video – Dummy DASH / HLS player?

I need to perform stress tests on a video transmission server, so I would like to transmit the DASH / HLS content, but not decode it. Basically, it only goes through the DASH manifest or the HLS playlist (as it is updated), then it searches and discards whatever it is that you specify.

I immediately tried VLC, but refuses to transmit without deciphering. Here is my last failure:

vlc -I dummy --no-audio --no-video https://192.168.11.111/streaming1/service1/manifest.mpd

Just hang up VLC works fine when decoding is allowed:

vlc https://192.168.11.111/streaming1/service1/manifest.mpd

How do I get VLC to track and recover the transmission, but I do not make an audio / video playback or output?

Is there any other program that I should try?