An architecture for distributing scalable content over peer-to-peer networks

N. Capovilla, M. Eberhard, S. Mignanti, R. Petrocco, Janne Vehkaperä

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Peer-to-Peer systems are nowadays a very popular solution for multimedia distribution, as they provide significant cost benefits compared with traditional server-client distribution. Additionally, the distribution of scalable content enables the consumption of the content in a quality suited for the available bandwidth and the capabilities of the end-user devices. Thus, the distribution of scalable content over P2P networks is a very actual research topic. This paper presents an architecture for the distribution of scalable content in a fully distributed Peer-to-Peer network. The architectural description includes how the scalable layers of the content are mapped to the pieces distributed in the Peer-to-Peer system and detailed descriptions of the producer- and consumer-site architecture of the system. The presented system is to our knowledge the first open-source Peer-to-Peer network with full Scalable Video Coding support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Second International Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA 2010)
Subtitle of host publicationAthens, Greece, 13-19 June 2010
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7278-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7277-2, 978-0-7695-4068-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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