Wednesday, February 02, 2011

How much time it takes to download a 2GB MKV file?

We all like to download MKV (or other format) movie files. Here's a smart hack on calculating the time it takes to download a 2GB MKV file.

The download speed depends on the ADSL line speed you subscribe. For example:

  • Your file is 2GB size.
  • Your link speed is 2Mbps.
  • You are estimating 80% link speed, to account for the network overhead.
So, goto Google search and type this:
2GB / ( 2Mbps * 0.8)

The result shows it is estimating 2.85 hours to complete the download.

See other examples at http://stuffphilwrites.com/2011/01/long-image/