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Audio/Video Transport WG                                      S. Wenger
Internet Draft                                               Y.-K. Wang
Intended status: Standards track                                  Nokia
Expires: May 2009                                            T. Schierl
                                                         Fraunhofer HHI
                                                       A. Eleftheriadis
                                                                  Vidyo
                                                       November 3, 2008




                     RTP Payload Format for SVC Video
                       draft-ietf-avt-rtp-svc-15.txt




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Abstract

   This memo describes an RTP payload format for Scalable Video Coding
   (SVC) as defined in_Annex G of ITU-T Recommendation H.264, which is
   technically identical to Amendment 3 of ISO/IEC International
   Standard 14496-10.  The RTP payload format allows for packetization
   of one or more Network Abstraction Layer (NAL) units in each RTP
   packet payload, as well as fragmentation of a NAL unit in multiple
   RTP packets.  Furthermore, it supports transmission of an SVC stream
   over a single as well as multiple RTP sessions.  For single-session
   transmission the packetization modes of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis] are used.  For multi-session transmission four different
   modes are defined in this memo.  The modes differ depending on
   whether the SVC data are allowed to be interleaved, i.e., to be
   transmitted in an order different than the intended decoding order,
   and they also differ in the mechanisms provided in order to recover
   the correct decoding order of the NAL units across the multiple RTP
   sessions.  Specifically, decoding order recovery is performed using
   either timestamp alignment or Cross-Session Decoding Order Numbers
   (CS-DON), although in one of the modes both schemes are used in
   order to allow receivers to use their preferred method.  The multi-
   session transmission modes use the packetization modes defined in
   [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] as each individual session still uses
   a packetization mode defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  The
   packetization modes defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] are
   slightly extended such that the three new NAL unit types defined in
   this memo can be included in the RTP packet streams.  The payload
   format defines a new media subtype name "H264-SVC", but is still
   backwards compatible to [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] since the base
   layer, when encapsulated in its own RTP stream, must use the H.264
   media subtype name ("H264") and the packetization method specified
   in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  The payload format has wide
   applicability in videoconferencing, Internet video streaming, and
   high bit-rate entertainment-quality video, among others.

Table of Contents

   Status of this Memo...............................................1
   Copyright Notice..................................................1
   Abstract..........................................................2
   Table of Contents.................................................2
   1 . Introduction..................................................4
      1.1 . The SVC Codec............................................6
         1.1.1 . Overview............................................6
         1.1.2 . Parameter Sets......................................8
         1.1.3 . NAL Unit Header.....................................9
      1.2 . Overview of the Payload Format..........................12


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         1.2.1 Design Principles....................................12
         1.2.2 Transmission Modes and Packetization Modes...........13
         1.2.3 New Payload Structures...............................15
   2 . Conventions..................................................16
   3 . Definitions and Abbreviations................................16
      3.1 Definitions...............................................16
         3.1.1 Definitions from the SVC Specification...............16
         3.1.2 Definitions Specific to This Memo....................18
      3.2 Abbreviations.............................................21
   4 . RTP Payload Format...........................................22
      4.1 RTP Header Usage..........................................22
      4.2 NAL Unit Extension and Header Usage.......................22
         4.2.1 NAL Unit Extension...................................22
         4.2.2 NAL Unit Header Usage................................23
      4.3 Payload Structures........................................24
      4.4 Transmission Modes........................................27
      4.5 Packetization Modes.......................................27
         4.5.1 Packetization Modes for Single-Session Transmission..27
         4.5.2 Packetization Modes for Multi-Session Transmission...28
      4.6 Single NAL Unit Packets...................................32
      4.7 Aggregation Packets.......................................32
         4.7.1 Non-Interleaved Multi-Time Aggregation Packets (NI-
         MTAPs).....................................................32
      4.8 Fragmentation Units (FUs).................................34
      4.9 Payload Content Scalability Information (PACSI) NAL Unit..35
      4.10 Empty NAL unit...........................................42
      4.11 Decoding Order Number (DON)..............................43
         4.11.1 Cross-Session DON (CS-DON) for Multi-Session
         Transmission...............................................43
   5 . Packetization Rules..........................................45
      5.1 Packetization Rules for Single-Session Transmission.......45
      5.2 Packetization Rules for Multi-Session Transmission........46
         5.2.1 NI-T/NI-TC Packetization Rules.......................47
         5.2.2 NI-C/NI-TC Packetization Rules.......................49
         5.2.3 I-C Packetization Rules..............................50
         5.2.4 Packetization Rules for Non-VCL NAL Units............50
         5.2.5 Packetization Rules for Prefix NAL Units.............51
   6 . De-Packetization Process.....................................51
      6.1 De-Packetization Process for Single-Session Transmission..51
      6.2 De-Packetization Process for Multi-Session Transmission...51
         6.2.1 Decoding Order Recovery for the NI-T and NI-TC Modes.52
            6.2.1.1 Informative Algorithm for NI-T Decoding Order
            Recovery within an Access Unit..........................55
         6.2.2 Decoding Order Recovery for the NI-C, NI-TC and I-C
         Modes......................................................58
   7 . Payload Format Parameters....................................60
      7.1 Media Type Registration...................................60


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       SDP Parameters...............................................75
      7.2...........................................................75
         7.2.1 Mapping of Payload Type Parameters to SDP............75
         7.2.2 Usage with the SDP Offer/Answer Model................75
         7.2.3 Dependency Signaling in Multi-Session Transmission...84
         7.2.4 Usage in Declarative Session Descriptions............85
      7.3 Examples..................................................86
         7.3.1 Example for Offering a Single SVC Session............86
         7.3.2 Example for Offering a Single SVC Session using
         scalable-layer-id..........................................87
         7.3.3 Example for Offering Multiple Sessions in MST........88
      7.4 Parameter Set Considerations..............................90
   8 . Security Considerations......................................90
   9 . Congestion Control...........................................91
   10 . IANA Consideration..........................................92
   11 . Informative Appendix: Application Examples..................92
      11.1 Introduction.............................................92
      11.2 Layered Multicast........................................92
      11.3 Streaming................................................93
      11.4 Videoconferencing (Unicast to MANE, Unicast to Endpoints)94
      11.5 Mobile TV (Multicast to MANE, Unicast to Endpoint).......94
      11.6 SSRC Multiplexing........................................95
   12 . References..................................................96
      12.1 Normative References.....................................96
      12.2 Informative References...................................97
   13 . Authors' Addresses..........................................98
   Intellectual Property Statement..................................99
   Disclaimer of Validity...........................................99
   Copyright Statement.............................................100
   Acknowledgement.................................................100
   14 . Open Issues................................................100
   15 . Changes Log................................................100

1. Introduction

   This memo specifies an RTP [RFC3550] payload format for the Scalable
   Video Coding (SVC) extension of the H.264/AVC video coding standard.
   SVC is specified in Amendment 3 to ISO/IEC 14496 Part 10 [MPEG4-10],
   and equivalently in Annex G of ITU-T Rec. H.264 [H.264].  In this
   memo, unless explicitly stated otherwise, "H.264/AVC" refers to the
   specification of [H.264] excluding Annex G.

   SVC covers the entire application range of H.264/AVC, from low
   bitrate mobile applications, to HDTV broadcasting, and even Digital
   Cinema that requires nearly lossless coding and hundreds of Mbps.
   The scalability features that SVC adds to H.264/AVC enable several
   system-level functionalities related to the ability of a system to


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   adapt the signal to different system conditions with no or minimal
   processing.  The adaptation relates both to the capabilities of
   potentially heterogeneous receivers (differing in screen resolution,
   processing speed, etc.), as well as differing or time-varying
   network conditions.  The adaptation can be performed at the source,
   the destination, or in intermediate media-aware network elements
   (MANEs).  The payload format specified in this memo exposes these
   system-level functionalities so that system designers can take
   direct advantage of these features.

        Informative note: Since SVC streams contain, by design, a sub-
        stream that is compliant with H.264/AVC, it is trivial for a
        MANE to filter the stream so that all SVC-specific information
        is removed.  This memo, in fact, defines a media type parameter
        ("sprop-avc-ready", Section 1.1) that indicates whether or not
        the stream can be converted to one compliant to [I-D.ietf-avt-
        rtp-rfc3984bis] simply by eliminating RTP packets.

   This memo defines two basic modes for transmission of SVC data,
   single session-transmission (SST) and multi session-transmission
   (MST).  In SST, a single RTP session is used for the transmission of
   all scalability layers comprising an SVC bitstream, whereas in MST
   the scalability layers are transported on different RTP sessions.
   In SST, packetization is a straightforward extension of [I-D.ietf-
   avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  For MST four different modes are defined in
   this memo.  They differ on whether or not they allow interleaving,
   i.e., transmitting Network Abstraction Layer (NAL) units in an order
   different than the decoding order, and by the technique used to
   effect inter-session NAL unit decoding order recovery. Decoding
   order recovery is performed using either inter-session timestamp
   alignment [RFC3550] or Cross-Session Decoding Order Numbers (CS-
   DON).  One of the MST modes supports both decoding order recovery
   techniques, so that receivers can select their preferred technique.
   More details can be found in Section 1.2.2.

   This memo further defines three new NAL unit types.  The first type
   is the Payload Content Scalability Information (PACSI) NAL unit,
   which is used to provide an informative summary of the scalability
   information of the data contained in an RTP packet, as well as
   ancillary data (e.g., CS-DON values).  The second and third new NAL
   unit types are the Empty NAL unit and the Non-Interleaved Multi-time
   Aggregation Packet (NI-MTAP) NAL unit. The Empty NAL unit is used to
   ensure inter-session timestamp alignment required for decoding order
   recovery in MST.  The NI-MTAP is used as a new payload structure
   allowing the grouping of NAL units of different time instances in
   decoding order. More details about the new packet structures can be
   found in Section 1.2.3.


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   This memo also defines the signaling support for SVC transport over
   RTP, including a new media subtype name (H264-SVC).

   An overview of the SVC codec and the payload is given in the
   remainder of this section.

1.1. The SVC Codec

1.1.1. Overview

   SVC defines a coded video representation in which a given bitstream
   offers representations of the source material at different levels of
   fidelity (hence the term "scalable").  Scalable video coding
   bitstreams, or scalable bitstreams, are constructed in a pyramidal
   fashion: the coding process creates bitstream components that
   improve the fidelity of hierarchically lower components.

   The fidelity dimensions offered by SVC are spatial (picture size),
   quality (or Signal-to-Noise Ratio - SNR), as well as temporal
   (pictures per second).  Bitstream components associated with a given
   level of spatial, quality, and temporal fidelity are identified
   using corresponding parameters in the bitstream: dependency_id,
   quality_id, and temporal_id (see also Section 1.1.3).  The fidelity
   identifiers have integer values, where higher values designate
   components that are higher in the hierarchy.  It is noted that SVC
   offers significant flexibility in terms of how an encoder may choose
   to structure the dependencies between the various components.
   Decoding of a particular component requires the availability of all
   the components it depends upon, either directly, or indirectly.  An
   operation point of an SVC bitstream consists of the bitstream
   components required to be able to decode a particular dependency_id,
   quality_id, and temporal_id combination.

   SVC maintains the bitstream organization introduced in H.264/AVC.
   Specifically, all bitstream components are encapsulated in Network
   Abstraction Layer (NAL) units which are organized as Access Units
   (AU).  An AU is associated with a single sampling instance in time.
   A subset of the NAL unit types correspond to the Video Coding Layer
   (VCL), and contain the coded picture data associated with the source
   content.  Non-VCL NAL units carry ancillary data that may be
   necessary for decoding (e.g., parameter sets as explained below), or
   that facilitate certain system operations but are not needed by the
   decoding process itself.  Coded picture data at the various fidelity
   dimensions are organized in slices.  Within one AU, a coded picture
   of an operation point consists of all the coded slices required for
   decoding up to the particular combination of dependency_id and
   quality_id values at the time instance corresponding to the AU.


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   It is noted that the concept of temporal scalability is already
   present in H.264/AVC, as profiles defined in Annex A of [H.264]
   already support it.  Specifically, in H.264/AVC the concept of sub-
   sequences has been introduced to allow optional use of temporal
   layers through Supplemental Enhancement Information (SEI) messages.
   SVC extends this approach by exposing the temporal scalability
   information using the temporal_id parameter, alongside (and unified
   with) the dependency_id and quality_id values that are used for
   spatial and quality scalability, respectively.  For coded picture
   data defined in Annex G of [H.264] this is accomplished by using a
   new type of NAL unit, namely coded slice in scalable extension NAL
   unit (type 14), where the fidelity parameters are part of its
   header.  For coded picture data that follow H.264/AVC, and to ensure
   compatibility with existing H.264/AVC decoders, another new type of
   NAL unit, namely prefix NAL unit (type 20), has been defined to
   carry this header information. SVC additionally specifies a third
   new type of NAL unit, namely subset sequence parameter set NAL unit
   (type 15), to contain sequence parameter set information for quality
   and spatial enhancement layers.  All these three newly specified NAL
   unit types (14, 15 and 20) are among those reserved in H.264/AVC,
   and are to be ignored by decoders conforming to one or more of the
   profile specified in Annex A of [H.264].

   Within an AU, the VCL NAL units associated with a given
   dependency_id and quality_id are referred to as a "layer
   representation".  The layer representation corresponding to the
   lowest values of dependency_id and quality_id (i.e., zero for both)
   is compliant by design to H.264/AVC.  The set of VCL and associated
   non-VCL NAL units across all AUs in a bitstream associated with a
   particular combination of values of dependency_id and quality_id,
   and regardless of the value of temporal_id, is conceptually a
   scalable layer.  For backwards compatibility with H.264/AVC, it is
   important to differentiate, however, whether or not SVC-specific NAL
   units are present in a given bitstream or not.  This is particularly
   important for the lowest fidelity values in terms of dependency_id
   and quality_id (zero for both), as the corresponding VCL data are
   compliant to H.264/AVC, and may or may not be accompanied by
   associated prefix NAL units.  This memo therefore uses the term "AVC
   base layer" to designate the layer that does not contain SVC-
   specific NAL units, and "SVC base layer" to designate the same layer
   but with the addition of the associated SVC prefix NAL units.  Note
   that the SVC specification uses the term "base layer" for what in
   this memo will be referred to as "AVC base layer".  Similarly, it is
   also important to be able to differentiate, within a layer, the
   temporal fidelity components it contains.  This memo uses the term
   "T0" to indicate, within a particular layer, the subset that
   contains the NAL units associated with temporal_id equal to 0.


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   The term "layer" is used in various contexts in this memo.  For
   example, in the terms "Video Coding Layer" and "Network Abstraction
   Layer" it refers to conceptual organization levels.  When referring
   to bitstream syntax elements such as block layer or macroblock
   layer, it refers to hierarchical bitstream structure levels.  When
   used in the context of bitstream scalability, e.g., "AVC base
   layer", it refers to a level of representation fidelity of the
   source signal with a specific set of NAL units included.  The
   correct interpretation is supported by providing the appropriate
   context.

   SNR scalability in SVC is offered in two different ways.  In what is
   called Coarse-Grained Scalability (CGS), scalability is provided by
   including or excluding a complete layer when decoding a particular
   bitstream.  In contrast, in Medium-Grained Scalability (MGS),
   scalability is provided by selectively omitting the decoding of
   specific NAL units belonging to MGS layers.  The selection of the
   NAL units to omit can be based on fixed length fields present in the
   NAL unit header (see also Sections 1.1.3 and 4.2).

1.1.2. Parameter Sets

   SVC maintains the parameter sets concept in H.264/AVC and introduces
   a new type of sequence parameter set, referred to as subset sequence
   parameter set [H.264].  Subset sequence parameter sets have NAL unit
   type equal to 15, which is different from the NAL unit type value
   (7) of sequence parameter sets.  VCL NAL units of NAL unit type 1 to
   5 must only (indirectly) refer to sequence parameter sets, while VCL
   NAL units of NAL unit type 20 must only (indirectly) refer to subset
   sequence parameter sets.  The references are indirect because VCL
   NAL units refer to picture parameter sets (in their slice header),
   which in turn refer to regular or subset sequence parameter sets.
   Subset sequence parameter sets use a separate identifier value space
   than sequence parameter sets.

   In SVC, coded picture data from different layers may use the same or
   different sequence and picture parameter sets.  Let the variable
   DQId be equal to dependency_id * 16 + quality_id.  At any time
   instant during the decoding process there is one active sequence
   parameter set for the layer representation with the highest value of
   DQId and one or more active layer SVC sequence parameter set(s) for
   layer representations with lower values of DQId.  The active
   sequence parameter set or an active layer SVC sequence parameter set
   remains unchanged throughout a coded video sequence in the scalable
   layer in which the active sequence parameter set or active layer SVC
   sequence parameter set is referred to.  This means that the referred
   sequence parameter set or subset sequence parameter set can only


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   change at IDR access units for any layer.  At any time instant
   during the decoding process there may be one active picture
   parameter set (for the layer representation with the highest value
   of DQId) and one or more active layer picture parameter set(s) (for
   layer representations with lower values of DQId).  The active
   picture parameter set or an active layer picture parameter set
   remains unchanged throughout a layer representation in which the
   active picture parameter set or active layer picture parameter set
   is referred to, but may change from one AU to the next.

1.1.3. NAL Unit Header

   SVC extends the one-byte H.264/AVC NAL unit header by three
   additional octets for NAL units of type 14 and 20.  The header
   indicates the type of the NAL unit, the (potential) presence of bit
   errors or syntax violations in the NAL unit payload, information
   regarding the relative importance of the NAL unit for the decoding
   process, the layer identification information, and other fields as
   discussed below.

   The syntax and semantics of the NAL unit header are specified in
   [H.264], but the essential properties of the NAL unit header are
   summarized below for convenience.

   The first byte of the NAL unit header has the following format (the
   bit fields are the same as defined for the one-byte H.264/AVC NAL
   unit header, while the semantics of some fields have changed
   slightly, in a backwards compatible way):

         +---------------+
         |0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|
         +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
         |F|NRI|  Type   |
         +---------------+

   The semantics of the components of the NAL unit type octet, as
   specified in [H.264], are described briefly below.  In addition to
   the name and size of each field, the corresponding syntax element
   name in [H.264] is also provided.

   F: 1 bit
      forbidden_zero_bit.  H.264/AVC declares a value of 1 as a syntax
      violation.

   NRI: 2 bits
      nal_ref_idc.  A value of "00" (in binary form) indicates that the
      content of the NAL unit is not used to reconstruct reference


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      pictures for future prediction.  Such NAL units can be discarded
      without risking the integrity of the reference pictures in the
      same layer.  A value greater than "00" indicates that the
      decoding of the NAL unit is required to maintain the integrity of
      reference pictures in the same layer, or that the NAL unit
      contains parameter sets.

   Type: 5 bits
      nal_unit_type.  This component specifies the NAL unit type as
      defined in Table 7-1 of [H.264], and later within this memo.  For
      a reference of all currently defined NAL unit types and their
      semantics, please refer to Section 7.4.1 in [H.264].

      In H.264/AVC, NAL unit types 14, 15 and 20 are reserved for
      future extensions.  SVC uses these three NAL unit types as
      follows: NAL unit type 14 is used for prefix NAL unit, NAL unit
      type 15 is used for subset sequence parameter set, and NAL unit
      type 20 is used for coded slice in scalable extension (see
      Section 7.4.1 in [H.264]).  NAL unit types 14 and 20 indicate the
      presence of three additional octets in the NAL unit header, as
      shown below.

            +---------------+---------------+---------------+
            |0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|
            +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
            |R|I|   PRID    |N| DID |  QID  | TID |U|D|O| RR|
            +---------------+---------------+---------------+

   R: 1 bit
      reserved_one_bit.  Reserved bit for future extension.  R must be
      equal to 1.  The value of R must be ignored by decoders.

   I: 1 bit
      idr_flag.  This component specifies whether the layer
      representation is an instantaneous decoding refresh (IDR) layer
      representation (when equal to 1) or not (when equal to 0).

   PRID: 6 bits
      priority_id.  This flag specifies a priority identifier for the
      NAL unit.  A lower value of PRID indicates a higher priority.

   N: 1 bit
      no_inter_layer_pred_flag.  This flag specifies, when present in a
      coded slice NAL unit, whether inter-layer prediction may be used
      for decoding the coded slice (when equal to 1) or not (when equal
      to 0).



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   DID: 3 bits
      dependency_id.  This component indicates the inter-layer coding
      dependency level of a layer representation.  At any access unit,
      a layer representation with a given dependency_id may be used for
      inter-layer prediction for coding of a layer representation with
      a higher dependency_id, while a layer representation with a given
      dependency_id shall not be used for inter-layer prediction for
      coding of a layer representation with a lower dependency_id.

   QID: 4 bits
      quality_id.  This component indicates the quality level of an MGS
      layer representation.  At any access unit and for identical
      dependency_id values, a layer representation with quality_id
      equal to ql uses a layer representation with quality_id equal to
      ql-1 for inter-layer prediction.

   TID: 3 bits
      temporal_id.  This component indicates the temporal level of a
      layer representation.  The temporal_id is associated with the
      frame rate, with lower values of _temporal_id corresponding to
      lower frame rates.  A layer representation at a given temporal_id
      typically depends on layer representations with lower temporal_id
      values, but it never depends on layer representations with higher
      temporal_id values.

   U: 1 bit
      use_ref_base_pic_flag.  A value of 1 indicates that only
      reference base pictures are used during the inter prediction
      process.  A value of 0 indicates that the reference base pictures
      are not used during the inter prediction process.

   D: 1 bit
      discardable_flag.  A value of 1 indicates that the current NAL
      unit is not used for decoding NAL units with values of
      dependency_id higher than the one of the current NAL unit, in the
      current and all subsequent access units.  Such NAL units can be
      discarded without risking the integrity of layers with higher
      dependency_id values.  discardable_flag equal to 0 indicates that
      the decoding of the NAL unit is required to maintain the
      integrity of layers with higher dependency_id.

   O: 1 bit
      output_flag: Affects the decoded picture output process as
      defined in Annex C of [H.264].

   RR: 2 bits
      reserved_three_2bits.  Reserved bits for future extension.  RR


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      MUST be equal to "11" (in binary form).  The value of RR must be
      ignored by decoders.

   This memo extends the semantics of F, NRI, I, PRID, DID, QID, TID,
   U, and D per Annex G of [H.264] as described in Section 4.2.

1.2. Overview of the Payload Format

   Similar to [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis], this payload format can
   only be used to carry the raw NAL unit stream over RTP and not the
   byte stream format specified in Annex B of [H.264].

