Using the NDI® Discovery Server may help mitigate certain issues related to mDNS traffic on computer networks. This guide will demonstrate how to install and start the NDI® Discovery Server, then it will show you how to connect your cameras and computer to the server.
- The NDI® Discovery Server is located in the NDI® SDK. You will need to download the NDI® SDK here: https://www.ndi.tv/sdk/
- The NDI® Discovery Server is a lightweight application that can run on your computer. You will need to know the IP address of the computer on which it is running. We recommend setting a static IP address on this computer.
- Once you have downloaded the NDI® SDK, you will need to navigate to the Discovery Server folder:
C:\Program Files\NewTek\NDI® 4 SDK\Bin\Utilities\x64\
- The file is “NewTek NDI® Discovery Service.exe”. Double Click on this application to start the NDI® Discovery Server. You will see a window like the following:
- Right now, there are 0 NDI® Sources and 0 NDI® Listeners
- Navigate to the NDI® Config section of a NDIv4 camera. You will enable the discovery server and then enter the server’s IP address:
- After Applying this information and rebooting the camera, you should see 1 Source listed in the NDI® Discovery Server. This is your camera:
- Now, we need to point your computer to the NDI® Discovery Server. Open NDI® Access Manager, and click on the Advanced tab:
- Here you will select “Use Discovery Server” and enter the IP address of your discovery server. Click OK
- Open NDI® Studio Monitor. You should see a new Listener appear in your NDI® Discovery Server.
NDI® is now using your computer for discovery instead of mDNS. Do this on all NDI® sources and listeners on your network.