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    Question Multicasting

    I'm working on a Java server application that distributes a video feed to many Java clients. From my understanding, the best way to do this is with multicasting, and Java supports it. I understand the DatagramSocket/Packet objects, but I'm rather confused how exactly multicasting would work. My programming books/websites make it sound as though I simply pick a Class D IP address and bind both the server and the clients to it.

    I have a tendency to over-complicate my algorithms, but this idea doesn't make any sense. It seems way to easy. How will the rest of the world know not to use the IP address I pick?

    Can anyone suggest some (free) resources which might explain multicasting with Java better?
    Last edited by wisner94; 08-08-2012 at 04:42 AM.


 

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