A Novel Hybrid CDN-P2P Mechanism for Effective Real-Time Media Streaming

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Executive Summary

In the early years, with the help of high-speed and broadband networking, the content delivery service has been grown up widely. There are a lot of providers for online streaming via Content Delivery Network (CDN), P2P network or hybrid CDN-P2P system. In this paper, the authors introduce one of new hybrid solution for real time streaming: novel hybrid CDN-P2P mechanism. Different from others, the solution works on the application level by effective management of playing buffer at the peer-side. By divide the playing buffer into 2 parts, they can profit all the advantages of CDN servers and P2P network: the performance of CDN servers and the cheap cost of using peers to distribute media content.

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