The Multicast service (rootinstall/applications/multicast) does not run on Adobe Media Server Standard.
The multicast service is part of the Adobe Media Server multicast solution. The multicast solution is an end-to-end solution for live, corporate, multicast events. The multicast solution delivers a single, live stream to Flash Player clients over IP multicast, P2P multicast, and the combination of both (called fusion multicast).
The multicast solution consists of the following components:
The multicast config tool (rootinstall/tools/multicast/configurator)
Collects information to describe and configure a multicast event. Generates a live stream name to copy and paste into Flash Media Live Encoder that embeds required multicast event settings as parameters within the stream name's query string. Generates a manifest.f4m file that you copy to the same folder as the multicast player.
Flash Media Live Encoder
Captures, encodes, and publishes the live video to the multicast service on the Adobe Media Server.
The multicast service (rootinstall/applications/multicast)
A server-side Adobe Media Server application that republishes the live stream as a multicast stream into a target RTMFP Group.
The multicast player (rootinstall/tools/multicast/multicastplayer)
A client-side Flash Player application that connects to the multicast service, joins the group, and plays the live stream.
For Fusion and Peer to Peer, enter the server name (or IP address) and the full path to the multicast application, for example, rtmfp://ams.example.com/multicast. If the server is configured to use a port other than 1935, specify the port, for example, rtmfp://ams.example.com:1940/multicast.
IP Multicast events do not require a connection URI. IP Multicast events use the URI rtmfp: which puts the NetConnection object in “connectionless” mode.
For IP Multicast and Fusion, enter an IP multicast address and port to use for the live event. This is the address and port to which the live stream is broadcast.
Get the IP multicast address from your IT department. The IT department sets up the multicast router and multicast address. The multicast address delivers data to all members of the group on the network.
To run Flash Player from the local file system, right-click on the screen, choose Global Settings, and do one of the following:
On the Flash Player Help page, from the list in the top left, choose Global Security Settings panel. Click Edit locations > Add location > Browse for folder. Select folder containing the multicastplayer.swf file (rootinstall/tools/multicast/multicastplayer).
In the Flash Player Settings Manager, choose Advanced and click Trusted Location Settings. Click Add, browse to the folder containing the multicastplayer.swf file (rootinstall/tools/multicast/multicastplayer). Click Confirm.
Open the Adobe Media Administration Console to see the new client connection. There are now 4 connections: 1 from Flash Media Live Encoder (RTMP), 1 from the multicast application publishing into the group (RTMFP), 1 from the multicast sample player, (RMTFP), and 1 from the Adobe Media Server sample video player (RTMFP).