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From: Lionel Koenig <>
Exposes the RTP Timestamp in the liveMedia RTPSource object.
This is a workaround and won't be upstreamed:
Detailed explanation:
The presentation time is adjusted via RTCP Sender Report every now and
then using the sender media clock through RTP Timestamps and the sender
system clock. This sender system clock might be adjusted via NTP causing
some occasional jumps (I've seen system clock being adjusted with NTP
every few seconds on some devices) leading to "time jumps" in the RTCP
Sender Report (Will most likely not change the strictly increasing
nature of the whole clock system).
The presentation time clock the receiver sees then is a combination of
the media clock and the sender system clock. The adjustment of the
system clock via NTP (or maybe something else) introduces "noise" if the
media clock is then re-derived from this presentation time.
Using the RTP Timestamp directly allows a way to circumvent the noise
introduced by the different system clocks, sender report adjustment and
so on, and only focus on solving the media clock synchronization issue.
More details in:
--- a/liveMedia/include/RTPSource.hh
+++ b/liveMedia/include/RTPSource.hh
@@ -86,7 +86,6 @@ public:
// RTP sequence numbers and timestamps are usually not useful to receivers.
// (Our implementation of RTP reception already does all needed handling of RTP sequence numbers and timestamps.)
u_int16_t curPacketRTPSeqNum() const { return fCurPacketRTPSeqNum; }
-private: friend class MediaSubsession; // "MediaSubsession" is the only outside class that ever needs to see RTP timestamps!
u_int32_t curPacketRTPTimestamp() const { return fCurPacketRTPTimestamp; }