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Capture YouTube network using software?

Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:46 AM

Hi I am trying to capture a YouTube video's network loading times and place it on a graph.

E.g. if i simulate 3G connectivity using Google Chrome and load a YouTube video, I am trying to capture when YouTube buffers the video, loads different quality of the video (DASH) etc.

Can someone help me by pointing me in the right direction?


Thanks.
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Re: Capture YouTube network using software?

Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:50 AM

What apps do you have at your disposal for traffic inspection?
Is this about the capturing of loading times or about some simulation?
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Re: Capture YouTube network using software?

Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:55 AM

Let me add some more detail, my bad.


What I am trying to do is see how different network speeds (3G, 4G, Wifi etc.) effect YouTube loading times for the same video. I am also trying to see when and where YouTube changes the quality of a video under different network speeds (e.g. if i play a video using only 3G connection, YouTube will downscale the video to 360p or 480p but when I change the connection speed to WiFi, the video will automatically change up to 720p+). So I would like to capture this information and place it on a graph.

The programs at my disposal:
WireShark 2.2.5
Google Chrome (using Developer > Network, to change network conditions)
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Re: Capture YouTube network using software?

Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:01 AM

Super.. so you have wireshark. Have you tried just capturing the data as a video streams and making visual notes of when the video changes resolution then eyeballing the packet information around those times?
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