SDP (Session Description Protocol) is the standard describing a peer-to-peer connection. SDP contains the codec, source address, and timing information of audio and video.

Here is a typical SDP message:

o=alice 2890844526 2890844526 IN IP4
c=IN IP4
t=0 0
m=audio 49170 RTP/AVP 0
a=rtpmap:0 PCMU/8000
m=video 51372 RTP/AVP 31
a=rtpmap:31 H261/90000
m=video 53000 RTP/AVP 32
a=rtpmap:32 MPV/90000

SDP is never used alone, but by protocols like RTP and RTSP. SDP is also a component of WebRTC, which uses SDP as a way of describing a session.

See also