How to Make Speed an Everyday Reality – Part II

In the first part of this post we began our journey to REALLY enjoy speed. It was dedicated to those videos you find yourself watching again and again – whether it is one of those videos you just can’t stop watching and love to share with friends, or whether it is the video’s music that you want to be able to listen to anytime, or maybe it’s just a video you wish to play on the road and can’t rely on access to the internet. You can save yourself time and energy by downloading and converting the video to any audio or video format. I introduced two options by Speedbit that let you do this fast and simple: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) and Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter. The first option is embedded in your DAP download manager; the second option lets you download and convert videos directly from your browser. Both provide an easy way to download videos with just a click of a button, the fastest download speed, and the option to convert the video to any video or audio format.

Now, let’s continue on our quest for REAL speed…

This time, let’s talk about those videos you want to watch but don’t necessarily want to save onto your computer: video clips a friend sent you, full length movies, TV shows or any type of live streaming video. We just want to sit back and enjoy watching it without any interruptions – right? But we all know that things just don’t always work out that way – do they? I’m guessing that many of you have a superfast internet connection, but your videos still take forever to load, keep getting stuck, the picture quality is not always great, even blurry at times, and the image freezes too often. That’s enough to get anyone off his mind…

Have we gone so far from the days of Eadweard James Muybridge’s first motion-picture projections to online video streaming for nothing? Well, No! But before we say another word, just watch this video and see how fast your videos can load and play with Speedbit Video Accelerator:

That’s right! Speedbit Video Accelerator accelerates your videos, so that your videos load faster and play smoother without those video freezes (buffering) we all know too well. Just download Speedbit Video Accelerator FREE and it will automatically accelerate your online videos.

Speedbit Video Accelerator supports over 165 video sites, including YouTube, Break, Yahoo Video, Facebook, AOL Video, Dailymotion, MySpace, Metacafe, ABC, CNN, ESPN, msnbc, Veoh, Heavy and many more.

With the Premium version, you also get High Definition (HD) video acceleration and iTunes download acceleration. See a feature comparison between the free and premium version.

What’s the magic behind Speedbit Video Accelerator?

The first thing you should know is that buffering happens when the video is played back faster than it is downloaded. There are two interdependent factors that determine your video experience:

1. Effective internet connection speed – This is your actual internet connection speed, which determines the data delivery speed.
2. Video delivery (throughput) rate – This is the rate of the actual flow of data from the video servers to your PC. It is determined by the physical distance between them, as well as by busy servers and congested areas along the way.

When the first is slower than the second, that is, when your effective connection speed is lower than the video’s throughput rate, the video cannot possibly play smoothly. However, just increasing the effective connection speed does not guarantee a smooth viewing experience, since busy servers and congested areas can still cause a drop in the video delivery throughput rate.

Speedbit Video Accelerator’s patented dynamic multi-thread streaming acceleration engine maximizes your effective internet connection speed (your REAL speed) by making sure you enjoy the full bandwidth you are paying for (your potential speed). It makes sure your REAL speed is as close as possible to your potential speed. In addition, by overcoming congested areas and busy servers, it also improves your video delivery throughput rate. As a result, buffering stops are eliminated and you can watch your videos smoothly.

The second thing you should be aware of is that low quality and blurry pictures are often a result of video sites reducing the quality of the picture in order to adapt it to a slow internet connection.

Speedbit Video Accelerator solves this by boosting your effective internet speed using its patented multi-channel technology. When this happens, the video site raises the quality of the video, letting you enjoy high quality videos.

Say “No!” to video buffering and frustrating online video experience.
Download Speedbit Video Accelerator and enjoy an ultimately smooth video streaming experience.

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How to Make Speed an Everyday Reality

There, it happened again – you suddenly think of this great video you watched on the web and you just have to show it to your friends NOW. You tell them: “You gotta see this!”. But Oh, there’s no internet connection around or maybe there is, but you just can’t remember where you saw that video…or maybe you DO remember, but when you play it for them the picture freezes and your friends lose interest.

How often does that happen? Errr…all the time, right?
Let’s face it – the internet has made the human kind a very impatient species.
What’s the name of that actor in that movie? We run to search it on the Web…
What’s the theme song on that TV show we grew up on? We quickly find it on YouTube…
What’s the music playing in that funny video? We run to play it online…

When we want something, we want it now and fast! But come to think of it, we spend hours searching for that one video, or waiting for that frozen video to start playing again. SPEED is the magic word. When we don’t get it we get REALLY frustrated.

So we are going to spend the next few posts on introducing features of Speedbit’s products that can make speed part of your everyday life, rather than a longed for fantasy.

