Date Added: Feb 2013
Video-on-Demand (VoD) services, such as YouTube, generate most of the Internet traffic today, and the popularity of video services is growing. Service and CDN providers have to invest more and more in distribution networks, which create pressure to innovate novel approaches. Peer-To-Peer (P2P) streaming is a viable alternative that is scalable and can meet the increasing demand. The emerging HTML5 standard introduces APIs that give web browsers an ability to communicate directly with each other in real time. New standards also enable a setup, where browsers can act as P2P nodes.