[Udpcast] Udpcast for streaming data.
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?
>> Jorge M
> Sounds like a good idea. I'll consider adding this for the next version.
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.
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