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       multicat - Multicast equivalent of Netcat


       multicat [-i <RT priority>] [-t <ttl>] [-f] [-p <PCR PID>] [-s <chunks>] [-n <chunks>] [-k
       <start time>] [-d <duration>] [-a] [-r <file duration>]  [-S  <SSRC  IP>]  [-u]  [-U]  [-m
       <payload size>] <input item> <output item>


       Multicat  is  a  1  input/1  output application. Inputs and outputs can be network streams
       (unicast and multicast, IPv4 and IPv6), files, directories, character devices or FIFOs. It
       is thought to be a multicast equivalent of the popular netcat tool.

       Multicat  tries  to rebuild the internal clock of the input stream; but it wants to remain
       agnostic of what is transported, so in case of files and directories, the  said  clock  is
       stored  to  an  auxiliary file (example.aux accompanies example.ts) while recording. Other
       inputs are considered "live", and the input clock is simply  derived  from  the  reception
       time of the packets.


       Item format <file path | device path | FIFO path | network host>

       Host format [<connect addr>[:<connect port>]][@[<bind addr][:<bind port>]][/<options>]


       -a Append to existing destination file (risky)

       -d <duration>
              Exit after a definite time (in 27 MHz units)

       -f     Output packets as fast as possible

       -h     Show summary of options

       -i <RT priority>
              Real time priority

       -k <time>
              Start at the given position (in 27 MHz units, negative = from the end)

       -m <payload size>
              Size of the payload chunk, excluding optional RTP header (default 1316)

       -n <chunks>
              Exit after playing N chunks of payload

       -p <PCR PID>
              PCR PID

       -r <duration>
              In  directory mode, rotate file after this duration (default: 97200000000 ticks = 1

       -s <chunks>
              Skip the first N chunks of payload

       -S <SSRC IP>
              Overwrite or create RTP SSRC

       -t <ttl>
              TTL of the packets send by multicat

       -u     Source has no RTP header

       -U     Destination has no RTP header

       -X     Pass-thought all packets to stdout


       aggregartp(1), reordertp(1).  ingests(1).  offsets(1).
       Read the README file for more information about the configuration of multicat.


       multicat was written by Christophe Massiot.


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       version 2 of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

       This  manual  page  was  written  by  RĂ©mi Duraffort <ivoire at videolan dot org>, for the
       Debian project (and may be used by others).