I am a HSI/DSL subscriber. My Windows XP Networks Connections window says my connection speed is 100Mbps. Lately, 6-minute-playback-time videos that normally download quickly enough (usually less than a minute) to be viewed uninterrupted [that is the loading progression bar (that slides along the bottom of the video display window) moves faster than the playback pointer] as they are downloaded now take 10-15 minutes to completely download even at 2 AM. In other words, as of late, the playback pointer quickly overtakes the sliding download bar (the movie pauses) and I have to wait a long time before I can view the video uninterrupted.
What possible factors/causes affect video download speed?
- defective DSL modem?
- defective Internet Service Provider?
- Windows registry needs “cleaning”?
- Hard drive needs defrag?
- Special settings are needed to be made to Windows Explorer or browser add-ons as Adobe Flash players to maximize speed performance?
- the website I am downloading the video from is “slow”?
- other reasons?
How do I diagnose video download speed problems? Can I take the speed issue up with my ISP? Is there a way to configure my computer for the fastest downloads and best video performance possible? In terms of video downloading performance and cars, my same PC is acting like a “Volkswagen Bus”, not the “slick Porsche 9-11 Twin Turbo” as it used to.:sad: