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RTP Audio NextGen
An Audio Streaming System for Transport Protocol and QoS Research Purposes

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💡 Description

RTP Audio NextGen is an audio streaming system with support for SCTP as well as UDP transport. It is a highly advanced and reworked version of the former RTP Audio system with support for SCTP streams and SCTP partial reliability. Furthermore, it also contains a QoS management interface. RTP Audio NextGen may use layered encoding, that is the audio quality may be adapted according to QoS constraints. The main purpose of this tool is to support transport protocol and QoS research, by providing a realistic application for performance testing.

In order to start the server, run rtpa-server. It will wait for connections then. It will serve files in the current directory. See Test.list for an example; you need to provide appropriate list files referencing to some MP3 andor WAV files. MP3s or WAVs are not included in the package, you need to provide your own files!
Use the client rtpa-qclient (GUI version) or rtpa-client (command-line version) for testing the streaming. Example: rtpa-client rtpa://localhost/Test.list (replace "localhost" by your server name or IP address).


📖 Documentation


📦 Binary Package Installation

Please use the issue tracker at https://github.com/dreibh/rtpaudio/issues to report bugs and issues!

Ubuntu Linux

For ready-to-install Ubuntu Linux packages of RTP Audio NextGen, see Launchpad PPA for Thomas Dreibholz!

sudo apt-add-repository -sy ppa:dreibh/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtpaudio-all

Fedora Linux

For ready-to-install Fedora Linux packages of RTP Audio NextGen, see COPR PPA for Thomas Dreibholz!

sudo dnf copr enable -y dreibh/ppa
sudo dnf install rtpaudio-all

💾 Sources Download

RTP Audio NextGen is released under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL).

Please use the issue tracker at https://github.com/dreibh/rtpaudio/issues to report bugs and issues!

Development Version

The Git repository of the RTP Audio NextGen sources can be found at https://github.com/dreibh/rtpaudio:

Current Stable Release

The tarball has been signed with my GnuPG key 21412672­518D8B2D­1862EFEF­5CD5D12A­A0877B49. Its authenticity and integrity can be verified by:

gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 21412672518D8B2D1862EFEF5CD5D12AA0877B49
gpg --verify rtpaudio-<VERSION>.tar.xz.asc rtpaudio-<VERSION>.tar.xz

Old Versions

The tarballs have been signed with my GnuPG key 21412672­518D8B2D­1862EFEF­5CD5D12A­A0877B49. Its authenticity and integrity can be verified by:

gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 21412672518D8B2D1862EFEF5CD5D12AA0877B49
gpg --verify rtpaudio-<VERSION>.tar.xz.asc rtpaudio-<VERSION>.tar.xz

✔️ Requirements