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    Newtek Spark & multicasting

    I wanted to use Newtek Spark HDMI for multicasting.
    I use tp-link router and a hy envy 17t laptop along with spark (hdmi) in my office.
    I want to see video (fed to spark) on mobile which is on same wifi network of my office.
    I referred Newtek documentation which I didn't find sufficient.
    I couldn't find any supporting video on net .
    Do I need to buy any new hardware for it?

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    Install and run the free NDI Studio Monitor on the other computers on which you want to view your NDI feed coming from Spark.

    https://www.newtek.com/ndi/tools/#download-tools

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    Thanks for your suggestion.
    I have installed those tools & I can watch the NDI feed on my Laptop.
    I could not find any tool to watch it on an android device ( My Mobile) .
    So, I thought of trying Multicaste feature of Spark.
    I get multicat address from Spark.
    I can not setup my network to be able to watch it on my android mobile using that address.
    I needed help in that area.

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    NDI decoding is not supported on Android.
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    That is precisely why I am asking for the procedure to view using multicast. Can somebody help?

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    If I'm understanding you circumstances then, the question doesn't really have anything to do with multicast, per se. You just want to know how to view NDI on an Android device.

    I'm not sure whether anyone is offering an Android viewer for NDI. If there are any, I've not heard of it. So I think your only current Android option would be to view the output from something that sends the NDI source to a web browser. Newtek has something that does this if memory serves, but I don't think it includes audio, if that matters. There may be other solutions from third parties.
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    Steve is referencing the Web based Multiviewer that comes with NewTek Connect Pro.
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    As I understand, there currently aren't NDI decoding libraries for ARM CPUs, which means there are no decoding apps for iOS or Android, you need something with an x86 CPU for native NDI viewing.
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    Thanks all for their kind efforts to solve my query.
    I understand that viewing an NDI feed on an android device is not possible right now.
    So, I am trying to achieve it through multicast.
    How to do that?

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    Again, I think you are confused. Multicast refers to the manner of distributing the NDI a/v signal across the network. It has nothing to do with viewing the signal, and choosing it does not mean you are outputting the signal in a different NDI format that has any bearing on making it visible.
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    To view on your Android you could test this method. Works great on the iOS platform's browsers.

    http://www.sienna-tv.com/ndi/ndiweblink.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by PIZAZZ View Post
    To view on your Android you could test this method. Works great on the iOS platform's browsers.

    http://www.sienna-tv.com/ndi/ndiweblink.html
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Right now, I do not know about any method other than multicasting.
    And I do not know the procedure.
    The purpose behind starting this thread was to find out about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDIExplorer View Post
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Right now, I do not know about any method other than multicasting.
    And I do not know the procedure.
    The purpose behind starting this thread was to find out about that.
    It may be a language barrier but it has been said more than one time already.
    Multicasting has nothing to do with viewing it on an Android device which it seems is your end goal.

    Multicasting will not help you except in minimizing the amount of traffic on your network. Let me repeat this again, Multicasting will not allow you to view NDI content on an Android device.


    You can use the software solution I already linked to in order to view NDI content on a mobile device running iOS possibly an Android device. Multicasting has nothing to do with that either.
    Last edited by PIZAZZ; 05-15-2018 at 09:18 AM. Reason: clarification
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