RFC 9317

Operational Considerations for Streaming Media, October 2022

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J. Holland
A. Begen
S. Dawkins
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This document provides an overview of operational networking and transport protocol issues that pertain to the quality of experience (QoE) when streaming video and other high-bitrate media over the Internet.

This document explains the characteristics of streaming media delivery that have surprised network designers or transport experts who lack specific media expertise, since streaming media highlights key differences between common assumptions in existing networking practices and observations of media delivery issues encountered when streaming media over those existing networks.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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