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Scalable and continuous media streaming on peer-to-peer networks

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4 Author(s)
Sasabe, M. ; Graduate Sch. of Inf. Sci. & Technol., Osaka Univ., Japan ; Wakamiya, N. ; Murata, M. ; Miyahara, H.

With the growth of computing power and the proliferation of broadband access to the Internet, media streaming has widely diffused. Although the proxy caching technique is one method to accomplish effective media streaming, it cannot adapt to the variations of user locations and diverse user demands. By using the P2P communication architecture, media streaming can be expected to smoothly react to network conditions and changes in user demands for media-streams. We propose efficient methods to achieve continuous and scalable media streaming system. In our mechanisms, a media stream is divided into blocks for efficient use of network bandwidth and storage space. We propose two scalable search methods and two algorithms to determine an optimum provider peer from search results. Through several simulation experiments, we show that the FLS method can perform continuous media play-out while reducing the amount of search traffic to 1/6 compared with full flooding.

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Peer-to-Peer Computing, 2003. (P2P 2003). Proceedings. Third International Conference on

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1-3 Sept. 2003