NextSharePC: An open-source BitTorrent-based P2P client supporting SVC

M. Eberhard, A. Palo, A. Kumar, R. Petrocco, L. Mapelli, Mikko Uitto

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In this paper the open-source NextSharePC demo is presented, which allows to distribute layered video content over P2P networks. The cost-efficient distribution of multimedia content over P2P networks has become very popular in recent years. Furthermore, multimedia content is consumed on a variety of devices, which requires to provide content in different qualities. By distributing layered content over P2P networks the NextSharePC demo provides both, cost-efficient distribution and a video quality suitable for various devices. The different modules of NextSharePC and their usage are described in detail in this paper. To the authors' knowledge the NextSharePC demo is the first open-source P2P implementation with full SVC support
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2012
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1131-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event3rd ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2012 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Duration: 22 Feb 201224 Feb 2012


Conference3rd ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2012
Abbreviated titleMMSys 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChapel Hill, North Carolina


  • Multimedia
  • open source
  • P2P
  • streaming
  • SVC

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