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[Bug 1504547] Re: Provide an easy way to multicast videos


Hi Fotis,

this is my procedure for multicasting videos using VLC:

1. In my clients, run "vlc rtp://@" (replace with any suitable address for multicasting, if you want
it). Use option -f for fullscreen. I don't remember now why is that @

2. In my server, run "vlc <video-path-or-MRL> ':file-caching=300' '<VLC-
multicast-options>' ':sout-keep'

Replace <VLC-multicast-options> with any of the following:

a) No live transcoding, no local playback

b) No live transcoding, local playback

c) Live transcoding, no local playback

d) Live transcoding, local playback

It works pretty fine for local files, but for some Youtube streams I
need to enable live transcoding, which may slow down the multicast if
original video resolution is high (720p and higher).

With these options, I can only multicast a single video. I still can't
make it multicast an entire playlist.

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  Provide an easy way to multicast videos

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Bug description:
  One task I do a lot in my lab is video multicast using VLC, but the
  manual setup for multicast always take me some time. I wonder if
  Epoptes could provide an easy way to provide such a fature (e.g. an
  interface to VLC to automate multicast configuration).

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