BitTorrent Live is now open Beta: A new P2P Live streaming protocol
By Narendra kumar on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Live streaming by the people, for the people
BitTorrent is one of the largest file-sharing protocols existing on the internet. Even though it faced opposition from big ISP providers like Comcast, its traffic got increased enormously. This is because of its primary goal to distribute or share large files on the internet.
BitTorrent Inc founded by Bram Cohen in 2004 have some active products like utorrent and bittorrent clients and has announced some products of which most of them are in testing .
BitTorrent Live is a new web-based live streaming technology. With this, BitTorent is going to give hard time for live streaming products like Ustream, Livestream, and Twitch.TV.
BitTorrent Live has a strong side when compared to current live streaming sites, because the more people use these sites, the most costly it gets and the harder it is to guarantee smooth playback for all viewers. With BitTorrent Live streaming which uses p2p technology in its core protocol as it gets more reliable when more people tune in.
The Company describes the product as
BitTorrent Live is a peer-to-peer live streaming protocol. It’s based on the principles of the BitTorrent protocol. And it’s designed to make real-time reporting, and open expression accessible to all. BitTorrent Live eliminates bandwidth, cost, and infrastructure as broadcast barriers. The more people that tune in, the more resilient your stream.BitTorrent Live is being developed and tested in a closed environment for years now, today at SXSW event it is opened to public as a beta product.
“We’ve demonstrated scaling and improved stability during our invite-only period, and are excited to open our service up to anyone who wants it. Thanks to all our early users for their support.” -- Bram CohenIn order to view live streaming from BitTorrent live, you need to download and install a 5MB program.