutes to download.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If all the bandwidth was dedicated to it - all the time.
     
  8. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Ouch that's painful! Seriously, get a new ISP. For that size of a movie, I can download it in about 35 minutes. We have Qwest DSL.
     

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