Peer-to-peer streaming for networked consumer electronics [Peer-to-peer multimedia streaming]

Sathya R. Narayanan, David Braun, John Buford, Robert S. Fish, Alexander D. Gelman, Alan Kaplan, Rajesh Khandelwal, Eunsoo Shim, Heather Yu

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Applications such as multimedia communications and entertainment make media streaming a key feature for peer-to-peer (P2P) technology embedded in networked consumer electronics. In this article, we discuss some key issues that are relevant to enabling peer-to-peer streaming in networked consumer electronics and address possible technical solutions to the issues of interoperability, NAT/firewall traversal, and codec inflexibility. We also address how to improve overall system performance by introducing a notion of node coordinates into the discovery of services on a P2P network and confirm the effectiveness of our approach using simulation. We conclude with a discussion of our prototype CEoriented P2P streaming system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-131
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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