Media Options for KDE 4

Tim Jansen ml at
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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