RTP Payload Format for H.265/HEVC Video

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Document Type None Internet-Draft (payload WG)
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-08-24)
Replaces draft-schierl-payload-rtp-h265
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This memo describes an RTP payload format for the video coding standard ITU-T Recommendation H.265 and ISO/IEC International Standard 23008-2, both also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and developed by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC). The RTP payload format allows for packetization of one or more Network Abstraction Layer (NAL) units in each RTP packet payload, as well as fragmentation of a NAL unit into multiple RTP packets. Furthermore, it supports transmission of an HEVC bitstream over a single as well as multiple RTP streams. When multiple RTP streams are used, a single or multiple transports may be utilized. The payload format has wide applicability in videoconferencing, Internet video streaming, and high bit-rate entertainment-quality video, among others.


Ye-Kui Wang (yekuiw@qti.qualcomm.com)
Yago Sanchez (yago.sanchez@hhi.fraunhofer.de)
Thomas Schierl (ts@thomas-schierl.de)
Stephan Wenger (stewe@stewe.org)
Miska Hannuksela (miska.hannuksela@nokia.com)

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