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6.5 BYE: Goodbye RTCP packet

6.5 BYE: Goodbye RTCP packet

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   |V=2|P|    SC   |   PT=BYE=203  |             length            |
   |                           SSRC/CSRC                           |
   :                              ...                              :
   |     length    |               reason for leaving             ... (opt)

The BYE packet indicates that one or more sources are no longer active.

version (V), padding (P), length:
As described for the SR packet (see Section 6.3.1).

packet type (PT): 8 bits
Contains the constant 203 to identify this as an RTCP BYE packet.

source count (SC): 5 bits
The number of SSRC/CSRC identifiers included in this BYE packet. A count value of zero is valid, but useless.

If a BYE packet is received by a mixer, the mixer forwards the BYE packet with the SSRC/CSRC identifier(s) unchanged. If a mixer shuts down, it should send a BYE packet listing all contributing sources it handles, as well as its own SSRC identifier. Optionally, the BYE packet may include an 8-bit octet count followed by that many octets of text indicating the reason for leaving, e.g., "camera malfunction" or "RTP loop detected". The string has the same encoding as that described for SDES. If the string fills the packet to the next 32-bit boundary, the string is not null terminated. If not, the BYE packet is padded with null octets.

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