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Offline dta

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DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:03:21 PM »
Have been using PLDT DSL for quite a long time now. Usually only the download speed matters, since I rarely upload (or only upload a little at a time, eg. a few pics in FB).

But lately, I took some videos in an org event (720x480 MPG). I'm trying to upload it in clips (maybe 1-2 minute clip, each weighs in at around 80Mb-200Mb = around 20-25 minutes to nearly 1 hour to upload a clip; total maybe 1Gb or so...). It's taking a really long time to upload the videos (and the bad thing is I can't seem to queue them up -- so I have to wait for one upload to finish before the next upload. If I don't watch the screen, I don't know that it has finished upload so I can upload the next clip).

I notice the upload rate is around 75-77kb/sec, which is around 620kbps -- I've tested my PLDT DSL using SpeedTest and it matches (600-650kbps usually).

(Although my first upload was only around 60kb/sec -- resetting the DSL modem made the upload faster again at 75-77kb/sec.  This is assuming I don't do any other browsing/Internet activity at the same time).

I'm just wondering, are there other Internet broadband connections that have a fairly consistent fast upload speed (say maybe 150-200kb/sec which would be 2-3 times the speed).  Or perhaps go to a free wifi (eg. Starbucks or SM Free Wifi) -- any idea if the upload speeds of these free wifi-zones could be faster than my PLDT DSL?

Can someone post their upload speeds using the USB sticks (eg. Globe Tattoo or Superstick or Sun/Smart USB prepaid broadband?)  Are the upload speeds consistent?

(I would say that PLDT DSL's speeds are fairly consistent, which is a plus, although as mentioned, the upload speed is on the slow side...)

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I also did another test, so while uploading the video, I tried downloading some other files from other website. So there's an upload going on and download going on.  I notice that when this is the case, the upload speed drops to around 66-67kb/s (from 75-77kb/s when only upload is going on and no other Internet activity)

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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 03:42:51 PM »
OMG 720X480 in MPEG-2?  Convert them first before uploading!
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 06:21:58 PM »
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OMG 720X480 in MPEG-2?  Convert them first before uploading!

I see.. so that implies most people don't use MPEG2 to upload..  (the video cam records in MPEG2, so I didn't need to use CPU time to reprocess, I did cut out non-essential parts, but hadn't re-encoded yet, since I don't know how much space/bandwidth that would save, plus I'm not sure if quality would be affected)

Then what format would you suggest to convert it to, if I want to retain 720x480 quality (and hopefully smaller upload size)?
As mentioned, as of now, 1-minute MPEG2 weighs in at around 75Mb - almost 20 minutes to upload a 1-minute clip. Do sites like YouTube or Facebook accept the format suggested (and hopefully retain 720x480 good quality).

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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 07:01:09 PM »
Your upload speed is actually excellent. To get more than that, you'd likely need to be on an expensive corporate account. Most home DSLs will top out at about 256kbps, broadband sticks will get you less than 100kbps upload.

If time is important then recompress to something smaller before uploading. DivX or Xvid Mpeg4 is pretty common, or H264 using a tool like Handbrake. Definitely re-encode if you expect people to download your videos directly (megaupload, bitlocker or whatever).

I don't know anything about Facebook, but Youtube will re-encode your video to come out with their 240p/360p/480p options, so if you're concerned about maintining maximum quality, upload as is and just bear with the wait time.
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 07:21:38 PM »
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 11:39:13 PM »
Meh likey! ^_^


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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 03:13:06 PM »
^ dat upstream!
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 01:07:05 PM »
Upload went down though


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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 01:14:46 AM »
nitsuj, what DSL provider is that?

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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 02:11:57 AM »
uhh digitel one?

some pldt love:
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2012, 09:14:58 AM »
What sort of leased line is that splerdu?

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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012, 02:52:55 PM »
@nitsuj,

Buhay paba digitel or naconvert na sa pldt yung dsl?

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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 03:23:33 AM »
What sort of leased line is that splerdu?
FTTH
It's supposed to be 10Mbps, but hey... =)

(oh and not my house)
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2012, 03:36:31 AM »
FTTH here starts @100Mbps, kaso wala pang FTTH Cabinet near our area... :(

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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2013, 01:55:06 AM »
HSPA:


Annoyingly this is faster than my wired connect lol. I'll get an LTE result when I get the chance...
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Re: DSL / broadband upload speed - post your speeds...
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2013, 06:28:01 PM »


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