comaxauto Posted June 5, 2007 Report Share Posted June 5, 2007 I am currently seeding -- nothing is downloading -- and my upload rate is set to unlimited. I achieve a steady upload rate of just under 65 kB/s. However, as soon as I open Windows Media Player, my upload rate jumps to just over 80 kB/s and stays steady at that higher rate. When I close WMP, it drops back down to 65 kB/s.Below is a screenshot of the phenomenon. The first twenty minutes are with WMP closed, the next twenty with it open, followed by ten minutes with it closed, and ten more minutes with it open again.I should note that I'm not streaming or playing anything in WMP. When I open WMP, it just sits there idle.I've only been using uTorrent since 1.7b17xx, but I've noticed this behaviour in the last three or four beta releases.Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 1.86 GHzRAM: 2 GBOperating System: Windows XP MCE 2005 SP2Media Player: Windows Media Player 11.0.5721.5145BitTorrent: uTorrent 1.7b2248Firewall: Windows FirewallAnti-Virus avast! Home 4.7.1001Anti-Spyware: Windows Defender 1.1.1593Router: none that I know ofModem: Alcatel SpeedTouch USBISP: Bell Sympatico High SpeedConnection Type: DSLSpeed Guide Results: 1809 Kbps down, 661 Kbps upPort Checker Results: OK! Port 47572 is open and accepting connectionsNetwork Status Light: green checkmarkHere are screenshots of my uTorrent settings. Please let me know if you need to know any additional settings. So, finally, my question: Why do I get the higher upload rate only when WMP is open?My apologies if this has been discussed before. I did a couple searches on the "Speed problems" forum (one on "wmp" and one on "windows media player"), but none of the results seemed similar this. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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