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IDNet Help / Re: Office 365 Deploy tool Slow/Throttled
« Last post by nowster on Dec 03, 2019, 16:51:31 »
apt install libreoffice  ;D
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IDNet Help / Re: Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by nowster on Dec 03, 2019, 16:50:58 »
Welcome to the world of Content Delivery Networks, where the IP address returned by DNS queries depends on where the query comes from. They try to point your video client at the closest server. If the DNS server you're using isn't on the same network as you're connected to, the server chosen might not be the optimum one.

Another resolver you could try is the one from Cloudflare on 1.1.1.1
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IDNet Help / Re: Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by Simon on Dec 03, 2019, 15:57:44 »
I have NOW TV but only use it occasionally, and have not noticed that issue.
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IDNet Help / Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by nettech3286 on Dec 03, 2019, 13:08:58 »
When I stream a film on NOW TV (via Samsung Smarthub TV app) I occasionally get an extremely pixelated picture which usually requires a stop/start of the film to get it to recover.  However, when looking on the NOW TV forums a couple of people had found that changing their DNS to point to the Google DNS servers had fixed or improved things and sure enough since I've done this things are much better - the pixelation occurs much less frequently and is not as bad, plus it recovers on its own.  Previously I had been using IDNet's DNS servers.

Just wondering if anyone else had experienced the same thing?  I'm pretty sure the issue is at the NOW TV end of things but it seems odd to me (I work in networking but have no knowledge of streaming platforms) that DNS servers would make a difference.
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IDNet Help / Re: Office 365 Deploy tool Slow/Throttled
« Last post by mrapoc on Dec 03, 2019, 12:25:11 »
Alternatively install chocolatey via powershell

Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))
then "choco install office365business"
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IDNet Help / Office 365 Deploy tool Slow/Throttled
« Last post by mrapoc on Dec 03, 2019, 12:15:06 »
Hi all

Just wondered if anyone else can test on their idnet connection the office deployment tool to see if it downloads at a decent speed?

At home and work (idnet) it barely hits 1mbps and sometimes 0 most of the time. On vpn, talktalk, 4g hotspot it maxes the connection. Trying to see if its idnet or microsoft.


Thank you!
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Acronis very slow
« Last post by nowster on Nov 30, 2019, 18:58:03 »
I do initially RIP to FLAC but I have a lot of iOS based audio equipment hence the need to convert. I'm contemplating switching to a Windows/Android solution sometime soon because I think Apple have out-priced themselves.
Apple has a big "Not Invented Here" attitude. They don't implement Opus either.

Opus is an existing IETF "WEBM" standard, extensively used by YouTube. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6716

FLAC is an upcoming IETF standard, despite being around for years. https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-cellar-flac-00
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Acronis very slow
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Nov 30, 2019, 15:27:36 »
I'd suggest using the open specification lossless FLAC format, rather than an Apple lock-in.

I do initially RIP to FLAC but I have a lot of iOS based audio equipment hence the need to convert. I'm contemplating switching to a Windows/Android solution sometime soon because I think Apple have out-priced themselves.

Just curious, but that reads as though you keep having to convert your music files to ALAC. Surely, once they're converted, they're converted?


It's easier to tick four drives and press go than search through a list over a quarter of a million files. Other options are hampered by capacity issues which I'll soon need to address.

I've ripped everything I own including vinyl but I'm filling a few gaps buying second-hand CDs from charity shops which sell locally from between a penny and a pound.
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Acronis very slow
« Last post by Simon on Nov 30, 2019, 14:29:02 »
When I'm converting between music file formats or simply making a backup of my ripped music collection the time left usually starts in hours and increases to days as the process progresses. I imagine the algorithm employed adjusts by time taken rather than relying entirely on time left to go.

If it's any consolation it now takes me well over a week to backup my music library and convert all my files to Apple's ALAC file format. In fact I'm starting to consider swapping my iPhone to an Android based device just to avoid the conversion.

Just curious, but that reads as though you keep having to convert your music files to ALAC. Surely, once they're converted, they're converted?

I have approximately 500Gb of music files, which I tend to backup fully about once every three months but in between will do weekly incremental backups.  The full backup takes round about 11 hours with Acronis.  I have nowhere near got round to converting all my CDs to digital format.  I don't actually intend to do so, because I don't listen to half of them anyway.
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Acronis very slow
« Last post by nowster on Nov 30, 2019, 11:19:42 »
I'd suggest using the open specification lossless FLAC format, rather than an Apple lock-in.
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