WFC96 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:40 pm
SussexSeasider wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:34 pm
Did a test from my phone (put laptop away now) - the above website says 7.5mbps and the line test with Sky is 9.2mbps. Have no idea if that’s good or bad only that everything else we stream or download never buffers or freezes. We are 8 miles from the exchange in Chichester and that has been an issue with some people and their broadband down here before so not sure if it’s impacting here or not?
9.2 is very slow indeed. Was never unwatchable for more than a minute at a time. Not great and definitely room for a lot of improvement but not refund worthy imo
9.2mbps isn't THAT bad, especially if there's 8 miles of copper between the exchange and their home.
An HD stream would typically be between 6 and 8mbps but for SD this needs only be 2 to 3mbps.
This means that, assuming the speed of connection is staying fairly constant and there aren't a load of other devices competing for the available bandwidth, a consistent stream should be achievable.
The browser tool looks like it should be auto-adjusting to the available bandwidth, producing a stream quality that its able to maintain.
One thing to mention is that the encoding used for this stream may be different to that used by Netflix or iPlayer. Those services will be a bit more forgiving of an intermittent client connection by buffering up more content; I'm not sure that the Woking stream does this, it regulates itself to be "live" so that rather than get further behind by buffering, it skips content to catch up to the most recent feed being served up.
All of that said, the fact that a lot of users report the same issues so the fault is more likely to be with either the upload from the club or the processing at the host end.
I would concur with the general consensus that the pricing isn't in line with the product on offer at the moment but also worth remembering that a) this is our only source of income at the moment b) had we been allowed to attend the game in person we would have paid £18 for the privilege of seeing the same 0-0 draw!
Like Rio, I offer nothing.