Go Live (and save money) with Bit Rate Throttling!

I am happy to announce that the latest version of Bit Rate Throttling, an Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7) Media Pack feature, is now available for download!  This updated version adds additional controls to help an administrator ensure a reliable and consistent end-user experience, particularly when serving video content.  For many scenarios, this feature will reduce bandwidth costs while increasing per-server capacity for concurrent download connections.

Bit Rate Throttling allows a Web administrator or site operator to:

  • Easily and automatically provide metered delivery of media and data downloads
  • Significantly reduce bandwidth costs for audio/video content that has high drop-off rates
  • Increase the number of concurrent users that can be supported per serverThis is a Go Live beta release, which means you can deploy this in live production environments.  See http://www.iis.net/golive for details of the Go Live program.

Key features:

  • Automatically reads the encoded bit rate information from each defined media file type
  • Per-response bandwidth limiting on progressive downloads for every connection
  • Throttling rules are configurable at the server, site, virtual directory, and file levels
  • Fast Start experience for end users
  • Extensible to add support for other media and file formats
  • Fully integrated into the IIS7 administration and configuration models
  • NEW – Set default and maximum throttling rates, and concurrent connection limits

Click here for the 64 bit version; click here for the 32 bit version. 

For more information, see the Bit Rate Throttling walkthroughs:


1 Comment

  • Hi, Anonymous,

    Bit Rate Throttling (http://www.iis.net/extensions/BitRateThrottling) is the tool to use if you want to throttle downloads based on file extensions (or MIME types).


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