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MovieMan
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On 2013-02-26 23:03, Dr. Van Van Mojo wrote:
Won't stream at all, circle just keeps going round and round and round and round and........you get the picture.

As far as downloading, it's been about two hours and showing 8 hours left with my netbook. Tried it on my desktop and it shows six hours to download. Not a huge deal, I'll get what I paid for. It's just frustrating because I was planning on watching it now. Don't know why it would take that long to download and it won't stream for me at all. I don't have a problem downloading from other places even with my netbook so I don't know what the problem is.


Are you sure the problem is not at your end? Can you stream video from other sites?

I'm asking because I usually have had no problems, either streaming live, streaming a lecture on demand, or downloading to watch later. It's always been smooth and quick. Eight hours to download one lecture over broadband sure sounds like something's not working properly somewhere. That's not at all typical.
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Yes, I was able to stream from other sites. That's why I was concerned that there may be a glitch at Penguin.

Whatever the problem was, it's fixed now. The lecture I purchased is streaming, and the download all of a sudden sped up and is now fully downloaded. Weird.

Anyhow, as I mentioned in my post earlier, I do wish Penguin would list the contents of the lectures.
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Thanks for sharing your experience, Dr Van Van.

It sounds like a combination of

1. The network speed somewhere between you and us
2. The lecture you chose may be particularly long (thus large). Some have been 4 hours (2GB file)
3. Maybe a temporary network outage somewhere in the path between us.

We use one of the world's fastest and most reliable content distribution networks, so it's not often that we have problems, so if your internet is fast, I'd simply try again sometime soon.

If you still have problems, check out http://www.speedtest.net/ and tell me what your connection speed is to the point nearest you.

Thanks again for sharing your experience,
Acar
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