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voodoolady

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on: June 02, 2013, 05:27:06 AM
There are a couple of classes I would like to take but my questions is this.

I am on a VERY limited download plan as I live in a Regional Area......Can you advise.

1.  The average size of each class in Megabytes
2.  If the replays are actually downloaded and I can watch anytime....(and pause etc)
3.  Or if I can only watch it on the "PaintTV" channel, can I watch say 20 minutes then stop for the day and start it where I left off the next day so I am not downloading anything I have already seen and using up my bandwidth.


I only get 15GB a month and that is shared by 3 of us.

Thanking you

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Jackie

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Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 05:33:22 AM
You can only watch it on Paint TV channel, but you can watch 20 min, stop, go back another day and move the video to the place where you stopped the day before.

I've watched in my pc, but I didn't find anything that was downloaded for the classes, not even a temp. internet file.


voodoolady

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Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 05:39:44 AM
You can only watch it on Paint TV channel, but you can watch 20 min, stop, go back another day and move the video to the place where you stopped the day before.

I've watched in my pc, but I didn't find anything that was downloaded for the classes, not even a temp. internet file.

That's the problem if you are watching it online then you are downloading....also even if you can move to where you stopped the day before does it download everything you have watched (even though you have "fast forwarded" it as it would probably only be one file so generally it means it has to reload the entire thing....YouTube is a good example of this.

So that's one of part of the question....do you happen to know how many MB each class is?

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Jackie

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Germa

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Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 05:52:02 AM
I'v no idea.  :crazy2: :idiot2:
(we're on fibre optic, no restriction, never thought about it, in fact :crazy2: :idiot2: )


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Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 06:10:27 AM
I've just done an experiment and watched some video with a download meter turned on. I watched 12 mins of Nolan which downloaded about 38 MB. Extrapolating this to a 2 hr video gives about 380 MB. So, I would guess that each video is less than 400 MB.
Ray


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Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 08:28:43 AM
Could have known you would give the answer Voodoo needs Ray.  :D


musika

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Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 09:18:57 AM
 :2funny:
Ray


voodoolady

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Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 02:30:04 PM
I've just done an experiment and watched some video with a download meter turned on. I watched 12 mins of Nolan which downloaded about 38 MB. Extrapolating this to a 2 hr video gives about 380 MB. So, I would guess that each video is less than 400 MB.

Thanks a lot Ray.....the other question is if you watch a few minutes and then close the course.....can you start off where you left off without downloading the whole thing again?   eg.  would it be 800mb if it was loaded twice?

And Germa, unfortunately Australia is very behind when it comes to the internet especially for those of us who live on farms  :banghead:
Jackie

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musika

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Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 02:40:37 PM
OK. I've experimented again and it seems that the video jumps to a location without downloading the previous part. There does, however, seem to be a small overhead using this method.
Ray


voodoolady

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Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 02:57:33 PM
OK. I've experimented again and it seems that the video jumps to a location without downloading the previous part. There does, however, seem to be a small overhead using this method.

Thank so much for testing it Ray....it seems I don't at least have to do the whole thing every time which is good....will just have to limit myself to a class a month  :thumbdown:
Jackie

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Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 01:09:43 PM
yes each class is around 450Mb, so on your 15Gb you should be able to watch around 30 classes from start to finish.

The class videos do not download, they are sstreamed, which means they play but are not stored in the browsers cache. This allows you to "jump" to any point in the class at any time. So if you need to leave, just make a note of the time into the video. Then when you return, just move the slider to the same time again and off you go.  O0


voodoolady

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Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 01:25:13 PM
yes each class is around 450Mb, so on your 15Gb you should be able to watch around 30 classes from start to finish.

The class videos do not download, they are sstreamed, which means they play but are not stored in the browsers cache. This allows you to "jump" to any point in the class at any time. So if you need to leave, just make a note of the time into the video. Then when you return, just move the slider to the same time again and off you go.  O0

Thanks Nolan.....I wish the 15gb was solely mine to use but I have to share it with two others including an eBay addict  :heeha:  I will see what I can work out.
Jackie

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