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iPlayer Very Sluggish?

Community Veteran
Posts: 1,112
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

iPlayer Very Sluggish?

I have been trying to download some programmes on iplayer this evening and it has been unusually slow. I usually get incoming programs at about 5-600k a second but I have only been achieving about 100k a second.
At exactly midnight the rate jumped up to 600k for a minute or so and has now dropped to about 400k. Is plusnet increasing throttling on iplayer traffic during the evenings prior to midnight?
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Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎05-04-2007

Re: iPlayer Very Sluggish?

Quite possibly – iPlayer downloads are treated at the standard CDN ‘download server’ rate as far as I'm aware, which has been put under pressure by the recent capacity/speed issues.
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Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: iPlayer Very Sluggish?

which browser are you using in which os?  firefox flies for me in pclinuxos.  firefox 3.5 is out now too.
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,112
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: iPlayer Very Sluggish?

Hi Be3G
I wondered if that might be the issue, lets hope it gets cured soon.
@ artificer: Hi, I am not streaming but downloading to iplayer desktop so I don't think it is a browser or OS issue.
Cheers
Peter
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Re: iPlayer Very Sluggish?

firefox 3.5.4 came out yesterday