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RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video (RFC3984)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Wenger: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

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.

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Network Working Group                                          S. Wenger

Request for Comments: 3984                               M.M. Hannuksela

Category: Standards Track                                 T. Stockhammer

                                                           M. Westerlund

                                                               D. Singer

                                                           February 2005

                   RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   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.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction..................................................  3

       1.1.  The H.264 Codec.........................................  3

       1.2.  Parameter Set Concept...................................  4

       1.3.  Network Abstraction Layer Unit Types....................  5

   2.  Conventions...................................................  6

   3.  Scope.........................................................  6

   4.  Definitions and Abbreviations.................................  6

       4.1.  Definitions.............................................  6

   5.  RTP Payload Format............................................  8

       5.1.  RTP Header Usage........................................  8

       5.2.  Common Structure of the RTP Payload Format.............. 11

       5.3.  NAL Unit Octet Usage.................................... 12

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