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    Question Multicast over crossover cable

    Hello,
    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.

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    Re: Multicast over crossover cable

    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.
    Cordially,
    Jeff Moorse

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    Re: Multicast over crossover cable

    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) ???

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    Re: Multicast over crossover cable

    Yes it looks like you could stream to a broadcast address:

    From http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentati...Stream_a_File:

    vlc -vvv video1.xyz --sout udp:192.168.0.42 --ttl 1

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

    Example from my ifconfig:
    Bcast:192.168.122.255

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

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    Re: Multicast over crossover cable

    Hmm ... okay i'll give it a try

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