Flickr's upload speed
I know some people use flickr to back up their full size images, and I can't imagine that being a pleasant experience. Photos I upload to a stock service (15-60MB .tiff files) can take 30 or more minutes to upload.
I'll try to see if I can get an older version of uploadr, maybe that'll fix it.
The main reason your uploads are going to be slow will only be your connection speed--like the poster above, I only had problems in countries and places that had slow connections. After 7 months, I saw the speeds go from 10 B/s to 500B/s the day I got home and was in a hotel with a T1 line!
Typically though, I find that 40B/s to 100B/s are normal, which means that a 1meg photo takes a few seconds and a 10 meg a minute.
will report back after conversing with comcast
I use Flickr 3.0.5, and it works fine.
Not exactly a problem. You're a victim of the marketing department.quote:Trouble is, I think they are slowing down my speed cause it doesn't take just 1 or 2 seconds for a 15 mb file but more like 20 to 40 seconds.
6Mbps vs 6MBps.
bits vs bytes.
Marketing always wants to advertise big numbers for speed, so they tell you they offer 6 megabits per second upload. But there's 8bits in every byte, so you actually only have an ideal upload spead of about 750kB/s.
It's extraordinarily unusual to get any one item up to the ideal speed of your connection - usually you'll get somewhere around 1/3-2/3. The only way to take maximum advantage of your connection is to have several things running with different websites - this has something to do with latency, which was a little outside of what we covered in tech support school. Uploading to your ISP's computer should also approach your theoretical speed, but how often do you want to do that?
So likely a single upload will run around 250-500 kB/s, which means that 10MB will take about 20-40 seconds.
My problems with flickr uploading have changed, and my PC is no longer having trouble, but Kathy's Mac still is, even when we switch to a wired connection. Which, it turns out, is still kind of annoying.
mindjump wrote:You must first ensure whether the problem is with Flickr or with your connection. Check your internet speed from http://www.scanmyspeed.com/ . If the upload speed is drastically below than average make a complaint to your ISP. Because Flickr is used by people world wide and such complaints are rare.
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