Forward Error Correction for WebRTC using FEC FRAME

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Authors Giridhar Mandyam  , Mike Luby  , Thomas Stockhammer  , Christian Foisy
Last updated 2013-08-04 (latest revision 2013-01-31)
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WebRTC provides a solution for peer-to-peer streaming between web applications by leveraging a Real-Time Protocol (RTP) stream between two clients. This RTP stream is expected to be sent over an UDP (Universal Datagram Protocol) connection, which by definition has no built-in reliability. Recently the FEC FRAME Working Group of the IETF has come up with a framework and technical recommendations for applying forward error correction (FEC) to unreliable streams. This framework can be applied to WebRTC with minimal changes to the specification.


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