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Old 08. Dec 2012, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am fairly new to Utorrent and went through the optimization with the speed test and such but I think I may be missing something as my download speed is around 45-50 kb/s and upload is 25.0 kb/s. My results on the Speedtest were download 489.7 kb/s and upload were 275.5 kb/s. I did enter my results into the calculator and after changing to the recommended settings the above results is what I currently have. Can anyone help me out with this? If you could give me a heads up on what to do next to increase my speeds I would appreciate it.

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Old 09. Dec 2012, 04:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Speedtest results are the maximum bandwidth speed in ideal conditions.

Torrents aren't going to reach that speed all the time (just like normal downloads), especially if there aren't enough seeders (people who exclusively uploads).

Another possibility is that your ISP may be interfering with the speed. Here's how to circumvent.
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Old 09. Dec 2012, 06:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When you tested your speed at speedtest.net, did you change the results to kiloBytes per second (kB/s) as set forth in the optimizing guide?

There is a difference between kilobits per second (kb/s) and kiloBytes per second (kB/s) as 8b = 1B.

uTorrent shows speeds in Bytes per second so the 50kB/s = 400kb/s.
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Thanks,

I did change the settings as you mentioned, I appreciate the help.


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Old 10. Dec 2012, 01:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I did have one other question. I have just noticed I have subtitles on a movie, is there a way to take them off?

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I did have one other question. I have just noticed I have subtitles on a movie, is there a way to take them off?

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That depends - if the subtitles are hard coded, then they are part of the video and can only be covered over (not worth it).
If the subs are in a separate file, then they can be disabled. How, depends on what you are viewing with.

If you are not sure, then you can private message me the link for the movie from where you got it and I will take a look.
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