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RTP Payload Format for Non-Interleaved and Interleaved Parity FEC

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (fecframe WG)
Expired & archived
Author Ali C. Begen
Last updated 2009-05-24
Replaces draft-begen-fecframe-1d2d-parity-scheme
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document defines new RTP payload formats for the Forward Error Correction (FEC) that is generated by the non-interleaved and interleaved parity codes from a source media encapsulated in RTP. These parity codes are systematic codes, where a number of repair symbols are generated from a set of source symbols and sent in a repair flow separate from the source flow that carries the source symbols. The non-interleaved and interleaved parity codes offer a good protection against random and bursty packet losses, respectively, at a cost of decent complexity. The RTP payload formats that are defined in this document address the scalability issues experienced with the earlier specifications including RFC 2733, RFC 5109 and SMPTE 2022-1, and offer several improvements. Due to these changes, the new payload formats are not backward compatible with the earlier specifications.


Ali C. Begen

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