An Implementation Guide for RTP MIDI

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Authors John Lazzaro  , John Wawrzynek 
Last updated 2009-02-24 (latest revision 2003-06-02)
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This memo offers non-normative implementation guidance for the RTP MIDI payload format. The memo presents its advice in the context of a network musical performance application. In this application two musicians, located in different physical locations, interact over a network to perform as they would if located in the same room. Underlying the performances are RTP MIDI sessions over unicast UDP. Algorithms for sending and receiving recovery journals (the resiliency structure for the payload format) are described in detail.


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