Let’s begin with that video you just have to show your friends. What if you downloaded your favorite video and saved it on your computer? I know, you’re thinking that would take forever. But actually, it only takes one click with Download Accelerator Plus or Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter. And well, you already know that with Speedbit you always get the fastest possible download speed.

Speedbit offers two great options to download and convert your videos fast and simple:

  1. Download and Convert videos directly from Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
  2. Download and Convert videos with Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter

Downloading Videos and Converting Videos with DAP

It’s pretty much the same as downloading any file with DAP. Just copy and paste the video URL or click the Download Video button you see at the top of DAP’s main window. The video is then downloaded at accelerated speed and saved on your computer. Once downloaded, you can convert the video to any video or audio format by right-clicking on the video name and selecting Convert.

You can convert the video to MP3 music files or choose a format that suits your iPad/iPhone so you have it with you wherever you go. Now you can share your favorite videos with your friends anywhere, anytime.

Learn how to download and convert videos with DAP

Download and Convert Videos with DAP
 

Downloading Videos with Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter

Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter makes it even easier to download and convert videos. First, it lets you download and convert videos directly from your browser. It only takes one click, saving you that extra copy&paste action that other video downloaders make you go through. Second, it supports more video sites than any other video downloader. And third, it’s 100% free.

So how does it work? Once you download Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter, you will see a flashing Download Video icon on your browser every time you watch a video on the web. Click it and the video will be downloaded at accelerated speed using Speedbit’s patented multi-channel acceleration engine.

When download is complete, you can choose to convert the video to any format. You can choose a video format to save it as a video, or an audio format (like MP3) to save it as a music file.

See how Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter works

Download and Convert Videos Free
 

So next time you have the urge to share a video with your friends NOW, all you have to do is play it for them. Don’t waste your time on trying to remember where you saw the video, or waiting for that frozen video to continue playing again – just open your files and play the video.

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Speedbit helping Comcast download a 4.2 GB file in just a few seconds

It’s not just us – SPEED is troubling the minds of huge communication companies like Comcast. Unveiling the company’s technological innovations, Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, speaks of the importance of speed in his keynote speech at 2013 NCTA in Washington DC on June 11th.

Roberts demonstrates how he downloads a 4.2 GB video file in just 7 seconds. A few years ago, he says, this would have taken about 10 minutes. Well, guess where’s that Speed-boosting magic coming from? Yup, you got it! Speedbit and Comcast teamed up for this keynote demo and its Speedbit’s patented multi threads streaming acceleration engine that enabled this great result – boosting speed to 3.28 GBps! Here it is – Watch the video:

Making the most of your Bandwidth

Speedbit patented multi threads streaming acceleration makes the most efficient use of the available bandwidth. It may sound trivial, but the fact is that there’s a significant gap between the bandwidth you pay for (“the size of the pipe”) and the speed of data that actually flows within it. Today, one hardly ever makes a true full use of the potential bandwidth without an acceleration engine. Speedbit’s patented multi parallel channels technology helps overcome the slowest segments in the delivery path driving up the data flow speed. Speedbit makes your device open additional communication channels that are capable of bypassing the slow segments, boosting the data flow speed. In addition, Speedbit mirroring service may identify additional faster sources for the content you are seeking and use multiple channels to such additional sources (publicly available servers) further driving up the data flow speed to as high as your connection allows.

Download Accelerator Plus (DAP), the most popular download manager and accelerator, accelerates downloads using Speedbit’s patented multi thread technology. When you attempt to download a file, Speedbit’s dynamic acceleration engine kicks in, downloading the file at the best possible download speed.

Speedbit Video Accelerator uses Speedbit’s technology to speed up the data streaming rate by using multi dynamic streams that make optimal use of the available bandwidth. The result is higher video quality and no buffering, letting you watch online videos smoothly.

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Speedbit is Celebrating 300 Million Installs

300 million! Can you grasp that number? 300 million installs is an amazing milestone for us. Speedbit is thus joining a very respectable group of a very few publishers that have reached global popularity of great magnitude such as Skype.

“I am very excited to see Speedbit reaching such a huge popularity” said Idan Feigenbaum, Speedbit founder and CTO, “I remember the days when I coded the first version of DAP in my parents garage, I tried to solve my own download speed pains and I ended up helping out many millions around the world who share the same pains – this is a truly great feeling”.

“This is a great achievement by a great team who share a vision and a passion to lift the barriers that prevent everyone from really getting the speed and performance they are paying for” said Ariel Yarnitsky, Speedbit CEO “such barriers are getting bigger when going mobile and we are determined to lift those speed barriers for mobile users around the world”.

