Movie-how long to download?

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  1. CMFox

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    How long should it take to download a movie to the iPad from iTunes/
    My iPad is sitting right next to the wi-fi and its not all that fast.

    30 min?
    1 hr?
    2hrs?

    Thanks.
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  2. CMFox

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    The reason I am asking because its not in hour 2 and its not close to being downloaded.

    I tried to download a movie directly to my iMac and it said it would take 5 hours! Its only a 2 hour movie.

    What am I doing wrong?

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  3. CMFox

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    Damn, I'm learning more and more each hour. Now I'm answering my own posts.

    I called Apple, they said because both my iMac and iPad were downloading a movie very slowly, that it was an isp problem.

    Called the isp....
    isp: "How big is the file"
    me: "3.8gb"
    isp: "HD or regular"
    me "HD"

    isp: "Well you have a download speed of apx 1mb per second, meaning a download of that size will take hours."
    me: "oh!"
    isp: "You can download at night when the system is less used and/or not download the HD version of the movie. Sounds of him doing the math....yeah...its going to take a while."

    So, I'm doing nothing wrong.

    But I still have questions. THis all started as I wanted a movie to watch on an airplane. What do other people do?

    And should I download directly into my iMac (thinking it will be faster) and then sync that up to my iPad. Or will that sync take forever too.

    What is the download procedure the rest of you are doing?

    CM
    I live in puckerbrush, this is the fasted isp I can get...so changing isp's isn't an option.
     
  4. Matth3w

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    I rip or download all of my movies/TV shows and store them on a 2TB external drive and just sync them before a trip.
     
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    Right now I have 573 TV show episodes and 414 movies on my external drive and in my iTunes library, but my hard drive is only like half full. I have a 1.5TB hard drive (actually it's two running in RAID0) for my regular PC apps, photos etc. I have a 1TB hard drive for backup of my important things. I have a 2TB hard drive full of movies and TV shows in AVI format, and a 2TB hard drive in iPad format.
     
  6. Purpleorchid

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    That's a lot! I guess I'll never reach that amount since I don't own that many DVDs. I only have copies of movies I actually own on DVD. Same with my music.
     
  7. Matth3w

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    Me too :)

    I have three 520 DVD binders in my TV room. :D

    Two for Movies (A-M and N-Z) and one for TV Shows. :D
     
  8. monkeyboy

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    this is why people like to stream movies. you watch AS the movie is being transferred... no waiting... as you start transferring you might as well watch what youve copied over so far...

    also rather than transferring 4gb files you may find that most movies compressed to 800-1000mb has sufficient quality to be perfectly satisfying and wll take one fourth the bandwidth... this is why people transcode...
     
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  9. Purpleorchid

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    1500+ DVDs!?! Good golly, Miss Molly! I only have ~150 DVDs and ~400 CDs.

    I've ripped only a couple dozen DVDs and maybe half of the CDs.
     
  10. MikesTooLz

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    Download with your PC and then sync to your iPad.

    The speed all depends on how fast your internet is. 1hour for one person could take 15 minutes for someone with faster internet.
     

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