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Improving VoD server efficiency with bittorrent
Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Multimedia - MULTIMEDIA '07
This paper presents and evaluates Toast, a scalable Video-on-Demand (VoD) streaming system that combines the popular Bit-Torrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file-transfer technology with a simple dedicated streaming server to decrease server load and increase client transfer speed. Toast includes a modified version of BitTorrent that supports streaming data delivery and that communicates with a VoD server when the desired data cannot be delivered in real-time by other peers. The results show that thedoi:10.1145/1291233.1291258 dblp:conf/mm/ChoeSDP07 fatcat:mdc2tln3n5gejbnhkyvmo7sg34