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RFC 5968

"Guidelines for Extending the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP)", September 2010

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
J. Ott
C. Perkins
Stream:
IETF
Source:
avt (rai)

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Abstract

The RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) is used along with the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) to provide a control channel between media senders and receivers. This allows constructing a feedback loop to enable application adaptation and monitoring, among other uses. The basic reporting mechanisms offered by RTCP are generic, yet quite powerful and suffice to cover a range of uses. This document provides guidelines on extending RTCP if those basic mechanisms prove insufficient. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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