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Topic # 232198 4-Apr-2018 13:05
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Am just wondering on the best / easiest method to do a ping and speedtest to Murica. I downloaded the Speedtest.net app and it works locally but can't see any way to pick a location, like I used to be able too, anywhere in the world, like LA. Same for their web page. Am I missing something ? Any preferences / suggestions ?





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  Reply # 1988175 4-Apr-2018 13:09
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Below the big yellow GO button there is a link you can click to CHANGE SERVER.  From there you can search for a location.

 

Can you see that on your phone/tablet screen?

 

I'm using an iPhone with a current iOS version.





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  Reply # 1988177 4-Apr-2018 13:11
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Have it on my PC. I've seen that but the furthest away is basically Melbourne.





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  Reply # 1988184 4-Apr-2018 13:16
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Hmmm...  on my PC I'm not using an app....  just the web site using Chrome.  Down the bottom I can click Change Server, and if I type in Chicago (random US city that sprung to mind), I get results that I can select.





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  Reply # 1988185 4-Apr-2018 13:20
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On the web site click "change server", in the search box start typing "los angeles". L.A servers will appear. at least they do for me.

 

I havn't found a way to select or find any servers other than NZ or Australian in the Windows app.




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  Reply # 1988202 4-Apr-2018 13:31
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Duh, thanks, never even registered the presence of the search box, just scrolled up and down the list and thought is that all ? Thanks for that.

 

Think I preferred the version with the map though.

 

 

 

P.S. If somebody could be kind enough to wander over to https://emby.media/community/ and have a wander round (especially the View New Content bit) it would be nice please. Its unusually slow for me at the moment (4-6 second wait if I click on a topic) and was wondering if its just me.





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  Reply # 1988204 4-Apr-2018 13:45
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Down the very bottom right you can select the legacy site, it requires flash though

 

You'll get the map version etc.

 

I'm on Spark fibre, the Emby forums aren't terribly quick.. takes about 4-5 seconds clicking on a thread from within the new content section.

 

Same thing happens on my work laptop, via VPN, on the same Spark fibre connection but it'll be using my work proxy.

 

 




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  Reply # 1988208 4-Apr-2018 13:52
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Thanks for that. Apparently I haven't got flash. Must have got rid of it in the long and distant past.

 

Thanks for the Emby info as well. I'll inquire further on their forum (usually its fine btw).

 

Don't have any VPN type stuff, but do have a DNS used for watching overseas 'stuff', but I've had that for years and its been fine. Oh well.





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  Reply # 1988213 4-Apr-2018 14:09
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The VPN is just work provided VPN as I'm working from home, the theory was to see if the same problem exists with going via my works proxy (internet connection) which it does

 

 

 

If you're using Chrome you need to allow flash

 

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