I have been making a few attempts to get my first downloads but since last night (UK here) the first try of the third 'set' resulted in a corrupted incomplete file. Then I have tried the very first zip (videos 1-3) the first time just fell over so I left it to get on with it over night, I woke up to a time out error. The next go it got to 96% of the download and stalled for over 10 minutes so I cancelled it and am currently trying again.
I found the speed I was seeing was 96KB/sec but the current download is running at 82KB/sec.
I appreciate that HTTP is not the most robust and the server is sometimes struggling but if these videos are going to be so popular then surely there needs to be a more 'reliable' way of serving/supplying them. I do not think it is good to have to struggle to download a purchased product for what looks like may be sometime over the next 10 days?
I wonder if instead of 3 videos in a 200-300MB zip it needs to be broken down into the individual videos i.e. smaller chunks less strain on the system and less chance of packet losses causing a dropout and connection loss/timeout. I see no issue with downloading 24 files over the 7 larger zips if it means such problems cease.
Update Just finished the download and there was a brief pause at 96% but the whole file of 290,228,783 bytes came down but using Stuffit8.5 for Windows it would not unpack I get an unknown "Engine Error - Unknown Compression"
Note - I have been using Stuffit for Windows for a long while and never had this type of error.
However, if I use Stuffit View I can see the files and can extract them separately except for Introduction movie, it is that first one causing the decompression error. Very odd
Also, as reported by others movie number 3 has under QT 7.1.3 no audio but does play fine in the Media Classic Player, so sadly you lose the QT menu function.
So far this is not the most rewarding experience there are still like me many users of Win2K who cannot use QT7.2 and with the audio issues of movie 3 being possibly due to encoding tweaks........I will persevere with the downloads etc because I hope the totality will be worth it but please Michael do try to look at improved ways of 'serving' the files and in the case of movie 3 untweak it so that QT7.1.3 can play the audio. Surely viewing QWT movies needs to have that little bit more backwards compatibility?