Configure a media request

For any media request type (HTTP or RTMP), NeoLoad can be configured to process the request specifically.

The media request must be selected in the User Paths tree.

The Streaming media settings group box makes it possible to:

Media file download

A media request can be defined to download the file when the Download the file option is selected in the Streaming media settings group box. The playback statistics are then unavailable. NeoLoad process the request like a regular one.

  1. Develop the User Path tree and select a media request.
  2. In Streaming media settings, select Download the file.
Media file playback

A media request can defined to simulate the media playback when the Stream the media and simulate playing it option is selected in the Streaming media settings group box. A click on the Simulation settings button displays the dialog to specify the request simulation parameters.

The Start playing after buffering field helps define the time spent to fill in the buffer when starting the video. The value can be a number of seconds or a variable defined with a click on the selection button.

In the Duration of the media to play group box, the time spent on simulating the media content can be defined:

In the Average bitrate of the media group box, the stream quality of the media can be defined for the replay:

A click on the OK button closes the Simulation settings box. NeoLoad then downloads the file and reads it with the average downstream rate specified. Similarly to a use playing the media in a browser, NeoLoad reproduces the playback, but without displaying it.

  1. Develop the User Path tree and select a media request.
  2. In Streaming media settings, select Stream the media and simulate playing it.
  3. Click Simulation Settings.
  4. In the Simulation settings box:
  5. Click OK.