MBone Tools by application & platform

Caveats: No guarantee is offered that these links still exist, or that they even lead to the stated tools. Other platforms are supported for some tools, e.g. Ultrix, BSDi, FreeBSD. Versions listed may not be the most recent.

See (more recent) www-mice.cs.ucl.ac.uk/multimedia/software

This page created 1997-11-14

These tools allow viewing (and in many cases joining) multicast conferences on the Internet MBone

Recording & Playback Tools

wrtp v0.1 v0.1 v0.1 v0.1 v0.1 v0.1
RTP Tools v1.9 v1.9
MBone-VCR v1.4a02 v1.4a02 v1.4a02 v1.4a02
rtp_record v1.5
record_session [X] [X]
vat_nv_record v13 v13 v13
vat_nv_record contains wb_record, wb_play; wb still uses UDP. Rat, Vat, Vic now use RTP so wrtp, rtptools are more appropriate.

Session Manager

Note: sd is considered obsolete
sdr v2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.3a1 [X]
sd X 1.19 1.18 X 1.17 [X]
multikit [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [X]
icast yes
sd-listen [X]


wb 1.60 1.60 1.59 1.59 1.59 1.59 [x] 1.59 [X]


Current broadcasts use the RTP protocol, unsupported in older versions of tools.
vat [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] 4.0b2 4.0b1 4.0 alpha
Rat 3.0.23 3.0.23 3.0.23 3.0.23 3.0.23 3.0.23 3.0.23 3.0.23 man
nevot 3.32 3.32 3.32 3.32 [X]
FPhone 3.2 5.3 3.0


/cap indicates that video capture is supported.
vic 2.8/cap 2.8/cap 2.8/cap 2.8/cap 2.8/cap 2.6/cap 2.7b3, 2.8/cap 2.8/cap 2.8 [X]
nv 3.3/cap 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
ivs 3.6a/cap 3.6a/cap 3.6a/cap yes yes/cap yes/cap yes 3.6a


mrouted 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8
mtrace 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1


NT 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a23
Mumble [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

MBone Links

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Andrew Daviel