Test live video streams
StreamTest helps you check your participant’s video connection.
Check your participant’s video connection with StreamTest.
Chatting with someone and they just keep lagging? Don’t let them leave the meeting for hours to reset the router, reboot the PC, pay a visit to the internet service provider’s office, or buy a new computer. No need to shoot in the dark, as you will definitely know what’s up.
StreamTest is a browser extension by Fora Soft. It works in any WebRTC video chat, such as Google Meet, iMind, and ProVideoMeeting. All you have to do is install the software in Chrome, click on your friend with the right mouse button, and enable StreamTest. Now you can monitor your participant’s:
- Frame rate or just FPS (the higher the better)
- Video and Audio delay: delay is never welcome (the lower the better)
- Packet loss: shows if any packets were lost on their way to the server (the lower the better)
- Resolution: mostly depends on the participant’s camera and the device you’re using to chat (the higher the better)
- Freezes and stalls: shows how much % of your call was wasted due to lags (the lower the better)
- Bitrate: responsible for how smooth the picture is (the higher the better)
- Video and Audio codec — just so you know.
Having a hard time interpreting the data right away or want to save logs for future use? Click on the downward arrow on the top of the screen and download the log to check it later or show it to a programmer.
StreamTest starts collecting data once you enable it. To do it, click your right mouse button on the other participant’s stream and tap “Test stream” in the context menu. It will stop collecting the data once you close the extension / start testing another stream / go to the extension main screen.