We have a little lab here at work where we're trying to setup a multicast stream to a STB using VLC. The current setup is as below:
VLC is running on RHEL 4 and is streaming to the multicast address: 188.8.131.52. The server is then connected via a cross-over cable to the recieving STB with the IP address 192.168.100.100. The STB has the IP address: 192.168.100.101.
The STB isn't picking up the stream when VLC is set to broadcast to the multicast address but it works fine when the stream is set to unicast to 192.168.100.101 (STB).
Is there a 'universal' multicast address I could stream to so the STB will pick up the stream without the use of IGMP/routing etc?
Also the point of the lab is to test the STBs without configuring them.