MPEG-TS streams using RTP/UDP push

When you configure an MPEG-TS stream using RTP/UDP push, you have the option to enable SAP and multicast over a local network at the same time.

Before configuring your channel for MPEG-TS streaming, ensure the following codecs are configured:

  • Video – H.264
  • Audio – MP3 or AAC, if audio is configured.

If you're streaming to 10/100 Mbps set-top boxes over Gigabit Ethernet and you notice frames are dropping, you can limit the bandwidth of the stream, see Set up traffic shaping.

Configure a channel for MPEG-TS using RTP/UDP push and enable SAP

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin, see Connect to Admin panel.
  1. From the Channels menu, select the channel and click Streaming. The Streaming configuration page opens.
  2. Click New stream and select MPEG-TS RTP/UDP push.

  1. Enter the destination multicast IP address where the broadcast can be viewed.

A IPv4 multicast address range is an address between to Contact your System Administrator for the specific address to use.

  1. Enter the destination port number through which the media will stream.

  2. (Optional) To advertise your stream to a media player over a local network, do the following:
    1. Check SAP announcement to enable advertising your stream over a local network. When this is enabled and a multicast IP address is configured, your stream is displayed in the playlist of the local media player.
    2. Enter a multicast IP address in the SAP announcement IP field. If your media player is configured to receive multicast streams from an IP address that is different from the default address, you may need to contact your system administrator for a specific multicast IP address.
    3. Enter a channel number in the Channel number field to identify your stream in the media player. By default, the Channel number is the channel identifier.
    4. When a channel number value is not specified, viewers cannot select a channel from the set-top box or Smart TV .

    5. Enter a name for a group of streams in the text box next to Group name. Since media players simply present a list of available streams, you can organize your streams into multiple folders or in cases where folders are not displayed, use dot separator hierarchy to help your viewers filter out unwanted streams by category.
  1. Click Apply.
  2. Select Start when you're ready to start streaming.
  3. Select the Info menu to see the stream information.

View the MPEG-TS RTP/UDP stream

To view the stream from a media player, open the URL in the media player, for example:

rtp://@ip:port or in the case of the sample configuration in the figure shown above:


To view the stream when SAP announce has been set and the stream is advertised on a media player, set-top box, or Smart TV, refer to Viewing with Session Announcement Protocol (SAP).