Short for Real-Time Transport Protocol,
an Internet protocol
for transmitting real-time
data such as audio and video. RTP itself does not guarantee real-time delivery of data, but it does provide mechanisms for the sending and receiving applications to support streaming
data. Typically, RTP runs on top of the UDP
protocol, although the specification is general enough to support other transport protocols.
RTP has received wide industry support. Netscape intends to base its LiveMedia technology on RTP, and Microsoft claims that its NetMeeting product support RTP.
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