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[*] Post 338952 posted on 7-6-2008 at 17:08 Reply With Quote
Multicast audio streaming



I am trying to get piped music about the place as background noise for a large gathering.

The idea was:

MP3 playlist (MPU) --> VideoLanPlayer --> Mulicast UDP stream to 224.1.1.1 say.

This is OK and for machine connected either in the main network switch or in the router switch ( remote over an ethernet over powerline bridge) and thus I can have the same music playing in two buildings....BUT.......

The router is also a wireless router and any device connected to the wireless does not get the multicast (Netgear DG854G).

I am assuming that the router will not take the multicast from a LAN port and spit out on the WiFi connection?

Any ideas anyone otherwise I will have to buy another ethernet over power adapter to pick up the multicast by the HiFi.

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[*] Post 339029 posted on 8-6-2008 at 07:41 Reply With Quote


I think I'm surprised that it won't take the multicast, surely it's just a stream of information in the same way as, say, receiving a fax. Maybe you need to work out the settings for the router. I don't know if you know Pot-head Pixie over at T? Some find him difficult to get on with but he talked me through setting up my DG834G.

I realise you know more about these things than I do, and that I might just be blethering on, but I have been known to spark the flame that eventually reaches the correct solution even if it has been because I've been totally wrong. :D
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[*] Post 339052 posted on 8-6-2008 at 18:04 Reply With Quote


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I think I'm surprised that it won't take the multicast, surely it's just a stream of information in the same way as, say, receiving a fax.


Thanks for the heads-up, I have managed to crack into the router firmware (built on busybox linux) but it is limited to what you can do. I do not think this version lets multicast traverse from LAn to WiFi - later versions of the router do :(
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