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  • Replays file sizes

    Is it me who thinks replay file sizes are too large?

    Having a 200kb/s connection I find it hard to download & watch replays, as it takes too long to download. I don't know the average file size but is there any way it could be reduced?

  • #2
    There is no way to reduce replay file size. You download already archived (gzip) replay file. Average replay filesize for pub game 30 min - ~20-30MB, 60 min 40-60MB. If there is a caster voice (like in TI2 replays), then file size can be 80MB+.
    And i think replays are stored in the same region where the game was played. So if you'r for US and download replay from china, then it may take long time with 200kb/s.


    • #3
      The file sizes wouldn't be so bad if the downloading were more reliable, as an alternative solution.


      • #4
        It should also be noted that replays with broadcasters will be larger, since it also has the audio included.