Can you begin watching a movie before it is 100% downloaded?

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Can you begin watching a movie before it is 100% downloaded?

Postby MurrayW » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:51 am

The plugin looks great! I have a couple of off topic questions about Netflix's download.

Can you begin watching a movie before the download finishes?

Dave, what is your internet download speed and how long on average does it take to download a movie?

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Postby CinemarDave » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:38 pm

If you choose to stream the movie you can start watching it immediately. If you choose to download the movie then you have to wait until it is completely downloaded before you can watch the movie.

My Internet download is capped at 1.5MBps. I can only stream movies using the "low" settings because of my limited bandwidth. It takes me around 3 hours to download a movie from NetFlix. I always download using "best" quality. The movies are 1.5GB on average. I have a tendancy to queue up several downloads at a time and download them overnight. Then I watch them the next day.


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