Again, this not an argument - this is just me, trying to show you that something is going on here.
You say 10 seconds? I just tried 5 or 6 six time - it's like 3 or 4, still too fast for my line.
It's probably early evening in the states (which, I presume, is where you're from), so things
are a little slow. Also: I'm not sure if this app is very popular in my country - which should make
it easier to download.
What you could try is this: Windows Resource Monitor (Right click Taskbar, choose Task Manager,
click the 'performance' tab and press 'Resource Monitor' - I know you know that) Now: go to the network tab. Press and hold the Win logo button+right arrow, putting the window to the right of your 16:9 screen (I hope). Close the graphs on the right of the window. Put your browser window to the left of the screen on the Winamp download page. Set everything so that you can press the download button on the left - and follow the 'Recieve' column on the right.
Press the download button and see if you notice any 'action' going on on your network activity meter. If it doesn't (Or if the increase is minute, compared to the volume of the download) - I think that you might agree with me that this is strange.
<div>You could try running the same test on a non cashed dowmload like:
http://www.ozspeedtest.com/bandwidth-test/optus-speed-test/1/6-53mb </div>It's a speedtest site, not very popular I guess, so the file is not really known - and therefore cannot be cashed in advance. You'll notice that Resource Monitor shows the exact same increase in data recieved as the meter on the page indicates. So - a regular download is noticed, and a 'cached' download is invisible.
Now you can try to do the same experiment with some specialized apps for network monitoring. I don't remember the ones I used, but I do remember that they use much higher rate of 'sampling' than R.M. - something like once in 250 millionth of a second, and even they don't see it! I also tried looking at ports - nothing.
If it feels like I'm bothering you - by all means, just log off. But if the point I'm trying to make here seems poignant, let me know what you think - because this has been on my mind for awhile now.