Stream Load Testing (as a service)

What is it? grants the ability to simulate massive streaming audiences as an on-demand service. Using the latest in cloud technologies is able to do load tests big and small, simulating audiences from individual users to millions of users.


  • 1. Scale user simulations from 1 to 1,000,000+
  • 2. Geographically distribute your load test by choosing where simulated users come from, i.e.{USA East, USA North, USA South, USA West, Ireland, Netherlands ,Hong Kong, Singapore, Saitama Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture}, .
  • 3. Drill down performance metrics for each simulated user


  • 1. Real Time Test Monitoring (see video – coming soon)
  • 2. API access to launch tests and receive test result data (see API docs here)
  • 3. Generates thumbnails from each simulated stream
  • 4. Each test user has a unique identity that you can follow from our result data through your own log files.
  • 5. User data geographically present
  • 6. Client data collection
  • 7. Scheduled load test
  • 8. Easy to read graphical performance report
  • 9. Aggregate and individual metrics for latency, throughput, bytes received
  • 10. Waypoint data taken at 10 second intervals


Our StreamTest simulated client is compatible with many different stream types, both live and on-demand. Below we’ve listed the known compatible/ supported stream types and formats.

Media Formats:

.mp3, .m4v, .mov, .wmv, .wma, .ra, .rmv, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .m4a, m3u, .3gp, .flv, .m1v, .avi, .mpg, .mp4, .ogg, .m2v, .mpeg, .mp2, .m3u8, .f4m


Wowza Media Server, Adobe Flash Media, Evostream Media Server, NGINX-RTMP, IIS, apache…

Stream Providers:

Akamai, limelight, CloudFront, Azure BLOB, Amazon s3, (most standard http delivery services should work)

Delivery Types:

Live, On-Demand, Cached, HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), Progressive, FTRT (Faster than real-time)

Delivery Protocols:


Maximum Bit-rates:

tested between 10k and 10mbps

Maximum Resolution:

tested between 128X128 and full 1080p at 1920X1080

Important Notes:

* We’re constantly adding new support for different delivery types/formats etc. drop us a line ( if you don’t see what you need here, we may have a solution in the works already. * Compatibility based on open/unprotected streams. We’re working on supporting basic token authentication systems.


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Where did this all come from?

The team at has been working in the Streaming Media industry for over a decade, these testing tools started out of necessity. Learn more about it here