Protocol RTSP

Details: Protocol RTSP

Protocol RTSP, or the Real-Time Streaming Protocol, is used in conjunction with the delivery of real-time streaming content such as audio and video over the Internet. The protocol RTSP is primarily involved in the control of the streaming media, not the transmission of it. Transmission of streaming media is typically handled by the Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP). When viewing real-time streaming media such as an Internet video clip, the media player features VCR-like controls that are used to start, stop, pause, or rewind the video.

The protocol RTSP is used for establishing and controlling these sessions between endpoints. Protocol RTSP is detailed in RFC 2326 and listed with the Internet Engineering Task Force. The protocol is quite similar to the HTTP protocol by design. Many of HTTP’s extensions can be used with RTSP.

Among the operations supported by the protocol, RTSP is retrieving media from a media server, issuing invitations to media servers to join an existing conference which is a multi-party, multimedia presentation, and the addition of media to existing presentations. The next time you watch an online streaming video or listen to streaming Internet music, the Real-Time Streaming Protocol is likely involved.

Associated Protocol RTSP Applications:

Media players such as RealNetworks Real Player

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