streaming guru needed

Ross Finlayson finlayson at
Thu May 10 00:53:42 UTC 2007

>This is not right.  The OP seem to have misunderstood rtsp.
>It has been a while but from what I remember rtsp does not
>have acks as it was designed to work the same way over udp
>and tcp and A/V can tolerate loss of a few packets so no
>sense in having acks.

No, you're the one who's misunderstanding.  RTSP is the 'control 
protocol'.  It always runs over TCP.

The actual audio/video streaming is done using RTP, which is usually 
sent over UDP, but can, optionally, be sent instead over TCP (using 
the same TCP connection that RTSP uses).

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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