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¿IP multicast streaming applications?

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  • 1.  ¿IP multicast streaming applications?

    Posted 05-18-2019 07:44

    Hello team:

    I want to test my MVPN environment beyond sending a bunch of ICMP packets.


    ¿ Would you please point me to free client/server streaming tools for this purpose? If possible, with Apple Mac support. If possible, easy to install please 🐵



    Rogelio Alvez

  • 2.  RE: ¿IP multicast streaming applications?
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    Posted 05-18-2019 08:28


    VLC is the one to go for:

    1/ VLC for MAC download link https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

    2/ how to make VLC stream multicast https://peakdrive.com/?p=440 

    3/beware of default TTL==1! How to adjust mcast TTL in VLC https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=56351 



  • 3.  RE: ¿IP multicast streaming applications?

    Posted 05-19-2019 12:55

    Thank you Aarseniev! 

    Best regards, Rogelio

  • 4.  RE: ¿IP multicast streaming applications?

    Posted 05-18-2019 08:42

    Hi Ralvez 


    There are different options to run multicast stream, the most popular option is VLC, having a client(PC) and server(PC) running VLC and stream a video, once you have it enabled, make sure you set TTL higher than 1 , otherwise it will be dropped in the first hop


    Download VLC : https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    How to setup VLC : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5yukRgfk5Y 

    TTL in VLC : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ySVLzH3dMw


    You can try this one, however i'm not very handy with MAC.



    Last but not least, in Juniper(some platforms support it , some not, to know if its supported, try if that command can be auto-completed) you have the option to do SAP (Session Announcement Protocol ) , this is a quick method to test multicast, for example :


    We have an MX router with SAP enabled in , then in the other side of the network you want to run ping bypass to that address, here is a better view:


    MX-1(SAP)---<---cloud-----> MX-2(ping bypass)

    MX-1 : set protocols sap 5000 - https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/task/configuration/multicast-sap-config.html

    MX-2: ping bypass-routing ttl 30 interface <outgoing interface>


    After that, you should be able to ping should respond to icmp), if multicast is enabled properly in your network.


    Hope this help! 

    Please Mark My Solution Accepted if it Helped, Kudos are Appreciated too! 🙂




  • 5.  RE: ¿IP multicast streaming applications?

    Posted 05-19-2019 12:54

    Thank yoy Franky! I will give it a shot.


    Regards, Rogelio