Minh Tu Tran: PAS4i - P2P Streaming

PAS4i - Peer-to-peer Audio Streaming for iPod
  • What INET Seminar
  • When Nov 19, 2009 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (CET / UTC100)
  • Where 560
  • Contact Name Thomas Schmidt
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Most of today's P2P applications are built for desktops. Nowadays, with the increase of processing power, decrease in size and integrated W-LAN support in small electronic devices e.g., PDA, Smart phone etc. allow P2P application to be run on such portable devices. An example is that Skype can now be installed on most of the mobile platforms.
Starting from the iPhone first release day on June 29, 2007, it is said that about 10 million devices have been sold to the market. Over one billion applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch have been downloaded within 9 months. The iPhone support W-LAN and is not only a communication device, it is also an entertainment and information organizer.
In the context of this presentation, we would like to present our  project to develop an application layer multicast (ALM) for audio live streaming on the iPod Touch. This application allows users to self organize an overlay P2P network without any server interaction. Any user can receive and contribute audio streams to a shared, multi-channel application that we coined for karaoke.
Users may request music from a distributed jukebox and sing karaoke music on an iPod Touch microphone. Simultaneously, any user may stream the live karaoke music to his or her own, personally created channel on the overlay network. All other users - when subscribing to this channel - will be able to receive and listen to live stream karaoke music.

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