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Old February 22nd, 2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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Emulating dial up in testing performance

I'm working on something that makes me want to replicate dial up behaviour in presenting a video file. Specifically I'm interested in how a wmv encoded at 108 kbps and one minute in length will be viewed by a dial up user, and I no longer have any acquaintances on dial up. Is there an application that will emulate the response of a 56 k modem?

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Old February 26th, 2006, 10:10 PM   #2
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Get netlimiter and throttle the speed on windows media player down to like 4k a sec or something that will mimic dial up.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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Thanks, Randy. I've checked the site and read a fair amount of it. Would it be correct to assume that I'd be running my video file from one of my own hard drives and monitoring it with NetLimiter, or would I be running it from my web hosting server and monitoring that? Either way I guess I'd be constricting bandwidth given to the media player to see when it chokes(?).

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Old February 27th, 2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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Netlimiter only works on TCP IP connections so the file would need to be online for that to work, but it should do the trick..

If you wanted to try and get this happening off your hard drive it would probably require some method of making media player see it as a web stream and not just local data.. You may need to run a web server or some utility which could mimic this.. Im not aware of anything but suss out download.com in the media tools section, maybe someone has written a little application..
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Old March 1st, 2006, 07:18 AM   #5
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Thanks again, Randy. That's exactly the information I was looking for.

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