[mythtv] "New" Feature: RTSP streaming for myth backend

Mattias Holmlund mattias.holmlund at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 19:14:09 UTC 2006

On 2/21/06, Robert Kulagowski <bob at smalltime.com> wrote:
> > Also on a seemingly unrelated note is there someone out there that can
> > answer an IGMP question?  Seems like in the case of networking
> > equipment everything needs to support IGMP, linux is an easy one but
> > what about the home networking structure.  Will home switches know how
> > to pass these messages or should I start looking into other solutions?
> IGMP is great if you've got a full-blown infrastructure, but "poor-man's
> multicast" can just be done as broadcast - you could make the
> destination IP address; in a home-network environment
> this may be "good enough".

The difference between (broadcast) and
(multicast) is that most Ethernet cards for a PC can do hardware
filtering of a (limited) number of multicast mac-addresses whereas must always be sent to the CPU. So even if your
switches do not support IGMP Snooping, you are still better off using


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