|Description||P2P video streaming|
|Seed, 10/2008 |
Introduction to cacaoTV
cacaoTV is a software that allows to view a streaming audio video media (i.e. TV channels) based on Peer to Peer (P2P) technology.
cacaoTV works by using P2P technology, thus everyone when viewing media with cacaoweb client, the viewers upload content at the same time the programs are downloaded and viewed. cacaoweb creates a local stream on localhost and that stream is then read by Windows Media Player, Real Player or other media players.
Since all viewers will upload content when viewing media, everyone becomes a broadcaster (server) without the cost of traditional streaming. And hence, the more users are online, the faster the programs can be loaded. And it will automatically find different connection nodes and download stream data from the nearest location (nodes). The good thing is, stream data is buffering in the memory, not on the hard disk.
Channel Availability and Reliability
Currently, most of the media contents are TV channels from the USA, and it includes some subscribers-based international channel such as HBO, ESPN, National Geographic and etc.
Lately there are some independent channels that broadcast selective collection of media, such as latest blockbuster movies, collection of movies from a celebrity, or whole series of a drama. This kind of channels is created by individual viewers.
There are also some radio channels available.
Ease of Use and Speed of cacaoTV
Just download cacaoweb and install it, and youâ€™re ready to jump on the bandwagon of P2P TV. cacaoweb is able to work perfectly and stream smoothly without any configuration.