How to Write an RTP Payload Format

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (avt WG)
Author Magnus Westerlund 
Last updated 2011-10-25 (latest revision 2009-03-02)
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This document contains information on how to best write an RTP payload format. Reading tips, design practices, and practical tips on how to quickly and with good results produce an RTP payload format specification. A template is also included with instructions that can be used when writing an RTP payload format.


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