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AllPeers, a personal P2P file-sharing startup based in Oxford, England, is down for the count. The personal P2P file-sharing space is a crowded one; not many companies can claim success. AllPeers tried to get traction by going open source back in March 2007, but that failed […]

AllPeers, a personal P2P file-sharing startup based in Oxford, England, is down for the count. The personal P2P file-sharing space is a crowded one; not many companies can claim success. AllPeers tried to get traction by going open source back in March 2007, but that failed to boost their growth. GigaOM has the full story.

  1. Despite the sad AllPeers failure, Iā€™m still convinced that P2P network technologies are the most efficient way to distribute multimedia contents across the Internet, and especially huge HD movies !

    For me it appears as an evidence: the diffusion of “HD” (720 for “HD ready” or 1080 for “full HD” pixel height by 1280 or 1920 pixel width screen resolution in 16/9 format, with 24 fps and a bitrate ranging from 8 to 30 Mb/s) on the Internet will not be done using basic streaming or regular downloading (even with the help of CDNs like Akamai, Limewire etc) for cost issues.

    The diffusion of HD movies and videos, and the online availability of huge catalogues of movies today available in SD but not yet released, will force the content providers to us peer-to-peer technologies, or other smartly distributed systems allowing to globally optimize the use of IP bandwidth available worldwide. That is exactly the reason why BitTorrent or Mininova have launched their “low cost P2P CDN” offers.

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  2. [...] matching a market with its technology — a recurring trend with P2P, from BitTorrent to the recently shuttered AllPeers. It first tried anti-piracy, then moved to ad-supported peer-to-peer, but to date has been [...]

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  3. Napster, Kazaaa, now AllPeers. Well I guess I’ll just move onto http://www.2Peer.com next.

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