For example, consider a typical case: a server with 2 network interfaces, one of which is connected to the Internet, and the other - to the local network, where there is UDP-multicast broadcasting. Our task: to receive the channel from the multicast address "220.127.116.11:1234" and transfer it via HLS Protocol to the Internet.
Press the "New Stream" button and go to the channel adding tab, fill in the field 1: NAME (for example "TEST")
- Нажмем на кнопку 10: gear symbol - the protocol selection window, select the UDP protocol from the drop-down list
After that, we will open the media address settings page. Fill in the required fields: (the fields of interest to us are highlighted in red)
Explanation: if the server correctly specified routes to multicast groups, the tab Local Interface we do not need. Otherwise, you should disable rp-filter and select the network interface that is connected to the multicast network in the drop-down list.
Press the 13: gear symbol button to open the Protocol selection window.\
Select the HTTP/HLS Protocol from the drop-down list
This opens a dialog box to set the outgoing media address
Fill in the fields as shown in the example.
(If you want to use the function HTTP Play - it is possible not to fill in the line of the outgoing media address)
Now lets look at the media addresses in our input and output settings:
As we can see - these are the usual media addresses that can be written without the help of a web assistant.
Save the stream and see its status in the web interface:
As you can see, Astra has successfully subscribed to this stream.
Check broadcasting: open any player, for example VLC and perform the steps: "File->Open network" - in the window that appears, fill in the media address: "http://server ip address:8001/test.m3u8"
After clicking "Open" - our test stream should appear on the screen. ———