   The design principles, transmission modes, packetization modes as
   well as new payload structures are summarized in this section.  It
   is assumed that the reader is familiar with the terminology and
   concepts defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

1.2.1 Design Principles

   The following design principles have been observed for this payload
   format:

   o  Backward compatibility with [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis]
      wherever possible.

   o  The SVC base layer or any H.264/AVC compatible subset of the SVC
      base layer, when transmitted in its own RTP stream, must be
      encapsulated using [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  This ensures
      that such an RTP stream can be understood by [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
      rfc3984bis] receivers.

   o  Media-Aware Network Elements (MANEs) as defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-
      rtp-rfc3984bis] are signaling-aware, rely on signaling
      information, and have state.

   o  MANEs can aggregate multiple RTP streams, possibly from multiple
      RTP sessions.

   o  MANEs can perform media-aware stream thinning (selective
      elimination of packets or portions thereof).  By using the
      payload header information identifying layers within an RTP
      session, MANEs are able to remove packets or portions thereof
      from the incoming RTP packet stream.  This implies rewriting the
      RTP headers of the outgoing packet stream and rewriting of RTCP
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1.2.2 Transmission Modes and Packetization Modes

   This memo allows the packetization of SVC data for both single-
   session transmission (SST) and multi-session transmission (MST).  In
   the case of SST all SVC data are carried in a single RTP session.
   In the case of MST two or more RTP sessions are used to carry the
   SVC data, in accordance with the MST-specific packetization modes
   defined in this memo, which are based on the packetization modes
   defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  In MST, each RTP session
   is associated with one RTP stream, which may carry one or more
   layers.

   The base layer is, by design, compatible to H.264/AVC.  During
   transmission, the associated prefix NAL units, which are introduced
   by SVC and, when present, are ignored by H.264/AVC decoders, may be
   encapsulated within the same RTP packet stream as the H.264/AVC VCL
   NAL units, or in a different RTP packet stream (when MST is used).
   For convenience, the term "AVC base layer" is used to refer to the
   base layer without prefix NAL units, while the term "SVC base layer"
   is used to refer to the base layer with prefix NAL units.

   Furthermore, the base layer may have multiple temporal components
   (i.e., supporting different frame rates).  As a result, the lowest
   temporal component ("T0") of the AVC or SVC base layer is used as
   the starting point of the SVC bitstream hierarchy.

   This memo allows encapsulating in a given RTP stream any of the
   following three alternatives of layer combinations:

   1. the T0 AVC base layer or the T0 SVC base layer only;
   2. one or more enhancement layers only;
   3. the T0 SVC base layer, and one or more enhancement layers.

   SST should be used in point-to-point unicast applications and, in
   general, whenever the potential benefit of using multiple RTP
   sessions does not justify the added complexity. When SST is used the
   layer combination cases 1 and 3 above can be used.  When an
   H.264/AVC compatible subset of the SVC base layer is transmitted
   using SST, the packetization of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] must
   be used, thus ensuring compatibility with [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis] receivers.  When, however, one or more SVC quality or
   spatial enhancement layers are transmitted using SST, the
   packetization defined in this memo must be used.  In SST, any of the
   three [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] packetization modes, namely
   Single NAL Unit Mode, Non-Interleaved Mode, and Interleaved Mode,
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   MST should be used in a multicast session when different receivers
   may request different layers of the scalable bitstream.  An
   operation point for an SVC bit stream, as defined in this memo,
   corresponds to a set of layers that together conform to one of the
   profiles defined in Annex A or G of [H.264] and, when decoded, offer
   a representation of the original video at a certain fidelity.  The
   number of streams used in MST should be at least equal to the number
   of operation points that may be requested by the receivers.
   Depending on the application, this may result in each layer being
   carried in its own RTP session, or in having multiple layers
   encapsulated within one RTP session.

         Informative note: Layered multicast is a term commonly used to
         describe the application where multicast is used to transmit
         layered or scalable data that has been encapsulated into more
         than one RTP session.  This application allows different
         receivers in the multicast session to receive different
         operation points of the scalable bitstream.  Layered
         multicast, among other application examples, is discussed in
         more detail in Section 11.2.

   When MST is used, any of the three layer combinations above can be
   used for each of the sessions.  When an H.264/AVC compatible subset
   of the SVC base layer is transmitted in its own session in MST, the
   packetization of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] must be used, such
   that [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] receivers can be part of the MST
   and receive only this session.  For MST, this memo defines four
   different MST specific packetization modes, namely Non-Interleaved
   Timestamp based Mode (NI-T), Non-Interleaved Cross-Layer Decoding
   Order Number (CS-DON) based Mode (NI-C), Non-Interleaved Combined
   Timestamp and CS-DON Mode (NI-TC), and Interleaved CS-DON based Mode
   (I-C) (detailed in Section 4.5.2).  The modes differ depending on
   whether the SVC data are allowed to be interleaved, i.e., to be
   transmitted in an order different than the intended decoding order,
   and they also differ in the mechanisms provided in order to recover
   the correct decoding order of the NAL units across the multiple RTP
   sessions.  These four MST modes re-use the packetization modes
   introduced in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] for the packetization of
   NAL units in each of their individual RTP sessions.

   As the names of the MST packetization modes imply, the NI-T, NI-C
   and NI-TC modes do not allow interleaved transmission, while the I-C
   mode allows interleaved transmission.  With any of the three non-
   interleaved MST packetization modes, legacy [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis] receivers with implementation of the Non-Interleaved
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   session transmission of SVC, to receive the base RTP session
   encapsulated according to [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

1.2.3 New Payload Structures

   [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] specifies three basic payload
   structures, namely Single NAL Unit Packet, Aggregation Packet, and
   Fragmentation Unit.  Depending on the basic payload structure, an
   RTP packet may contain a NAL unit not aggregating other NAL units,
   one or more NAL units aggregated in another NAL unit, or a fragment
   of a NAL unit not aggregating other NAL units.  Each NAL unit of a
   type specified in [H.264] (i.e., 1 to 23, inclusive) may be carried
   in its entirety in a single NAL unit packet, may be aggregated in an
   aggregation packet, or may be fragmented and carried in a number of
   fragmentation unit packets.  To enable aggregation or fragmentation
   of NAL units while still ensuring that the RTP packet payload is
   only comprised of NAL units, [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis]
   introduced six new NAL unit types (24-29) to be used as payload
   structures, selected from the NAL unit types left unspecified in
   [H.264].

   This memo reuses all the payload structures used in [I-D.ietf-avt-
   rtp-rfc3984bis]. Furthermore, three new types of NAL units are
   defined: namely Payload Content Scalability Information (PACSI) NAL
   unit, Empty NAL unit, and Non-Interleaved Multi-Time Aggregation
   Packet (NI-MTAP) (specified in Sections 4.9, 4.10, and 4.7.1,
   respectively).

   PACSI NAL units may be used for the following purposes:

   o  To enable MANEs to decide whether to forward, process or discard
     aggregation packets, by checking in PACSI NAL units the
     scalability information and other characteristics of the
     aggregated NAL units, rather than looking into the aggregated NAL
     units themselves, which are defined by the video coding
     specification.

   o  To enable correct decoding order recovery in MST using the NI-C
     or NI-TC mode, with the help of the CS-DON information included in
     PACSI NAL units.

   o  To improve resilience to packet losses, e.g. by utilizing the
      following data or information included in PACSI NAL units:
      repeated Supplemental Enhancement Information (SEI) messages,
      information regarding the start and end of layer representations,
      and the indices to layer representations of the lowest temporal
      subset.


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   Empty NAL units may be used to enable correct decoding order
   recovery in MST using the NI-T or NI-TC mode.  NI-MTAP NAL units may
   be used to aggregate NAL units from multiple access units but
   without interleaving.

2. Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14, RFC 2119
   [RFC2119].

   This specification uses the notion of setting and clearing a bit
   when bit fields are handled.  Setting a bit is the same as assigning
   that bit the value of 1 (On).  Clearing a bit is the same as
   assigning that bit the value of 0 (Off).

3. Definitions and Abbreviations

3.1 Definitions

3.1.1 Definitions from the SVC Specification

   This document uses the terms and definitions of [H.264].  The
   following terms are relevant to this memo, and their definitions are
   copied here from [H.264] for convenience.

      access unit: A set of NAL units always containing exactly one
      primary coded picture.  In addition to the primary coded picture,
      an access unit may also contain one or more redundant coded
      pictures, one auxiliary coded picture, or other NAL units not
      containing slices or slice data partitions of a coded picture.
      The decoding of an access unit always results in a decoded
      picture.

      base layer: A bitstream subset that contains all the NAL units
      with the nal_unit_type syntax element equal to 1 or 5 of the
      bitstream and does not contain any NAL unit with the
      nal_unit_type syntax element equal to 14, 15, or 20 and conforms
      to one or more of the profiles specified in Annex A of [H.264].

      base quality layer representation: The layer representation of
      the target dependency representation of an access unit that is
      associated with the quality_id syntax element equal to 0.

      coded video sequence: A sequence of access units that consists,
      in decoding order, of an IDR access unit followed by zero or more


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      non-IDR access units including all subsequent access units up to
      but not including any subsequent IDR access unit.

      dependency representation: A subset of Video Coding Layer (VCL)
      NAL units within an access unit that are associated with the same
      value of the dependency_id syntax element, which is provided as
      part of the NAL unit header or by an associated prefix NAL unit.
      A dependency representation consists of one or more layer
      representations.

      IDR access unit: An access unit in which the primary coded
      picture is an IDR picture.

      IDR picture: Instantaneous Decoding Refresh picture.  A coded
      picture in which all slices of the target dependency
      representation within the access unit are I or EI slices that
      causes the decoding process to mark all reference pictures as
      "unused for reference" immediately after decoding the IDR
      picture.  After the decoding of an IDR picture all following
      coded pictures in decoding order can be decoded without inter
      prediction from any picture decoded prior to the IDR picture.
      The first picture of each coded video sequence is an IDR picture.

      layer representation: A subset of VCL NAL units within an access
      unit that are associated with the same values of the
      dependency_id and quality_id syntax elements, which are provided
      as part of the VCL NAL unit header or by an associated prefix NAL
      unit.  One or more layer representations represent a dependency
      representation.

      prefix NAL unit: A NAL unit with nal_unit_type equal to 14 that
      immediately precedes in decoding order a NAL unit with
      nal_unit_type equal to 1, 5, or 12.  The NAL unit that
      immediately succeeds in decoding order the prefix NAL unit is
      referred to as the associated NAL unit.  The prefix NAL unit
      contains data associated with the associated NAL unit, which are
      considered to be part of the associated NAL unit.

      reference base picture: A reference picture that is obtained by
      decoding a base quality layer representation with the nal_ref_idc
      syntax element not equal to 0 and the store_ref_base_pic_flag
      syntax element equal to 1 of an access unit and all layer
      representations of the access unit that are referred to by inter-
      layer prediction of the base quality layer representation.  A
      reference base picture is not an output of the decoding process,
      but the samples of a reference base picture may be used for inter
      prediction in the decoding process of subsequent pictures in


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      decoding order.  Reference base picture is a collective term for
      a reference base field or a reference base frame.

      scalable bitstream: A bitstream with the property that one or
      more bitstream subsets that are not identical to the scalable
      bitstream form another bitstream that conforms to the SVC
      specification[SVC].

      target dependency representation: The dependency representation
      of an access unit that is associated with the largest value of
      the dependency_id syntax element for all dependency
      representations of the access unit.

      target layer representation: The layer representation of the
      target dependency representation of an access unit that is
      associated with the largest value of the quality_id syntax
      element for all layer representations of the target dependency
      representation of the access unit.

3.1.2 Definitions Specific to This Memo

      anchor layer representation: An anchor layer representation is
      such a layer representation that, if decoding of the operation
      point corresponding to the layer starts from the access unit
      containing this layer representation, all the following layer
      representations of the layer, in output order, can be correctly
      decoded.  The output order is defined in [H.264] as the order in
      which decoded pictures are output from the decoded picture buffer
      of the decoder.  As H.264 does not specify the picture display
      process, this more general term is used instead of display order.
      An anchor layer representation is a random access point to the
      layer the anchor layer representation belongs to.  However, some
      layer representations, succeeding an anchor layer representation
      in decoding order but preceding the anchor layer representation
      in output order, may refer to earlier layer representations for
      inter prediction, and hence the decoding may be incorrect if
      random access is performed at the anchor layer representation.

      AVC base layer: The subset of the SVC base layer in which all
      prefix NAL units (type 14) are removed.  Note that this is
      equivalent to the term "base layer" as defined in Annex G of
      [H.264].

      base RTP session: When multi-session transmission is used, the
      RTP session that carries the RTP stream containing the T0 AVC
      base layer or the T0 SVC base layer, and zero or more enhancement
      layers.  This RTP session does not depend on any other RTP


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      session as indicated by mechanisms defined in Section 7.2.3.  The
      base RTP session may carry NAL units of NAL unit type equal to 14
      and 15.

      Empty NAL unit: A NAL unit with NAL unit type equal to 31 and
      sub-type equal to 1.  An Empty NAL unit consists of only the two-
      byte NAL unit header with an empty payload.

      enhancement RTP session: When multi-session transmission is used,
      an RTP session that is not the base RTP session.  An enhancement
      RTP session typically contains an RTP stream that depends on at
      least one other RTP session as indicated by mechanisms defined in
      Section 7.2.3.  A lower RTP session to an enhancement RTP session
      is an RTP session which the enhancement RTP session depends on.
      The lowest RTP session for a receiver is the RTP session that
      does not depend on any other RTP session received by the
      receiver.  The highest RTP session for a receiver is the RTP
      session which no other RTP session received by the receiver
      depends on.

      cross-session decoding order number (CS-DON): A derived variable
      indicating NAL unit decoding order number over all NAL units
      within all the session-multiplexed RTP sessions that carry the
      same SVC bitstream.

      enhancement layer: A layer in which at least one of the values of
      dependency_id or quality_id is higher than 0, or a layer in which
      none of the NAL units is associated with the value of temporal_id
      equal to 0.  An operation point constructed using the maximum
      temporal_id, dependency_id, and quality_id values associated with
      an enhancement layer may or may not conform to one or more of the
      profiles specified in Annex A of [H.264].

      H.264/AVC compatible: The property of a bitstream subset of
      conforming to one or more of the profiles specified in Annex A of
      [H.264].

      intra layer representation:  A layer representation that contains
      only slices that use intra prediction, and hence do not refer to
      any earlier layer representation in decoding order in the same
      layer.  Note that in SVC intra prediction includes intra-layer
      intra prediction as well as inter-layer intra prediction.

      layer: A bitstream subset in which all NAL units of type 1, 5,
      12, 14, or 20 have the same values of dependency_id and
      quality_id, either directly through their NAL unit header (for
      NAL units of type 14 or 20) or through association to a prefix


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      (type 14) NAL unit (for NAL unit types 1, 5, or 12).  A layer may
      contain NAL units associated with more than one values of
      temporal_id.

      multi-session transmission: The transmission mode in which the
      SVC bitstream is transmitted over multiple RTP sessions, with
      each stream having the same SSRC.  These multiple RTP streams can
      be associated using the RTCP CNAME, or explicit signaling of the
      SSRC used.  Dependency between RTP sessions MUST be signaled
      according to Section 7.2.3 of this memo.

      operation point: An operation point is identified by a set of
      values of temporal_id, dependency_id, and quality_id.  A
      bitstream corresponding to an operation point can be constructed
      by removing all NAL units associated with a higher value of
      dependency_id, and all NAL units associated with the same value
      of dependency_id but higher values of quality_id or temporal_id.
      An operation point bitstream conforms to at least one of the
      profiles defined in Annex A or Annex G of [H.264], and offers a
      representation of the original video signal at a certain
      fidelity.

          Informative Note: Additional NAL units may be removed (with
          lower dependency_id or same dependency_id but lower
          quality_id) if they are not required for decoding the
          bitstream at the particular operation point.  The resulting
          bitstream, however, may no longer conform to any of the
          profiles defined in Annex A or G of [H.264].

      operation point representation: The set of all NAL units of an
      operation point within the same access unit.

      RTP packet stream: A sequence of RTP packets with increasing
      sequence numbers (except for wrap-around), identical PT and
      identical SSRC (Synchronization Source), carried in one RTP
      session.  Within the scope of this memo, one RTP packet stream is
      utilized to transport one or more layers.

      single-session transmission: The transmission mode in which the
      SVC bitstream is transmitted over a single RTP session, with a
      single SSRC and separate timestamp and sequence number spaces.

      SVC base layer: The layer that includes all NAL units associated
      with dependency_id and quality_id values both equal to 0,
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      SVC enhancement layer: A layer in which at least one of the
      values of dependency_id or quality_id is higher than 0.  An
      operation point constructed using the maximum dependency_id and
      quality_id values and any temporal_id value associated with an
      SVC enhancement layer does not conform to any of the profiles
      specified in Annex A of [H.264].

      SVC NAL unit: A NAL unit of NAL unit type 14, 15, or 20 as
      specified in Annex G of [H.264].

      SVC NAL unit header: A four-byte header resulting from the
      addition of a three-byte SVC-specific header extension added in
      NAL unit types 14 and 20.

      SVC RTP session: Either the base RTP session or an enhancement
      RTP session.

      T0 AVC base layer: A subset of the AVC base layer constructed by
      removing all VCL NAL units associated with temporal_id values
      higher than 0 and non-VCL NAL units and SEI messages associated
      only with the VCL NAL units being removed.

      T0 SVC base layer: A subset of the SVC base layer constructed by
      removing all VCL NAL units associated with temporal_id values
      higher than 0 as well as prefix NAL units, non-VCL NAL units, and
      SEI messages associated only with the VCL NAL units being
      removed.

3.2 Abbreviations

   In addition to the abbreviations defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis], the following abbreviations are used in this memo.

      CGS:        Coarse-Grain Scalability
      CS-DON:     Cross-Session Decoding Order Number
      MGS:        Medium-Grain Scalability
      MST:       Multi-Session Transmission
      PACSI:      Payload Content Scalability Information
      SST:       Single-Session Transmission
      SNR:       Signal-to-Noise Ratio
      SVC:        Scalable Video Coding








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4. RTP Payload Format

4.1 RTP Header Usage

   In addition to section 5.1 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] the
   following rules apply.

   o Setting of the M bit

   The M bit of an RTP packet for which the packet payload is an NI-
   MTAP MUST be equal to 1 if the last NAL unit, in decoding order, of
   the access unit associated with the RTP timestamp is contained in
   the packet.

   o Setting of the RTP timestamp:

   For an RTP packet for which the packet payload is an Empty NAL unit,
   the RTP timestamp must be set according to Section 4.10.

   For an RTP packet for which the packet payload is a PACSI NAL unit,
   the RTP timestamp MUST be equal to the NALU-time of the next non-
   PACSI NAL unit in transmission order. Recall that the NALU-time of a
   NAL unit in an MTAP is defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] as
   the value that the RTP timestamp would have if that NAL unit would
   be transported in its own RTP packet.

   o Setting of the SSRC:

   For both SST and MST, the SSRC values MUST be set according to [RFC
   3550].

4.2 NAL Unit Extension and Header Usage

4.2.1 NAL Unit Extension

   This memo specifies a NAL unit extension mechanism to allow for
   introduction of new types of NAL units, beyond the three NAL unit
   types left undefined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] (i.e., 0, 30
   and 31).  The extension mechanism utilizes the NAL unit type value
   31 and is specified as follows.  When the NAL unit type value is
   equal to 31, the one-byte NAL unit header consisting of the F, NRI
   and Type fields as specified in Section 1.1.3 is extended by one
   additional octet, which consists of a 5-bit field named Subtype and
   three 1-bit fields named J, K, and L, respectively.  The additional
   octet is shown in the following figure.




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         +---------------+
         |0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|
         +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
         | Subtype |J|K|L|
         +---------------+

   The Subtype value determines the (extended) NAL unit type of this
   NAL unit.  The interpretation of the fields J, K, and L depends on
   the Subtype.  The semantics of the fields are as follows.

   When Subtype is equal to 1, the NAL unit is an Empty NAL unit as
   specified in Section 4.10.  When Subtype is equal to 2, the NAL unit
   is an NI-MTAP NAL unit as specified in Section 4.7.1. All other
   values of Subtype (0, 3-31) are reserved for future extensions, and
   receivers MUST ignore the entire NAL unit when Subtype is equal to
   any of these reserved values.

4.2.2 NAL Unit Header Usage

   The structure and semantics of the NAL unit header according to the
   H.264 specification [H.264] were introduced in Section 1.1.3.  This
   section specifies the extended semantics of the NAL unit header
   fields F, NRI, I, PRID, DID, QID, TID, U, and D, according to this
   memo.  When the Type field is equal to 31, the semantics of the
   fields in the extension NAL unit header were specified in Section
   4.2.1.

   The semantics of F specified in Section 5.3 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis] also apply in this memo. That is, a value of 0 for F
   indicates that the NAL unit type octet and payload should not
   contain bit errors or other syntax violations, whereas a value of 1
   for F indicates that the NAL unit type octet and payload may contain
   bit errors or other syntax violations. MANEs SHOULD set the F bit to
   indicate bit errors in the NAL unit.

   For NRI, for a bitstream conforming to one of the profiles defined
   in Annex A of [H.264] and transported using [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis], the semantics specified in Section 5.3 of [I-D.ietf-
   avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] apply, i.e., NRI also indicates the relative
   importance of NAL units.  For a bitstream conforming to one of the
   profiles defined in Annex G of [H.264] and transported using this
   memo, in addition to the semantics specified in Annex G of [H.264],
   NRI also indicates the relative importance of NAL units within a
   layer.

   For I, in addition to the semantics specified in Annex G of [H.264],
   according to this memo, MANEs MAY use this information to protect


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   NAL units with I equal to 1 better than NAL units with I equal to 0.
   MANEs MAY also utilize information of NAL units with I equal to 1 to
   decide when to forward more packets for an RTP packet stream.  For
   example, when it is detected that spatial layer switching has
   happened such that the operation point has changed to a higher value
   of DID, MANEs MAY start to forward NAL units with the higher value
   of DID only after forwarding a NAL unit with I equal to 1 with the
   higher value of DID.

   Note that, in the context of this section, "protecting a NAL unit"
   means any RTP or network transport mechanism that could improve the
   probability of successful delivery of the packet conveying the NAL
   unit, including applying a QoS-enabled network, Forward Error
   Correction (FEC), retransmissions, and advanced scheduling behavior,
   whenever possible.

