RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video

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This memo describes an RTP Payload format for the ITU-T Recommendation H.264 video codec and the technically identical ISO/IEC International Standard 14496-10 video codec. The RTP payload format allows for packetization of one or more Network Abstraction Layer Units (NALUs), produced by an H.264 video encoder, in each RTP payload. The payload format has wide applicability, as it supports applications from simple low bit-rate conversational usage, to Internet video streaming with interleaved transmission, to high bit- rate video-on-demand. This memo intends to obsolete RFC 3984.


Ye-Kui Wang (ye-kui.wang@nokia.com)
Stephan Wenger (stewe@stewe.org)
Miska Hannuksela (miska.hannuksela@nokia.com)
Thomas Stockhammer (stockhammer@nomor.de)
Magnus Westerlund (magnus.westerlund@ericsson.com)
David Singer (singer@apple.com)

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