Peer to peer distribution

The afternoon of sunday 18 february, the last day of the Open Video Libre workshop, Jan Gerber presented several online projects for sharing video. Amongst others, we had a look at P2P distribution, Democracy Player and V2V.

BitTorrent is a method of distributing large amounts of data widely without the original distributor incurring the whole of the corresponding costs of hardware, hosting and bandwidth resources. Instead of the distributor alone servicing each recipient, under BitTorrent the recipients each also supply data to newer recipients, thus significantly reducing the cost and burden on any given individual source as well as providing redundancy against system problems, and reducing dependence upon the original distributor.
Find out more via wikipedia

Video syndication
v2v is a video syndication news feed for the distribution of high resolution video material through P2P-networks.

Democracy player
Democracy player is an online videoplayer, handles BitTorrent downloading. You can find it at:

Posted on: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 by: in category: Software, Workshop Open Video Libre