   For PRID, the semantics specified in Annex G of [H.264] apply.  Note
   that MANEs implementing unequal error protection MAY use this
   information to protect NAL units with smaller PRID values better
   than those with larger PRID values, for example by including only
   the more important NAL units in an FEC protection mechanism.  The
   importance for the decoding process decreases as the PRID value
   increases.

   For DID, QID, TID, in addition to the semantics specified in Annex G
   of [H.264], according to this memo, values of DID, QID, or TID
   indicate the relative importance in their respective dimension.  A
   lower value of DID, QID, or TID indicates a higher importance if the
   other two components are identical.  MANEs MAY use this information
   to protect more important NAL units better than less important NAL
   units.

   For U, in addition to the semantics specified in Annex G of [H.264],
   according to this memo, MANEs MAY use this information to protect
   NAL units with U equal to 1 better than NAL units with U equal to 0.

   For D, in addition to the semantics specified in Annex G of [H.264],
   according to this memo, MANEs MAY use this information to determine
   whether a given NAL unit is required for successfully decoding a
   certain Operation Point of the SVC bitstream, hence to decide
   whether to forward the NAL unit.

4.3 Payload Structures

   The NAL unit structure is central to H.264/AVC, [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis], as well as SVC and this memo.  In H.264/AVC and SVC,
   all coded bits for representing a video signal are encapsulated in


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   NAL units.  In [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis], each RTP packet
   payload is structured as a NAL unit, which contains one or a part of
   one NAL unit specified in H.264/AVC, or aggregates one or more NAL
   units specified in H.264/AVC.

   [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] specifies three basic payload
   structures (in Section 5.2 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis]): Single
   NAL Unit Packet, Aggregation Packet, and Fragment Unit, and six new
   types (24 to 29) of NAL units.  The value of the Type field of the
   RTP packet payload header (i.e., the first byte of the payload) may
   be equal to any value from 1 to 23  for a Single NAL Unit Packet,
   any value from 24 to 27 for an Aggregation Packet, and 28 or 29 for
   a Fragmentation Unit.

   In addition to the NAL unit types defined originally for H.264/AVC,
   SVC defines three new NAL unit types specifically for SVC: coded
   slice in scalable extension NAL units (type 20), prefix NAL units
   (type 14), and subset sequence parameter set NAL units (type 15), as
   described in Section 1.1.

   This memo further introduces three new types of NAL units, PACSI NAL
   unit (NAL unit type 30) as specified in Section 4.9, Empty NAL unit
   (type 31, subtype 1) as specified in Section 4.10, and NI-MTAP NAL
   unit (type 31, subtype 2) as specified in Section 4.7.1.

   The RTP packet payload structure in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] is
   maintained with slight extensions in this memo, as follows.  Each
   RTP packet payload is still structured as a NAL unit, which contains
   one or a part of one NAL unit specified in H.264/AVC and SVC, or
   contains one PACSI NAL unit or one Empty NAL unit, or aggregates
   zero or more NAL units specified in H.264/AVC and SVC, zero or one
   PACSI NAL unit, and zero or more Empty NAL units.

   In this memo, one of the three basic payload structures,
   Fragmentation Unit, remains the same as in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis], and the other two, Single NAL Unit Packet and
   Aggregation Packet, are extended as follows.  The value of the Type
   field of the payload header may be equal to any value from 1 to 23,
   inclusive, and 30 to 31, inclusive, for a Single NAL Unit Packet,
   and any value from 24 to 27, inclusive, and 31, for an Aggregation
   Packet.  When the Type field of the payload header is equal to 31
   and the Subtype field of the payload header is equal to 2, the
   packet is an Aggregation Packet (containing a NI-MTAP NAL unit).
   When the Type field of the payload header is equal to 31 and the
   Subtype field of the payload header is equal to 1, the packet is a
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   Note that, in this memo, the length of the payload header varies
   depending on the value of the Type field in the first byte of the
   RTP packet payload.  If the value is equal to 14, 20, or 30, the
   first four bytes of the packet payload form the payload header;
   otherwise if the value is equal to 31, the first two bytes of the
   payload form the payload header; otherwise, the payload header is
   the first byte of the packet payload.

   Table 1 lists the NAL unit types introduced in SVC and this memo and
   where they are described in this memo.  Table 2 summarizes the basic
   payload structure types for all NAL unit types when they are
   directly used as RTP packet payloads according to this memo.

       Table 1.  NAL unit types introduced in SVC and this memo

      Type  Subtype  NAL Unit Name                Section Numbers
      -----------------------------------------------------------
      14     -       Prefix NAL unit                    1.1
      15     -       Subset sequence parameter set      1.1
      20     -       Coded slice in scalable extension  1.1
      30     -       PACSI NAL unit                     4.9
      31     0       reserved                           4.2.1
      31     1       Empty NAL unit                     4.10
      31     2       NI-MTAP                            4.7.1
      31     3-31    reserved                           4.2.1


       Table 2.  Basic payload structure types for all NAL unit
       types when they are directly used as RTP packet payloads

      Type   Subtype    Basic Payload Structure
      ------------------------------------------
      0      -          reserved
      1-23   -          Single NAL Unit Packet
      24-27  -          Aggregation Packet
      28-29  -          Fragmentation Unit
      30     -          Single NAL Unit Packet
      31     0          reserved
      31     1          Single NAL Unit Packet
      31     2          Aggregation Packet
      31     3-31       reserved

   Table 3 summarizes the NAL unit types allowed to be aggregated
   (i.e., used as aggregation units in aggregation packets) or
   fragmented (i.e., carried in fragmentation units) according to this
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         Table 3.  Summary of the NAL unit types allowed to be
       aggregated or fragmented (yes = allowed, no = disallowed,
                   - = not applicable/not specified)

      Type  Subtype STAP-A STAP-B MTAP16 MTAP24 FU-A FU-B NI-MTAP
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      0     -          -      -      -      -     -     -     -
      1-23  -        yes    yes    yes    yes   yes   yes   yes
      24-29 -         no     no     no     no    no    no    no
      30    -        yes    yes    yes    yes    no    no   yes
      31    0          -      -      -      -     -     -     -
      31    1        yes     no     no     no    no    no   yes
      31    2         no     no     no     no    no    no    no
      31    3-31       -      -      -      -     -     -     -

4.4 Transmission Modes

   This memo enables transmission of an SVC bitstream over one or more
   RTP sessions. If only one RTP session is used for transmission of
   the SVC bitstream, the transmission mode is referred to as Single-
   Session Transmission (SST); otherwise (more than one RTP session is
   used for transmission of the SVC bitstream), the transmission mode
   is referred to as Multi-Session Transmission (MST).

   SST SHOULD be used for point-to-point unicast scenarios, while MST
   SHOULD be used for point-to-multipoint multicast scenarios where
   different receivers requires different operation points of the same
   SVC bitstream, to improve bandwidth utilizing efficiency.

   If the OPTIONAL mst-mode media type parameter (see Section 7.1) is
   not present, SST MUST be used; otherwise (mst-mode is present), MST
   MUST be used.

4.5 Packetization Modes

4.5.1 Packetization Modes for Single-Session Transmission

   When SST is in use, Section 5.4 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis]
   applies with the following modifications.

   The packetization modes specified in Section 5.4 of [I-D.ietf-avt-
   rtp-rfc3984bis], namely Single NAL Unit Mode, Non-Interleaved Mode
   and Interleaved Mode, are also referred to as session packetization
   modes.  Table 4 summarizes the allowed session packetization modes
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       Table 4.  Summary of allowed session packetization modes
       (denoted as "Session Mode" for simplicity) for SST (yes =
                       allowed, no = disallowed)

                 Session Mode               Allowed
                 -------------------------------------
                 Single NAL Unit Mode         yes
                 Non-Interleaved Mode         yes
                 Interleaved Mode             yes


   For NAL unit types in the range of 0 to 29, inclusive, the NAL unit
   types allowed to be directly used as packet payloads for each
   session packetization mode are the same as specified in Section 5.4
   of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  For other NAL unit types, which
   are newly introduced in this memo, the NAL unit types allowed to be
   directly used as packet payloads for each session packetization mode
   are summarized in Table 5.

       Table 5.  New NAL unit types allowed to be directly used
        as packet payloads for each session packetization mode
        (yes = allowed, no = disallowed, - = not applicable/not
                              specified)

      Type   Subtype    Single NAL    Non-Interleaved    Interleaved
                        Unit Mode           Mode             Mode
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      30     -            yes               no               no
      31     0              -                -                -
      31     1             yes             yes               no
      31     2             no              yes               no
      31     3-31           -                -                -

4.5.2 Packetization Modes for Multi-Session Transmission

   For MST, this memo specifies four MST packetization modes:

   o  Non-interleaved timestamp based mode (NI-T);
   o  Non-interleaved cross-session decoding order number (CS-DON)
     based mode (NI-C);
   o  Non-interleaved combined timestamp and CS-DON mode (NI-TC); and
   o  Interleaved CS-DON (I-C) mode.

   These four modes differ in two ways.  First, they differ in terms of
   whether NAL units are required to be transmitted within each RTP
   session in decoding order (i.e., non-interleaved), or they are
   allowed to be transmitted in a different order (i.e., interleaved).


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   Second, they differ in the mechanisms they provide in order to
   recover the correct decoding order of the NAL units across all RTP
   sessions involved.

   The NI-T, NI-C, and NI-TC modes do not allow interleaving, and are
   thus targeted for systems that require relatively low end-to-end
   latency, e.g., conversational systems.  The I-C mode allows
   interleaving and is thus targeted for systems that do not require
   very low end-to-end latency.  The benefits of interleaving are the
   same as that of the Interleaved Mode specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis].

   The NI-T mode uses timestamps to recover the decoding order of NAL
   units, whereas the NI-C and I-C modes both use the CS-DON mechanism
   (explained later on) to do so. The NI-TC mode provides both
   timestamps and the CS-DON method; receivers in this case may choose
   to use either method for performing decoding order recovery

   The MST packetization mode in use MUST be signaled by the value of
   the OPTIONAL mst-mode media type parameter.  The used MST
   packetization mode governs which session packetization modes are
   allowed in the associated RTP sessions, which in turn govern which
   NAL unit types are allowed to be directly used as RTP packet
   payloads.

   Table 6 summarizes the allowed session packetization modes for NI-T,
   NI-C and NI-TC.  Table 7 summarizes the allowed session
   packetization modes for I-C.

       Table 6.  Summary of allowed session packetization modes
       (denoted as "Session Mode" for simplicity) for NI-T, NI-C
              and NI-TC (yes = allowed, no = disallowed)

      Session Mode            Base Session    Enhancement Session
      -----------------------------------------------------------
      Single NAL Unit Mode         yes             no
      Non-Interleaved Mode         yes            yes
      Interleaved Mode              no             no











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       Table 7.  Summary of allowed session packetization modes
       (denoted as "Session Mode" for simplicity) for I-C (yes =
                       allowed, no = disallowed)

      Session Mode            Base Session    Enhancement Session
      -----------------------------------------------------------
      Single NAL Unit Mode          no             no
      Non-Interleaved Mode          no             no
      Interleaved Mode             yes            yes

   For NAL unit types in the range of 0 to 29, inclusive, the NAL unit
   types allowed to be directly used as packet payloads for each
   session packetization mode are the same as specified in Section 5.4
   of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  For other NAL unit types, which
   are newly introduced in this memo, the NAL unit types allowed to be
   directly used as packet payloads for each allowed session
   packetization mode for NI-T, NI-C, NI-TC, and I-C are summarized in
   Tables 8, 9, 10, and 11, respectively.

       Table 8.  New NAL unit types allowed to be directly used
       as packet payloads for each allowed session packetization
       mode when NI-T is in use (yes = allowed, no = disallowed,
                   - = not applicable/not specified)

      Type   Subtype    Single NAL    Non-Interleaved
                        Unit Mode           Mode
      ---------------------------------------------------
      30     -            yes               no
      31     0              -                -
      31     1            yes              yes
      31     2             no              yes
      31     3-31           -                -

















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       Table 9.  New NAL unit types allowed to be directly used
       as packet payloads for each allowed session packetization
       mode when NI-C is in use (yes = allowed, no = disallowed,
                   - = not applicable/not specified)

      Type   Subtype    Single NAL    Non-Interleaved
                        Unit Mode           Mode
      ---------------------------------------------------
      30     -            yes              yes
      31     0              -                -
      31     1             no               no
      31     2             no              yes
      31     3-31           -                -

       Table 10.  New NAL unit types allowed to be directly used
       as packet payloads for each allowed session packetization
      mode when NI-TC is in use (yes = allowed, no = disallowed,
                   - = not applicable/not specified)

      Type   Subtype    Single NAL    Non-Interleaved
                        Unit Mode           Mode
      ---------------------------------------------------
      30     -            yes              yes
      31     0              -                -
      31     1             yes             yes
      31     2             no              yes
      31     3-31           -                -


       Table 11.  New NAL unit types allowed to be directly used
       as packet payloads for the allowed session packetization
      mode when I-C is in use (yes = allowed, no = disallowed, -
                    = not applicable/not specified)

      Type   Subtype    Interleaved Mode
      ------------------------------------
      30     -               no
      31     0                -
      31     1               no
      31     2               no
      31     3-31             -

   When MST is in use and the MST packetization mode in use is NI-C,
   Empty NAL units (type 31, subtype 1) MUST NOT be used, i.e., no RTP
   packet is allowed to contain one or more Empty NAL units.




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   When MST is in use and the MST packetization mode in use is I-C,
   both Empty NAL units (type 31, subtype 1) and NI-MTAP NAL units
   (type 31, subtype 2) MUST NOT be used, i.e., no RTP packet is
   allowed to contain one or more Empty NAL units or an NI-MTAP NAL
   unit.

4.6 Single NAL Unit Packets

   Section 5.6 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] applies with the
   following modifications.

   The payload of a Single NAL Unit Packet MAY be a PACSI NAL unit
   (Type 30) or an Empty NAL unit (Type 31 and Subtype 1), in addition
   to a NAL unit with NAL unit type equal to any value from 1 to 23,
   inclusive.

   If the Type field of the first byte of the payload is not equal to
   31, the payload header is the first byte of the payload. Otherwise
   (the Type field of the first byte of the payload is equal to 31),
   the payload header is the first two bytes of the payload.

4.7 Aggregation Packets

   In addition to Section 5.7 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis], the
   following applies in this memo.

4.7.1 Non-Interleaved Multi-Time Aggregation Packets (NI-MTAPs)

   One new NAL unit type introduced in this memo is the Non-Interleaved
   Multi-Time Aggregation packet (NI-MTAP).  An NI-MTAP consists of one
   or more non-interleaved multi-time aggregation units.

   The NAL units contained in NI-MTAPs MUST be aggregated in decoding
   order.

   A non-interleaved multi-time aggregation unit for the NI-MTAP
   consists of 16 bits of unsigned size information of the following
   NAL unit (in network byte order), and 16 bits (in network byte
   order) of timestamp offset (TS offset) for the NAL unit.  The
   structure is presented in Figure 1.  The starting or ending position
   of an aggregation unit within a packet may or may not be on a 32-bit
   word boundary.  The NAL units in the NI-MTAP are ordered in NAL unit
   decoding order.

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   The F bit MUST be set to 0 if all the F bits of the aggregated NAL
   units are zero; otherwise, it MUST be set to 1.

   The value of NRI MUST be the maximum value of NRI across all NAL
   units carried in the NI-MTAP packet.

   The field Subtype MUST be equal to 2.

   If the field J is equal to 1 the optional DON field MUST be present
   for each of the non-interleaved multi-time aggregation units.  For
   SST the J field MUST be equal to 0.  For MST, in the NI-T mode the J
   field MUST be equal to 0, whereas in the NI-C or NI-TC mode the J
   field MUST be equal to 1.  When the NI-C or NI-TC mode is in use,
   the DON field, when present, MUST represent the CS-DON value for the
   particular NAL unit as defined in Section 6.2.2.

   The fields K and L MUST be both equal to 0.

   0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   :        NAL unit size          |        TS offset              |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |        DON (optional)         |                               |
   |-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    NAL unit                   |
   |                                                               |
   |                               +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |                               :
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

            Figure 1  Non-interleaved multi-time aggregation unit for
                                     NI-MTAP

   Let TS be the RTP timestamp of the packet carrying the NAL unit.
   Recall that the NALU-time of a NAL unit in an MTAP is defined in [I-
   D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] as the value that the RTP timestamp would
   have if that NAL unit would be transported in its own RTP packet.
   The timestamp offset field MUST be set to a value equal to the value
   of the following formula:

                 if NALU-time >= TS, TS offset = NALU-time - TS
                 else, TS offset = NALU-time + (2^32 - TS)

   For the "earliest" multi-time aggregation unit in an NI-MTAP the
   timestamp offset MUST be zero.  Hence, the RTP timestamp of the NI-
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      Informative note: The "earliest" multi-time aggregation unit is
      the one that would have the smallest extended RTP timestamp among
      all the aggregation units of an NI-MTAP if the aggregation units
      were encapsulated in single NAL unit packets.  An extended
      timestamp is a timestamp that has more than 32 bits and is
      capable of counting the wraparound of the timestamp field, thus
      enabling one to determine the smallest value if the timestamp
      wraps.  Such an "earliest" aggregation unit may or may not be the
      first one in the order in which the aggregation units are
      encapsulated in an NI-MTAP.  The "earliest" NAL unit need not be
      the same as the first NAL unit in the NAL unit decoding order
      either.

   Figure 3 presents an example of an RTP packet that contains an NI-
   MTAP that contains two non-interleaved multi-time aggregation units,
   labeled as 1 and 2 in the figure.

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |                          RTP Header                           |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |F|NRI|  Type   | Subtype |J|K|L|                               |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+                               |
   |                                                               |
   |        Non-interleaved  Multi-time aggregation unit #1        |
   :                                                               :
   |                                 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |                                 |  Non-interleaved Multi-time |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+                             |
   |                      aggregation unit #2                      |
   :                                                               :
   |                               +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |                               :...OPTIONAL RTP padding        |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

           Figure 2  An RTP packet including an NI-MTAP containing two
                   non-interleaved multi-time aggregation units

4.8 Fragmentation Units (FUs)

   Section 5.8 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] applies.

      Informative note: In case a NAL unit with the four-byte SVC NAL
      unit header is fragmented, the three-byte SVC-specific header
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      is, the three-byte SVC-specific header extension is only
      available in the first fragment of the fragmented NAL unit.

4.9 Payload Content Scalability Information (PACSI) NAL Unit

   Another new type of NAL unit specified in this memo is the Payload
   Content Scalability Information (PACSI) NAL unit.  The Type field of
   PACSI NAL units MUST be equal to 30 (a NAL unit type value left
   unspecified in [H.264] and [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis]).  A PACSI
   NAL unit MAY be carried in a single NAL unit packet or an
   aggregation packet, and MUST NOT be fragmented.

   PACSI NAL units may be used for the following purposes:

   o  To enable MANEs to decide whether to forward, process or discard
     aggregation packets, by checking in PACSI NAL units the
     scalability information and other characteristics of the
     aggregated NAL units, rather than looking into the aggregated NAL
     units themselves, which are defined by the video coding
     specification;
   o  To enable correct decoding order recovery in MST using the NI-C
     or NI-TC mode, with the help of the CS-DON information included in
     PACSI NAL units; and
   o  To improve resilience to packet losses, e.g. by utilizing the
      following data or information included in PACSI NAL units:
      repeated Supplemental Enhancement Information (SEI) messages,
      information regarding the start and end of layer representations,
      and the indices to layer representations of the lowest temporal
      subset.

   PACSI NAL units MAY be ignored in the NI-T mode without affecting
   the decoding order recovery process.

   When a PACSI NAL unit is present in an aggregation packet, the
   following applies.

   o  The PACSI NAL unit MUST be the first aggregated NAL unit in the
      aggregation packet.

   o  There MUST be at least one additional aggregated NAL unit in the
      aggregation packet.

   o  The RTP header fields and the payload header fields of the
      aggregation packet are set as if the PACSI NAL unit was not
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   o  If the aggregation packet is an MTAP16, MTAP24, or NI-MTAP with
      the J field equal to 1, the decoding order number (DON) for the
      PACSI NAL unit MUST be set to indicate that the PACSI NAL unit
      has an identical DON to the first NAL unit in decoding order
      among the remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet.

   When a PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit packet, it is
   associated with the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order,
   and the RTP header fields of the packet are set as if the next non-
   PACSI NAL unit in transmission order was included in a single NAL
   unit packet.

   The PACSI NAL unit structure is as follows.  The first four octets
   are exactly the same as the four-byte SVC NAL unit header discussed
   in Section 1.1.3.  They are followed by one octet containing several
   flags, then five optional octets, and finally zero or more SEI NAL
   units.  Each SEI NAL unit is preceded by a 16-bit unsigned size
   field (in network byte order) that indicates the size of the
   following NAL unit in bytes (excluding these two octets, but
   including the NAL unit header octet of the SEI NAL unit).  Figure 3
   illustrates the PACSI NAL unit structure and an example of a PACSI
   NAL unit containing two SEI NAL units.

       0                   1                   2                   3
       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |F|NRI|  Type   |R|I|   PRID    |N| DID |  QID  | TID |U|D|O| RR|
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |X|Y|T|A|P|C|S|E| TL0PICIDX (o) |        IDRPICID (o)           |
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |          DONC (o)             |        NAL unit size 1        |
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |                                                               |
      |                 SEI NAL unit 1                                |
      |                                                               |
      |                         +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |                         |        NAL unit size 2        |     |
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     |
      |                                                               |
      |            SEI NAL unit 2                                     |
      |                                           +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |                                           |
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

             Figure 3  PACSI NAL unit structure.  Fields suffixed by
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   The bits A, P, C, S, and E are specified only if the bit X is equal
   to 1.  The fields TL0PICIDX and IDRPICID are present only if the bit
   Y is equal to 1.  The field DONC is present only if the bit T is
   equal to 1.  The field T MUST be equal to 0 if the PACSI NAL unit is
   contained in an STAP-B, MTAP16, MTAP24, or NI-MTAP with the J field
   equal to 1.

