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Analyze Videotraffic from e.g Prime Video

asked 2019-08-28 18:50:29 +0000

Lusioanalios gravatar image

What is the best way to analyze traffic coming from a video? I think its good to know the throughput and the number of packets that are delayed (e.g because of TCP retransmission) Is Wireshark a good tool for this ? The reason: I want to check how good my WiFi handles video data.

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answered 2019-08-31 21:08:04 +0000

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You can analyze the stream with Wireshark and measure the throughput and goodput. But normally I would not recommend to do this for home use, unless you have really too much time. The players handles some packet losses and jitter. So in general I would say, if the video quality fits your expection., then I would not dig deeper into it. And if you think you deal with wireless issues, than maybe a wifi layer1 analysis is the better one in this case.

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