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Multicast is a method of transmitting data across a network that allows many clients to receive the same data stream. This minimizes the amount of bandwidth required to transmit the data to a group of network clients. Multicast transmission requires that the routers and switches on the network be multicast-enabled, which means that they can transmit class D Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and interpret multicast information packets.

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