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Posted by: puneet ()
Date: September 29, 2011 05:20PM

Hi Antoine,

Can someone please tell me if there is a possibility to multicast UDP messages through asUDP? I need to relay timecode information to multiple computers to run videos on them in sync. If I relay that information sequentially, it brings too much lag.

Also, can't I get rid of the buffered stream of information to just read the latest packet sent? If there was some way of cleaning buffer and then reading, it would be perfect!



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Re: multiCast/broadcast
Posted by: antoine schmitt ()
Date: September 29, 2011 06:02PM

no, multicast is not permitted/possible in asUDP.
Normally, if you send in a small repeat loop, you should be able to synchronise multiple computers with a lag under humain perception. I've done it, and I know that others hav done it.
Also, you can empty the queue by reading everything in a short repeat loop until it is empty, this is really fast!
If you have lags, I suspect that it's probably another reason... but don't hesitate to discuss more about your case.
Cheers !

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