What is RTP?
RTP (Real Time Transport Protocol) is a streaming protocol that defines a standardized packet format for delivering audio and video over IP networks. RTP is used with RTCP (Real Time Transport Protocol Control Protocol) in RTSP streaming.
RTP protocol provides:
- Jitter compensation and detection of out-of-sequence arrival in data that are common during transmissions on an IP network.
- Data transfer to multiple destinations through IP multicast.
- Audio smoothing: packet loss that results in less than a second of lost audio data can be made unnoticeable with suitable error-concealment algorithms.