Download speeds

Alan Milewczyk alan at
Mon Apr 16 07:55:04 PDT 2018

Hi Richard

On 16/04/2018 15:27, RS wrote:
> Speeds do vary enormously between CDNs and between modes and 
> occasionally some programmes are slower.  In general I have found 
> Akamai to be faster than Limelight.  I don't know about Bidi.

Yes indeed. I just downloaded two programmes on hvfhd2, one came through 
at 70 Mbps, the other around 35 Mbps. Up to now, I've found that Bidi is 
much slower than Limelight. I haven't yet tried Akamai, but will do so, 
in view of your comments.
> Where I am (and I think it may vary geographically)

That's understandable.

> I see that the latest version of get_iplayer has a two-letter code to 
> identify the CDN without having to use --info --verbose
Yes, I noticed that, it's helpful.

Kind regards

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