How to customize streaming/rate adaptation algorithm?

May 26, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Is it possible to customize streaming/rate adaptation algorithm for research purpose? Can I get the segment download speed or buffer length information from the framework?

Jun 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM

The SmoothStreamingMediaElement (SSME) is a separate product made by Microsoft IIS/Azure team and is not open source. Their heuristics algorithm is part of the secret sauce.

You can however get some good info out of the SSME via tracelogs. The player framework provides some tools and libraries to analyze these trace logs to report on what is happening during playback. Check out the health monitoring tool to see it in action.