Saturday, July 20, 2013

Multicast Video to XBMC using VLC

XBMC is capable of playing multicast video. It is a simple set-up.

  1. Create a text file called Stream.strm on your XBMC client with this line udp://239.255.12.42:1234
  2. On your server start the multicast with this command cvlc --sout udp:239.255.12.42 /mnt/disk0/mythtv/pretty/Fringe_2013-01-11_9-00_PM_The_Boy_Must_Live.mpg
  3. On your XBMC client go to Videos, Files, Add Videos, Browse and select the text file you created in step 1.

With this set-up you could watch a video on multiple XBMC clients in your home or business.

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