If you are short of multicast addresses, you can use the same multicast address for multiple cameras, and assign a different port number to each.
What you should know
Since a multicast address and port number are automatically assigned to a video unit when it is discovered, you only need to edit the multicast addresses when you do not have enough of them (certain switches are limited to 128).
NOTE: Using the same multicast address on multiple encoders is less efficient than using a different address for each encoder, because it causes more network traffic.
- From the Config Tool home page, open the Video task.
- Select the camera to configure, and click the Video tab.
In the Network settings section, type the Multicast
address and port number you want to use.
NOTE: All multicast addresses must be between the range 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
- Click Apply.
- To restart the video unit, select the unit in the roles and units view, and click Reboot () in the toolbar at the bottom of the workspace.