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Do you know how many full length around half hour chess.com videos I can watch and how many games in game explorer I can view with 2 gb broadband?
I don't actually know how big a 30 min chess.com video would be bandwidth wise, but I don't think the game explorer would use much.
hey willis u should be able to watch at least 4 videos
Not sure, but if you right click the little LAN connection icon (bottom tray in Win XP - it looks like two little monitors together) and then click "status", a window will appear which shows how much info is being downloaded (sent/received). With the video playing, just time it and it should give you an idea of broadband usage.
So can I only watch around 4 videos with 2gb? I thought it would be way more than that!
I would guess it would be more than that as well.
Give it some times... it may take a staff member to look at the video file sizes to truly answer this, but Kenneth's advice might be helpful in the meantime.
I just did a quick timing exercise. 1 minute of video takes 2.5mb, therefore 1024/2.5 = 409.60 min per Gb = 6.82hr per Gb. Don't know how long the videos are though, and I am on a basic 384kbps line.
But one minute of watching could finish downloading 30% of the 30 minute movie...
downloading is much 'cheaper' then. I haven't watched/downloaded any, just did the test.
EDIT: 6Jne - info downloaded is the same, therefore my 'cheaper' comment is irrelevant.
So I can watch for more than 13 hours with 2gb?
I would say so. BorgQueen - how do you download, as opposed to watching the video?
But when you watch the video, you will see a bar progress from left to right as it downloads and a different (more pronounced) bar to represent where you are up to viewing it. The download bar progresses a LOT faster than the viewing bar... at least for me anyway.
You must have a much faster line than me then. My viewing bar continually catches up with the download bar, and it buffers, making the picture freeze until it downloads more. As I said, mine is the basic 384kbps download speed, which struggles with video.
Ah. My download bar runs way ahead of the viewing bar. Perhaps your figures are right then!
Yes, but even though your download speed is quicker, it doesn't change how much info is being downloaded. So 2Gb memory still gives 6.82 hrs of video - or am I missing something?
i "think" each full video is around 50-80 MB, but not sure. dpruess would know.
Yes. The only advantage the extra speed gives is no choppy viewing or pausing. The video download size is still the same.
The experiment you did is probably accurate given that the download and viewing progress is about the same. If I did the same experiment it would not be accurate at all.
That sounds about right for a short video.
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