Sample setup

    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 "" and transfer it via HLS Protocol to the Internet.

    Step 1:

    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) Image

    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.

    Step 2:

    Press the 13: gear symbol button to open the Protocol selection window.\
    Select the HTTP/HLS Protocol from the drop-down list

    Step 3:

    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)


    Step 4:

    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. Image

    Step 5:

    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. ———