[zeromq-dev] use zeromq for pgm audio broadcast to android devices ?

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Thu Jan 3 08:15:12 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 6:46 AM, Dan Reardon <dtr29 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Are you saying it runs on android but does not support wifi ? We would be
> talking about the udp encapsulated pgm of course.

Indeed, encapsulated pgm will run on Android and WiFi. My mistake.

The low bit rate is inherent in the physics of WiFi. You can configure
some WiFi routers to use higher bit rates for broadcast/multicast but
the result will be a smaller network. You can boost the power of some

If you can find the scale where multicast works (at a certain number
of devices the low bit rate is still faster than unicasting to each
device), then you're not barking up the wrong tree any more.


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