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Distributed storage to support user interactivity in peer-to-peer video streaming

Authors Chan, Shueng-Han Gary
Yiu, W.-P. Ken
Issue Date 2011-04-12
Source US Patent , 7,925,781 B1, 2011
Summary A method of video distribution within a peer-to-peer network. Once the video has initially been downloaded from a server, various fragments of it reside on various peers ofthe network. At the location of each fragment, the peer which stores it preferably also carries pointers to preceding-fragment, following-fragment, and same-fragment locations. This provides a list-driven capability so that, once a user has attached to any fragment ofthe program, the user can then transition according to the previous-fragment and following-fragment pointers to play, fast-forward, or rewind the program.
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