Good Gear Guide
Seven secret weapons for network management on a b...
Multicast can be one of the most elusive types of traffic to test and troubleshoot. Plus, multicast applications do not typically have good diagnostic capabilities so you need a simple multicast-capable source and receiver to test your end-to-end multicast reachability. VideoLANClient (VLC) is a great multicast client/server/media-player that can use an extremely wide array of stream sources and protocols.
Seven secret weapons for network management on a budget