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Rig to Stream and Play IGMP multicast video

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Hi,

I'm looking to do some development around IGMP video and channel switching. I want to set up a test rig, with an Origin server streaming IGMP multicast video out onto a lan, and a number of clients playing this video via a media player (ideally WMP but could use VLC)

I think i have a couple of options

VLC player -
I've been struggling to get VLC player to stream like this, but i understand it is capable with sout option?

Microsoft Media Room Personal
I understand there is a development version of Media Room for development, but cant find it anywhere to download.

Or another option?

I have a pair of Cisco 3600s, however i don't belive i need to use them as i am only needing to stream onto a small test LAN. Also i understand that i may need to configure each PC for multicast by enabling RMP, i have done, but is this required, or is there another step?

Many thanks,

Dave

Could anyone point me in the right direction
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are you struggling to play the multicast stream on the VLC Player or you are struggling to configure multicast on the switch?
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by:Dave_Angel_Portsmouth
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Struggling with VLC -> my understanding is that we dont need to set up IGMP snooping, because the switches will just treat the multicast as broadcast.

I'm using VLC 1.1.7 on Windows to stream a Mpeg2

Currently i have got the command

vlc -vvv -sout igmp:224.0.0.1 hc.mpeg --loop

However, this seams to cause VLC player to freeze up.
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shubhanshu_jaiswal earned 2000 total points
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I am sure about the commands..but from the software...below is path to open multicast stream...

Media-->Open Network Stream-->Network--->enter the protocol, Multicast stream and port on which the stream is coming.-->click play...

I hope this will solve your issue...

One more question...How many streams are there in the switch....
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