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Streaming stored audio

Consider streaming stored audio. Does it make sense to run the application over UDP or TCP? Which transport protocol does RealNetworks use? Why? Which transport protocol do the Microsoft streaming products use? Why?

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Streaming stored audio
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Consider streaming stored audio. Does it make sense to run the application over UDP or TCP? Which transport protocol does Real Networks use? Why?

UDP:
Datagram protocols, such as the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), send the media stream as a series of small packets. This is simple and efficient; however, packets are liable to be lost or corrupted in transit. Depending on the protocol and the extent of the loss, the client may be able to recover the data with error correction techniques, may interpolate over the missing data, or may suffer a dropout.
The Real-time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) and the Real-time Transport Control ...

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Does it make sense to run the application over UDP or TCP? Which transport protocol does RealNetworks use? Why? Which transport protocol do the Microsoft streaming products use?

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