David Bristol's Media blog

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  • Blog Post: Getting Windows Media Load Simulator to work on modern operating systems

    The Windows Media Load Simulator (occasionally abbreviated as 'loadsim') tool was created to help stress test Windows Media Services (WMS) servers. Since WMS does live streaming and uses application specific control messages over RTSP and HTTP using a web server stress tool doesn't really work. Also...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Player Protocol Rollover

    When Windows Media Player connects to a Windows Media server the player tries to use the most efficient protocol for the job. However, the player is not always able to connect with the first protocol it tries. This is usually due to either a firewall issue or the version of the client and server that...
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