real time transport protocol
- noun (written as real-time transport protocol)a data transport protocol developed by the IETF that provides a guaranteed data delivery over a network that does not usually provide this type of quality of service.
- noun a data transport protocol developed by the IETF that provides guaranteed data delivery over a network that does not normally provide this quality of service.
- (written as Real-Time Transport Protocol)Its abbreviation is RTP. A protocol for the real-time transmission of audio, video, or multimedia content. Used, for instance, over a TCP/IP network such as the Internet to broadcast a movie. RTP is similar to RTSP, with the main difference being that the former only allows one-way communication, while the latter is two-way. Thus, RTSP would permit the use of features such as rewinding or accessing chapters directly, while RTP would not. Also called RTP protocol.