 Why do we need an acceleration engine? 

As bandwidth grows, the need for tools that allow consumers to effectively use such bandwidth is ever so high. Having an acceleration engine on a device (computer, mobile device) is the only way to make sure data flow to the device will be truly effective. Without an acceleration engine, one will hardly ever make a true full use of the bandwidth at hand, especially when connected to a super-fast / fiber connection.

Research has shown that:

• A user with a 10mbps connection effectively gets on average only 1.6 mbps of bandwidth – effective bandwidth of just 16%… *

• Upgrading from a 5mbps connection to a 10mbps will end up in 5% improvement (instead of the anticipated 100% improvement) *

• Adding more bandwidth is hitting the law of diminishing returns – without an acceleration engine a user, in real life conditions, will hardly ever enjoy speeds above 20mbps, even if his connection shows a 100 mbps on a speed test.

• Testing for speed on speed test sites shows the true potential speed of the connection but NOT the real life speed. The reason is that speed tests use multi thread to accelerate the data delivery during the test. Speedbit lets you use multi thread technology ALL THE TIME, not just during the test – so your real life speed with Speedbit will be as high as the speed you get when running speed tests.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the speed revolution!!!

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Accelerate your downloads on the web with Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) – the most popular download manager and accelerator. DAP organizes your downloads and kicks in seamlessly when you attempt to download a file. It will then use its dynamic acceleration engine to download the very same file using multi channels, from the original source as well as other publicly available sources (if such exist) to make the best possible use of the bandwidth available to you for the fastest possible download time. DAP has many more features to help you with your downloads, be it an application, data, video or anything else you want to download.

Enjoy higher quality web videos and stop video buffering with Speedbit Video Accelerator – Speedbit’s patented acceleration for web video streaming technology speeds up the data streaming rate by using multi dynamic streams that make optimal use of the available bandwidth. As a result of the superior streaming speeds the video quality on many video sites will adapt and become higher. In addition, due to the higher streaming speeds buffering stops will be eliminated letting you watch videos smoothly. Premium users also enjoy iTunes download acceleration. Join us in our celebration and boost your internet speed. Check out our 300 Million Installs Sale , and get over 50% off on our Premium Accelerators!

* Information via Google

 

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5 Great last minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Does your Valentine’s Day kit include roses and chocolate and jewelry? Or did you forget the date and you plan to pick up something at the gas station? Don’t worry – here are some smart, funny and romantic ideas for gifts and gestures you can get or do it yourself – Fast, Easy and absolutely great!

Secret Love blog on Tumblr
If you enjoy downloading files, music, videos or pictures etc., you can use Tumblr as a “scrapbook” for all those lovely things you found, and share that with your loved one. Love songs, romantic sentences, pics of you as a couple and memories from the things you did together. You can get all the technical details in this “how to” article.

Make a loving mixtape
Looking for a faster and easier way to show you care? NO PROBLEM… we got you covered! In this link you can find a lovely idea for an online MIXTAPE, just like in the not-so-far-ago old times – but with a nice twist.

 

Funky Etsy stuff
Etsy.com is an online marketplace and community, where you can find items that were hand made by people, not factories. That means that some of the items you find there are really unique, and you can always find there a designed product that will make you, or your spouse, go “ohhh” and “ahhh”. Here are the latest surprising Valentine’s Day items, from matching iPhone cases to a personalized chalkboard.

My geeky valentine
Is your spouse spending too much time on Facebook? Are they addicted to their iPhone ? Is he a Star Wars freak or a fantasy geek? In this gallery you can find some cute and funny Valentine cards that carry techy or geeky messages.

The Big Board

And if you are looking for inspiration, there is no better place to find it than PINTEREST.com, of course. Look at all the valentine and love boards you can find there in one click. Whether you are trying to write a poem or design a secret love blog on Tumblr… you just can’t miss with Pinterest! Lots and lots of love sentences, cute and sassy pics and romantic gestures you can do at the big V-day.

Are you feeling ready to show the love? Have fun and don’t forget – We have the best Valentine’s Day offer on the web! Much better than all the roses and Teddy bears. Dont miss out!

Speedbit Special Valentine's Offer

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Internet 101 – Historic Attempts to improve Download Speed

How does a download accelerator work? Are there other ways to achieve the same improvements in download speed? We saw in recent articles how the internet works and why download speed can be restricted. Here we look over some of the solutions and the technology that makes these products work.

