Multiparty Multimedia Session Control (mmusic)

WG Name Multiparty Multimedia Session Control
Acronym mmusic
Area Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-mmusic-04 Approved
Personnel Chairs Flemming Andreasen
Bo Burman
Area Director Ben Campbell
Mailing list Addressmmusic@ietf.org
To subscribehttps://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/mmusic
Archivehttps://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/mmusic/
Jabber chat Room address xmpp://mmusic@jabber.ietf.org
Logs https://jabber.ietf.org/logs/mmusic/

Charter for Working Group

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) specifications.

The group has revised these protocols 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. These were originally
defined in MMUSIC, but are now handled by the ICE WG.
- 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.
- With the exception of the items listed above, only extensions within
the existing SDP framework will be done.
- Maintain the specification of the (revised) Real Time Streaming
Protocol (RTSP) as needed.

The MMUSIC work items will be pursued in close coordination with other
IETF WGs including AVTCORE, CLUE, ICE, RTCWEB and SIPCORE, as well as
others where appropriate.

Milestones

Date Milestone
May 2016 Submit Indicating Exclusive Support of RTP/RTCP Multiplexing using SDP as Proposed Standard
draft-holmberg-mmusic-mux-exclusive
May 2016 Submit SCTP-Based Media Transport in SDP as Proposed Standard.
draft-ietf-mmusic-sctp-sdp
Apr 2016 Submit Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) with SDP offer/answer and SIP as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-ice-sip-sdp
Mar 2016 Submit MSRP over Data Channels as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-msrp-usage-data-channel
Mar 2016 Submit revised SDP specification to IETF as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-rfc4566bis
Feb 2016 Submit RTP Payload Format Constraints as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-rid
Feb 2016 Using the SDP Offer/Answer Mechanism for DTLS
draft-ietf-mmusic-dtls-sdp
Feb 2016 Submit SIP usage for Trickle ICE as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-trickle-ice-sip
Jan 2016 Submit Using Simulcast in SDP and RTP Sessions as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-sdp-simulcast
Dec 2015 Submit IANA registrations of SDP 'proto' attribute for transporting RTP Media over TCP under various RTP profiles as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-proto-iana-registration
Dec 2015 Submit SDP Negotiation of DataChannel sub-protocols as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-data-channel-sdpneg
Dec 2015 Submit a framework for SDP attributes when multiplexing as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-sdp-mux-attributes
Dec 2015 Submit SDP extension for cross session stream identification as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-msid
Dec 2015 Submit SDP extensions to negotiate multiplexed media streams as Proposed Standard
draft-ietf-mmusic-sdp-bundle-negotiation