If you try and connect equipment using two different protocols it simply won’t work.
It has been like this for years. Different protocols have different advantages and disadvantages. There are some widely used industry standard protocols but there are also some proprietary ones where a manufacturer wants to connect only their gear together so they have complete control over the user experience.
The problem is that we don’t live in a closed world, we want freedom to connect all our equipment together. In 2013 a new standard was published called AES67. However this wasn’t just another protocol to add to the confusion of incompatible protocols. Instead AES67 is a set of rules for existing and future protocols to follow.
It sets a minimum standard for communication to allow audio to pass between equipment.
The fact is that many of these audio networking protocols are quite similar. If they make small modifications then they can be AES67 compatible and thus pass audio to equipment using another protocol.