[vlc-devel] Re: VLC-NAT

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Tue Mar 27 14:47:59 CEST 2007

Ramakrishnan_S wrote:
> Thanks for your time for reading this mail.
> I would like to know how to enable VLC for NAT traversal? Is there NAT
> traversal support such as STUN or ICE is already available?
> Requirement is as follows:
> I want to send video/audio to one or multiple VLC instances. We do not
> want to use relay server in between. Each VLC instance resides behind a
> separate NAT.
> Is there any open source ICE implementation library?
> What is the best streaming method in this case? i.e HTTP/UDP/RTP/MMSH or

Depends on which network you traverse. HTTP is a good solution for the 
client behind a NAT, just as RTSP over TCP/HTTP is.


VLC cannot do RTSP to clients behind a NAT atm. If that is what you 
require then you probably can better use OpenRTSP server from live555 
with vlc as client.

Jean-Paul Saman

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