Multiparty Multimedia Session Control
|Document||Proposed charter||Multiparty Multimedia Session Control WG (mmusic)|
|Title||Multiparty Multimedia Session Control|
|State||Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal IESG/IAB Review) Rechartering|
|IESG||Responsible AD||Ben Campbell|
|Charter Edit AD||Ben Campbell|
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The Multiparty MUltimedia SessIon Control (MMUSIC) Working Group was originally chartered to develop protocols to support Internet teleconferencing and multimedia communications. These protocols are now reasonably mature, and many have received widespread deployment. Currently, the group is focused on using and negotiating media streams with the Session Description Protocol (SDP), which is used as a common protocol to express media and session descriptions. The group also maintains the Real-time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) specifications. The protocols have been revised in the light of implementation experience and additional demands that have arisen from other WGs (such as AVTCORE, CLUE, ICE, and RTCWEB). In particular, the many uses of SDP have led to requests for numerous extensions as well as a recognition of several limitations in the original protocol design. Today, the SDP protocol is widely deployed and continues to see extensions being defined. The current aims of the working group include the following: - Provide SDP signaling support for the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) protocol and its extensions. - To support the establishment of multi-party multimedia sessions for RTCWEB based implementations, MMUSIC provides SDP signaling support for a number of extensions required by RTCWEB. The MMUSIC WG will seek a balanced trade-off between general applicability of such extensions versus RTCWEB specific usage. - Various other extensions to SDP may be pursued to remedy the most urgent of SDP's shortcomings. These include updates to the SDP specification itself and missing IANA registrations. - Maintain the specification of the (revised) Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) as needed. - Maintain the specifications of the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) and specify extensions to it where there is demonstrated interest and value. - With the exception of the items listed above, only extensions within the existing SDP framework will be done. The MMUSIC work items will be pursued in close coordination with other IETF WGs including AVTCORE, RTCWEB, and SIPCORE, as well as others where appropriate.
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