BitTorrent Inventor Will Introduce P2P Live Streaming ProtocolAdded: Friday, January 21st, 2011
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Bram Cohen, widely known for inventing the BitTorrent protocol and revolutionizing file-sharing, is currently finalizing his new project: a P2P live streaming protocol. He promises to develop a code superior to all the rest of streaming solutions existing on the market. Although the new client will be released only in a few months, a demo of the code has already been shown.
A key feature of the young web is that it constantly evolves, which was proved by invention of BitTorrent protocol and video streaming. Actually, these inventions were largely responsible for the increase in the use of bandwidth.
In a decade after inventing BitTorrent, Bram Cohen is ready to introduce a new protocol, this time related to P2P live streaming. Despite the fact that P2P live streaming isn’t a new thing, he believes that his new protocol will be more effective than its rivals.
Bram explained last year that the BitTorrent protocol needed to be redone in order to make it compatible with live streams. The puzzle included ditching TCP and using different congestion control algorithms than those that are employed for UTP.
Today it seems that he figured out all the parts of this complex puzzle, so today his new technology is good enough to show to the public. Previously, the public has already seen several working implementations and adaptations of the BitTorrent protocol, all of which allowed for P2P live streaming. One of them, maybe the most notable one, is called the SwarmPlayer. The client has proven to work well with low latencies in real live tests.
The academic literature on live P2P streaming contains information about the management of live streaming on the open Internet. To be exact, it is said that split second reconfigurations are required for rerouteing content delivery in the fewest possible round trips between all the peers if network is unstable.
Bram Cohen’s ways to manage network reconfiguration combine rerouteing with a new approach to congestion control. Of course, more technical details will be shared over the issue, but only after the technology is mature enough to be shared.
In other words, we are still waiting for a new solution, as the official release is expected to be scheduled at least in a few months. Actually, it makes sense to delay a new technology until summer, when the BitTorrent protocol officially celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
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Friday, January 21st, 2011
|posted by (2011-01-22 02:08:53)|
|sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet he is a legend :)|
u r genius
|Brilliant - another nail in the coffin of the anti-piracy PAY for everything brigade!!!!|
Keep up the good work Bram!
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