How to Write an RTP Payload Format

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (payload WG)
Author Magnus Westerlund 
Last updated 2013-01-11 (latest revision 2012-07-10)
Replaces draft-ietf-avt-rtp-howto
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This document contains information on how to best write an RTP payload format. It provides reading tips, design practices, and practical tips on how to produce an RTP payload format specification quickly and with good results. A template is also included with instructions that can be used when writing an RTP payload format.


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