Friday, 10 August 2007

Silverlight and Bandwidth Detection

Somebody wanted to know in the Silverlight forums, if you could do automatic bandwidth detection, and grab a video based on the calculated bandwidth.

This got me thinking........

If you use a downloader to download a known image, you would be able to calculate approximately the bandwidth of the user based on the time taken to download that known image size. You can then use that bandwidth calculatation to download the approriate media automatically,

I will probably knock up a sample in the next couple of weekes, when i have finished the little app I am doing just now (still got another week or so before i will publish it).

In the meantime you can get information about downloaders from silverlight quickstarts.

Or feel free to get in touch

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