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P2P Live Video Streaming Is Coming: BitTorrent Live

P2P Live Video Streaming Is Coming: BitTorrent Live | Online Video Publishing |

Robin Good: P2P video live streaming is now a reality albeit still in the Beta testing phase. BitTorrent has now a live web site where you can download the P2P video streaming software for either PC, Mac or Linux computers. 

Once installed you can test the effectiveness of P2P live video streaming technology by checking out the test streams or the live sessions every Friday night (8pm PST).

"Conventional video streaming—through, say, YouTube or Netflix—eats up network resources because each user is pulling in their own individual feed.

The live peer-to-peer (P2P) streaming protocol created by BitTorrent founder and chief scientist Bram Cohen, instead works much like BitTorrent itself does.

Everybody that requests a certain video stream shares the feed between themselves, rather than just leeching the content.

This reportedly reduces lag drastically, network load and increases video quality for those watching.

And, just like when torrenting, the more people that sign on to a stream, the better it looks for everybody."

(Source: Sepp Hasslberger ) 


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Open Source Real-Time P2P Video Platform: GoalBit

Open Source Real-Time P2P Video Platform: GoalBit | Online Video Publishing |

GoalBit is a free open source video streaming platform capable of distributing high-bandwidth live video content to everyone preserving its quality.


Goalbit Media Player basic features include:

- Is free software, released under the GNU General Public License.

- Runs on Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux and Solaris.

- Supports different video sources such as files, digital video/webcam/acquisition cards , HTTP/MMS/RTP Unicast/Multicast streams, DVD/VCD/SVCD devices.

- Support for H.264/AVC, Theora, , MPEG-4/2/1, WMV video formats.

- Optional BitTorrent like streaming.

- Follows the IETF standard PPSP, Peer To Peer Streaming Protocol.

Via Nicolas Weil
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