FYI: Tool to Test Smooth Streaming Server Performance

Jul 20, 2011 at 2:38 AM

For anyone needing to test performance of origin servers or CDN caching, I wanted to post a project I started today just in case anyone is interested (it benchmarks how fast servers are delivering chunks for on-demand streams).

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Jul 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Great, I gave it a quick run and worked perfectly.

Live monitoring would be super, any plans to add it in? 



Jul 21, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Technically, there's not much difference in the Live Manifests, so it might be worth a try to throw a live manifest in there and see if it works. It just won't re-download the manifest every few seconds to get the new chunks. Which, may actually be the ideal scenario for testing anyway since a test does need to "end" at some point... thoughts?

Aug 5, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Hi what action do you take to boost performance of origin servers ?

What caching device / software do you use ?

Can a nginx reverse proxy cache chunks efficiently ?