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Multimedia Image and Video Processing, 2nd Edition by Sun-Yuan Kung, Yifeng He, Ling Guan

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20A Proxy-Based P2P Live Streaming Network: Design, Implementation, and Experiments

Dongni Ren

S.H. Gary Chan

Bin Wei

20.1 Introduction

Rapid penetration of residential broadband networks has enabled video streaming over the Internet. In recent years, we have witnessed the success of many live streaming applications over the Internet, such as Internet TV, distance learning, movie on demand, press or teleconferencing, and so on [1–3]. By the end of the year 2010, Internet video had exceeded half of the total Internet traffic consumption in the United States [4]. According to the Cisco visual networking index forecast, by 2013, the various forms of video (TV, video on demand (VoD), Internet video, and peer to peer (P2P)) will exceed 90% of global ...

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