Commit edff26cb authored by Christophe Massiot's avatar Christophe Massiot

* README: Improve description.

parent c6b6d90c
......@@ -9,7 +9,8 @@ Transport Streams (ISO/IEC 13818-1) in particular.
The multicat tool itself is a 1 input/1 output application. Inputs and
outputs can be network streams (unicast and multicast, IPv4 and IPv6), files,
directories, character devices or FIFOs.
directories, character devices or FIFOs. Typical applications are recording
live transport streams, or playing out TS files without modification.
Multicat tries to rebuild the internal clock of the input stream; but
it wants to remain agnostic of what is transported, so in case of files
......@@ -31,7 +32,10 @@ LasTS is also a companion application which gives the total duration of an
auxiliary file.
Finally aggregaRTP and reordeRTP can be used to carry a high-bitrate
signal over one or several contribution links.
signal over one or several contribution links, and support retransmission
of lost packets via an additional UDP or TCP connection. ReordeRTP can also
smooth up the reception of a stream from a link that is known to reorder
and add jitter to packets.
The multicat suite of applications is very lightweight and designed to
operate in tight environments. Memory and CPU usages are kept to a minimum,
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