Encoded Media hardware encoder appliances automatically broadcast the availability of multicast channels via the means of SAP announcements.
To allow SAP announcements
- The Encoded Media appliance in question must be configured with at least one multicast channel
- Your firewall must allow SAP announcements to pass on port 9875
To test for SAP announcements
Announcements are broadcast on multicast group 126.96.36.199 port 9875. Testing for these packets is a simple, two step process using McTest.
- Download and run Encoded Media's free McTest tool from the downloads page.
- Paste the SAP group
188.8.131.52:9875into the IP address field at the top and tap Start.
You are looking to see SAP announcements shown in the Quality bar at the top, as below: