Old 15th April 2008, 04:09   #1
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P2P Streaming

Mininova is beta testing a open source player application that will be able to watch Bittorrent files, instead of downloading them.

Imagine "streaming" NSV encoded High Definition VP6 video with AAC Plus audio.

http://torrentfreak.com/mininova-bit...omment-page-2/

All you would need to do is create a XML or RSS file and you could have a Bittorrent "playlist". You would have to include a xml / rss parser to properly extract the Bittorrent file.

Definite possibilities with Bittorrent being so popular.

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Old 15th April 2008, 10:16   #2
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Bittorrent is so good because it can randomly get parts of a large file. If you want to stream you would have to get the file form start to finish, and thus you would loose a lot of speed. P2P streaming isn't really gonna do much yet, at least if you want to stream high quality. Too few people have a good enough upload speed to support it, and many have blocked ports.
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Old 16th April 2008, 00:52   #3
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If you want to stream you would have to get the file form start to finish, and thus you would loose a lot of speed.
The swarmplayer has worked around this. Thats one of the reasons the EU gave the Tribler group several million euros to continue development on this open source project. The BBC is very interested in this as well, as it would save tremendous resources.

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Old 24th April 2008, 03:56   #4
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Hi everyone:

I've always believed that P2P Streaming is the future of NSV. Look at what TVUNetworks has done with Windows Media (Yeah yeah I know - MICROSOFT!).

Like it or not, this can't be laughed off. Sure one can get hosting, but eventually the cost for the host will become too prohibitive for them to stay in business unless they have A LOT of venture capital and put virtually all of their resources into becoming YET ANOTHER place for people to offload their viral videos (Like we really NEED another BlipTV? ONE is enough!)

What's needed now are more places where can GO LIVE!! Now it's true that LiveVideo and BlogTV have made some strides in this area, but even they have bandwidth limits. P2P streaming knows no such barrier. It never has.

This is where NSV can come in.

In fact, WE WROTE THE BOOK ON THE SUBJECT. Remember when the concept of RELAYING AUDIO via SHOUTcast was introduced? All one needs to do is create a program that will relay NSV streams. Once that's released, then all that's needed is for people to get permission from the originating host to relay the show. If the program is built as if it was a seperate instance of Ken's NSVGUI, one should be able to control the bitrate in which the video is broadcast on their station for those who can't broadcast at like 500 Kbps.

Am I on to something here or am I talking about smething which technology has yet to address yet?

Thoughts & Comments?

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I have tried the swarm player that is incorporated into the Tribler software, Very Very Very promising.

Would be nice to have the ability to locally store content as well as watching it as a torrent stream.

P2P + Myth TV

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