   The values of the fields in PACSI NAL unit MUST be set as follows.

   o  The F bit MUST be set to 1 if the F bit in at least one of the
      remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet is equal to 1 (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if
      the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order has the F bit
      equal to 1 (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL
      unit packet).  Otherwise, the F bit MUST be set to 0.

   o  The NRI field MUST be set to the highest value of NRI field among
      all the remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet (when the
      PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or the value
      of the NRI field of the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission
      order (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit
      packet).

   o  The Type field MUST be set to 30.

   o  The R bit MUST be set to 1.  Receivers MUST ignore the value of
      R.

   o  The I bit MUST be set to 1 if the I bit of at least one of the
      remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet is equal to 1 (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if
      the I bit of the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order is
      equal to 1 (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL
      unit packet).  Otherwise, the I bit MUST be set to 0.

   o  The PRID field MUST be set to the lowest value of the PRID values
      of the remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet (when the
      PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or the PRID
      value of the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit packet).

   o  The N bit MUST be set to 1 if the N bit of all the remaining NAL
      units in the aggregation packet is equal to 1 (when the PACSI NAL
      unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if the N bit of the
      next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order is equal to 1 (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit packet).
      Otherwise, the N bit MUST be set to 0.


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   o  The DID field MUST be set to the lowest value of the DID values
      of the remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet (when the
      PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or the DID
      value of the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit packet).

   o  The QID field MUST be set to the lowest value of the QID values
      of the remaining NAL units with the lowest value of DID in the
      aggregation packet (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in an
      aggregation packet) or the QID value of the next non-PACSI NAL
      unit in transmission order (when the PACSI NAL unit is included
      in a single NAL unit packet).

   o  The TID field MUST be set to the lowest value of the TID values
      of the remaining NAL units with the lowest value of DID in the
      aggregation packet (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in an
      aggregation packet) or the TID value of the next non-PACSI NAL
      unit in transmission order (when the PACSI NAL unit is included
      in a single NAL unit packet).

   o  The U bit MUST be set to 1 if the U bit of at least one of the
      remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet is equal to 1 (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if
      the U bit of the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order is
      equal to 1 (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL
      unit packet).  Otherwise, the U bit MUST be set to 0.

   o  The D bit MUST be set to 1 if the D value of all the remaining
      NAL unit in the aggregation packet is equal to 1 (when the PACSI
      NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if the D bit of
      the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order is equal to 1
      (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit
      packet).  Otherwise, the D bit MUST be set to 0.

   o  The O bit MUST be set to 1 if the O bit of at least one of the
      remaining NAL units in the aggregation packet is equal to 1 (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if
      the O bit of the next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order is
      equal to 1 (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL
      unit packet).  Otherwise, the O bit MUST be set to 0.

   o  The RR field MUST be set to "11" (in binary form).  Receivers
      MUST ignore the value of RR.






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   o  If the X bit is equal to 1, the bits A, P, and C are specified as
      below.  Otherwise, the bits A, P, and C are unspecified, and
      receivers MUST ignore the values of these bits.  The X bit SHOULD
      be identical for all the PACSI NAL units in all the RTP sessions
      carrying the same SVC bitstream.

   o  If the Y bit is equal to 1, the OPTIONAL fields TL0PICIDX and
      IDRPICID MUST be present and specified as below, and the bits S
      and E are also specified as below.  Otherwise, the fields
      TL0PICIDX and IDRPICID MUST NOT be present, while the S and E
      bits are unspecified and receivers MUST ignore the values of
      these bits.  The Y bit MUST be identical for all the PACSI NAL
      units in all the RTP sessions carrying the same SVC bitstream.
      The Y bit MUST be equal to 0 when the parameter packetization-
      mode is equal to 2.

   o  If the T bit is equal to 1, the OPTIONAL field DONC MUST be
      present and specified as below.  Otherwise, the field DONC MUST
      NOT be present.  The field T MUST be equal to 0 if the PACSI NAL
      unit is contained in an STAP-B, MTAP16, MTAP24, or NI-MTAP.

   o  The A bit MUST be set to 1 if at least one of the remaining NAL
      units in the aggregation packet belongs to an anchor layer
      representation (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in an
      aggregation packet) or if the next non-PACSI NAL unit in
      transmission order belongs to an anchor layer representation
      (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit
      packet).  Otherwise, the A bit MUST be set to 0.

      Informative note: The A bit indicates whether CGS or spatial
      layer switching at a non-IDR layer representation (a layer
      representation with nal_unit_type not equal to 5 and idr_flag not
      equal to 1) can be performed.  With some picture coding
      structures a non-IDR intra layer representation can be used for
      random access.  Compared to using only IDR layer representations,
      higher coding efficiency can be achieved.  The H.264/AVC or SVC
      solution to indicate the random accessibility of a non-IDR intra
      layer representation is using a recovery point SEI message.  The
      A bit offers direct access to this information, without having to
      parse the recovery point SEI message, which may be buried deeply
      in an SEI NAL unit.  Furthermore, the SEI message may or may not
      be present in the bitstream.







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   o  The P bit MUST be set to 1 if all the remaining NAL units in the
      aggregation packet have redundant_pic_cnt greater than 0 (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or the
      next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order has
      redundant_pic_cnt greater than 0 (when the PACSI NAL unit is
      included in a single NAL unit packet).  Otherwise, the P bit MUST
      be set to 0.

      Informative note: The P bit indicates whether a packet can be
      discarded because it contains only redundant slice NAL units.
      Without this bit, the corresponding information can be obtained
      from the syntax element redundant_pic_cnt, which is contained in
      the variable-length coded slice header.

   o  The C bit MUST be set to 1 if at least one of the remaining NAL
      units in the aggregation packet belongs to an intra layer
      representation (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in an
      aggregation packet) or if the next non-PACSI NAL unit in
      transmission order belongs to an intra layer representation (when
      the PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit packet).
      Otherwise, the C bit MUST be set to 0.

      Informative note: The C bit indicates whether a packet contains
      intra slices, which may be the only packets to be forwarded,
      e.g., when the network conditions are particularly adverse.

   o  The S bit MUST be set to 1, if the first NAL unit following the
      PACSI NAL unit in an aggregation packet is the first VCL NAL
      unit, in decoding order, of a layer representation (when the
      PACSI NAL unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if the
      next non-PACSI NAL unit in transmission order is the first VCL
      NAL unit, in decoding order, of a layer representation(when the
      PACSI NAL unit is included in a single NAL unit packet).
      Otherwise, the S bit MUST be set to 0.

   o  The E bit MUST be set to 1, if the last NAL unit following the
      PACSI NAL unit in an aggregation packet is the last VCL NAL unit,
      in decoding order, of a layer representation (when the PACSI NAL
      unit is included in an aggregation packet) or if the next non-
      PACSI NAL unit in transmission order is the last VCL NAL unit, in
      decoding order, of a layer representation (when the PACSI NAL
      unit is included in a single NAL unit packet).  Otherwise, the E
      field MUST be set to 0.

      Informative note: In an aggregation packet it is always possible
      to detect the beginning or end of a layer representation by
      detecting changes in the values of dependency_id, quality_id, and


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      temporal_id in NAL unit headers, except from the first and last
      NAL units of a packet.  The S or E bits are used to provide this
      information, for both single NAL unit and aggregation packets, so
      that previous or following packets do not have to be examined.
      This enables MANEs to detect slice loss and take proper action
      such as requesting a retransmission as soon as possible, as well
      as to allow efficient playout buffer handling similarly to the M
      bit present in the RTP header.  The M bit in the RTP header still
      indicates the end of an access unit, not the end of a layer
      representation.

   o  When present, the TL0PICIDX field MUST be set to equal to
      tl0_dep_rep_idx as specified in Annex G of [H.264] for the layer
      representation containing the first NAL unit following the PACSI
      NAL unit in the aggregation packet (when the PACSI NAL unit is
      included in an aggregation packet) or containing the next non-
      PACSI NAL unit in transmission order (when the PACSI NAL unit is
      included in a single NAL unit packet).

   o  When present, the IDRPICID field MUST be set to equal to
      effective_idr_pic_id as specified in Annex G of [H.264] for the
      layer representation containing the first NAL unit following the
      PACSI NAL unit in the aggregation packet (when the PACSI NAL unit
      is included in an aggregation packet) or containing the next non-
      PACSI NAL unit in transmission order (when the PACSI NAL unit is
      included in a single NAL unit packet).

      Informative note: The TL0PICIDX and IDRPICID fields enable the
      detection of the loss of layer representations in the most
      important temporal layer (with temporal_id equal to 0) by
      receivers as well as MANEs.  SVC provides a solution that uses
      SEI messages, which are harder to parse and may or may not be
      present in the bitstream.  When the PACSI NAL unit is part of an
      NI-MTAP packet, it is possible to infer the correct values of
      tl0_dep_rep_idx and idr_pic_id for all layer representations
      contained in the NI-MTAP by following the rules that specify how
      these parameters are set as given in Annex G of [H.264] and by
      detecting the different layer representations contained in the
      NI-MTAP packet by detecting changes in the values of
      dependency_id_, quality_id, and temporal_id in the NAL unit
      headers as well as using the S and E flags.  The only exception
      is if NAL units of an IDR picture are present in the NI-MTAP in a
      position other than the first NAL unit following the PACSI NAL
      unit, in which case the value of idr_pic_id cannot be inferred.
      In this case the NAL unit has to be partially parsed to obtain
      the idr_pic_id.  Note that, due to the large size of IDR
      pictures, their inclusion in an NI-MTAP, and especially in a


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      position other than the first NAL unit following the PACSI NAL
      unit may be neither practical nor useful.

   o  When present, the field DONC indicates the Cross-Session Decoding
      Order Number (CS-DON) for the first of the remaining NAL units in
      the aggregation packet (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in an
      aggregation packet) or the CS-DON of the next non-PACSI NAL unit
      in transmission order (when the PACSI NAL unit is included in a
      single NAL unit packet).  CS-DON is further discussed in Section
      4.11.

   The PACSI NAL unit MAY include a subset of the SEI NAL units
   associated with the access unit to which the first non-PACSI NAL
   unit in the aggregation packet belongs, and MUST NOT contain SEI NAL
   units associated with any other access unit.

      Informative note:  In H.264/AVC and SVC, within each access unit,
      SEI NAL units must appear before any VCL NAL unit in decoding
      order.  Therefore, without using PACSI NAL units, SEI messages
      are typically only conveyed in the first of the packets carrying
      an access unit.  Senders may repeat SEI NAL units in PACSI NAL
      units, so that they are repeated in more than one packet and thus
      increase robustness against packet losses.  Receivers may use the
      repeated SEI messages in place of missing SEI messages.

   For a PACSI NAL unit included in an aggregation packet, an SEI
   message SHOULD NOT be included in the PACSI NAL unit and also
   included in one of the remaining NAL units contained in the same
   aggregation packet.

4.10 Empty NAL unit

   An Empty NAL unit MAY be included in a single NAL unit packet, an
   STAP-A or an NI-MTAP packet.  Empty NAL units MUST have an RTP
   timestamp (when transported in a single NAL unit packet) or NALU-
   time (when transported in an aggregation packet) that is associated
   with an access unit for which there exists at least one NAL unit of
   type 1, 5, or 20.  When MST is used, the type 1, 5, or 20 NAL unit
   may be in a different RTP session.   Empty NAL units may be used in
   the decoding order recovery process of the NI-T mode as described in
   Section 5.2.1.

   The packet structure is shown in the following figure.

         +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
         |F|NRI|  type   | Subtype |J|K|L|
         +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


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                       Figure 4  Empty NAL unit structure.

   The fields MUST be set as follows:

   -  F MUST be equal to 0

   -  NRI MUST be equal to 3

   -  Type MUST be equal to 31

   -  Subtype MUST be equal to 1

   -  J MUST be equal to 0

   -  K MUST be equal to 0

   -  L MUST be equal to 0

4.11 Decoding Order Number (DON)

   The DON concept is introduced in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] and
   is used to recover the decoding order when interleaving is used
   within a single session.  Section 5.5 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis] applies when using SST.

   When using MST, it is necessary to recover the decoding order across
   the various RTP sessions regardless if interleaving is used or not.
   In addition to the timestamp mechanism described later on, the CS-
   DON mechanism is an extension of the DON facility that can be used
   for this purpose, and is defined in the following section.

4.11.1 Cross-Session DON (CS-DON) for Multi-Session Transmission

   The Cross-Session Decoding Order Number (CS-DON) is a number that
   indicates the decoding order of NAL units across all RTP sessions
   involved in MST.  It is similar to the DON concept in [I-D.ietf-avt-
   rtp-rfc3984bis], but contrary to [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] where
   the DON was used only for interleaved packetization, in this memo it
   is used not only in the interleaved MST mode (I-C) but also in two
   of the non-interleaved MST modes as well (NI-C and NI-TC).

   When the NI-C or NI-TC MST modes are in use, the packetization of
   each session MUST be as specified in Section 5.2.2.  In PACSI NAL
   units the CS-DON value is explicitly coded in the field DONC.  For
   non-PACSI NAL units the CS-DON value is derived as follows.  Let SN
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   o  For each non-PACSI NAL unit carried in a session using the single
      NAL unit session packetization mode, the CS-DON value of the NAL
      unit is equal to (DONC_prev_PACSI + SN_diff - 1) % 65536, wherein
      "%" is the modulo operation, DONC_prev_PACSI is the DONC value of
      the previous PACSI NAL unit with the same NALU-time as the
      current NAL unit, and SN_diff is calculated as follows:

                 if SN1 > SN2, SN_diff = SN1 - SN2
                 else SN_diff = SN2 + 65536 - SN1

     where SN1 and SN2 are the SNs of the current NAL unit and the
     previous PACSI NAL unit with the same NALU-time, respectively.

   o  For non-PACSI NAL units carried in a session using the non-
      interleaved session packetization mode, the CS-DON value of each
      non-PACSI NAL unit is derived as follows.

       . For a non-PACSI NAL unit in a single NAL unit packet, the
          following applies.

            . If the previous PACSI NAL unit is contained in a single
               NAL unit packet, the CS-DON value of the NAL unit is
               calculated as above;

            . otherwise (the previous PACSI NAL unit is contained in
               an STAP-A packet), the CS-DON value of the NAL unit is
               calculated as above, with DONC_prev_PACSI being replaced
               by the CS-DON value of the previous non-PACSI NAL unit
               in decoding order (i.e., the CS-DON value of the last
               NAL unit of the STAP-A packet).

       . For a non-PACSI NAL unit in an STAP-A packet, the following
          applies.

            . If the non-PACSI NAL unit is the first non-PACSI NAL
               unit in the STAP-A packet, the CS-DON value of the NAL
               unit is equal to DONC of the PACSI NAL unit in the STAP-
               A packet;

            . otherwise (the non-PACSI NAL unit is not the first non-
               PACSI NAL unit in the STAP-A packet), the CS-DON value
               of the NAL unit is equal to: (the CS-DON value of the
               previous non-PACSI NAL unit in decoding order + 1) %
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       . For a non-PACSI NAL unit in a number of FU-A packets, the CS-
          DON value of the NAL unit is calculated the same way as when
          the single NAL unit session packetization mode is in use,
          with SN1 being the SN value of the first FU-A packet.

       . For a non-PACSI NAL unit in an NI-MTAP packet, the CS-DON
          value is equal to the value of the DON field of the non-
          interleaved multi-time aggregation unit.

   When the I-C MST packetization mode is in use, the DON values
   derived according to [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] for all the NAL
   units in each of the RTP sessions MUST indicate CS-DON values.

5. Packetization Rules

   Section 6 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] applies in this memo,
   with the following additions.

5.1 Packetization Rules for Single-Session Transmission

   All receivers MUST support the single NAL unit packetization mode to
   provide backward compatibility to endpoints supporting only the
   single NAL unit mode of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  However, the
   use of single NAL unit packetization mode (packetization-mode equal
   to 0) SHOULD be avoided whenever possible, because encapsulating NAL
   units of small sizes in their own packets (e.g., small NAL units
   containing parameter sets, prefix NAL units, or SEI messages) is
   less efficient due to the packet header overhead.

   All receivers MUST support the non-interleaved mode of [I-D.ietf-
   avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

      Informative note: The non-interleaved mode does allow an
      application to encapsulate a single NAL unit in a single RTP
      packet.  Historically, the single NAL unit mode has been included
      into [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] only for compatibility with
      ITU-T Rec. H.241 Annex A [H.241].  There is no point in carrying
      this historic ballast towards a new application space such as the
      one provided with SVC.  The implementation complexity increase
      for supporting the additional mechanisms of the non-interleaved
      mode (namely STAP-A and FU-A) is minor, whereas the benefits are
      significant.  As a result, STAP-A and FU-A implementation is
      required.

   A NAL unit of small size SHOULD be encapsulated in an aggregation
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   VCL NAL units such as access unit delimiters, parameter sets, or SEI
   NAL units are typically small.

   A prefix NAL unit and the NAL unit with which it is associated, and
   which follows the prefix NAL unit in decoding order, SHOULD be
   included in the same aggregation packet whenever an aggregation
   packet is used for the associated NAL unit, unless this would
   violate session MTU constraints or if fragmentation units are used
   for the associated NAL unit.

      Informative note: Although the prefix NAL unit is ignored by an
      H.264/AVC decoder, it is necessary in the SVC decoding process.
      Given the small size of the prefix NAL unit, it is best if it is
      transported in the same RTP packet as its associated NAL unit.

   When only an H.264/AVC compatible subset of the SVC base layer is
   transmitted in an RTP session, the subset MUST be encapsulated
   according to [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  This way, an [I-D.ietf-
   avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] receiver will be able to receive the H.264/AVC
   compatible bitstream subset.

   When a set of layers including one or more SVC enhancement layers is
   transmitted in an RTP session, the set SHOULD be carried in one RTP
   stream that SHOULD be encapsulated according to this memo.

5.2 Packetization Rules for Multi-Session Transmission

   When MST is used, the packetization rules specified in Section 5.1
   still apply.  In addition, the following packetization rules MUST be
   followed, to ensure that decoding order of NAL units carried in the
   sessions can be correctly recovered for each of the MST
   packetization modes using the de-packetization process specified in
   Section 6.2.

   The NI-T and NI-TC modes both use timestamps to recover the decoding
   order.  In order to be able to do so, it is necessary for the RTP
   packet stream to contain data for all sampling instances of a given
   RTP session in all enhancement RTP sessions that depend on the given
   RTP session.  The NI-C and I-C modes do not have this limitation,
   and use the CS-DON values as a means to explicitly indicate decoding
   order, either directly coded in PACSI NAL units, or inferred from
   them using the packetization rules.  It is noted that the NI-TC mode
   offers both alternatives and it is up to the receiver to select
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5.2.1 NI-T/NI-TC Packetization Rules

   When using the NI-T mode and a PACSI NAL unit is present, the T bit
   MUST be equal to 0, i.e., the DONC field MUST NOT be present.

   When using the NI-T mode, the optional parameters sprop-mst-remux-
   buf-size, sprop-remux-buf-req, remux-buf-cap, sprop-remux-init-buf-
   time, sprop-mst-max-don-diff MUST NOT be present.

   When the NI-T or NI-TC MST mode is in use, the following applies.

   If one or more NAL units of an access unit of sampling time instance
   t is present in RTP session A, then one or more NAL units of the
   same access unit MUST be present in any enhancement RTP session
   which depends on RTP session A.

      Informative note: This rule may require the insertion of NAL
      units, typically when temporal scalability is used, i.e., an
      enhancement RTP session does not contain any NAL units for an
      access unit with a particular NTP timestamp (media timestamp),
      which however is present in a lower enhancement RTP session or
      the base RTP session. There are two ways to insert additional NAL
      units in order to satisfy this rule:

      - One option for adding additional NAL units is to use Empty NAL
      units (defined in Section 4.10), which can be used by the process
      described in Section 6.2.1 for the access unit re-ordering
      process.

      - Additional NAL units may also be added by the encoder itself,
      for example by transmitting coded data that simply instruct the
      decoder to repeat the previous picture.  This option, however,
      may be difficult to use with pre-encoded content.

   If a packet must be inserted for satisfying the above rule, the NTP
   timestamp of such an inserted packet must be set equal to the NTP
   timestamp of a packet of the access unit present in any lower
   enhancement RTP session and the base RTP session.  This is easy to
   accomplish if the NAL unit or the packet can be inserted at the time
   of the RTP stream generation, since the media timestamp (NTP
   timestamp) must be the same for the inserted packet and the packet
   of the corresponding access unit.  If there is no knowledge of the
   media time at RTP stream generation or if the RTP streams are not
   generated at the same instance, this can be also applied later in
   the transmission process.  In this case the NTP timestamp of the
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   Assume that a packet A2 of an access unit with RTP timestamp TS_A2
   is present in base RTP session A, and that no packet of that access
   unit is present in enhancement RTP session B, as shown in Figure 5.
   Thus a packet B2 must be inserted into session B following the rule
   above.  The most recent RTCP sender report in session A carries NTP
   timestamp NTP_A and the RTP timestamp TS_A.  The sender report in
   session B with a lower NTP timestamp than NTP_A is NTP_B, and
   carries the RTP timestamp TS_B.

     RTP  session B:..B0........B1........(B2)......................

     RTCP session B:......SR(NTP_B,TS_B)............................

     RTP  session A:..A0........A1........A2........................

     RTCP session A:..................SR(NTP_A,TS_A)................

     -----------------|--x------|-----x---|------------------------>
                                                              NTP time
     --------------------+<---------->+<->+------------------------>
                               t1       t2              RTP TS(B) time

            Figure 5  Example calculation of RTP timestamp for packet
                  insertion in an enhancement layer RTP session

   The vertical bars ("|")in the NTP timeline in the figure above
   indicate that access unit data is present in at least one of the
   sessions. The "x" marks indicate the times of the sender reports.
   The RTP timestamp time line for session B, shown right below the NTP
   time line, indicates two time segments, t1 and t2. t1 is the time
   difference between the sender reports between the two sessions,
   expressed in RTP timestamp clock ticks, and t2 is the time
   difference from the session A sender report to the A2 packet, again
   expressed in RTP timestamp clock ticks. The sum of these differences
   is added to the RTP timestamp of the session report from session B
   in order to derive the correct RTP timestamp for the inserted packet
   B2.  In other words:

     TS_B2 = TS_B + t1 + t2

   Let toRTP() be a function that calculates the RTP time difference
   (in clock ticks of the used clock) given an NTP timestamp
   difference, and effRTPdiff() be a function that calculates the
   effective difference between two timestamps, including wraparounds:

     effRTPdiff( ts1, ts2 ):



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         if( ts1 <= ts2 ) then
             effRTPdiff := ts1-ts2
         else
             effRTPDiff := (4294967296 + ts2) - ts1

   We have:

     t1 = toRTP(NTP_A - NTP_B)  and  t2 = effRTPdiff(TS_A2, TS_A)

   Hence in order to generate the RTP timestamp TS_B2 for the inserted
   packet B2, the RTP timestamp for packet B2 TS_B2 can be calculated
   as follows.

