Testing out Netflix Streaming on 1mbps ROL connection

Follows on from my previous post which covers my new ROL connection…

 

been wanting to test out netflix from Maldives for a while but i was hesitant to pay for an account before i knew it would work.. as luck would have it Fizan (@fizaen) was wanting to see if it work out as well and was kind enough to let me test out on his account. thanks for that!

 

points of note:
1- you do need to have VPN access to a US server or another country where netflix has services..otherwise it wont work. .. i used a US account.
2- could not try out HD.. as HD requires a higher bandwidth than what i have… i could only test out SD.

 

 

 

as you can see it works generally good, i did a lot of intentional seeking and that does require some buffer time but once it starts its smooth and does not stop for buffering… Netflix is decent enough to use here. sorry about no audio and not so awesome quality video.. was in a rush and didn’t have time to get a good capture software.. but i’m sure you get the idea…

 

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Bandwidth requirement generally hovered around 1.3mbps to 1.9mbps for SD video’s…. but i’m not sure u can manage with a fixed 1mbps package.. the bursting on this package sure does help.

video2home.net… locally hosted downloads site..great download speed!!

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interesting site… got a lot of stuff… locally hosted on a focus IP… 202.21.176.60 on focus an therefore great speeds to guys on focus network… decent collection to start off with.. and they do have a request page as well… haven’t tried it yet… oh.. an it seems like it’s free too…

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i’m on a 1mbps line and as you can see i can get it around 100% and get it consistently…. if they can provide great content.. it would be much much better than downloading over rapidshare, megashares etc…
i don’t think it would work too well for people on dhiraagu tho…..
more thoughts on the site later..
UPDATE: 10/07/10

Speed has been consistent so far… much more so than rapidshare or hotfile which i usually use…. now if only they update their library…
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