A peer-to-peer architecture for on-demand video streaming on internet

Lei Zhang, Kwok Tung Lo

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In this paper, a new peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture is developed for streaming stored video on the Internet. In the proposed media streaming architecture, a P2P forwarding chain will be constructed. To maintain continuous playback at the peer, a standby FEC server is maintained to provide FEC coded media stream to peers when their buffered content is almost exhausted. A parent-child exchange (PCX) routing mechanism is proposed to adjust the P2P chain. Our simulation results show that the PCX scheme can greatly improve the system performance and make efficient use of peers' bandwidth. It is also shown that the backup FEC data support from the server can reduce the number of stalled playback at the peers with a reasonable cost.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Event2004 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems - Chengdu, China
Duration: 27 Jun 200429 Jun 2004


Conference2004 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems


  • Forward error correction
  • Media streaming
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Video-on-demand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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