Improving Bittorrent’s Peer Selection for Multimedia Content On-Demand Delivery
The great efficiency achieved by the bit torrent protocol for the distribution of large amounts of data inspired its adoption to provide multimedia content on-demand delivery over the Internet. As it is not designed for this purpose, some adjustments have been proposed in order to meet the related requirements like low startup delay and smooth playback continuity. Accordingly, this paper introduces a bit torrent-like proposal named as Quota-Based Peer Selection (QBPS). This proposal is mainly based on the adaptation of the original peer-selection policy of the bit torrent protocol. Its validation is achieved by means of simulations and competitive analysis. The final results show that QBPS outperforms other recent proposals of the literature.