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Guidelines for Extending the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP)

Jörg Ott and Colin Perkins

Internet Engineering Task Force, RFC 5968, September 2010.

DOI:10.17487/RFC5968

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.

Download: rfc5968.txt

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