Peer-to-peer live video streaming with rateless codes for massively multiplayer online games

TitlePeer-to-peer live video streaming with rateless codes for massively multiplayer online games
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAhmad, S, Bouras, C, Buyukkaya, E, Dawood, M, Hamzaoui, R, Kapoulas, V, Papazois, A, Simon, G
JournalPeer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Springer Verlang
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination44-62
Abstract

We present a multi-level multi-overlay hybrid peer-to-peer live video system that enables players of Massively Multiplayer Online Games to simultaneously stream the video of their game and watch the game videos of other players. Each live video bitstream is encoded with rateless codes and multiple trees are used to transmit the encoded symbols. Trees are constructed dynamically with the aim to minimize the transmission rate at the source while maximizingthe number of served peers and guaranteeing on-time delivery and reliability. ns-2 simulations and real measurements on the Internet show competitive performance in terms of start-up delay, playback lag, rejection rate, used bandwidth, continuity index, and video quality.

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