View Full Version : [ubuntu] Multicast over crossover cable

July 12th, 2011, 12:08 PM
is there any chance to stream multicast over crossover cable from ubuntu machine to another machine ?

I would like to stream two multicast stream (video - vlc) from ubuntu to one iptv modulator which processes only multicast streams.

July 12th, 2011, 06:43 PM
That's an interesting question. I think you will need a switch in the middle to handle multicast group memberships.

I don't think a direct crossover connection will suffice for mcast.

July 12th, 2011, 07:38 PM
I thought multicast groups handling could be a problem. Okay and what about transformation multicast streaming to broadcast ... somehow.

Because of one on one network I don't need membership stuff ... If my modulator be able to handle unicast stream, it would be very simple but it is not.

Do you think is there a possibility to use a broadcast streaming (with VLC of course) ???

July 12th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Yes it looks like you could stream to a broadcast address:

From http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Streaming_HowTo/Stream_a_File:

vlc -vvv video1.xyz --sout udp: --ttl 1

Use the broadcast address of the point-to-point adapter:

Example from my ifconfig:

I think your IPTV is going to be the tricky part. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.

July 12th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Hmm ... okay i'll give it a try