[vlc-devel] SIP for VLC
finlayson at live555.com
Wed Nov 7 15:27:32 CET 2007
>Hi Rémi, I think I explained myself badly. What
>I need to do is an IPTV kind of like service
>using SIP instead of RTSP
This is a bad idea, because there are no IETF
standards right now for doing this. At present,
the IETF standard protocol for IPTV/VOD-type
service is RTSP (for setup and control) and
RTP/RTCP (for data). Therefore, you should use
RTSP/RTP/RTCP, as implemented already in VLC (and
many other products).
There has been some talk - within the IETF -
about possibly defining and standardizing some
sort of hybrid protocol that combines SIP (for
setup) with RTSP (for control (including 'trick
play')), and still using RTP/RTCP for data.
However, until this happens, it's definitely not
something that you should try to fudge yourself.
Live Networks, Inc.
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