Display Streaming Media Data
The streaming media information appears in the User Action PurePath dashboard as PurePaths, starting with Playback of followed by the video stream URL. These PurePaths only have a single action node for the related media stream.
Right-click on the media stream action and select Details, or hover over a line to see the details of the media stream. The streaming media node also appears on the User Actions dashlet and the Visits dashlet.
Streaming media measures
After you enable the streaming media functionality, the following measures are available based on streaming media metrics:
|Audio Stream - Count||The number of times an audio stream is played|
|Audio Stream - Last second played||How far (by percentage) the last listened to second is in the streaming audio. The percentage of the audio stream skipped is not taken in account.|
|Audio Stream - Length||Length of streaming audio items (Time it takes to watch from start to finish once)|
|Audio Stream - Play Ratio||The number of times a streaming audio item is consumed during one session (compared to its length). A play / length ratio higher than one = Stream, or part of it, is consumed multiple times. A play / length ratio lower than one = Stream isn't watched till the end, or parts of the streams are skipped.|
|Audio Stream - Rebuffer Events||The number of times the user waits for the audio buffering before playback can resume.|
|Audio Stream - Rebuffer Ratio||The percentage of the time the user waits for buffering out of the entire audio stream watching time.|
|Audio Stream - Rebuffer Time||The time the user waits until more of the audio is buffered before playback can resume.|
|Audio Stream - Time Spent Listening||The time spent consuming an audio stream. This can exceed the length if the user watches all or parts of the media multiple times.|
|Video Stream - Count||The number of times a video stream is played|
|Video Stream - Last second watched||How far (by percentage) the last watched second is into the streaming video. Percentage of the video stream skipped not taken in account.|
|Video Stream - Length||The length of the streaming video. The time it takes to watch from start to finish once.|
|Video Stream - Play Ratio||The number of times a streaming video is consumed during one session. A play / length ratio higher than one = Stream, or part of it, is consumed multiple times. A play / length ratio lower than one = Stream isn't watched till the end, or parts of the streams are skipped.|
|Video Stream - Rebuffer Events||The number of times the user waits for the buffering of the movie before playback can resume.|
|Video Stream - Rebuffer Ratio||The percentage of the time the user waits for buffering out of the entire video stream watching time.|
|Video Stream - Rebuffer Time||The time the user waits until more of the movie is buffered before playback can resume.|
|Video Stream - Time Spent Listening||The time spent watching a video stream. This can exceed the length, if the user watches all, or parts, of the video multiple times.|
Additional Measures can be created based on user preferences. For each Measure, you can limit the following:
- The values counted to a certain type (for example, all/audio/video).
- The values based on the media stream URI (for example, only count media items delivered from a certain folder).
Business transacton evaluation/filter/splitting values
|Media Stream - URI||Represents the URI of the media stream|
You can configure the splitting Measure to transform the media URI based on a regular expression. Use this to unify different files or to shorten the URLs.
By default the path information and the file name is used for the splitting value. AppMon discards the domain for brevity and the file ending to unify different formats for different browsers.
|Audio Stream - Count by Country||The count of audio streams consumed split by country of visitor|
|Audio Stream - Count by URI||The count of audio streams watched split by audio stream URI|
|Video Stream - Count by Country||The count of video streams watched split by country of visitor|
|Video Stream - Count by URI||The count of video streams watched split by video stream URI|
Streaming Media dashboard
The Streaming Media dashboard shows information about media streams and their performance. Click Start Center > User Experience > Streaming Media Performance and click the Streaming Media link to open the dashboard.
The following lists some common reasons why no streaming media information is collected:
Streaming plugin not enabled
Media streams are embedded using Flash or Silverlight
Opera 11 does not report correct timestamps
Very short buffer periods can not be detected
Very short buffer periods cannot be detected, because some browsers do not behave as specified in the standard.
Older versions of chrome report wrong values
When a lot of buffering occurs, older versions of Chrome report wrong values. Chrome reports that the current position of playback is much larger than the actual duration of a video. For example, the current progress value is reported to be 90 seconds, but the actual duration of the video is only 27 seconds. These wrong values can not be filtered out, because Chrome does not know the actual duration due to heavy buffering.