[vlc-devel] Re: hi...problem with vls multicast

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Thu Sep 25 19:15:40 CEST 2003

sujay koduri wrote:

>when  used vls to stream a mpeg2-ps file, it is
>working file if i use a unicast..but i am not able to
>get the thing through multicast....
>start sometest client1 local1 --loop
>//it is working fine..client1 is for unicast channel..
>start sometest multicast1 local1 --loop
>//it is not working...and the error it is giving i am
>showng it down....
>i am using the multicast adress as
>i also tried giving the broadcast adress
>plez help me how to do that...
>sujay at vls> start sometest multicast1 local1 --loop
>Provider: Manager
>Error: -1
>  Provider: local1
>  Error: -1
>  Info: Unable to start program sometest
>  Info: Error: unable to start streaming of program
>     Error: Unable to create thread
>          Error: Unable to init streamer
>                                        Error:
>Net4Output initialisation failed
>                        Error: Unable to change value
>for option 35: Invalid argument
You need a multicast route on your box. Some distributions put it there 
by default other don't. Anyway use this;
/sbin/route add -net netmask dev eth0

If there is a router in your network or a gateway/firewall where the 
multicast has to travel through, then you need multicast router software 

Jean-Paul Saman.

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