Date Added: Dec 2013
Due to the explosive growth of the Internet and increasing demand for multimedia information on the web, video content distribution over the Internet has received tremendous attention from academia and industry. The most common approach for such is the peer-to-peer approach. In this approach, peers who create demand for videos also share their content with other peers. The service capacity thus increases automatically with increasing peer population, making scalability an advantage of the peer-to-peer solution But a high speed file downloading is not guaranteed. So, to remedy this, a cloud downloading scheme is deployed having a high service capacity.