     TS_B2 =  TS_B + toRTP(NTP_A - NTP_B) +  effRTPdiff(TS_A2, TS_A)



5.2.2 NI-C/NI-TC Packetization Rules

   When the NI-C or NI-TC MST mode is in use, the following applies for
   each of the RTP sessions.

   o  For each single NAL unit packet containing a non-PACSI NAL unit,
      the previous packet, if present, MUST have the same RTP timestamp
      as the single NAL unit packet, and the following applies.

       . If the NALU-time of the non-PACSI NAL unit is not equal to the
          NALU-time of the previous non-PACSI NAL unit in decoding
          order, the previous packet MUST contain a PACSI NAL unit
          containing the DONC field.

   o  In an STAP-A packet the first NAL unit in the STAP-A packet MUST
      be a PACSI NAL unit containing the DONC field.

   o  For an FU-A packet the previous packet MUST have the same RTP
      timestamp as the FU-A packet, and the following applies.

       . If the FU-A packet is the start of the fragmented NAL unit,
          the following applies;

            . If the NALU-time of the fragmented NAL unit is not equal
               to the NALU-time of the previous non-PACSI NAL unit in
               decoding order, the previous packet MUST contain a PACSI
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            . Otherwise (the NALU-time of the fragmented NAL unit is
               equal to the NALU-time of the previous non-PACSI NAL
               unit in decoding order), the previous packet MAY contain
               a PACSI NAL unit containing the DONC field.

       . Otherwise if the FU-A packet is the end of the fragmented NAL
          unit, the following applies.

            . If the next non-PACSI NAL unit in decoding order has
               NALU-time equal to the NALU-time of the fragmented NAL
               unit, and is carried in a number of FU-A packets or a
               single NAL unit packet, the next packet MUST be a single
               NAL unit packet containing a PACSI NAL unit containing
               the DONC field.

            . Otherwise (the FU-A packet is neither the start nor the
               end of the fragmented NAL unit), the previous packet
               MUST be a FU-A packet.

   o  For each single NAL unit packet containing a PACSI NAL unit, if
      present, the PACSI NAL unit MUST contain the DONC field.

   o  When the optional media type parameter sprop-mst-csdon-always-
      present is equal to 1, the session packetization mode in use MUST
      be the Non-Interleaved Mode, and only STAP-A and NI-MTAP packets
      can be used.

5.2.3 I-C Packetization Rules

   When the I-C MST packetization mode is in use, the following
   applies.

   o  When a PACSI NAL unit is present, the T bit MUST be equal to 0,
      i.e., the DONC field is not present, and the Y bit MUST be equal
      to 0, i.e., the TL0PICIDX and IDRPICID are not present.

5.2.4 Packetization Rules for Non-VCL NAL Units

   NAL units which do not directly encode video slices are known in
   H.264 as non-VCL NAL units.  Non-VCL units that are only used by, or
   only relevant to, enhancement RTP sessions SHOULD be sent in the
   lowest session to which they are relevant.

   Some senders, however, such as those sending pre-encoded data, may
   be unable to easily determine which non-VCL units are relevant to
   which session.  Thus, non-VCL NAL units MAY, instead, be sent in a



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   session that the session using these non-VCL NAL units depends on
   (e.g., the base RTP session).

   If a non-VCL unit is relevant to more than one RTP session, neither
   of which depends on the other(s), the NAL unit MAY be sent in
   another session which all these sessions depend on.

5.2.5 Packetization Rules for Prefix NAL Units

   Section 5.1 of this memo applies, with the following addition.  If
   the base layer is sent in a base RTP session using [I-D.ietf-avt-
   rtp-rfc3984bis], prefix NAL units MAY be sent in the lowest
   enhancement RTP session rather than in the base RTP session.

6. De-Packetization Process

6.1 De-Packetization Process for Single-Session Transmission

   For single-session transmission, where a single RTP session is used,
   the de-packetization process specified in Section 7 of [I-D.ietf-
   avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] applies.

6.2 De-Packetization Process for Multi-Session Transmission

   For multi-session transmission, where more than one RTP session is
   used to receive data from the same SVC bitstream, the de-
   packetization process is specified as follows.

   As for a single RTP session, the general concept behind the de-
   packetization process is to reorder NAL units from transmission
   order to the NAL unit decoding order.

   The sessions to be received MUST be identified by mechanisms
   specified in Section 7.2.3.  An enhancement RTP session typically
   contains an RTP stream that depends on at least one other RTP
   session, as indicated by mechanisms defined in Section 7.2.3.  A
   lower RTP session to an enhancement RTP session is an RTP session
   which the enhancement RTP session depends on.  The lowest RTP
   session for a receiver is the base RTP session, which does not
   depend on any other RTP session received by the receiver.  The
   highest RTP session for a receiver is the RTP session which no other
   RTP session received by the receiver depends on.

   For each of the RTP sessions, the RTP reception process as specified
   in RFC 3550 is applied.  Then the received packets are passed into
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   The decoding order of the NAL units carried in all the associated
   RTP sessions is then recovered by applying one of the following
   subsections, depending on which of the MST packetization modes is in
   use.

6.2.1 Decoding Order Recovery for the NI-T and NI-TC Modes

   The following process MUST be applied when the NI-T packetization
   mode is in use.  The following process MAY be applied when the NI-TC
   packetization mode is in use.

   The process is based on RTP session dependency signaling, RTP
   sequence numbers, and timestamps.

   The decoding order of NAL units within an RTP packet stream in RTP
   session is given by the ordering of sequence numbers SN of the RTP
   packets that contain the NAL units, and the order of appearance of
   NAL units within a packet.

   Timing information according to the media timestamp TS, e.g., the
   NTP timestamp as derived from the RTP timestamp of an RTP packet is
   associated with all NAL units contained in the same RTP packet
   received in an RTP session.

         Informative note: It may also be possible to use the RTP
         timestamp directly as media timestamp TS (i.e., without having
         to first convert it to an NTP timestamp) as discussed in [I-
         D.schierl-avt-rtp-multi-session-transmission].

   For NI-MTAP packets the NALU-time is derived for each contained NAL
   unit by using the "TS offset" value in the NI-MTAP packet as defined
   in Section 4.10, and is used instead of the RTP packet timestamp to
   derive the media timestamp, e.g., using the NTP wall clock as
   provided via RTCP sender reports.  NAL units contained in
   fragmentation packets are handled as defragmented, entire NAL units
   with their own media timestamps.  All NAL units associated with the
   same value of media timestamp TS are part of the same access unit
   AU(TS).  Any Empty NAL units SHOULD be kept as, effectively, access
   unit indicators in the re-ordering process.  Empty NAL units and
   PACSI NAL units SHOULD be removed before passing access unit data to
   the decoder.








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         Informative note: These Empty NAL units are used to associate
         NAL units present in other RTP sessions with RTP sessions not
         containing any data for an access unit of a particular time
         instance.  They act as access unit indicators in sessions that
         would otherwise contain no data for the particular access
         unit.  The presence of these NAL units is ensured by the
         packetization rules in Section 5.2.1.

   It is assumed that the receiver has established an operation point
   (DID, QID, and TID values), and has identified the highest
   enhancement RTP session for this operation point.  The decoding
   order of NAL units from multiple RTP streams in multiple RTP
   sessions MUST be recovered into a single sequence of NAL units,
   grouped into access units, by performing any process equivalent to
   the following steps:

       o The process should be started with the NAL units received in
          the highest RTP session with the first media timestamp TS
          available in the session's (de-jittering) buffer.  It is
          assumed, that packets in the de-jittering buffer are already
          stored in RTP sequence number order.

       o  Collect all NAL units associated with the same value of media
          timestamp TS, starting from the highest RTP session, from all
          the (de-jittering) buffers of the received RTP sessions.  The
          collected NAL units will be those associated with the access
          unit AU(TS).

       o  Place the collected NAL units in the order of session
          dependency as derived by the dependency indication as
          specified in Section 7.2.3, starting from the lowest RTP
          session.

       o  Place the session ordered NAL units in decoding order within
          the particular access unit by satisfying the NAL unit
          ordering rules for SVC access units, as described in the
          informative algorithm provided in Section 6.2.1.1.

       o  Remove NI-MTAP and any PACSI NAL units from the access unit
          AU(TS).

       o  The access units can then be transferred to the decoder.
          Access units AU(TS) are transferred to the decoder in the
          order of appearance (given by the order of RTP sequence
          numbers) of media timestamp values TS in the highest RTP
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            Informative Note: Due to packet loss it is possible that
            not all sessions may have NAL units present for the media
            timestamp value TS present in the highest RTP session.  In
            such a case an algorithm may:
            a) proceed to the next complete access unit with NAL units
            present in all the received RTP sessions; or
            b) consider a new highest RTP session, the highest RTP
            session for which the access unit is complete,  and apply
            the process above.  The algorithm may return to the
            original highest RTP session when a complete and error-free
            access unit that contains NAL units in all the sessions is
            received.

   Informative example:

   The example shown in Figure 6 refers to three RTP sessions A, B and
   C containing an SVC bitstream transmitted as 3 sources.  In the
   example, the dependency signaling (described in Section 7.2.3)
   indicates that session A is the base RTP session, B is the first
   enhancement RTP session and depends on A, and C is the second
   enhancement RTP session and depends on A and B.  A hierarchical
   picture coding prediction structure is used, in which Session A has
   the lowest frame rate and Session B and C have the same but higher
   frame rate.

   The figure shows NAL units contained in RTP packets which are stored
   in the de-jittering buffer at the receiver for session de-
   packetization.  The NAL units are already re-ordered according to
   their RTP sequence number order and, if within an aggregation
   packet, according to the order of their appearance within the
   aggregation packet.  The figure indicates for the received NAL units
   the decoding order within the sessions, as well as the associated
   media (NTP) timestamps ("TS[..]").  NAL units of the same access
   unit within a session are grouped by "(.,.)" and share the same
   media timestamp TS, which is shown at the bottom of the figure.
   Note that the timestamps are not in increasing order since, in this
   example, the decoding order is different from the output/display
   order.

   The process first proceeds to the NAL units associated with the
   first media timestamp TS[1] present in the highest session C and
   removes/ignores all preceding (in decoding order) NAL units to NAL
   units with TS[1] in each of the de-jittering buffers of RTP sessions
   A, B, and C.  Then, starting from session C, the first media
   timestamp available in decoding order (TS [1]) is selected and NAL
   units starting from RTP session A, and sessions B and C are placed
   in order of the RTP session dependency as required by section 7.2.3


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   of this memo (in the example for TS[1]: first session B and then
   session C) into the access unit AU(TS[1]) associated with media
   timestamp TS[1].  Then the next media timestamp TS[3] in order of
   appearance in the highest RTP session C is processed and the process
   described above is repeated.  Note that there may be access units
   with no NAL units present, e.g., in the lowest RTP session A (see,
   e.g., TS[1]).  With TS[8], the first access unit with NAL units
   present in all the RTP sessions appears in the buffers.


   C: ------------(1,2)-(3,4)--(5)---(6)---(7,8)(9,10)-(11)--(12)----
        |     |     |     |     |     |      |    |     |      |
   B: -(1,2)-(3,4)-(5)---(6)--(7,8)-(9,10)-(11)-(12)--(13,14)(15,15)-
        |     |                 |     |                 |      |
   A: -------(1)---------------(2)---(3)---------------(4)----(5)----
   ---------------------------------------------------decoding order-->

   TS: [4]   [2]   [1]   [3]   [8]   [6]   [5]   [7]   [12]   [10]


   Key:
   A, B, C                - RTP sessions
   Integer values in "()" - NAL unit decoding order within RTP session
   "( )"                  - groups the NAL units of an access unit
                            in an RTP session
   "|"                    - indicates corresponding NAL units of the
                            same access unit AU(TS[..]) in the RTP
                            sessions
   Integer values in "[]" - media timestamp TS, sampling time
                            as derived, e.g., from NTP timestamp
                            associated with the access unit AU(TS[..]),
                            consisting of NAL units in the sessions
                            above each TS value.

           Figure 6  Example of decoding order recovery in multi-source
                                  transmission.

6.2.1.1 Informative Algorithm for NI-T Decoding Order Recovery within
   an Access Unit

   Within an access unit, the [H.264] specification (Sections 7.4.1.2.3
   and G.7.4.1.2.3) constrains the valid decoding order of NAL units.
   These constraints make it possible to reconstruct a valid decoding


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   order for the NAL units of an access unit based only on the order of
   NAL units in each session, the NAL unit headers, and Supplemental
   Enhancement Information message headers.

   This section specifies an informative algorithm to reconstruct a
   valid decoding order for NAL units within an access unit.  Other NAL
   unit orderings may also be valid; however, any compliant NAL unit
   ordering will describe the same video stream and ancillary data as
   the one produced by this algorithm.

   An actual implementation, of course, needs only to behave "as if"
   this reordering is done.  In particular, NAL units which are
   discarded by an implementation's decoding process do not need to be
   reordered.

   In this algorithm, NAL units within an access unit are first ordered
   by NAL unit type, in the order specified in Table 12 below, except
   from NAL unit type 14 which is handled specially as described in the
   table.  NAL units of the same type are then ordered as specified for
   the type, if necessary.

   For the purposes of this algorithm, "session order" is the order of
   NAL units implied by their transmission order within an RTP session.
   For the Non-Interleaved and Single NAL unit modes, this is the RTP
   sequence number order coupled with the order of NAL units within an
   aggregation unit.

        Table 12  Ordering of NAL unit types within in Access Unit

       Type    Description / Comments
      -----------------------------------------------------------
        9      Access unit delimiter

        7      Sequence parameter set

        13     Sequence parameter set extension

        15     Subset sequence parameter set

        8      Picture parameter set

        16-18  Reserved

        6      Supplemental enhancement information (SEI)

               If an SEI message with a first payload of 0 (Buffering
               Period) is present, it must be the first SEI.


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               If SEI messages with a Scalable Nesting (30) payload and
               a nested payload of 0 (Buffering Period) are present,
               these then follow.  Such an SEI message with the
               all_layer_representations_in_au_flag equal to 1 is
               placed first, followed by any others, sorted in DQId
               order by the highest DQId mentioned.

               All other SEI messages follow in any order.

        14     Prefix NAL unit in scalable extension
        1      Coded slice of a non-IDR picture
        5      Coded slice of an IDR picture

               NAL units of type 1 or 5 will be sent within only a
               single session for any given access unit.  They are
               placed in session order.  (Note: Any given access unit
               will contain only NAL units of type 1 or type 5, not
               both.)

               If NAL units of type 14 are present, every NAL unit of
               type 1 or 5 is prefixed by a NAL unit of type 14.
               (Note: Within an access unit, every NAL unit of type 14
               is identical, so correlation of type 14 NAL units with
               the other NAL units is not necessary.)

        14     Prefix NAL unit in scalable extension
        12     Filler data

               Any order of filler data units within an access unit is
               valid.

               If NAL units of type 14 are present, every filler data
               NAL unit is prefixed by a NAL unit of type 14.

        19     Coded slice of an auxiliary coded picture without
               partitioning

               These NAL units will be sent within only a single
               session for any given access unit, and are placed in
               session order.

         20    Coded slice in scalable extension
         21-23 Reserved

               Type 20 NAL units are placed in DQId order, based on the
               dependency_id and quality_id values in the slice's NAL
               unit header extension.  Within each DQId, they are


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               placed in session order.  (Note: SVC slices with a given
               DQId value will be sent on a single session for any
               given access unit.)

               Type 21-23 NAL units are placed immediately following
               the non-reserved-type VCL NAL unit they follow in
               session order.

        10     End of sequence

        11     End of stream



6.2.2 Decoding Order Recovery for the NI-C, NI-TC and I-C Modes

   The following process MUST be used when either the NI-C or I-C MST
   packetization mode is in use.  The following process MAY be applied
   when the NI-TC MST packetization mode is in use.

   The RTP packets output from the RTP-level reception processing for
   each session are placed into a re-multiplexing buffer.

   It is RECOMMENDED to set the size of the re-multiplexing buffer (in
   bytes) equal to or greater than the value of the sprop-remux-buf-req
   media type parameter of the highest RTP session the receiver
   receives.

   The CS-DON value is calculated and stored for each NAL unit.

         Informative note: The CS-DON value of a NAL unit may rely on
         information carried in another packet than the packet
         containing the NAL unit.  This happens, e.g., when the CS-DON
         values need to be derived for non-PACSI NAL units contained in
         single NAL unit packets, as the single NAL unit packets
         themselves do not contain CS-DON information.  In this case,
         when no packet containing required CS-DON information is
         received for a NAL unit, this NAL unit has to be discarded by
         the receiver as it cannot be fed to the decoder in the correct
         order. When the optional media type parameter sprop-mst-csdon-
         always-present is equal to 1, no such dependency exists, i.e.,
         the CS-DON value of any particular NAL unit can be derived
         solely according to information in the packet containing the
         NAL unit, and therefore, the receiver does not need to discard
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   The receiver operation is described below with the help of the
   following functions and constants:

   o  Function AbsDON is specified in Section 8.1 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
      rfc3984bis].

   o  Function don_diff is specified in Section 5.5 of [I-D.ietf-avt-
      rtp-rfc3984bis].

   o  Constant N is the value of the OPTIONAL sprop-mst-remux-buf-size
      media type parameter of the highest RTP session incremented by 1.

   Initial buffering lasts until one of the following conditions is
   fulfilled:

   o  There are N or more VCL NAL units in the re-multiplexing buffer.

   o  If sprop-mst-max-don-diff of the highest RTP session is present,
      don_diff(m,n) is greater than the value of sprop-mst-max-don-diff
      of the highest RTP session, where n corresponds to the NAL unit
      having the greatest value of AbsDON among the received NAL units
      and m corresponds to the NAL unit having the smallest value of
      AbsDON among the received NAL units.

   o  Initial buffering has lasted for the duration equal to or greater
      than the value of the OPTIONAL sprop-remux-init-buf-time media
      type parameter of the highest RTP session.

   The NAL units to be removed from the re-multiplexing buffer are
   determined as follows:

   o  If the re-multiplexing buffer contains at least N VCL NAL units,
      NAL units are removed from the re-multiplexing buffer and passed
      to the decoder in the order specified below until the buffer
      contains N-1 VCL NAL units.

   o  If sprop-mst-max-don-diff of the highest RTP session is present,
      all NAL units m for which don_diff(m,n) is greater than sprop-
      max-don-diff of the highest RTP session are removed from the re-
      multiplexing buffer and passed to the decoder in the order
      specified below.  Herein, n corresponds to the NAL unit having
      the greatest value of AbsDON among the NAL units in the re-
      multiplexing buffer.

   The order in which NAL units are passed to the decoder is specified
   as follows:



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   o  Let PDON be a variable that is initialized to 0 at the beginning
      of the RTP sessions.

   o  For each NAL unit associated with a value of CS-DON, a CS-DON
      distance is calculated as follows.  If the value of CS-DON of the
      NAL unit is larger than the value of PDON, the CS-DON distance is
      equal to CS-DON - PDON.  Otherwise, the CS-DON distance is equal
      to 65535 - PDON + CS-DON + 1.

   o  NAL units are delivered to the decoder in increasing order of CS-
      DON distance.  If several NAL units share the same value of CS-
      DON distance, they can be passed to the decoder in any order.

   o  When a desired number of NAL units have been passed to the
      decoder, the value of PDON is set to the value of CS-DON for the
      last NAL unit passed to the decoder.

7. Payload Format Parameters

   This section specifies the parameters that MAY be used to select
   optional features of the payload format and certain features of the
   bitstream.  The parameters are specified here as part of the media
   type registration for the SVC codec.  A mapping of the parameters
   into the Session Description Protocol (SDP) [RFC4566] is also
   provided for applications that use SDP.  Equivalent parameters could
   be defined elsewhere for use with control protocols that do not use
   SDP.

   Some parameters provide a receiver with the properties of the stream
   that will be sent.  The names of all these parameters start with
   "sprop" for stream properties.  Some of these "sprop" parameters are
   limited by other payload or codec configuration parameters.  For
   example, the sprop-parameter-sets parameter is constrained by the
   profile-level-id parameter.  The media sender selects all "sprop"
   parameters rather than the receiver.  This uncommon characteristic
   of the "sprop" parameters may be incompatible with some signaling
   protocol concepts, in which case the use of these parameters SHOULD
   be avoided.

7.1 Media Type Registration

   The media subtype for the SVC codec is allocated from the IETF tree.

   The receiver MUST ignore any unspecified parameter.

      Informative note: Requiring that the receiver ignores unspecified
      parameters allows for backward compatibility of future


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      extensions.  For example, if a future specification that is
      backward compatible to this specification specifies some new
      parameters, then a receiver according to this specification is
      capable of receiving data per the new payload but ignoring those
      parameters newly specified in the new payload specification.
      This provision is also present in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

   Media Type name:     video

   Media subtype name:  H264-SVC

   Required parameters: none

   OPTIONAL parameters:

      In the following definitions of parameters, "the stream" or "the
      NAL unit stream" refers to all NAL units conveyed in the current
      RTP session in SST, and all NAL units conveyed in the current RTP
      session and all NAL units conveyed in other RTP sessions that the
      current RTP session depends on in MST.

      profile-level-id:
         A base16 [RFC3548] (hexadecimal) representation of the
         following three bytes in the sequence parameter set or subset
         sequence parameter set NAL unit specified in [H.264]: 1)
         profile_idc, 2) a byte herein referred to as profile-iop,
         composed of the values of constraint_set0_flag,
         constraint_set1_flag, constraint_set2_flag,
         constraint_set3_flag, and reserved_zero_4bits positioned
         starting from the most significant bit towards the least
         significant bit (bit positions 7 through 4), and 3) level_idc.
         Note that reserved_zero_4bits is required to be equal to 0 in
         [H.264], but other values for it may be specified in the
         future by ITU-T or ISO/IEC.

         The profile-level-id parameter indicates the default sub-
         profile, i.e. the subset of coding tools that may have been
         used to generate the stream or that the receiver supports, and
         the default level of the stream or the one that the receiver
         supports.

