draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-burst-gap-loss-11.txt   draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-burst-gap-loss-12.txt 
Audio/Video Transport Working Group A. Clark Audio/Video Transport Working Group A. Clark
Internet-Draft Telchemy Internet-Draft Telchemy
Intended status: Standards Track S. Zhang Intended status: Standards Track S. Zhang
Expires: October 14, 2013 J. Zhao Expires: October 17, 2013 J. Zhao
STTRI STTRI
Q. Wu, Ed. Q. Wu, Ed.
Huawei Huawei
April 12, 2013 April 15, 2013
RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Report (XR) Block for Burst/Gap RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Report (XR) Block for Burst/Gap
Loss metric Reporting Loss metric Reporting
draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-burst-gap-loss-11.txt draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-burst-gap-loss-12.txt
Abstract Abstract
This document defines an RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Report This document defines an RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Report
(XR) Block that allows the reporting of Burst and Gap Loss metrics (XR) Block that allows the reporting of Burst and Gap Loss metrics
for use in a range of RTP applications. for use in a range of RTP applications.
Status of this Memo Status of this Memo
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supports the reporting of the proportion of packets lost by the supports the reporting of the proportion of packets lost by the
network. The losses during loss bursts are reported, together with network. The losses during loss bursts are reported, together with
the number of bursts and additional data allowing the calculation of the number of bursts and additional data allowing the calculation of
statistical parameters (mean and variance) of the distribution of statistical parameters (mean and variance) of the distribution of
burst lengths. Some uses of these metrics depend on the availability burst lengths. Some uses of these metrics depend on the availability
of the metric "cumulative number of packets lost" from RTCP of the metric "cumulative number of packets lost" from RTCP
[RFC3550]. [RFC3550].
This block provides information on transient IP problems. Burst/Gap This block provides information on transient IP problems. Burst/Gap
metrics are typically used in Cumulative reports, however they also metrics are typically used in Cumulative reports, however they also
MAY be used in Interval reports. The burstiness of packet loss may be used in Interval reports. The burstiness of packet loss
affects user experience, may influence any sender strategies to affects user experience, may influence any sender strategies to
mitigate the problem, and may also have diagnostic value. mitigate the problem, and may also have diagnostic value.
The metric belongs to the class of transport-related end system The metric belongs to the class of transport-related end system
metrics defined in [RFC6792]. metrics defined in [RFC6792].
The definitions of Burst, Gap, Loss and Discard are consistent with The definitions of Burst, Gap, Loss and Discard are consistent with
definitions in [RFC3611]. To accommodate the range of jitter buffer definitions in [RFC3611]. To accommodate the range of jitter buffer
algorithms and packet discard logic that may be used by implementors, algorithms and packet discard logic that may be used by implementors,
the method used to distinguish between bursts and gaps may be an the method used to distinguish between bursts and gaps may be an
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applications. Where the metric is used with a Voice-overIP (VoIP) applications. Where the metric is used with a Voice-overIP (VoIP)
application and the stream repair means is not available, the application and the stream repair means is not available, the
following considerations apply. following considerations apply.
RTCP XR views a call as being divided into bursts, which are periods RTCP XR views a call as being divided into bursts, which are periods
during which the loss rate is high enough to cause noticeable call during which the loss rate is high enough to cause noticeable call
quality degradation (generally over 5 percent loss rate), and gaps, quality degradation (generally over 5 percent loss rate), and gaps,
which are periods during which lost packets are infrequent and hence which are periods during which lost packets are infrequent and hence
call quality is generally acceptable. call quality is generally acceptable.
If Voice Activity Detection is used the Burst and Gap Duration shall If Voice Activity Detection is used, the Burst and Gap Duration shall
be determined as if silence packets had been sent, i.e. a period of be determined as if silence packets had been sent, i.e. a period of
silence in excess of Gmin packets must terminate a burst condition. silence in excess of Gmin packets will terminate a burst condition.
The recommended value for the threshold Gmin in [RFC3611] results in The recommended value for the threshold Gmin in [RFC3611] results in
a Burst being a period of time during which the call quality is a Burst being a period of time during which the call quality is
degraded to a similar extent to a typical Pulse-Code Modulation(PCM) degraded to a similar extent to a typical Pulse-Code Modulation(PCM)
Severely Errored Second. Severely Errored Second.
5. SDP Signaling 5. SDP Signaling
[RFC3611] defines the use of SDP (Session Description Protocol) [RFC3611] defines the use of SDP (Session Description Protocol)
[RFC4566] for signaling the use of XR blocks. XR blocks MAY be used [RFC4566] for signaling the use of XR blocks. XR blocks MAY be used
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