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Webcast downloads unbelievably slow! Can't download. RRS feed

  • Question

  • It seems almost impossible to download any MSDN webcast at present.

     

    Once you get past the huge number of registration pages and finally get to the download link, download speeds are only about 20Kb/sec at present. Most of the time the connection gets reset so you have to restart the download from the beginning. This happens from multiple machines, so it seems to be a server side issue with going through the livemeeting web-site.

     

    I managed to get a direct-link from MS support to one download http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2158156 which downloads at 600Kb/sec, downloading about 25Mb in less than 1 minute. But the public link is incredibly slow, and hardly ever works. When it does it takes an hour or so to download:

    http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?eventID=1032312385&Culture=en-US

     

    What's wrong with the MSDN webcast downloads ?

    Sunday, July 15, 2007 11:21 PM

Answers

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    Hi-

    We have tested each of these links and were not able to reproduce a slow response to download the content. Our best guess is that there were temporary failures in the conference center when you were attempting to access.  Many apologies for the delays in response here.

    Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:16 PM

All replies

  • Please let us know if you are still experiencing issues with downloading various MSDN Webcasts? If this is still an issue, can you please provide details of your connection speed, browser, OS, etc?

    Thanks
    Tuesday, July 24, 2007 5:13 PM
  • I managed to download what I needed (slowly!). All my other downloads are very fast - it's just the links through the livemeeting.com servers that are very slow - I end up at www119.livemeeting.com.

     

    I found a workaround though. After registration, I sometimes get sent an e-mail with direct links to download from go.microsoft.com which redirects to downloads.microsoft.com. Those links are very fast.

    e.g. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=1732348

     

    So seems it's downloads through the www119.livemeeting.com server that is the problem.

     

    My details: ie7, xpsp2, 8Mb broadband.

    Friday, July 27, 2007 12:31 PM
  • well i am having some issues with the webcasts too,
    it all goes fine and i start downloading using Internet Explorer download client which does not show the size of the file i am downloading it just keep downloading and then prompts that error:
    Internet Explorer cannot download downloadLMM.wmv from www119.livemeeting.com.
    the connection with the server was reset.

    Sometimes it tells me download complete and when i go to the file i found it from 800kb to 2Mb  which only view the first 10 or 20 mins and then stops

    this problem faced me with every video i tried downloading from this series of the webcast:
    http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnvisualcsharp.mspx
    Friday, July 27, 2007 6:44 PM
  • Please also help me out of this problem, more on my problem mentioned at:

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1962261

     

     

    Monday, August 6, 2007 1:20 PM
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    Hi-

    We have tested each of these links and were not able to reproduce a slow response to download the content. Our best guess is that there were temporary failures in the conference center when you were attempting to access.  Many apologies for the delays in response here.

    Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:16 PM
  • I have experimented the same problem multiple times. I am a frequent viewer of webcasts and I was never able to download webcasts from LiveMeeting servers. I am using Vista Ultimate 64 bits (no SP installed yet) and Windows Server 2003 R2. Neither one, for instance, let me download the webcast "InfoPath with VS .NET". In addition, The problem is not located on router's firewalls either as I have tried downloading from many different networks (Enterprise networks, home office and wireless modem). I can duplicate the problem, just ask for assistance.
    Sunday, April 27, 2008 1:59 PM