An RTP Payload Format for Reed Solomon Codes

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Authors Jonathan Rosenberg  , Henning Schulzrinne 
Last updated 1998-11-10
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This document specifies a payload format for forward error correction of media encapsulated in RTP using Reed Solomon codes. The payload format allows end systems to transmit using arbitrary block lengths and codes. It also allows for the recovery of both the payload and critical RTP header fields. Since FEC is sent as a separate stream, it is backwards compatible with non-FEC capable hosts, so that receivers which do not wish to implement FEC can just ignore the extensions.


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