Internet connections are managed through the TCP/IP port on your computer. This is a fantastic piece of technology that enables two computers to communicate with one another. However, one thing that this protocol is not fantastic at is transferring data in high volume. Of course you could blame the technicians and designers of this port but in all fairness this would be like blaming the guy who invented the wheel for not anticipating the development of the automobile. The internet is one of the most consumer-led environments and who could anticipate from the outset the technological developments that would drive internet use in the 21st century.

However, the reasons the protocol isn’t the most efficient for download speed is not really because of a design flaw but rather because, the internet is one giant chain, and a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Or in the case of internet video download, as fast as its slowest link. So what solutions have been offered to improve download speed?

Improving Download Speed with a New Port

In the past there have been attempts to design a new port for hi-speed downloads but as good as this may have been in principle, this approach ran into a problem. Like anything communication-related, for it to work you need the matching device at both ends of the loop. If either the receiver or sender installed the new port, it made no difference to video download speed because everyone else was still using the existing technology. The end result was that the new technologies never reached a critical mass and so despite offering theoretical improvements and specific solutions to specific problems, they were never able to demonstrate improvements on a wide enough scale to become the industry standard and were abandoned.

Download Managers and Accelerators

This left the field open for download managers which contain download acceleration software and sit alongside existing browsers. Using an internet accelerator doesn’t accelerate the speed of you connection but rather increases video download speed by optimizing the performance of the existing technology.

SPEEDbit Download Accelerator

SPEEDbit’s download accelerator technology works by splitting the data to be transferred into smaller segments and uses patented multi-channel technology. To put this in simple terms, this technology improves download speed by making the process more efficient. Instead of sending requests one at time, multiple requests are sent simultaneously. The result — video download speed is improved dramatically. Naturally, the technology also works in reverse and upload speeds are also optimized to be much quicker.

The technology which SPEEDbit has developed is able to improve not just download speed but the acceleration engine is also able to work in conjunction with streaming sites, so whether you’re streaming video from sites such as YouTube, Veoh, Facebook or DailyMotion, the experience is frustration-free.

Overall, the best solution for increased download speed is not simply to purchase a faster connection from your ISP, rather you should use a download accelerator package such as SPEEDbit’s Download Accelerator Plus in conjunction with your connection to optimize download performance.

 

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Video Accelerator Goes Mobile! See the Results for Yourself

Companies offering video accelerator technology might seem like they’re selling you something you don’t really need. This is especially so in terms of mobile communications. After all, mobile phones are hot gadgets, they’re ultra modern and brimming with the latest technology. Well think again…

Mobile phones were developed with one use in mind talking to people without having to be in a specific place. The advance of technology led to the inclusion of additional functions and although we’re still waiting for a mobile phone that will make you a cup of tea, the additional functions that are now standard issue were added to the package on an ad-hoc basis and that means that there’s plenty of room for improvement.

If you think it’s amazing to have a camera, an app that can tell you what song you’re listening to on the radio, mobile internet access with the ability to watch video from YouTube, all on a machine that fits into your pocket, you’re right. What goes alongside this is a feeling that these ultra-modern, hi-tech appliances are doing everything the best that they can and this is where we’re slightly mistaken.

Just as the internet from your PC can benefit from video accelerator technology, the same is true for your mobile phone. This is simply because the internet works on the same principles regardless of the device you’re using to connect. We know how to accelerate video downloads from a PC and the technology works just as well in a mobile phone.

The good news is that mobile manufacturers have got wise to the notion that video accelerator technology actually works and they’ve begun to embed this technology into their handsets. In recent tests, a mobile device equipped with built-in SPEEDbit video acceleration was an incredible five times quicker at downloading video from YouTube as compared to a standard mobile.

But don’t just take our word for it; check out this short YouTube clip. Using our video accelerator technology means that watching this clip and any other video from YouTube will be much less frustrating.

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Video Download: Spot the Difference

Even if you’re not already using a download accelerator or equivalent package to boost your video download speed for video from youtube or other video streaming sites, then you’ve probably already heard of the idea.

The concept itself is pretty straightforward, there’s a type of software that you can download which claims that you can speed up your internet connection’s download performance. The question is whether this actually makes a significant difference to your video download and video streaming speeds.

Independent tests of SPEEDbit’s video accelerator have shown that the technology behind SPEEDbit’s Video Accelerator provides a remarkable improvement in streaming video from youtube and other sites. The good news is that the same technology is also the basis for SPEEDit’s Download Accelerator Plus 10 which speeds up video downloads.

For those who might be skeptical as per the benefits to video download and video streaming from using our software, check out the youtube video from webvideouniversity.com

 

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