Guidelines for Extending the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP)

Jörg Ott and Colin Perkins

Internet Engineering Task Force, RFC 5968, September 2010.


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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