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# 105210 29-Jun-2012 10:22
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Hey Guys,

Does anybody know where the iTunes movies rentals come from?

Wondering if they stream from U.S or if there is a CDN in NZ locally?

I am having issues streaming movies via my VDSL2 connection (sometimes taking 2 hours to "pre-load" a film) or constantly stopping throughout to re-buffer

Speedtest results show 40mb down/10mb up to local auckland nodes . connection is stable with an uptime of 15 days so far

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  # 648055 29-Jun-2012 10:25
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Last time I checked it's coming from Akamai in California / USA. 
I also heard that Apple has moved their content from Akamai to their new Datacenters in the states. 
I don't really want to hire another movie to test this theory again tho :P

Could explain the performance issues if it's coming over international transit ?

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  # 648059 29-Jun-2012 10:36
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It should be local. What I've noticed is that a new release takes a few more minutes to download than a recent release - almost like I am the first one to pull it down to the local caches...

With my ISP (not Snap) a full movie takes about 10 minutes to download for me, but a brand new release sometimes takes 45 minutes.




 
 
 
 


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  # 648062 29-Jun-2012 10:38
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Could you perhaps do a screenie of where the content is coming from if you do it on a windows box ?

From what I've been told there isn't any CDNs left in NZ that host this content unless it's TCL exclusive. 

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  # 648068 29-Jun-2012 10:42
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What dns servers are you using?  I was using Googles and could not stream any i-tunes movies, would take hours before they were ready to play on a Apple TV.  Changed the dns servers and all my problems disappeared.

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  # 648070 29-Jun-2012 10:47
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freitasm: Hmmm. Could be then, since I am on TCL. Next time we get a movie will try and get a screenshot of connections.



I believe the majority of trailers etc come fromt he same place too if that's any help :)

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  # 648072 29-Jun-2012 10:48
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I am using Snap's main DNS Server address, 

I even manually put it into the AppleTV 3 setup

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  # 648078 29-Jun-2012 10:59
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I think they have local NZ servers I remember reading this somewhere but cant remember the detail. Like a sieve sometimes.

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