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Streaming Multicast video

Hi,

I have a VLC player on machine A from which i want to stream MPEG from a DVD using multicast and play on machine B.

Does machine A need a multicast (Class D eg 239....) address?

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Dave_Angel_Portsmouth
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RKinspCommented:
Hello Dave,

No, the individual machines do not need (and cannot have) a multicast address.

The multicast address is used by the forwarding equipment (sending machine, switches and routers) to send to multiple users on a network. For this you should enable listing on your VLC for that specific address and not change the actual address for the machine.

-RK
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RKinspCommented:
Example:

If you only plan on multicast for the same network, you should have both machines in the same subnet. Example: 192.168.0.10 with a mask of 255.255.255.0 and 192.168.0.20 with the same mask.

The sender has to be configured to output stream to network with the multicast UDP option, addresses from 224.0.0.0 to 239.255.255.255.

The receiver has to Open from Network with the same address.

If you are connected with a managed switch, enable IGMP snooping so that the multicast only goes to the machines that want it.

-RK
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Dave_Angel_PortsmouthAuthor Commented:
fantastic
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RKinspCommented:
Thanks for the points!
-RK
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