[Standards] XMPP and RTMFP

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Jan 6 10:13:06 CST 2009


Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Tue Jan  6 03:10:53 2009, Javier Cerviño Arriba wrote:
>> I am a Ph. D student at Department of Telematics Engineering in 
>> Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I have researched for one year in 
>> videoconferencing systems based on RTMP and Flash technologies. But 
>> now, I am working in a new protocol known as RTMFP which is an Adobe 
>> Systems private protocol that can be used to send peer-to-peer video 
>> and audio streams. I want to research into a scenario that joins both 
>> RTMFP (as the transport) and Jingle/XMPP as the signaling layer.
>>
>>
> This appears to be a patented protocol, without a published
> specification that I can find, and without any licensing information
> that I can see. As such, I'm not interested in persuing it, and I'd
> argue heavily against the XSF adopting it without compelling reasons.

We've been over this ground before with Adobe's RTMP protocol:

http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/jingle-rtmp.html

That proposal was never accepted by the XMPP Council, for good resons.
I'm sure the list archives have plenty of interesting discussion about it.

/psa



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