[vls-devel] P2P Video Streaming

Bastian Gerhard bastian at denshi360.com
Sun Oct 28 13:34:49 CET 2007

Hey Michael

I posted the following on the VLC mailinglist as a follow-up:

Actually I'm interested in launching a development project for a live 
streaming plugin (not necessarily within the official VLC tree, but 
still under the GNU General Public License) involving strong P2P experts 
who are already familiar with the VLC, BitTorrent or equivalent 

The project would be financially sponsored by a IPTV content provider
who requires the client for its services while having a great
interest in leaving the sources open to the public.

 From my understanding BitTorrent is not the preferred solution for live 
broadcasts and a lot of research is being conducted in this field. Does 
it even work? What do Joost and Zattoo build on?


Michael Trout schrieb:
> We very interested in this please cc us in any discussions.
> On 10/28/07, Bastian Gerhard <bastian at denshi360.com> wrote:
>> Hi everybody
>> I am new to the list and not yet very familiar with VLC's streaming
>> capabilities but I was hoping that someone could give me a quick insight
>> into what can already be done in regards to P2P streaming.
>> As you might know, just recently BitTorrent announced a new service
>> aiming for streaming video programs over the Internet:
>> http://www.textually.org/tv/archives/2007/10/017574.htm
>> Are there any sustainable P2P implementations of the BitTorrent protocol
>> available for VLC? How feasible would it be to roll out a simplified
>> open-source P2P video client that runs on Windows, MacOSX and Linux?
>> Appreciating any input on this.
>> Thanks a lot in advance
>> Bastian

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