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Stupid computer question

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Guitarfreak, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    It really is a stupid question and one I'm not sure you'll know the answer to, but it bugs me anyway. I make a bunch of little MP3's of my own musical ideas and stuff like that, and occasionally I send a few to a friend back home that I used to jam with. The only thing is that they take ten to fifteen minutes to send.

    I thought it was his internet connection that was slow. Except for last night when I sent him Killswitch Engage - The Arms of Sorrow, and it sent in a good few seconds. WTF. So it's not his internet? Are my MP3's clogging up the tubes? And is there a plunger?
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Most internet providers claim blistering speeds. The speeds they claim are actually down stream. Usually the upstream rate is significantly slower. Also, the email company might throttle downloads if you sent it via email. The download site might limit bandwith if you used a service. Lots of reasons.
  3. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Well I sent both via instant messenger. The thing that caught me was that an mp3 ripped from a cd sent in a few seconds but one that I created and encoded via Logic 8 took over ten minutes. And we're talking simple 5-6MB files here. Nothing like an AIFF or WAV file or something like that.
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    5-6 meg over an instant messaging program is still pretty large. If you DSL claims 1.5 mb down the throughput on that is usually around 80-125k. The upstream might only be 256k and of course correspondingly lower throughput.

    Instant messenging programs also throttle that sort of thing.
  5. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    I love it!

    But you should just contact Al Gore to find out what's going on. After all, didn't he invent the internet?
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "Well I sent both via instant messenger"

    ^^ that's the problem. MSN sends at a RIDICULOUSLY SLOW PACE. Get a bandwidth monitoring program and measure it: it's diabolical.
  7. Shadow942

    Shadow942 Guest

    Finished Thread.
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the odds are?

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