Duplicating RTP streams

Begen, A. and Perkins, C. (2014) Duplicating RTP streams. Internet RFC(7198),

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Packet loss is undesirable for real-time multimedia sessions but can occur due to a variety of reasons including unplanned network outages. In unicast transmissions, recovering from such an outage can be difficult depending on the outage duration, due to the potentially large number of missing packets. In multicast transmissions, recovery is even more challenging as many receivers could be impacted by the outage. For this challenge, one solution that does not incur unbounded delay is to duplicate the packets and send them in separate redundant streams, provided that the underlying network satisfies certain requirements. This document explains how Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) streams can be duplicated without breaking RTP or RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) rules

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:RFC 7198
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perkins, Dr Colin
Authors: Begen, A., and Perkins, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Internet RFC
Publisher:Internet Society
ISSN (Online):2070-1721
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 IETF Trust
First Published:First Published in Internet RFC:7198
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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