Getting Windows Media Load Simulator to work on modern operating systems

The Windows Media Load Simulator (occasionally abbreviated as ‘loadsim’) tool was created to help stress test Windows Media Services (WMS) servers.  Since WMS does live streaming and uses application specific control messages over RTSP and HTTP using a web server stress tool doesn’t really work.  Also, since Windows Media Player actually uses a good bit…

1

Windows Media Player Protocol Rollover

When Windows Media Player connects to a Windows Media server the player tries to use the most efficient protocol for the job.  However, the player is not always able to connect with the first protocol it tries.  This is usually due to either a firewall issue or the version of the client and server that…

1