A Jitter Buffer is a piece of software inside a Media Engine taking care of the following network characteristics:

  1. Packet reordering
  2. Jitter

The Jitter Buffer collects and stores incoming media packets and decides when to pass them along to the decoder and playback. It makes that decision based on the packets is has collected, the packets it is still waiting for and the timing required to playback the media.

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