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Author Topic: Useful Software  (Read 5738 times)

oldgold

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Useful Software
« on: May 22, 2013, 09:37:05 AM »
I don't know if Marvin intended this board for use by the Software Developers or as a place to suggest useful software, but if the former, there should be one for the latter.

For example, I just discovered that Adobe has a download section where you can obtain discontinued products such as Adobe Audition with a license code.  http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html They also have many other programs such as PhotoShop CS2 so you can create graphics and websites.

Or I was looking for software to parse server logs and discovered a very basic server monitor https://www.facebook.com/wavestreaming/app_138151602959693 I am still looking for an affordable log parser, however. 

Or to test your connection from your computer to your streaming server, you might like Traceroute so you can determine if and where packets are being dropped, etc. http://www.megapanzer.com/2010/08/06/traceroute/

If Marvin thinks it is a good idea, I think that it would be great if members here would share links to useful software in whatever section of the forum he thinks is best. 


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Re: Useful Software
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 03:11:56 PM »
If I can make a suggestion as a very useful tool instead of running Traceroute's, instead use a program called "MTR" (aka My TraceRoute).

This program starts by performing a traceroute, then will run network tests to every hop along the traceroute over a period of time to discover latency, jitter and packet loss.

It's very useful for discovering where problems occur.

Keep in mind that the longer you allow the MTR test to probe, the more accurate the results will be. Generally 5 minutes is recommended to have enough sample data.
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Re: Useful Software
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 04:31:42 PM »
Yes, I use one called WinMTR.  As a matter of fact I am running it on your Denver server as I type.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/winmtr/?source=dlp


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Re: Useful Software
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 04:36:51 PM »
Feel free to private message me any results you'd like to share.
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Re: Useful Software
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 12:04:17 AM »
I will vouch for Icast.  Their bandwidth has been solid, and the techs know their stuff.  Im not impressed easily.  I was impressed.

But yeah, Win MTR over regular traceroute.  You will see some nice spikes to indicate issues, and you can leave it on, and have it consistantly monitor, so if you run into issues (like peski ISP choking bandwidth from your local ISP DC to save electricity, grrrrrr) you can call them up with some hard documentation thats graphic, so they can wrap their skulls around your complaint.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2013, 08:51:21 AM by Brutish »
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