Peer-to-Peer Streaming Architecture Term Paper by Nicky

Peer-to-Peer Streaming Architecture
Looks at the history, structure and application of peer-to-peer streaming architecture.
# 144931 | 1,080 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper explains the benefits, underlying principles and possible approaches to implementing peer-to-peer streaming architecture. The paper details the Zigzag approach, which not only optimizes performance but also provides for a check-and-balance to ensure that the media stream stays in the system for a long enough period. The paper stresses that implementing peer-to-peer streaming architecture also requires knowledge of the involved network protocols.

From the Paper:

"Steaming media is especially important nowadays because the presentations or outputs displayed on the Internet are not only words in the form of texts or static pictures and graphics but archived or live audio and video feeds. Aside from this, the advent of instant messaging combined with audio and video sharing is becoming a norm - Yahoo! Messenger made these standard features in their version 9 with voice calls, webcam video, etc. What makes peer-to-peer streaming architecture critical to applications recently mentioned is that it allows huge or mega files to be broadcast over the Internet either in real-time or retrieval in archive mode."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Zimmermann, Roger and Leslie S. Liu. Peer-to-Peer Streaming - Streaming P2P Architectures, Streaming Process, Peer-to-Peer System Operation, Service Discovery and Content Search. 2008. 30 November 2008. <

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