How to use the Apple media stream validator tool (mediastreamvalidator)

Instructions to get the Apple HTTP Streaming validator tool for iOS devices.

This tool requires:

  • Apple ID
  • Apple iPhone Developer Account
  • Apple OS X

Download the Apple HTTP Streaming validator tool:

  1. Go to Streaming Tools and login using your developer credentials
  2. Download and install the HTTP Live Streaming Tools package
  3. You will also need Wowza Media Server installed.
 

After you have it installed, you can run the tool with the command:

video on demand:
mediastreamvalidator [playlist-url]

live:
mediastreamvalidator --timeout=60 [playlist-url]
For example:
 
video on demand:
mediastreamvalidator http://mycompany.com:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/playlist.m3u8

live:
mediastreamvalidator --timeout=60 http://mycompany.com:1935/live/myStream/playlist.m3u8
Note: For older versions of the tool the command line format is:
[code]mediastreamvalidator validate [playlist-url]
The following is a link to an article that describes the various error and warning messages that can be reported by the mediastreamvalidator: http://developer.apple.com/library/i...35/_index.html
Originally Published: 10-01-2010.
 

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