[Udpcast] Udpcast for streaming data.

Alain Knaff alain at knaff.lu
Tue Sep 1 23:43:24 CEST 2009


Alain Knaff wrote:
> On 07/22/09 18:36, Jorge Muñoz Castañer wrote:
>> Hi list,
>>
>> I was looking for a tool to send a stream of data with FEC where the 
>> client/receiver can connect even if the stream has yet begun. I haven't 
>> found anything but Udpcast that can do anything similar. I think that 
>> maybe an "streaming" option can be added so the sender sends Hello 
>> packets at the end of a block of slices+FEC so a receiver can hook to 
>> the UDP stream.
>>
>> What do you think about this? Can this be made modifying Udpcast without 
>> broken it all? Is there another software that I can use?
>>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> Jorge M
>>
> 
> Sounds like a good idea. I'll consider adding this for the next version.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Alain

I just released version 20090830, which has support for this idea.

You can now add a special flag (-Z or --streaming) to the sender, which
makes it retransmit HELLO packets during the transmission, which
receivers can then use to "jump onto" the ongoing transmission.

Regards,

Alain




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