Media Options for KDE 4
ml at tjansen.de
Sun Feb 23 16:20:49 GMT 2003
On Sunday 23 February 2003 16:57, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> > desktop'ish applications like games and VoIP (for the latter MAS's design
> > is better than JACK though).
> Uhm, why? JACK aims at deterministic execution and low latency, both
> critical quality factors for VoIP.
Because MAS uses RTP as internal protocol, and RTP is also used by all
significant VoIP protocols (SIP and H.323). These protocols decouple the
signaling from the media data.
This means that a VoIP app can let the other side send the audio and video
data directly to the MAS server. It does not have to receive the RTP traffic
and then forward it to the sound server or, even worse, decode it and send
decoded sound data to the sound server.
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