Performance testing and sizing of Video Stream

The Video Stream module for Aurea Social provides the ability to upload large videos, discover the most popular ones and view them inline in the activity stream.

Most of the common input video codecs are supported and are encoded to provide an HD viewing experience up to 1080p (depending on quality of video uploaded).

Using Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming technology, the individual user’s video playing experience is optimized for the current network bandwidth and client performance. Video Stream is an optional module which integrates tightly with, and requires the functionality of, the base Aurea Social product.

Target audience

These performance notes are intended for customers who have special performance requirements.


The goal of this performance testing to characterize the performance of Video Stream in 4 key areas:

  • Uploading videos
  • Encoding videos
  • Browsing most liked, most watched and recent videos
  • Viewing videos