Here is a Streaming Video Quality tool I accidentally found. Unfortunately I can't recall the toggle method. I have been trying to re-find it. Here are my recent efforts that include an explanation of the tool:
Please tell me the name of the feature and especially how to enable / disable it. I found the toggle by accident, and it was cool, but then I left it toggled on and now can't remember how to turn it off. It is an awesome feature though.
First noticed in Version 47.0.2526.80 m; still displayed after upgrade to Version 47.0.2526.106 m.
A picture is best, so that's first (green bars and stats at top of screen):
Here's the text description of the behavior:
When you you click on a video to play it, in the streaming playback window there is a feature to turn on an overlay (of the same type as the play / pause button and video progress bar at the bottom of the screen) at the top of the screen that shows informative stats like State (play or pause), load in ms, manifest in ms, stalls, buffer rate in s/s, buffer left in s (when clicking in the video these get covered up by the usual OneDrive menu items of share | add to album | download | delete | embed | edit tags | etc). There are also two more lines below these, one for Audio and one for video. Each of these lines has a quality rating (0, 1, 2, etc) and a graphic of dots added in a line. The length of the line represents the length of the video load. the dots are color coded to show 'waiting for response,' 'receiving bytes,' downloaded, appending, appended, and error. The audio line also shows stats for avg wait in ms and avg receive in ms. The video line shows additional stats for avg wait in ms, avg receive in ms and avg bandwidth in mbps. The is a vertical line that progresses across the dot plot and this line represent the playback position of the video relative to the cached data.
State (play or pause), load in ms, manifest in ms, stalls, buffer rate in s/s, buffer left in s, 'waiting for response,' 'receiving bytes,' downloaded, appending, appended, and error avg wait in ms and avg receive in ms bandwidth in mbps
This is similar in nature to the post Chrome's video statistics feature Categories:47-StableDiscuss ChromeWindows 8
https: / / productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/chrome/x7q1rM2G3DY/wYpD4896yRwJ;context-place=forum/chrome
12/17/15 Google says:
I'm not familiar with this feature at all, but my initial guess would be that it's some sort of extension. I don't recognize this as a Chrome feature.
My Reply to them was:
I turned off all extensions and this still exists. I also know I did not install any extensions or even any other SW at all for weeks (other than anti-virus updates) prior to finding this 'feature.
I will note that I found the feature while using Chrome to play a OneDrive video in OneDrive's native streaming player. I went up one side and down the other in two separate hour-long chats with OneDrive 'experts' (clearly Tier I and limited to a problem solving tree) and at the end, microsoft, in their wisdom, says they think it's a virus. Seriously? That's where I gave up on them and went to the experts at Google.
I wish I could remember if I found it with a right-click pop-up, a hidden context menu item, or one of those lucky accidental finds of a shortcut key. So it could be related OneDrive. Unfortunately, on the day I found and used the toggle function I only tried it in Chrome, not another browser. And now I can't remember the toggle function.
It's a very sleek and informative function on streaming video. I would think either Google or microsoft would want to take credit for it.