We built Nile.js, a peer-to-peer live video streaming library designed to handle scaling. Our library uses WebTorrent, a distributed file delivery protocol inspired by BitTorrent and built with WebRTC. We chose WebTorrent as our means of broadcasting the stream because video streams can get progressively stronger as more peers join the stream. This also makes it a better fit than implementing typical WebRTC peer connections due to the approximately 10 to 20 connection limit per peer that WebTorrent has been able to mitigate.
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