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Downloading Internet Content: Recommended Practices

Some of the content for Studio One is quite large; these additional resources contain raw audio data, which, while being very high quality, can result in substantial file sizes. Therefore, it may take several hours to download all the content for your Studio One software from our site. While this normally does not pose a problem, any interrupt in the connection will cause the download to fail, resulting in damaged .part files that are unusable. 

If you keep receiving corrupt downloads when attempting to download content from presonus.com, take note of these tips to rectify the issue:

  • Limit your internet activity on the computer while downloading. Close all programs that could be accessing the internet and limit your web browsing to low-bandwidth pages. This will allow the download to go quicker, resulting in a decrease in chance that a corruption could occur. Programs such as BitTorrent managers can severely limit the available bandwidth, so make sure that there are enough resources available for proper traffic to our downloads site.
  • Use a download manager. These will help to optimize your ISP's (Internet Service Provider) download bandwidth to utilize the amount of bandwidth you have purchased from your internet provider, but will allow you to pause and resume the download should you need to shut your computer off or disconnect it from the internet. Three products PreSonus recommends are:

PC:

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/ 

http://freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm

Mac:

http://mac.eltima.com/download-manager.html

  • Use a wired connection instead of WiFi. If at all possible, a physical connection to your router offers the best stability. While WiFi has seen vast improvements in stability over the past few years, it is more prone to connectivity issues than a wired ethernet connection and will often dilute the bandwidth available for a download.
  • Download each file one-at-a-time. If you attempt to download all the content at once, it could be overtaxing your internet connection, resulting in slow downloads and instability.
  • Make certain there are no connectivity issues to your router or ISP (Internet Service Provider). If you frequently notice that your connection drops out, slows down, or causes web pages to not load, you may want to contact your ISP to address this issue. 
  • Consult with your ISP provider and ask if they have larger download packages available. Many ISP providers offer larger packet download and upload sizes for purchase. You may not be aware that you are signed up for a smaller packet size through the ISP provider you use. It is always a good to know the download bandwidth you currently have with your provider and upgrade should you continue to have issues with a smaller packet size offered by your ISP provider. 
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