FTP is corrupting my data, I think

I've been downloading some large files- instructional videos- from my office site. They all seem to be malfunctioning- choppy, sound cuts in and out, and some just error out after 5 minutes. Is this a known issue with FTP? I  use to use PC anywhere which was much slower, but the files worked.
jodyfaisonAsked:
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sentnerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes it could be a problem with your sound driver.  It also could be that the videos are encoded with a codec that you don't have the correct decoder for (you might have an old version, or such).  It's more likely that the problem is on your system (or a problem with the videos themselves) than an FTP problem.  

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sentnerCommented:
As long as you are transferring them in binary mode, then you shouldn't have ftp causing corruption.   But you would most likely have them completely fail much sooner than 5 minutes if the problem was corruption from ascii mode transfers.  If you're concerned about corruption during download, try turning on file verification on download (I think it's called "Transfer Integrity" in cuteftp pro).
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
Ok, I got the verify turned on now. I guess that's better than the crc check mentioned in the help files, mutually exclusive with the verify option?

I've been transfering in auto-detect. It sounds like the problem may be in my system, as I have been having some sound card problems. Maybe they get worse with video.
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
Turns out to be, as you say, system problem, not FTP. Thanks for you help.
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