Re: [Dart] [AVTCORE] Treatment of RTCP (was Re: Colin Perkins comments - WGLC: draft-ietf-dart-dscp-rtp-02)

Colin Perkins <csp@csperkins.org> Wed, 27 August 2014 16:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Dart] [AVTCORE] Treatment of RTCP (was Re: Colin Perkins comments - WGLC: draft-ietf-dart-dscp-rtp-02)
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On 26 Aug 2014, at 17:38, Black, David <david.black@emc.com> wrote:
>> The more difficult case is when an SSRC is sending video using different
>> markings for RTP packets carrying the I- and P-frames. Should that SSRC then
>> mark its RTCP packets like the RTP packets carrying I-frames, like the RTP
>> packets carrying P-frames, or what?
> 
> Answering a question w/a question :-), how are those reports likely to be used?
> 
> For example, if the primary use of these reports is to adjust a variable rate
> codec's sending rate, the P-frame info is probably more useful as indicative
> of what's happening to the traffic that the network drops first when the going
> gets rough (or whose delivery w/o loss indicates that a sending rate increase
> may be reasonable), which suggests P-frame-like RTCP report marking.

I doubt the RTT estimate derived from RTCP is used for congestion control, since it’s too infrequent to get insight into the dynamics. It’s for user experience reporting, maybe rough clustering of receivers, that sort of thing. 

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Colin Perkins
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