How long does it take to download a movie for an ipad1?

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by hannahbanana39, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. hannahbanana39

    hannahbanana39 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I Am watching a rented movie ( from the itunes store)movie and it only works until a certain point, I figured out that it still had to download from the Itunes store but I started watching it already and I have only 1 day to watch it. Please help! :)
     
  2. ChristianaR

    ChristianaR iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Messages:
    142
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NZ
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Hi Hannah, i rent lots of movies and I think on average it takes me 2-3 hours to download a movie. I don't usually have trouble with starting to watch it straight away. Try turning off/pausing other things that may be downloading. If you go to the iTunes store, and click on the Downloads tab, you'll see the progress... And this is where you can pause downloads. Hope this helps.
     
  3. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,361
    Thanks Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Ratings:
    +20 / 0
    download time all depends on the speed of your internet.

    I would not even attempt renting movies on dial-up(yes people still use dial-up). But the download time all depends on how fast of an internet connection you have.
     
  4. Gabriel1

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,098
    Thanks Received:
    747
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +749 / 0
    Good advice from Mike.

    You may want to install the App Speedtest X as this will tell you the download speed wherever you are.

    The Archangel
     
  5. hannahbanana39

    hannahbanana39 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks every1 for the good advice. :D it helped me so much!n :)
     
  6. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,361
    Thanks Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Ratings:
    +20 / 0
    This is where your internet speed is noticeable.

    Having faster internet may not be very noticeable just browsing the web. However when doing things like streaming content or downloading large video files having a faster internet connection makes all the difference in the world.
     
  7. hannahbanana39

    hannahbanana39 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi Christiana, so most movies are 4.99 is there any cheaper ways to get movies?
    Hannah x
     
  8. freebirdforever

    freebirdforever iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,511
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Could always use a service like Netflix or hulu plus. Other than thay, you can load movies from your computer onto your ipad.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Tapatalk
     
  9. hannahbanana39

    hannahbanana39 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks, but you see I'm only 13 and I do t have a lot of money.. :( is there any free ways? Or cheaper ways?
    Hannah
     
  10. freebirdforever

    freebirdforever iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,511
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Cheaper, not really. Free? That could be considered piracy and is not discussed on this forum :)

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Tapatalk
     
  11. ChristianaR

    ChristianaR iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Messages:
    142
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NZ
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Heya Hannah. I've only gone through iTunes, and yeah, that's about the cost. I dont know any other sources that are available in my country. Sorry!
     
  12. Gabriel1

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,098
    Thanks Received:
    747
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +749 / 0
    There are apps like Crackle and FilmOn which have free stuff and are completely legitimate.....try them out.

    Also, for cheaper iTunes normally runs promotions like cheap rentals, it's worth having a look.

    The Archangel
     
  13. hannahbanana39

    hannahbanana39 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Okay! Thanks anyway! :)
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
how long does it take for a rented itunes mocie to show on ipad
,

how long does it take to download a film on ipad

,
how long does it take to download a movie on an ipad
,
how long does it take to download a movie on an ipad 2
,

how long does it take to download a movie on ipad