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LiveShift: mesh-pull P2P live and time-shifted video streaming

Hecht, F; Bocek, T; Clegg, RG; Landa, R; Hausheer, D; Stiller, B; (2010) LiveShift: mesh-pull P2P live and time-shifted video streaming. (Technical Report IFI-20 , pp. ? - ? ). Department of Informatics, University of Zurich: Zurich, Switzerland. Green open access

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The popularity of video sharing over the Internet has increased significantly. High traffic generated by such applications at the source can be better distributed using a peer-to-peer overlay. LiveShift combines both live and on-demand video streaming -- while video is transmitted through the peer-to-peer network in a live fashion, all peers participate in distributed storage. This adds the ability to replay time-shifted streams from other peers in a distributed and scalable manner. This technical report describes an architecture, a mesh-pull protocol, and a set of policies that support the envisioned use case enable. User-focused evaluation results show its effectiveness and limits in terms of quality of experience.

Type: Report
Title: LiveShift: mesh-pull P2P live and time-shifted video streaming
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/research/publications/techni...
Language: English
Additional information: Made available with permission
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1341597
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