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RTP Payload Format for Bluetooth's SBC Audio Codec

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (payload WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Christian Hoene , Frans de Bont
Last updated 2014-09-03 (Latest revision 2014-03-02)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd Roni Even
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This document specifies a Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) payload format to be used for the low complexity subband codec (SBC), which is the mandatory audio codec of the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Specification written by the Bluetooth(r) Special Interest Group (SIG). The payload format is designed to be able to interoperate with existing Bluetooth A2DP devices, to provide high streaming audio quality, interactive audio transmission over the internet, and ultra-low delay coding for jam sessions on the internet. This document contains also a media type registration which specifies the use of the RTP payload format.


Christian Hoene
Frans de Bont

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