1.1.2.0 Slow during download

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by Vzxy, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Vzxy

    Vzxy Well-Known Member

    So, not that its huge deal since I just let it be while it's downloading for the most part, but the latest version is significantly slower to browse another provider once a download has begun. For example, I start a title download on AP and then try to click on the NF tab and it is very sluggish to respond. Likewise trying to open the settings also takes a very long time.

    Just to be sure I've installed AS on another machine to troubleshoot and its the same on either of my machines. Just a heads up.
     
  2. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Thanks for the feedback, I think a lot of this has to do with low ghz CPU laptops vs powerful desktops, people multitasking while downloading, because I built my machine to specifications for CPU power. I am not sure this has any effect, I am not a developer, just a user like all the members. Just my thoughts.
     
  3. Vzxy

    Vzxy Well-Known Member

    It wasn't an issue with any previous version. It really isn't a problem.
     
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  4. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Thank you for that, I misunderstood. I hope you enjoy the program as much as most of the members do.
     
  5. Prospere

    Prospere RedFox Development Team

    Thanks for this note. We'll still look into it.
     
  6. Vzxy

    Vzxy Well-Known Member

    Ok, after further research, I've discovered that disabling Windows Defender real-time protection seems to fix the slowness during downloads. I remembered having seen a Security Intelligence update on both these machines recently and I think there is something going on there. It seems to slow down my other Chromium based browsers at times as well, so this may be an unintended side effect of that update. Probably not an AS-specific issue at all actually.
     
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  7. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    Do you disable the windows firewall? I have seen issues in the past where disabling the windows firewall would cause performance issues. I think it was always a bug type situation but this update you mention could have caused such a condition. Granted I only saw it a few times ever but thought it might be worth mentioning.
     
  8. Lowpro

    Lowpro Well-Known Member

    Good thing I'm not the one in charge. I'd have AnyStream disable access to the other tabs while a given stream is downloading. People do realize they can browse other provider's using a stand-alone browser don't they? I do that even when I'm not downloading something.
     
  9. Vzxy

    Vzxy Well-Known Member

    I am attempting to download something from NF at the same time. I am not browsing around.
     
  10. Lowpro

    Lowpro Well-Known Member

    Again, good thing I'm not in charge. I'd have AnyStream only allow one stream to be downloaded at a time. To each his own, but downloading more than one stream at a time, why? That's ridiculous. Again, to each his own. Enjoy!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2021
  11. Watcher0363

    Watcher0363 Well-Known Member

    That would depend on how precious your time is. Imagine if two or more providers had the same show. More episodes twice as fast or 3 times as fast. Which already happens with imdb having some shows with commercials, while other channels on AP offer them without commercials.
     
  12. Lowpro

    Lowpro Well-Known Member

    Well, the IMDb (Free with ads) content only includes commercials when you're actually streaming the content in the conventional way, actively streaming and watching it. That's been my experience so far anyway. I've downloaded a number of IMDb movies and TV episodes that call out "Free with ads" or whatever. In each case the stream I've downloaded has only included the feature presentation. AnyStream downloads. It's not a screen recorder. More specifically, AnyStream targets and downloads just the video file for the feature presentation, hence streams with ads that don't include the ads. That's the sense I get anyway.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2021