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librtp++ is a C++ implementation of RTP and RTCP. Additionally this library contains support for RTCP Feedback and encryption as described in RFC 3550. Future version will also support encryption using SRTP.

librtp++ uses abstract layers for transport notification mechanisms, meaning an application needs to implement a transport layer for the underlying network and an notification mechanism for socket events and timers. This technique enables librtp++ to be used in very different environments.

Projects using librtp++

Currently there is just one official project besides a lot of test applications using librtp++


librtp++ was put under GPL to facilitate software development based on this code. The copyright statement reads as follows:

librtp++ is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

librtp++ is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with libgensocket; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA


The latest stable version is 0.5.0.


librtp++ is known to work on GNU Linux, with gcc 3.x. The source distribution uses automake/autoconf together with libtool. Hence, if in the distribution's root directory, you can build the software by typing:

make install

If you obtained librtp++ as part of another distribution (e.g. those mentioned above), you can skip the installation step.