Multicast streaming using RTP/UDP

You configure an RTP/UDP (push) stream on Pearl-2 using the Admin panel.

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 to stream using RTP/UDP push

  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 RTP/UDP push.

  1. Enter the following:
    • Destination multicast IP address.
    • Audio port number through which the audio will stream.
    • Video port number through which the video will stream.

Audio and video use nearby port numbers (<port number>and <port number+2>). The minimum distance between audio and video ports must be 2.

  1. Click Apply. An SDP file is generated.
  2. From the channel's Status page, click the SDP file to download it. Provide the SDP file name and location if prompted.
  3. Share the file with your viewers and when you're ready to start streaming, select Start.