         The default sub-profile is indicated collectively by the
         profile_idc byte and some fields in the profile-iop byte.
         Depending on the values of the fields in the profile-iop byte,
         the default sub-profile may be the same set of coding tools
         supported by one profile, or a common subset of coding tools
         of multiple profiles, as specified in subsection G.7.4.2.1.1


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         of [H.264].  The default level is indicated by the level_idc
         byte, and, when profile_idc is equal to 66, 77 or 88 (the
         Baseline, Main, or Extended profile) and level_idc is equal to
         11, additionally by bit 4 (constraint_set3_flag) of the
         profile-iop byte.  When profile_idc is equal to 66, 77 or 88
         (the Baseline, Main, or Extended profile) and level_idc is
         equal to 11, and bit 4 (constraint_set3_flag) of the profile-
         iop byte is equal to 1, the default level is level 1b.

         Table 13 lists all profiles defined in Annex A and Annex G of
         [H.264] and, for each of the profiles, the possible
         combinations of profile_idc and profile-iop that represent the
         same sub-profile.




































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            Table 13.  Combinations of profile_idc and profile-iop
            representing the same sub-profile corresponding to the full
            set of coding tools supported by one profile.  In the
            following, x may be either 0 or 1, and other notions as
            follows. CB: Constrained Baseline profile, B: Baseline
            profile, M: Main profile, E: Extended profile, H: High
            profile, H10: High 10 profile, H42: High 4:2:2 profile,
            H44: High 4:4:4 Predictive profile, H10I: High 10 Intra
            profile, H42I: High 4:2:2 Intra profile, H44I: High 4:4:4
            Intra profile, C44I: CAVLC 4:4:4 Intra profile, SB:
            Scalable Baseline profile, SH: Scalable High profile, and
            SHI: Scalable High Intra profile.

              Profile     profile_idc             profile-iop
                          (hexadecimal)           (binary)

              CB          42                      x1xx0000
                          4D                      1xxx0000
                          58                      11xx0000
                          64, 6E, 7A or F4        1xx00000
              B           42                      x0xx0000
                          58                      10xx0000
              M           4D                      0x0x0000
                          64,6E,7A or F4          01000000
              E           58                      00xx0000
              H           64                      00000000
              H10         6E                      00000000
              H42         7A                      00000000
              H44         F4                      00000000
              H10I        64                      00010000
              H42I        7A                      00010000
              H44I        F4                      00010000
              C44I        2C                      00010000
              SB          53                      x0000000
              SH          56                      0x000000
              SHI         56                      0x010000

         Note that other combinations of profile_idc and profile-iop
         (not listed in Table 13) may represent a sub-profile
         equivalent to the common subset of coding tools for more than
         one profile.  Note also that a decoder conforming to a certain
         profile may be able to decode bitstreams conforming to other
         profiles.  For example, a decoder conforming to the High 4:4:4
         profile at certain level must be able to decode bitstreams
         confirming to the Constrained Baseline, Main, High, High 10 or
         High 4:2:2 profile at the same or a lower level.



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         If profile-level-id is used to indicate stream properties, it
         indicates that, to decode the stream, the minimum subset of
         coding tools a decoder has to support is the default sub-
         profile, and the lowest level the decoder has to support is
         the default level.

         If the profile-level-id parameter is used for capability
         exchange or session setup, it indicates the subset of coding
         tools, which is equal to the default sub-profile, and the
         highest level, which is equal to the default level, that the
         codec supports.  All levels lower than the default level are
         also supported by the codec.

            Informative note: Capability exchange and session setup
            procedures should provide means to list the capabilities
            for each supported sub-profile separately.  For example,
            the one-of-N codec selection procedure of the SDP
            Offer/Answer model can be used (section 10.2 of [RFC4566]).
            The one-of-N codec selection procedure may also be used to
            provide different combinations of profile_idc and profile-
            iop that represent the same sub-profile.  When there are a
            lot of different combinations of profile_idc and profile-
            iop that represent the same sub-profile, using the one-of-N
            codec selection procedure may result into large-sized SDP
            message.  Therefore, a receiver should understand the
            different equivalent combinations of profile_idc and
            profile-iop that represent the same sub-profile, and be
            ready to accept an offer using any of the equivalent
            combinations.

         If no profile-level-id is present, the Baseline Profile
         without additional constraints at Level 1 MUST be implied.

      max-mbps, max-fs, max-cpb, max-dpb, and max-br:
         The common property of these parameters is as specified in [I-
         D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

      max-mbps: This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      max-fs: This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      max-cpb: The value of max-cpb is an integer indicating the
         maximum coded picture buffer size in units of 1000 bits for
         the VCL HRD parameters (see A.3.1 item i or G.10.2.2 item g of
         [H.264]) and in units of 1200 bits for the NAL HRD parameters


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         (see A.3.1 item j or G.10.2.2 item h of [H.264]).  The max-cpb
         parameter signals that the receiver has more memory than the
         minimum amount of coded picture buffer memory required by the
         signaled level conveyed in the value of the profile-level-id
         parameter.  When max-cpb is signaled, the receiver MUST be
         able to decode NAL unit streams that conform to the signaled
         level, with the exception that the MaxCPB value in Table A-1
         of [H.264] for the signaled level is replaced with the value
         of max-cpb.  The value of max-cpb MUST be greater than or
         equal to the value of MaxCPB for the level given in Table A-1
         of [H.264].  Senders MAY use this knowledge to construct coded
         video streams with greater variation of bit rate than can be
         achieved with the MaxCPB value in Table A-1 of [H.264].

            Informative note: The coded picture buffer is used in the
            Hypothetical Reference Decoder (HRD, Annex C) of [H.264].
            The use of the HRD is recommended in SVC encoders to verify
            that the produced bitstream conforms to the standard and to
            control the output bit rate.  Thus, the coded picture
            buffer is conceptually independent of any other potential
            buffers in the receiver, including de-interleaving, re-
            multiplexing and de-jitter buffers.  The coded picture
            buffer need not be implemented in decoders as specified in
            Annex C of [H.264]; standard-compliant decoders can have
            any buffering arrangements provided that they can decode
            standard-compliant bitstreams.  Thus, in practice, the
            input buffer for video decoder can be integrated with the
            de-interleaving, re-multiplexing and de-jitter buffers of
            the receiver.

      max-dpb: This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      max-br: The value of max-br is an integer indicating the maximum
         video bit rate in units of 1000 bits per second for the VCL
         HRD parameters (see A.3.1 item i or G.10.2.2 item g of
         [H.264]) and in units of 1200 bits per second for the NAL HRD
         parameters (see A.3.1 item j or G.10.2.2 item h of [H.264]).

         The max-br parameter signals that the video decoder of the
         receiver is capable of decoding video at a higher bit rate
         than is required by the signaled level conveyed in the value
         of the profile-level-id parameter.

         When max-br is signaled, the video codec of the receiver MUST
         be able to decode NAL unit streams that conform to the
         signaled level, conveyed in the profile-level-id parameter,


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         with the following exceptions in the limits specified by the
         level:

         o The value of max-br replaces the MaxBR value of the
            signaled level (in Table A-1 of [H.264]).

         o When the max-cpb parameter is not present, the result of
            the following formula replaces the value of MaxCPB in Table
            A-1 of [H.264]: (MaxCPB of the signaled level) * max-br /
            (MaxBR of the signaled level).

         For example, if a receiver signals capability for Level 1.2
         with max-br equal to 1550, this indicates a maximum video
         bitrate of 1550 kbits/sec for VCL HRD parameters, a maximum
         video bitrate of 1860 kbits/sec for NAL HRD parameters, and a
         CPB size of 4036458 bits (1550000 / 384000 * 1000 * 1000).

         The value of max-br MUST be greater than or equal to the value
         MaxBR for the signaled level given in Table A-1 of [H.264].

         Senders MAY use this knowledge to send higher bitrate video as
         allowed in the level definition of SVC, to achieve improved
         video quality.

            Informative note: This parameter was added primarily to
            complement a similar codepoint in the ITU-T Recommendation
            H.245, so as to facilitate signaling gateway designs.  No
            assumption can be made from the value of this parameter
            that the network is capable of handling such bit rates at
            any given time.  In particular, no conclusion can be drawn
            that the signaled bit rate is possible under congestion
            control constraints.

      redundant-pic-cap:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      sprop-parameter-sets:
         This parameter MAY be used to convey any sequence parameter
         set, subset sequence parameter set and picture parameter set
         NAL units (herein referred to as the initial parameter set NAL
         units) that can be placed in the NAL unit stream to precede
         any other NAL units in decoding order.  The parameter MUST NOT
         be used to indicate codec capability in any capability
         exchange procedure.  The value of the parameter is the base64
         [RFC3548] representation of the initial parameter set NAL
         units as specified in sections 7.3.2.1, 7.3.2.2 and G.7.3.2.1


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         of [H.264].  The parameter sets are conveyed in decoding
         order, and no framing of the parameter set NAL units takes
         place.  A comma (',') is used to separate any pair of
         parameter sets in the list.  Note that the number of bytes in
         a parameter set NAL unit is typically less than 10, but a
         picture parameter set NAL unit can contain several hundreds of
         bytes.

            Informative note: When several payload types are offered in
            the SDP Offer/Answer model, each with its own sprop-
            parameter-sets parameter, then the receiver cannot assume
            that those parameter sets do not use conflicting storage
            locations (i.e., identical values of parameter set
            identifiers).  Therefore, a receiver should double-buffer
            all sprop-parameter-sets and make them available to the
            decoder instance that decodes a certain payload type.

         Parameter sets included in "sprop-parameter-sets" is
         constrained as follows.  For those parameter sets associated
         with the default sub-profile, the indicated level MUST be
         equal to the default level.  For other parameter sets, the
         indicated level MUST be equal to or lower than the default
         level.

      sprop-level-parameter-sets:
         This parameter MAY be used to convey any sequence, subset
         sequence and picture parameter set NAL units (herein referred
         to as the initial parameter set NAL units) that can be placed
         in the NAL unit stream to precede any other NAL units in
         decoding order and that are associated with one or more levels
         lower than the default level of profile-level-id.  The
         parameter MUST NOT be used to indicate codec capability in any
         capability exchange procedure.

         The sprop-level-parameter-sets parameter contains parameter
         sets for one or more levels which are lower than the default
         level.  All parameter sets targeted for use when one level of
         the default sub-profile is accepted by a receiver are
         clustered and prefixed with a three-byte field which has the
         same syntax as profile-level-id.  This enables the receiver to
         install the parameter sets for the accepted level and discard
         the rest.  The three-byte field is named PLId, and all
         parameter sets associated with one level are named PSL, which
         has the same syntax as sprop-parameter-sets.  Parameter sets
         for each level are represented in the form of PLId:PSL, i.e.,
         PLId followed by a colon (':') and the base64 [RFC3548]
         representation of the initial parameter set NAL units for the


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         level.  Each pair of PLId:PSL is also separated by a colon.
         Note that a PSL can contain multiple parameter sets for that
         level, separated with commas (',').

         The subset of coding tools indicated by each PLId field MUST
         be equal to the default sub-profile, and the level indicated
         by each PLId field MUST be lower than the default level.  All
         sequence parameter sets contained in each PSL MUST have the
         three bytes from profile_idc to level_idc, inclusive, equal to
         the preceding PLId, or indicating a sub-profile different than
         the default sub-profile and a level not higher than the
         default level.

            Informative note: This parameter allows for efficient level
            downgrade in SDP Offer/Answer and out-of-band transport of
            parameter sets, simultaneously.

      sprop-ssrc:
         This parameter MAY be used to signal the properties of an RTP
         packet stream.  It specifies the SSRC values in the RTP header
         of all RTP packets in the RTP packet stream.  The syntax of
         this parameter is the same as the syntax of the SSRC field in
         the RTP header.

            Informative note: This parameter allows for out-of-band
            transport of parameter sets in topologies such as Topo-
            Video-switch-MCU [RFC5117].

      packetization-mode:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].  When the mst-mode parameter is present, the
         value of this parameter is additionally constrained as
         follows.  If mst-mode is equal to "NI-T", "NI-C" or "NI-TC",
         packetization-mode MUST NOT be equal to 2.  Otherwise (mst-
         mode is equal to "I-C"), packetization-mode MUST be equal to
         2.

      sprop-interleaving-depth:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      sprop-deint-buf-req:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].





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      deint-buf-cap:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      sprop-init-buf-time:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      sprop-max-don-diff:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      max-rcmd-nalu-size:
         This parameter is as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
         rfc3984bis].

      mst-mode:
         This parameter MAY be used to signal the properties of a NAL
         unit stream or the capabilities of a receiver implementation.
         If this parameter is present, multi-session transmission MUST
         be used.  Otherwise (this parameter is not present), single-
         session transmission MUST be used.  When this parameter is
         present, the following applies.  When the value of mst-mode is
         equal to "NI-T", the NI-T mode MUST be used.  When the value
         of mst-mode is equal to "NI-C", the NI-C mode MUST be used.
         When the value of mst-mode is equal to "NI-TC", the NI-TC mode
         MUST be used.  When the value of mst-mode is equal to "I-C",
         the I-C mode MUST be used.  The value of mst-mode MUST have
         one of the following tokens: "NI-T", "NI-C", "NI-TC", or "I-
         C".

         All RTP sessions in an MST MUST have the same value of mst-
         mode.

      sprop-mst-csdon-always-present:
         This parameter MUST NOT be present when mst-mode is not
         present or the value of mst-mode is equal to "NI-T" or "I-C".
         This parameter signals the properties of the NAL unit stream.
         When sprop-mst-csdon-always-present is present and the value
         is equal to 1, packetization-mode MUST be equal to 1, and all
         the RTP packets carrying the NAL unit stream MUST be STAP-A
         packets containing a PACSI NAL unit that further contains the
         DONC field or NI-MTAP packets with the J field equal to 1.
         When sprop-mst-csdon-always-present is present and the value
         is equal to 1, the CS-DON value of any particular NAL unit can
         be derived solely according to information in the packet
         containing the NAL unit.


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         When sprop-mst-csdon-always-present is present in the current
         RTP session, it MUST be present also in all the RTP sessions
         the current RTP session depends on and the value of sprop-mst-
         csdon-always-present is identical for the current RTP session
         and all the RTP sessions the current RTP session depends on.

      sprop-mst-remux-buf-size:
         This parameter MUST NOT be present when mst-mode is not
         present or the value of mst-mode is equal to "NI-T".  This
         parameter MUST be present when mst-mode is present and the
         value of mst-mode is equal to "NI-C", "NI-TC", or "I-C".

         This parameter signals the properties of the NAL unit stream.
         It MUST be set to a value one less than the minimum re-
         multiplexing buffer size (in NAL units), so that it is
         guaranteed that receivers can reconstruct NAL unit decoding
         order as specified in Subsection 6.2.2.

         The value of sprop-mst-remux-buf-size MUST be an integer in
         the range of 0 to 32767, inclusive.

      sprop-remux-buf-req:
         This parameter MUST NOT be present when mst-mode is not
         present or the value of mst-mode is equal to "NI-T".  It MUST
         be present when mst-mode is present and the value of mst-mode
         is equal to "NI-C", "NI-TC", or "I-C".

         sprop-remux-buf-req signals the required size of the re-
         multiplexing buffer for the NAL unit stream.  It is guaranteed
         that receivers can recover the decoding order of the received
         NAL units from the current RTP session and the RTP sessions
         the current RTP session depends on as specified in section
         6.2.2, when the re-multiplexing buffer size is of at least the
         value of sprop-remux-buf-req in units of bytes.

         The value of sprop-remux-buf-req MUST be an integer in the
         range of 0 to 4294967295, inclusive.

      remux-buf-cap:
         This parameter MUST NOT be present when mst-mode is not
         present or the value of mst-mode is equal to "NI-T".  This
         parameter signals the capabilities of a receiver
         implementation and indicates the amount of re-multiplexing
         buffer space in units of bytes that the receiver has available
         for recovering the NAL unit decoding order as specified in
         Section 6.2.2.  A receiver is able to handle any NAL unit



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         stream for which the value of the sprop-remux-buf-req
         parameter is smaller than or equal to this parameter.

         If the parameter is not present, then a value of 0 MUST be
         used for remux-buf-cap.  The value of remux-buf-cap MUST be an
         integer in the range of 0 to 4294967295, inclusive.

      sprop-remux-init-buf-time:
         This parameter MAY be used to signal the properties of the NAL
         unit stream.  The parameter MUST NOT be present if mst-mode is
         not present or the value of mst-mode is equal to "NI-T".

         The parameter signals the initial buffering time that a
         receiver MUST wait before starting to recover the NAL unit
         decoding order as specified in Section 6.2.2 of this memo.

         The parameter is coded as a non-negative base10 integer
         representation in clock ticks of a 90-kHz clock.  If the
         parameter is not present, then no initial buffering time value
         is defined.  Otherwise the value of sprop-remux-init-buf-time
         MUST be an integer in the range of 0 to 4294967295, inclusive.

      sprop-mst-max-don-diff:
         This parameter MAY be used to signal the properties of the NAL
         unit stream.  It MUST NOT be used to signal transmitter or
         receiver or codec capabilities.  The parameter MUST NOT be
         present if mst-mode is not present or the value of mst-mode is
         equal to "NI-T".  sprop-mst-max-don-diff is an integer in the
         range of 0 to 32767, inclusive.  If sprop-mst-max-don-diff is
         not present, the value of the parameter is unspecified.
         sprop-mst-max-don-diff is calculated same as sprop-max-don-
         diff as specified in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis], with
         decoding order number being replaced by cross-session decoding
         order number.

      sprop-scalability-info:
         This parameter MAY be used to convey the NAL unit containing
         the scalability information SEI message as specified in Annex
         G of [H.264].  This parameter MAY be used to signal the
         contained layers of an SVC bitstream.  The parameter MUST NOT
         be used to indicate codec capability in any capability
         exchange procedure.  The value of the parameter is the base64
         [RFC3548]representation of the NAL unit containing the
         scalability information SEI message.  If present, the NAL unit
         MUST contain only one SEI message which is a scalability
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         This parameter MAY be used in an offering or declarative SDP
         message to indicate what layers (operation points) can be
         provided.  A receiver MAY indicate its choice of one layer
         using the optional media type parameter scalable-layer-id.

      scalable-layer-id:
         This parameter MAY be used to signal a receiver's choice of
         the offers or declared operation points or layers using sprop-
         scalability-info or sprop-operation-point-info.  The value of
         scalable-layer-id is a base16 representation of the
         layer_id[ i ] syntax element in the scalability information
         SEI message as specified in Annex G of [H.264] or layer-ID
         contained in sprop-operation-point-info.

      sprop-operation-point-info:
         This parameter MAY be used to describe the operation points of
         an RTP session.  The value of this parameter consists of a
         comma-separated list of operation-point-description vectors.
         The values given by the operation-point-description vectors
         are the same as, or are derived from, the values that would be
         given for a scalable layer in the scalability information SEI
         message as specified in Annex G of [H.264], where the term
         scalable layer in the scalability information SEI message
         refers to all NAL units associated with the same values of
         temporal_id, dependency_id and quality_id.  In this memo such
         a set of NAL units is called an operation point.

         Each operation-point-description vector has ten elements,
         provided as a comma-separated list of base16 values.  The
         first value of the operation-point-description vector is
         preceded by a '<' and the last value of the operation-point-
         description vector is followed by a '>'.  If the sprop-
         operation-point-info is followed by exactly one operation-
         point-description vector, this describes the highest operation
         point contained in the RTP session.  If there are exactly two
         operation-point-description vectors, the first describes the
         lowest and the second describes the highest operation point
         contained in the RTP session.

         The values given by the operation-point-description vector are
         as follows, in the order listed:

         - layer-ID:  This value specifies the layer identifier of the
         operation point, which is identical to the layer_id that would
         be indicated (for the same values of dependency_id,
         quality_id, and temporal_id) in the scalability information
         SEI message.  This field MAY be empty, indicating that the


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         value is unspecified.

         - temporal-ID:  This value specifies the temporal_id of the
         operation point.  This field MUST NOT be empty.

         - dependency-ID:  This values specifies the dependency_id of
         the operation point.  This field MUST NOT be empty.

         - quality-ID:  This values specifies the quality_id of the
         operation point.  This field MUST NOT be empty.

         - profile-level-ID:  This value specifies the profile-level-
         idc of the operation point. This field MAY be empty,
         indicating that the value is unspecified.

         - avg-framerate:  This values specifies the average frame rate
         of the operation point.  This value is given in frames per 256
         seconds.  The field MAY be empty, indicating that the value is
         unspecified.

         - x-resolution:  This value specifies  the width dimension in
         pixels of decoded frames for the operation point.   This
         parameter is not directly given in the scalability information
         SEI message.  This field MAY be empty, indicating that the
         value is unspecified.

         - y-resolution:  This value gives the height dimension in
         pixels of decoded frames for the operation point.   This
         parameter is not directly given in the scalability information
         SEI.  This field MAY be empty, indicating that the value is
         unspecified.

         - avg-bitrate:  This value specifies the average bit rate of
         the operation point.  This parameter is given in kbits per
         second over the entire stream.  Note that this parameter is
         provided in the scalability information SEI message in bits
         per second and calculated over a variable time window.  This
         field MAY be empty, indicating that the value is unspecified.

         - max-bitrate:  This value specifies the average bit rate of
         the operation point.  This parameter is given in kbits per
         second and describes the maximum bitrate per each one second
         window.  Note that this parameter is provided in the
         scalability information SEI message in bits per second and is
         calculated over a variable time window.  This field MAY be
         empty, indicating that the value is unspecified.



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         Similarly to sprop-scalability-info, this parameter MAY be
         used in an offering or declarative SDP message to indicate
         what layers (operation points) can be provided.  A receiver
         MAY indicate its choice of one layer using the optional media
         type parameter scalable-layer-id.

      sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required:
         This parameter MAY be used to signal the properties of the NAL
         unit stream.  This parameter MUST NOT be present when mst-mode
         is not present or the value of mst-mode is not equal to "NI-
         T".  The presence of this parameters indicates that no
         reordering of non-VCL or VCL NAL units is required for the
         decoding order recovery process.

      sprop-avc-ready:
         This parameter MAY be used to indicate the properties of the
         NAL unit stream.  The presence of this parameter indicates
         that the RTP session, if used in SST, or used in MST combined
         with other RTP sessions also with this parameter present, can
         be processed by a [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] receiver.
         This parameter MAY be used with RTP sessions with media
         subtype H264-SVC.

