1 Reply Latest reply: May 30, 2010 3:16 AM by eferz RSS

    Multicast on Local Subnet

    EPMueller

      Will Sling ever enable Multicasting (one to many) broadcasting on a LOCAL Subnet?  If not, why?  It would be useful to view the same programming on several PCs throughout the house (same non-routable subnet, i.e. 192.168.x.x).

        • Re: Multicast on Local Subnet
          eferz Expert

          I used to own a Pinnacle PCTV Togo and Hava Platinum.  Both boxes supported an unecrypted RTSP feed for local multicasting.

           

          Sling on the other hand uses SlingStream 2.0.  It is a proprietary encrypted VC-1 or H.264 stream depending on the attached client.  The other caveat is that the Slingbox will dynamicaly optimize the output resolution based on the statistics of the received and dropped packets.

           

          But, I'm with you.  I'd like to see Slingmedia add multicasting to their lineup against their competitors like Pinnacle and Monsoon Multimedia.