Big Temporary Networks

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sun Sep 16 01:18:19 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Måns Nilsson" <mansaxel at>

> > It would still be nice to multicast them inside our network (and out
> > to whomever wants to watch), but what the heck's the consumer-level
> > client side of multicast video streaming look like these days?
> IIRC a number of IETF meetings were badly maimed in the wireless
> side until people remembered that the WLAN was no place for multicast
> video. VLC does mcast really nice. We're testing it for replacing
> antenna distribution systems and DVB-T receivers at work.

Then you want to know that the HD HomeRun people, Silicon Dust, have versions
of their tuners that will generate multicast, I would suspect.

You're saying that *receiving* multicast streams over WLAN works poorly?

Can you expand on that?

-- jra
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