      Encoding considerations:
         This type is only defined for transfer via RTP (RFC 3550).

      Security considerations:
         See Section 8 of RFC XXXX.

      Public specification:
         Please refer to Section 14 of RFC XXXX.

      Additional information:
         None

      File extensions:     none

      Macintosh file type code: none

      Object identifier or OID: none

      Person & email address to contact for further information:

      Intended usage:      COMMON

      Author:



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      Change controller:
         IETF Audio/Video Transport working group delegated from the
         IESG.

7.2 SDP Parameters

7.2.1 Mapping of Payload Type Parameters to SDP

   The media type video/H264-SVC string is mapped to fields in the
   Session Description Protocol (SDP) as follows:

   o  The media name in the "m=" line of SDP MUST be video.

   o  The encoding name in the "a=rtpmap" line of SDP MUST be H264-SVC
      (the media subtype).

   o  The clock rate in the "a=rtpmap" line MUST be 90000.

   o  The OPTIONAL parameters "profile-level-id", "max-mbps", "max-fs",
      "max-cpb", "max-dpb", "max-br", "redundant-pic-cap", "sprop-
      parameter-sets", "sprop-level-parameter-sets", "sprop-ssrc",
      "packetization-mode", "sprop-interleaving-depth", "deint-buf-
      cap", "sprop-deint-buf-req", "sprop-init-buf-time", "sprop-max-
      don-diff", "max-rcmd-nalu-size", "mst-mode", "sprop-mst-csdon-
      always-present", "sprop-mst-remux-buf-size", "sprop-remux-buf-
      req", "remux-buf-cap", "sprop-remux-init-buf-time", "sprop-mst-
      max-don-diff", "sprop-scalability-info", "scalable-layer-id",
      "sprop-operation-point-info", "sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required",
      and "sprop-avc-ready", when present, MUST be included in the
      "a=fmtp" line of SDP.  These parameters are expressed as a media
      type string, in the form of a semicolon separated list of
      parameter=value pairs.

7.2.2 Usage with the SDP Offer/Answer Model

   When an SVC stream (with media subtype H264-SVC) is offered over RTP
   using SDP in an Offer/Answer model [RFC3264] for negotiation for
   unicast usage, the following limitations and rules apply:











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   o  The parameters identifying a media format configuration for SVC
      are "profile-level-id", "packetization-mode", and "mst-mode",
      when present.  These media configuration parameters (except for
      the level part of "profile-level-id") MUST be used symmetrically;
      i.e., the answerer MUST either maintain all configuration
      parameters or remove the media format (payload type) completely,
      if one or more of the parameter values are not supported.  Note
      that the level part of "profile-level-id" includes level_idc,
      and, for indication of level 1b when profile_idc is equal to 66,
      77 or 88, bit 4 (constraint_set3_flag) of profile-iop.  The level
      part of "profile-level-id" is downgradable, i.e., the answerer
      MUST maintain the same or a lower level or remove the media
      format (payload type) completely.

         Informative note: The requirement for symmetric use applies
         only for the above media format configuration parameters
         excluding the level part of "profile-level-id", and not for
         the other stream properties and capability parameters.

         Informative note: In [H.264], all the levels except for level
         1b are equal to the value of level_idc divided by 10.  Level
         1b is a level higher than level 1.0 but lower than level 1.1,
         and is signaled in an ad-hoc manner.  For the Baseline, Main
         and Extended profiles (with profile_idc equal to 66, 77 and
         88, respectively), level 1b is indicated by level_idc equal to
         11 (i.e. same as level 1.1) and constraint_set3_flag equal to
         1.  For other profiles, level 1b is indicated by level_idc
         equal to 9 (but note that level 1b for these profiles are
         still higher than level 1, which has level_idc equal to 10,
         and lower than level 1.1).  In SDP Offer/Answer, an answer may
         indicate a level equal to or lower than the level indicated in
         the offer.  Due to the ad-hoc indication of level 1b, offerers
         and answerers must check the value of bit 4
         (constraint_set3_flag) of the middle octet of the parameter
         "profile-level-id", when profile_idc is equal to 66, 77 or 88
         and level_idc is equal to 11.

      To simplify handling and matching of these configurations, the
      same RTP payload type number used in the offer SHOULD also be
      used in the answer, as specified in [RFC3264].  An answer MUST
      NOT contain a payload type number used in the offer unless the
      configuration is exactly the same as in the offer or the
      configuration in the answer only differs from that in the offer
      with a level lower than the default level offered.

         Informative note: An offerer, when receiving the answer, has
         to compare payload types not declared in the offer based on


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         media type (i.e., video/H264-SVC) and the above media format
         configuration parameters with any payload types it has already
         declared, in order to determine whether the configuration in
         question is new or equivalent to a configuration already
         offered.

      Since and SVC stream may contain multiple operation points, a
      facility is provided so that an answerer can select a different
      operation point than the entire SVC stream.  Specifically,
      different operation points MAY be described using the "sprop-
      scalability-info" and "sprop-operation-point-info" parameters.
      The first one carries the entire scalability information SEI
      message defined in Annex G of [H264], whereas the second one is a
      subset of this SEI message that only contains key information
      about an operation point.  Operation points, in both cases, are
      associated with a layer identifier.  If such information is
      provided in an offer, (an answerer MAY select from the various
      operation points offered in the "sprop-scalability-information"
      or "sprop-operation-point-info" parameters by including
      "scalable-layer-id" in the answer.  When such operation point
      selection takes place, then the answerer MUST maintain the same
      profile-level-id provided for the entire SVC stream, i.e.,
      neither profile nor level downgrading is allowed.

         Informative note: The ability to perform operation point
         selection enables a receiver to utilize the scalable nature of
         an SVC stream.  The above mechanism allows this functionality
         without changing the effective profile and level that is
         declared.  This, in turn, provides consistency with the use of
         the profile-level-id parameter (and level downgrading) as
         defined in [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  A drawback of this
         approach is that there is no mechanism provided to limit the
         parameter sets to only those required for the particular
         operation point, as it is done with individual levels for the
         entire SVC stream.  It is noted, however, that the overhead
         associated with sending or receiving extra parameter sets is
         relatively small, whereas the specification complexity to
         enable association of parameter sets to individual operation
         points is considerable.










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   o  The parameters "sprop-ssrc", "sprop-deint-buf-req", "sprop-
      interleaving-depth", "sprop-max-don-diff", "sprop-init-buf-time",
      "sprop-mst-csdon-always-present", "sprop-remux-buf-req", "sprop-
      mst-remux-buf-size", "sprop-remux-init-buf-time", "sprop-mst-max-
      don-diff", "sprop-scalability-information", "sprop-operation-
      point-info", "sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required", and "sprop-avc-
      ready" describe the properties of the NAL unit stream that the
      offerer or answerer is sending for the media format
      configuration.  This differs from the normal usage of the
      Offer/Answer parameters: normally such parameters declare the
      properties of the stream that the offerer or the answerer is able
      to receive.  When dealing with SVC, the offerer assumes that the
      answerer will be able to receive media encoded using the
      configuration being offered.

         Informative note: The above parameters apply for any stream
         sent by the declaring entity with the same configuration;
         i.e., they are dependent on their source.  Rather than being
         bound to the payload type, the values may have to be applied
         to another payload type when being sent, as they apply for the
         configuration.

   o  The capability parameters ("max-mbps", "max-fs", "max-cpb",
      "max-dpb", "max-br", ,"redundant-pic-cap", "max-rcmd-nalu-size")
      MAY be used to declare further capabilities of the offerer or
      answerer for receiving.  These parameters can only be present
      when the direction attribute is sendrecv or recvonly, and the
      parameters describe the limitations of what the offerer or
      answerer accepts for receiving streams.

   o  When "mst-mode" is not present and "packetization-mode" is equal
      to 2, the following applies.

       o An offerer has to include the size of the de-interleaving
          buffer, "sprop-deint-buf-req", in the offer.  To enable the
          offerer and answerer to inform each other about their
          capabilities for de-interleaving buffering, both parties are
          RECOMMENDED to include "deint-buf-cap".  It is also
          RECOMMENDED to consider offering multiple payload types with
          different buffering requirements when the capabilities of the
          receiver are unknown.

   o  When "mst-mode" is present and equal to "NI-C", "NI-TC" or "I-C",
      the following applies.





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       o An offerer has to include "sprop-remux-buf-req" in the offer.
          To enable the offerer and answerer to inform each other about
          their capabilities for re-multiplexing buffering, both
          parties are RECOMMENDED to include "remux-buf-cap".  It is
          also RECOMMENDED to consider offering multiple payload types
          with different buffering requirements when the capabilities
          of the receiver are unknown.

   o  The "sprop-parameter-sets" or "sprop-level-parameter-sets"
      parameter, when present, is used for out-of-band transport of
      parameter sets.  However, when out-of-band transport of parameter
      sets is used, parameter sets MAY still be additionally
      transported in-band.  If neither "sprop-parameter-sets" nor
      "sprop-level-parameter-sets" is present, then only in-band
      transport of parameter sets is used.

      An offer MAY include either or both of "sprop-parameter-sets" and
      "sprop-level-parameter-sets".  An answer MAY include "sprop-
      parameter-sets", and MUST NOT include "sprop-level-parameter-
      sets".

      When an offered payload type is accepted without level downgrade,
      i.e. the default level is accepted, the following applies.

        o The answerer MUST be prepared to use the parameter sets
           included in "sprop-parameter-sets", when present, for
           decoding the incoming NAL unit stream, and ignore "sprop-
           level-parameter-sets", when present.

        o When "sprop-parameter-sets" is not present, in-band
           transport of parameter sets MUST be used.

      When level downgrade is in use, i.e., a level lower than the
      default level offered is accepted, the following applies.

        o The answerer MUST be prepared to use the parameter sets that
           are included in "sprop-level-parameter-sets" for the
           accepted level, when present, for decoding the incoming NAL
           unit stream, and ignore all other parameter sets included in
           "sprop-level-parameter-sets" and "sprop-parameter-sets",
           when present.

        o When no parameter sets for the accepted level are present in
           the "sprop-level-parameter-sets", in-band transport of
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      The answerer MAY or MAY not include "sprop-parameter-sets", i.e.,
      the answerer MAY use either out-of-band or in-band transport of
      parameter sets for the stream it is sending, regardless of
      whether out-of-band parameter sets transport has been used in the
      offerer-to-answerer direction.  All parameter sets included in
      the "sprop-parameter-sets", when present, for the accepted
      payload type in an answer MUST be associated with the accepted
      level, as indicated by the profile-level-id in the answer for the
      accepted payload type.

      Parameter sets included in "sprop-parameter-sets" in an answer
      are independent of those parameter sets included in the offer, as
      they are used for decoding two different video streams, one from
      the answerer to the offerer, and the other in the opposite
      direction.  The offerer MUST be prepared to use the parameter
      sets included in the answer's "sprop-parameter-sets", when
      present, for decoding the incoming NAL unit stream.

      When "sprop-parameter-sets" or "sprop-level-parameter-sets" is
      present and "sprop-ssrc" is present, the receiver of the
      parameters MUST store the parameter sets included in the "sprop-
      parameter-sets" or "sprop-level-parameter-sets" for the accepted
      level and associate them to "sprop-ssrc".  Parameter sets
      associated with one "sprop-ssrc" MUST only be used to decode NAL
      units conveyed in packets with SSRC equal to the associated
      "sprop-ssrc".  The "sprop-ssrc" MAY be used in topologies like
      Topo-Video-switch-MCU [RFC5117] to enable out-of-band transport
      of parameter sets.  When "sprop-ssrc" is used, and SSRC collision
      is detected, the connection needs to be renegotiated using a new
      random SSRC.

   For streams being delivered over multicast, the following rules
   apply:

   o  The media format configuration is identified by the same
      parameters as above for unicast (i.e. "profile-level-id",
      "packetization-mode", and "mst-mode", when present).  These media
      format configuration parameters (including the level part of
      "profile-level-id", i.e. the level part of "profile-level-id" is
      not downgradable for Offer/Answer in multicast) MUST be used
      symmetrically; i.e., the answerer MUST either maintain all
      configuration parameters or remove the media format (payload
      type) completely.

      To simplify handling and matching of these configurations, the
      same RTP payload type number used in the offer SHOULD also be
      used in the answer, as specified in [RFC3264].  An answer MUST


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      NOT contain a payload type number used in the offer unless the
      configuration is the same as in the offer.

   o  Parameter sets received MUST be associated with the originating
      source, and MUST be only used in decoding the incoming NAL unit
      stream from the same source.

   o  The rules for other parameters are the same as above for unicast.

   Below are the complete lists of how the different parameters shall
   be interpreted in the different combinations of offer or answer and
   direction attribute. [Ed.(YkW): Review and add additional rules for
   scalable-layer-id, if needed.]

   o  In offers and answers for which "a=sendrecv" or no direction
      attribute is used, the following interpretation of the parameters
      MUST be used.

      Declaring actual configuration for sending and receiving streams:

         - profile-level-id
         - packetization-mode
         - mst-mode

      Declaring actual properties of the stream to be sent:

         - sprop-ssrc
         - sprop-deint-buf-req
         - sprop-interleaving-depth
         - sprop-max-don-diff
         - sprop-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-csdon-always-present
         - sprop-mst-remux-buf-size
         - sprop-remux-buf-req
         - sprop-remux-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-max-don-diff
         - sprop-scalability-info-
         - sprop-operation-point-info
         - sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required
         - sprop-avc-ready

      Declaring receiver capabilities:

         - max-mbps
         - max-fs
         - max-cpb
         - max-dpb


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         - max-br
         - redundant-pic-cap
         - deint-buf-cap
         - max-rcmd-nalu-size
         - remux-buf-cap

      Out-of-band transporting of parameter sets:

         - sprop-parameter-sets
         - sprop-level-parameter-sets

   o  In offers and answers for which "a=recvonly" is used, the
      following interpretation of the parameters MUST be used.

      Declaring actual configuration for receiving streams:

         - profile-level-id
         - packetization-mode
         - mst-mode

      Declaring receiver capabilities:

         - max-mbps
         - max-fs
         - max-cpb
         - max-dpb
         - max-br
         - redundant-pic-cap
         - deint-buf-cap
         - max-rcmd-nalu-size
         - remux-buf-cap

      Not usable (when present, they SHOULD be ignored):

         - sprop-ssrc
         - sprop-deint-buf-req
         - sprop-interleaving-depth
         - sprop-max-don-diff
         - sprop-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-csdon-always-present
         - sprop-mst-remux-buf-size
         - sprop-remux-buf-req
         - sprop-remux-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-max-don-diff
         - sprop-scalability-info
         - sprop-operation-point-info
         - sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required


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         - sprop-avc-ready
         - sprop-parameter-sets
         - sprop-level-parameter-sets

   o  In an offer or answer for which "a=sendonly" is used, the
      following interpretation of the parameters MUST be used:

      Declaring actual configuration or properties for sending streams:

         - profile-level-id
         - packetization-mode
         - mst-mode
         - sprop-ssrc
         - sprop-deint-buf-req
         - sprop-interleaving-depth
         - sprop-max-don-diff
         - sprop-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-csdon-always-present
         - sprop-mst-remux-buf-size
         - sprop-remux-buf-req
         - sprop-remux-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-max-don-diff
         - sprop-scalability-info
         - sprop-operation-point-info
         - sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required
         - sprop-avc-ready

      Out-of-band transporting of parameter sets:

         - sprop-parameter-sets
         - sprop-level-parameter-sets

      Not usable(when present, they SHOULD be ignored):

         - max-mbps
         - max-fs
         - max-cpb
         - max-dpb
         - max-br
         - redundant-pic-cap
         - deint-buf-cap
         - max-rcmd-nalu-size
         - remux-buf-cap

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   o  Parameters used for declaring receiver capabilities are in
      general downgradable; i.e., they express the upper limit for a
      sender's possible behavior.  Thus a sender MAY select to set its
      encoder using only lower/lesser or equal values of these
      parameters.

   o  Parameters declaring a configuration point are not downgradable,
      with the exception of the level part of the "profile-level-id"
      parameter for unicast usage.  This expresses values a receiver
      expects to be used and must be used verbatim on the sender side.
      If level downgrading (for profile-level-id) is used, an answerer
      MUST NOT include the scalable-layer-id parameter.

   o  When a sender's capabilities are declared, and non-downgradable
      parameters are used in this declaration, then these parameters
      express a configuration that is acceptable for the sender to
      receive streams.  In order to achieve high interoperability
      levels, it is often advisable to offer multiple alternative
      configurations; e.g., for the packetization mode.  It is
      impossible to offer multiple configurations in a single payload
      type.  Thus, when multiple configuration offers are made, each
      offer requires its own RTP payload type associated with the
      offer.

   o  A receiver SHOULD understand all media type parameters, even if
      it only supports a subset of the payload format's functionality.
      This ensures that a receiver is capable of understanding when an
      offer to receive media can be downgraded to what is supported by
      receiver of the offer.

   o  An answerer MAY extend the offer with additional media format
      configurations.  However, to enable their usage, in most cases a
      second offer is required from the offerer to provide the stream
      properties parameters that the media sender will use.  This also
      has the effect that the offerer has to be able to receive this
      media format configuration, not only to send it.

   o  If an offerer wishes to have non-symmetric capabilities between
      sending and receiving, the offerer has to offer different RTP
      sessions; i.e., different media lines declared as "recvonly" and
      "sendonly", respectively.  This may have further implications on
      the system.

7.2.3 Dependency Signaling in Multi-Session Transmission

   If MST is used, the rules on signaling media decoding dependency in
   SDP as defined in [I-D.ietf-mmusic-decoding-dependency] apply.


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   Additionally, the order of dependencies of the RTP sessions
   indicated by the "a=depend" attribute as defined in [I-D.ietf-
   mmusic-decoding-dependency] MUST represent the decoding order of the
   VC) NAL units in an access unit, i.e. the order of session
   dependency is given from the base or the lowest enhancement RTP
   session (the most important) to the highest enhancement RTP session
   (the least important).

7.2.4 Usage in Declarative Session Descriptions

   When SVC over RTP is offered with SDP in a declarative style, as in
   RTSP [RFC2326] or SAP [RFC2974], the following considerations are
   necessary.

   o  All parameters capable of indicating both stream properties and
      receiver capabilities are used to indicate only stream
      properties.  For example, in this case, the parameter "profile-
      level-id" declares the values used by the stream, not the
      capabilities for receiving streams.  This results in that the
      following interpretation of the parameters MUST be used:

      Declaring actual configuration or stream properties:

         - profile-level-id
         - packetization-mode
         - mst-mode
         - sprop-ssrc
         - sprop-deint-buf-req
         - sprop-interleaving-depth
         - sprop-max-don-diff
         - sprop-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-csdon-always-present
         - sprop-mst-remux-buf-size
         - sprop-remux-buf-req
         - sprop-remux-init-buf-time
         - sprop-mst-max-don-diff
         - sprop-scalability-info
         - sprop-operation-point-info
         - sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required
         - sprop-avc-ready

      Out-of-band transporting of parameter sets:

         - sprop-parameter-sets
         - sprop-level-parameter-sets

      Not usable (when present, they SHOULD be ignored):


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         - max-mbps
         - max-fs
         - max-cpb
         - max-dpb
         - max-br
         - redundant-pic-cap
         - max-rcmd-nalu-size
         - deint-buf-cap
         - remux-buf-cap
         - scalable-layer-id

   o  A receiver of the SDP is required to support all parameters and
      values of the parameters provided; otherwise, the receiver MUST
      reject (RTSP) or not participate in (SAP) the session.  It falls
      on the creator of the session to use values that are expected to
      be supported by the receiving application.

7.3 Examples

7.3.1 Example for Offering a Single SVC Session

      Example 1: The offerer offers one video media descriptions
      including two RTP payload types.  The first payload type offers
      H264 and the second offers H264-SVC. Both payload types have
      different fmtp parameters as profile-level-id, packetization-
      mode, and sprop-parameter-sets.

      Offerer -> Answerer SDP message:

      v=0
      o=alice 2890844526 2890844526 IN IP4 192.0.2.12
      s=SVC SDP example
      i=SVC Scalable Video Coding session
      c=IN IP4 192.0.2.12
      t=0 0
      m=video 20000 RTP/AVP 96 97
      a=rtpmap:96 H264/90000
      a=fmtp:96 profile-level-id=4d400a; packetization-mode=0;
      sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,aP4Eag==;
      a=rtpmap:97 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:97 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgR
      qA=,aGvgRiA=;






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      If the answerer would not support media subtype H264-SVC, an
      answer would be issued as shown in the examples in section 8.3 of
      [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  In the following example the
      receiver supports H264-SVC.

      Answerer -> Offerer SDP message:

      v=0
      o=bob 2890842807 2890842807 IN IP4 192.0.6.66
      s=SVC SDP example
      i=SVC Scalable Video Coding session
      c=IN IP4 192.0.6.66
      t=0 0
      m=video 40000 RTP/AVP 96 97
      a=rtpmap:96 H264/90000
      a=fmtp:96 profile-level-id=4d400a; packetization-mode=0;
      sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,aP4Eag==;
      a=rtpmap:97 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:97 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgR
      qA=,aGvgRiA=;

7.3.2 Example for Offering a Single SVC Session using scalable-layer-id

      Example 2: Offerer offers the same media configurations as shown
      in the example before, but by one RTP payload type including
      sporp-operation-point-info and the preferred scalable layer-id.



      Offerer -> Answerer SDP message:

      v=0
      o=alice 2890844526 2890844526 IN IP4 192.0.2.12
      s=SVC SDP example
      i=SVC Scalable Video Coding session
      c=IN IP4 192.0.2.12
      t=0 0
      m=video 20000 RTP/AVP 97
      a=rtpmap:97 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:97 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;sprop-
      operation-point-
      info=<1,2,0,1,4d400a,C80,B0,90,80,100>,<2,3,1,0,53000c,1900,160,1
      20,100,400>;scalable-layer-id=2;





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      In the following example the receiver supports H264-SVC and
      chooses the lower operation point offered in the RTP payload
      type.  The offerer has indicated by his offer, that he supports
      both operation points, but he prefers the higher operation point.
      The answerer now chooses the lower operation point.



      Answerer -> Offerer SDP message:

      v=0
      o=bob 2890842807 2890842807 IN IP4 192.0.6.66
      s=SVC SDP example
      i=SVC Scalable Video Coding session
      c=IN IP4 192.0.6.66
      t=0 0
      m=video 40000 RTP/AVP 97
      a=rtpmap:97 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:97 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;sprop-
      operation-point-
      info=<1,2,0,1,4d400a,3200,176,144,128,256>,<2,3,1,0,53000c,6400,3
      52,288,256,1024>;scalable-layer-id=1;


      [Ed (TS): TBD more examples on level-downgrade, etc.]

