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RTP: Audio and Video for the Internet by Colin Perkins

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Chapter 3. The Real-Time Transport Protocol

  • Fundamental Design Philosophies of RTP

  • Standard Elements of RTP

  • Related Standards

  • Future Standards Development

This chapter describes the design of the RTP framework starting with the philosophy and background of the design, gives an overview of the applicable standards, and explains how those standards interrelate. It concludes with a discussion of possible future directions for the development of those standards.

Fundamental Design Philosophies of RTP

The challenge facing the designers of RTP was to build a mechanism for robust, real-time media delivery above an unreliable transport layer. They achieved this goal with a design that follows the twin philosophies of application-level framing and the end-to-end ...

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