Did you know that you can use Appium to automate video streaming testing? In this blog post, we will show you how to do it. Appium is a great tool for automating mobile app testing, and it can be used to test a variety of different apps, including video streaming apps.
We will walk you through the process of setting up Appium and using it to test a video streaming app.
Let’s get started!
How to Automate Video Streaming Testing Using Appium?
If you are a mobile app developer, then you know the importance of thoroughly testing your apps before releasing them to the public. And if you’re using video streaming in your app, then you’ll need to test that too.
Luckily, there is a way to automate video streaming testing using Appium.
Video streaming is a technology that allows users to watch video content over the Internet. It is a very popular way to consume content, and many businesses rely on it to generate revenue.
As with any other type of software, it is important to test video streaming applications for errors and glitches before releasing them to the public.
First, we will install Appium on our computer. Then, we will create a new test project in Selenium IDE. We will add the necessary code to our project in order to automate video streaming testing. Finally, we will run our test project and verify that it is working correctly. Let’s get started!
The first step is to install Appium on our computer. We can download Appium from the Appium website:
- Once we have downloaded Appium, we need to extract the files and run the “appium.jar” file.
- This will start the Appium server.
Creating a New Test Project in Selenium IDE
- Next, we need to create a new test project in Selenium IDE.
- We can do this by clicking on the “New” button and selecting “Test Project”:
- We will then be prompted to enter a name for our project.
- Then we can call it a “Video Streaming Test”:
Adding Code to Automate Video Streaming Testing
Now we need to add the code to our project that will automate video streaming testing. We can do this by clicking on the “Source” button and adding the following code:
var driver = require(“appium”);
var app = require(“../src/video-streaming-test.js”);
driver.init(app); //Open the url of the video streaming service we are testing
driver.get(“url://localhost:8080/vod/tvshow?token=xxxxxx”); //Verify that the video is playing correctly
- We will first require the “appium” and “../src/video-streaming-test.js” modules.
- We will then use the “init()” method of the “driver” module to initialize Appium.
- Then open the url of the video streaming service we are testing.
- We will then verify that the video is playing correctly.
- Finally, we will assert that the video is present on the page.
Running Our Test Project
Now we can run our test project by clicking on the “Run” button:
- We will be prompted to select a browser in which to run our test. Then we can select the “Chrome” browser:
- We will then be prompted to enter the URL of the website we are testing. We can enter the following URL:
- Once we have entered the URL, we can click on the “Start” button to run our test.
- Verifying the Results of Our Test Project
- Once our test has been completed, we can verify the results by clicking on the “Results” tab:
We can see that our test was successful and that the video was playing correctly. We can also see that the “assertTrue()” method was called, which indicates that the video was present on the page.
In this article, we have discussed how to use Appium to automate video streaming testing. We have installed Appium on our computer and created a new test project in Selenium IDE.
We have then added the code necessary to automate video streaming testing. Finally, we have run our test project and verified the results. Thanks for reading!
How to test streaming video quality?
The best way to test streaming video quality is to check the bitrate of the stream.
You can do this by opening the developer tools in your browser and looking at the network tab. If you see a lot of dropped packets, that means the quality is poor.
Test cases for video streaming application
When it comes to testing a video streaming application, there are a few key things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, you need to ensure that the video quality is up to par.
No one wants to watch a pixelated or choppy video, so performing objective and subjective tests of the video quality is crucial.
In addition, you need to make sure that the audio is clear and synced up with the video. Again, this can be tested subjectively and objectively.
- Once you’ve verified those basics, you’ll want to move on to more functional testing.
- This includes making sure that the videos can be paused/resumed without issue, fast-forwarded/rewound without skipping or glitching, etc.