7.3.3 Example for Offering Multiple Sessions in MST

      Example 3: In this example the offerer offers a multi session
      transmission with up to three potential sessions.  The base
      session media description includes payload types which are
      backward compatible with [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].  The
      other two media are using payload types with media subtype H264-
      SVC.  In each media description different values of profile-
      level-id, packetization-mode, mst-mode, and sprop-parameter-sets
      are offered.

      Offerer -> Answerer SDP message:

      v=0
      o=alice 2890844526 2890844526 IN IP4 192.0.2.12
      s=SVC Scalable Video Coding session
      i=SDP is an Offer for a session offered by a transcoding entity
      c= IN IP4 192.0.2.12
      t=0 0
      a=group:DDP 1 2 3
      m=video 20000 RTP/AVP 96 97 98


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      a=rtpmap:96 H264/90000
      a=fmtp:96 profile-level-id=4d400a; packetization-mode=0;
      mst-mode=NI-T; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,aP4Eag==;
      a=rtpmap:97 H264/90000
      a=fmtp:97 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      mst-mode=NI-TC; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,
      Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgRqA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=rtpmap:98 H264/90000
      a=fmtp:98 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=2;
      mst-mode=I-C; init-buf-time=156320;
      sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgR
      qA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=mid:1
      m=video 20002 RTP/AVP 99 100
      a=rtpmap:99 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:99 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      mst-mode=NI-TC; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,
      Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgRqA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=rtpmap:100 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:100 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=2;
      mst-mode=I-C; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,
      aP4Eag==,aEvgRqA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=mid:2
      a=depend:99 lay 1:96,97; 100 lay 1:98
      m=video 20004 RTP/AVP 101
      a=rtpmap:101 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:101 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      mst-mode=NI-T; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,
      Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgRqA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=mid:3
      a=depend:101 lay 1:96,97 2:99



      The answerer supports for the multi-session transmission the NI-T
      mode, also the NI-TC. For that reason, it chooses the supported
      payload type (96 and 97) for the base RTP session. For the two
      enhancement RTP sessions, the answerer also chooses the payload
      types with NI-T / NI-TC mode.



      Answerer -> Offerer SDP message:

      v=0
      o=bob 2890842807 2890842807 IN IP4 192.0.6.66
      s=SVC Scalable Video Coding session


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      i=SDP is an Offer for a session offered by a transcoding entity
      c= IN IP4 192.0.6.66
      t=0 0
      a=group:DDP 1 2 3
      m=video 40000 RTP/AVP 96 97
      a=rtpmap:96 H264/90000
      a=fmtp:96 profile-level-id=4d400a; packetization-mode=0;
      mst-mode=NI-T; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,aP4Eag==;
      a=rtpmap:97 H264/90000
      a=fmtp:97 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      mst-mode=NI-TC; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,
      Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgRqA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=mid:1
      m=video 40002 RTP/AVP 99
      a=rtpmap:99 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:99 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      mst-mode=NI-TC; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,
      Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgRqA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=mid:2
      a=depend:99 lay 1:96,97
      m=video 40004 RTP/AVP 101
      a=rtpmap:101 H264-SVC/90000
      a=fmtp:101 profile-level-id=53000c; packetization-mode=1;
      mst-mode=NI-T; sprop-parameter-sets=Z01ACprLFicg,
      Z1MADEsA1NZYWCWQ,aP4Eag==,aEvgRqA=,aGvgRiA=;
      a=mid:3
      a=depend:101 lay 1:96,97 2:99

      [Ed (TS): TBD more examples]

7.4 Parameter Set Considerations

   Please see Section 8.4 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

8. Security Considerations

   Section 9 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] applies.  Additionally,
   the following applies.

   Decoders MUST exercise caution with respect to the handling of
   reserved NAL unit types and reserved SEI messages, particularly if
   they contain active elements, and MUST restrict their domain of
   applicability to the presentation containing the stream.  The safest
   way is to simply discard these NAL units and SEI messages.





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   When integrity protection is applied, care MUST be taken that the
   stream being transported may be scalable; hence a receiver may be
   able to access only part of the entire stream.

      Informative note: Other security aspects, including
      confidentiality, authentication, and denial-of-service threat,
      for SVC are similar as H.264/AVC, as discussed in Section 9 of
      [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

9. Congestion Control

   Within any given RTP session carrying payload according to this
   specification, the provisions of section 12 of [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-
   rfc3984bis] apply.  Reducing the session bandwidth is possible by
   one or more of the following means, listed in an order that, in most
   cases, will assure the least negative impact to the user experience:

   a) within the highest Layer identified by the DID field, utilize the
     TID and/or QID fields in the NAL unit header to drop NAL units
     with lower importance for the decoding process or human
     perception.

   b) drop all NAL units belonging to the highest enhancement Layer as
     identified by the highest DID value.

   c) dropping NAL units according to their importance for the decoding
     process, as indicated by the fields in the NAL unit header of the
     NAL units or in the prefix NAL units.

   d) dropping NAL units or entire packets not according to the
     aforementioned rules (media-unaware stream thinning).  This
     results in the reception of a non-compliant bitstream and, most
     likely, in very annoying artifacts.

      Informative note: The discussion above is centered on NAL units
      and not on packets, primarily because that is the level where
      senders can meaningfully manipulate the scalable bitstream.  The
      mapping of NAL units to RTP packets is fairly flexible when using
      aggregation packets.  Depending on the nature of the congestion
      control algorithm, the "dimension" of congestion measurement
      (packet count or bitrate) and reaction to it (reducing packet
      count or bitrate or both) can be adjusted accordingly.

   All aforementioned means are available to the RTP sender, regardless
   whether that sender is located in the sending endpoint or in a mixer
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   When a translator-based MANE is employed, then the MANE MAY
   manipulate the session only on the MANE's outgoing path, so that the
   sensed end-to-end congestion falls within the permissible envelope.
   As all translators, in this case the MANE needs to rewrite RTCP RRs
   to reflect the manipulations it has performed on the session.

      Informative note: Applications MAY also implement, in addition or
      separately, other congestion control mechanisms, e.g., as
      described in [RFC3450] and [Yan].

10. IANA Consideration

   [Ed. (YkW): A new media type should be registered from IANA.]

11. Informative Appendix: Application Examples

11.1 Introduction

   Scalable video coding is a concept that has been around since at
   least MPEG-2 [MPEG2], which goes back as early as 1993.
   Nevertheless, it has never gained wide acceptance; perhaps partly
   because applications didn't materialize in the form envisioned
   during standardization.

   ISO/IEC MPEG and ITU-T VCEG, respectively, performed a requirement
   analysis for the SVC project.  Dozens of scenarios have been
   studied.  While some of the scenarios appear not to follow the most
   basic design principles of the Internet, e.g., as discussed in
   section 11.6 -- and are therefore not appropriate for IETF
   standardization -- others are clearly in the scope of IETF work.  Of
   these, this draft chooses the following subset for immediate
   consideration.  The MPEG and VCEG requirement documents are
   available in [JVT-N026] and [JVT-N027], respectively.

   With these remarks, we now introduce three main application
   scenarios that we consider relevant, and that are implementable with
   this specification.

11.2 Layered Multicast

   This well-understood form of the use of layered coding [McCanne]
   implies that all layers are individually conveyed in their own RTP
   packet streams, each carried in its own RTP session using the IP
   (multicast) address and port number as the single demultiplexing
   point.  Receivers "tune" into the layers by subscribing to the IP
   multicast, normally by using IGMP [IGMP].  Depending on the
   application scenario, it is also possible to convey a number of


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   layers in one RTP session, when finer operation points within the
   subset of layers are not needed.

   Layered multicast has the great advantage of simplicity and easy
   implementation.  However, it has also the great disadvantage of
   utilizing many different transport addresses.  While we consider
   this not to be a major problem for a professionally maintained
   content server, receiving client endpoints need to open many ports
   to IP multicast addresses in their firewalls.  This is a practical
   problem from a firewall and network address translation (NAT)
   viewpoint.  Furthermore, even today IP multicast is not as widely
   deployed as many wish.

   We consider layered multicast an important application scenario for
   the following reasons.  First, it is well understood and the
   implementation constraints are well known.  Second, there may well
   be large scale IP networks outside the immediate Internet context
   that may wish to employ layered multicast in the future.  One
   possible example could be a combination of content creation and
   core-network distribution for the various mobile TV services, e.g.,
   those being developed by 3GPP (MBMS) [MBMS] and DVB (DVB-H) [DVB-H].

11.3 Streaming

   In this scenario, a streaming server has a repository of stored SVC
   coded layers for a given content.  At the time of streaming, and
   according to the capabilities, connectivity, and congestion
   situation of the client(s), the streaming server generates and
   serves a scalable stream.  Both unicast and multicast serving is
   possible.  At the same time, the streaming server may use the same
   repository of stored layers to compose different streams (with a
   different set of layers) intended for other audiences.

   As every endpoint receives only a single SVC RTP session, the number
   of firewall pinholes can be optimized to one.

   The main difference between this scenario and straightforward
   simulcasting lies in the architecture and the requirements of the
   streaming server, and is therefore out of the scope of IETF
   standardization.  However, compelling arguments can be made why such
   a streaming server design makes sense.  One possible argument is
   related to storage space and channel bandwidth.  Another is
   bandwidth adaptability without transcoding -- a considerable
   advantage in a congestion controlled network.  When the streaming
   server learns about congestion, it can reduce sthe ending bit rate
   by choosing fewer layers when composing the layered stream; see
   section 9.  SVC is designed to gracefully support both bandwidth


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   ramp-down and bandwidth ramp-up with a considerable dynamic range.
   This payload format is designed to allow for bandwidth flexibility
   in the mentioned sense.  While, in theory, a transcoding step could
   achieve a similar dynamic range, the computational demands are
   impractically high and video quality is typically lowered --
   therefore, few (if any) streaming servers implement full
   transcoding.

11.4 Videoconferencing (Unicast to MANE, Unicast to Endpoints)

   [Ed. (AE): TBD]

11.5 Mobile TV (Multicast to MANE, Unicast to Endpoint)

   This scenario is a bit more complex, and designed to optimize the
   network traffic in a core network, while still requiring only a
   single pinhole in the endpoint's firewall.  One of its key
   applications is the mobile TV market.

   Consider a large private IP network, e.g., the core network of 3GPP.
   Streaming servers within this core network can be assumed to be
   professionally maintained.  We assume that these servers can have
   many ports open to the network and that layered multicast is a real
   option.  Therefore, we assume that the streaming server multicasts
   SVC scalable layers, instead of simulcasting different
   representations of the same content at different bit rates.

   Also consider many endpoints of different classes.  Some of these
   endpoints may lack the processing power or the display size to
   meaningfully decode all layers; others may have these capabilities.
   Users of some endpoints may wish not to pay for high quality and are
   happy with a base service, which may be cheaper or even free.  Other
   users are willing to pay for high quality.  Finally, some connected
   users may have a bandwidth problem in that they can't receive the
   bandwidth they would want to receive -- be it through congestion,
   connectivity, change of service quality, or for whatever other
   reasons.  However, all these users have in common that they don't
   want to be exposed too much, and therefore the number of firewall
   pinholes needs to be small.

   This situation can be handled best by introducing middleboxes close
   to the edge of the core network, which receive the layered multicast
   streams and compose the single SVC scalable bit stream according to
   the needs of the endpoint connected.  These middleboxes are called
   MANEs throughout this specification.  In practice, we envision the
   MANE to be part of (or at least physically and topologically close
   to) the base station of a mobile network, where all the signaling


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   and media traffic necessarily are multiplexed on the same physical
   link.  This is why we do not worry too much about decomposition
   aspects of the MANE as such.

   MANEs necessarily need to be fairly complex devices.  They certainly
   need to understand the signaling, so, for example, to associate the
   PT octet in the RTP header with the SVC payload type.

   A MANE may aggregate multiple RTP streams, possibly from multiple
   RTP sessions, thus to reduce the number of firewall pinholes
   required at the endpoints.  This type of MANEs is conceptually easy
   to implement and can offer powerful features, primarily because it
   necessarily can "see" the payload (including the RTP payload
   headers), utilize the wealth of layering information available
   therein, and manipulate it.

   While such an MANE operation in its most trivial form (combining
   multiple RTP packet streams into a single one) can be implemented
   comparatively simply -- reordering the incoming packets according to
   the DON and sending them in the appropriate order -- more complex
   forms can also be envisioned.  For example, a MANE can be optimizing
   the outgoing RTP stream to the MTU size of the outgoing path by
   utilizing the aggregation and fragmentation mechanisms of this memo.

   A MANE can also perform stream thinning, in order to adhere to
   congestion control principles as discussed in Section 9.  While the
   implementation of the forward (media) channel of such a MANE appears
   to be comparatively simple, the need to rewrite RTCP RRs makes even
   such a MANE a complex device.

   While the implementation complexity of either case of a MANE, as
   discussed above, is fairly high, the computational demands are
   comparatively low.  In particular, SVC and/or this specification
   contain means to easily generate the correct inter-layer decoding
   order of NAL units.  No serious bit-oriented processing is required
   and no significant state information (beyond that of the signaling
   and perhaps the SVC sequence parameter sets) need to be kept.

11.6 SSRC Multiplexing

   The authors have considered the possibility of introducing SSRC
   multiplexing, i.e., allowing sending multiple RTP packet streams
   containing layers in the same RTP session, differentiated by SSRC
   values.  The intention was to minimize the number of firewall
   pinholes in an endpoint to one, by using MANEs to aggregate multiple
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   SSRC-multiplexed packet streams).  It was hoped that this would be
   feasible even with encrypted packets in an SRTP context.

   While an implementation along these lines indeed appears to be
   feasible for the forward media path, the RTCP RR rewrite cannot be
   implemented in the way necessary for this scheme to work.  This
   relates to the need to authenticate the RTCP RRs as per SRTP
   [RFC3711].  While the RTCP RR itself does not need to be rewritten
   by the scheme envisioned, its transport addresses need to be
   manipulated.  This, in turn, is incompatible with the mandatory
   authentication of RTCP RRs.  As a result, there would be a
   requirement that a MANE needs to be in the RTCP security context of
   the sessions, which was not envisioned in the use case at hand.
   Therefore this memo does provide support for SSRC multiplexing.

12. References

12.1 Normative References

   [H.264]   ITU-T Recommendation H.264, "Advanced video coding for                                                  rd                  generic audiovisual services", 3  Edition, November 2007.

   [I-D.ietf-mmusic-decoding-dependency]  Schierl, T., and Wenger, S.,
             "Signaling media decoding dependency in Session
             Description Protocol (SDP)", draft-ietf-mmusic-decoding-
             dependency-04 (work in progress), October 2008.

   [MPEG4-10]  ISO/IEC International Standard 14496-10:2005.

   [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
             Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC3264] Rosenberg, J. and H. Schulzrinne, "An Offer/Answer Model
             With Session Description Protocol (SDP)", RFC 3264, June
             2002.

   [RFC3548] Josefsson, S., "The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data
             Encodings", RFC 3548, July 2003.

   [RFC3550] Schulzrinne, H., Casner, S., Frederick, R., and Jacobson,
             V., "RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time
             Applications", STD 64, RFC 3550, July 2003.

   [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis] Wang, Y.-K., Even, R., and Kristensen,
             T., "RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video", draft-ietf-avt-
             rtp-rfc3984bis-00.txt (work in progress), October 2008.



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   [RFC4566] Handley, M., Jacobson, V., and Perkins, C., "SDP: Session
             Description Protocol", RFC 4566, July 2006.

12.2 Informative References

   [DVB-H]   DVB - Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); DVB-H
             Implementation Guidelines, ETSI TR 102 377, 2005.

   [H.241]   ITU-T Rec. H.241, "Extended video procedures and control
             signals for H.300-series terminals", May 2006.

   [IGMP]    Cain, B., Deering S., Kovenlas, I., Fenner, B., and
             Thyagarajan, A., "Internet Group Management Protocol,
             Version 3", RFC 3376, October 2002.

   [JVT-N026]  Ohm J.-R., Koenen, R., and Chiariglione, L. (ed.), "SVC
             requirements specified by MPEG (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG11)",
             JVT-N026, available from http://ftp3.itu.ch/av-arch/jvt-
             site/2005_01_HongKongGeneva/JVT-N026.doc, Hong Kong,
             China, January 2005.

   [JVT-N027]  Sullivan, G., and Wiegand, T. (ed.), "SVC requirements
             specified by VCEG (ITU-T SG16 Q.6)", JVT-N027, available
             from http://ftp3.itu.ch/av-arch/jvt-
             site/2005_01_HongKongGeneva/JVT-N027.doc, Hong Kong,
             China, January 2005.

   [I-D.schierl-avt-rtp-multi-session-transmission]
             Schierl, T., and Lennox, J., "Multi-Session and Multi-
             Source Transmission in the Real-Time Transport Protocol
             (RTP)", draft-schierl-avt-rtp-multi-session-transmission-
             00 (work in progress), October 27,2008.

    [McCanne] McCanne, S., Jacobson, V., and Vetterli, M., "Receiver-
             driven layered multicast", in Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM'96,
             pages 117--130, Stanford, CA, August 1996.

   [MBMS]    3GPP - Technical Specification Group Services and System
             Aspects; Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS);
             Protocols and codecs (Release 6), December 2005.

   [MPEG2]   ISO/IEC International Standard 13818-2:1993.

   [RFC2326] Schulzrinne, H., Rao, A., and R. Lanphier, "Real Time
             Streaming Protocol (RTSP)", RFC 2326, April 1998.




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   [RFC2974] Handley, M., Perkins, C., and E. Whelan, "Session
             Announcement Protocol", RFC 2974, October 2000.

   [RFC3450] Luby, M., Gemmell, J., Vicisano, L., Rizzo, L., and
             Crowcroft, J., "Asynchronous layered coding (ALC) protocol
             instantiation", RFC 3450, December 2002.

   [RFC3711] Baugher, M., McGrew, D, Naslund, M., Carrara, E., and
             Norrman, K., "The secure real-time transport protocol
             (SRTP)", RFC 3711, March 2004.

   [RFC5117] Westerlund, M. and Wenger, S., "RTP Topologies", RFC 5117,
             January 2008.

   [Yan]     Yan, J., Katrinis, K., May, M., and Plattner, R., "Media-
             And TCP-friendly congestion control for scalable video
             streams", in IEEE Trans. Multimedia, pages 196--206, April
             2006.

13. Authors' Addresses

   Stephan Wenger
   Nokia
   955 Page Mill Road
   Palo Alto, CA 94304
   USA

   Phone: +1-650-862-7368
   EMail: stewe@stewe.org

   Ye-Kui Wang
   Nokia Research Center
   P.O. Box 100
   33721 Tampere
   Finland

   Phone: +358-50-466-7004
   EMail: ye-kui.wang@nokia.com

   Thomas Schierl
   Fraunhofer HHI
   Einsteinufer 37
   D-10587 Berlin



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   Germany

   Phone: +49-30-31002-227
   Email: mail@thomas-schierl.de

   Alex Eleftheriadis
   Vidyo, Inc.
   433 Hackensack Ave.
   Hackensack, NJ 07601
   USA

   Phone: +1-201-467-5135
   Email: alex@vidyo.com


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   number FP7-ICT-214063, project SEA.  The authors want to thank
   Jonathan Lennox for his valuable comments and input to the draft.
   [Ed. (YkW): Thanks to many other contributors and reviewers TBD.]

14. Open Issues

   1) More SDP usage examples are needed.  In particular, should we
     include any example for SDP exchange (e.g. the use of sprop-
     scalability-info and scalable-layer-id) for declarative usage?

   2) It is not clear how scalable-layer-id is used in offer/answer, and
     usage rule is missing.

   3) sprop-ssrc may be unnecessary, depending on status of draft-
     lennox-avt-h264-source-fmtp-00.

   4) Additional review of scalable-layer-id operation point selection
     mechanism is needed, particular the rules for the different modes.

   5) Section 7.4, parameter set considerations, needs to be updated.

   6) Section 11.4, videoconferencing description is missing.

15. Changes Log

   From draft-ietf-avt-rtp-svc-14 to draft-ietf-avt-rtp-svc-15

   24 October - 25 October 2008: TS


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     - New parameter sprop-operation-point-info to be used with
        scalable-layer-id, added text in section 7

     - Extended rule on usage of decoding dependency draft

     - Added rule on NI-MTAP generation

     - New SDP parameter: sprop-avc-ready, sprop-no-NAL-reordering-
        required

     - Extended SDP examples including sprop-operation-point-info

     - mst-mode can be used with offer/answer

     - changed text in 7.1 and added text in 7.2.2 for scalable-layer-
        id

   27 October - 30 October 2008: YkW

     - Updated reference of RFC 3984 to [I-D.ietf-avt-rtp-rfc3984bis].

     - Changed "should" or "SHOULD" to "must" or "MUST" for
        restrictions on ignoring reserved fields and values.

     - Updated definitions for profile-level-id, max-cpb, sprop-
        parameter-sets, packetization-mode, sprop-mst-csdon-always-
        present, sprop-no-NAL-reordering-required, and sprop-avc-ready.

     - Added definitions for new parameters sprop-level-parameter-
        sets, sprop-ssrc, and

     - Updated the entire section 7.2 on SDP parameters

     - Updated open issues

     - Added some comments for discussions

     - Other (editorial) changes

   3 November 2008: AE

     - Fixed a few typos.

     - Updated comments for discussion.



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   3 November 2008: AE

   This include changes after the Editors' conference call on
   2008/11/03.

   Changes provided by TS:

     - 3.1.2, 6.2 - removed direct reference to decoding dep. draft

     - 6.2.1 - change informative text and changed reference to
        informational draft - footnote of figure

     - 7.1 - changed text on sprop-operation-point-info

     - 12.2 - reference to multi session transmission draft

   Other changes by AE:

     - Removed sprop-layer-range, sprop-frame-size, sprop-bit-rate,
        and sprop-frame-rate, as they are now covered by sprop-
        operation-point-info.

     - Added text in 7.2.2 to explain how operation point selection
        works, using scalable-layer-id, including an informative note
        about the rationale (and what happens with profile/level
        settings).

     - Updated definitions of sprop-operation-point-info and sprop-
        scalability-info.

     - Updated open issues.

















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