The stream loading sounded like a nice idea, but it obviously is not - I liked how the panos load in TW1.3 much better - The viewer didn't switch from the loading screen unlit the first pano was downloaded and then all of the other panos were automatically downloaded in the background which was a much better option.
From what I have seen with TW2 as I tested it on a low speed connection (about 4 times the speed of dial-up) - The skin will load, then the pano, but you only see a bunch of 'qtvr-like' squares and autoplay will move to the next seen before most of the pano even loads. If you stop and wait then eventually you will see the pano...
So I tested the viewer a little to see what would happen if I just waited... So I let the computer sit hoping that all the scenes in the tour would be downloading - I let it sit for more than long enough for every scene to load on my connection speed. Then I tried to look a couple other scenes and guess what? AFTER clicking on another scene I had to wait for it to load. So I go back to the original scene that I started with and had already viewed, and you would think that it would load right up, but it did NOT and I had to wait for it all over again.
So, in summary, if the easypano programmers are going to follow our requests to really fix this issue, then I think that they should change to be similar to the TW1.3 viewer where the waiting screen stayed until the first scene loaded completely and all of the other scenes load in the background. It is not possible to view a TW2 tour on a load-speed connection, and in the US where 40% are still on dial-up, that is bad news.
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