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feross [GG] WebTorrent Desktop - open source streaming torrent client 2016-04-06 17:28:00 (3 years 10 mons 10 days 19:44:00 ago)

Hey folks!


Just wanted to share that the WebTorrent Project just shipped WebTorrent Desktop (BETA) today!

https://webtorrent.io/desktop

WebTorrent Desktop bridges the WebTorrent and BitTorrent networks. If enough people end up running it, BitTorrent in the browser will really happen. Projects like the Internet Archive can make huge files available for immediate streaming on their website, without paying for bandwidth.

Let me know what you guys think.

Feross
Paul Frazee [GG] Re: WebTorrent Desktop - open source streaming torrent client 2016-04-06 17:34:00 (3 years 10 mons 10 days 19:38:00 ago)

Congrats again on the release, Feross, works great.


michiel [GG] Re: WebTorrent Desktop - open source streaming torrent client 2016-04-06 19:53:00 (3 years 10 mons 10 days 17:19:00 ago)
Great!

Should I also download and seed some torrents if I want to help bootstrap the eco-system, or will it already help the network if I just leave the application open and running on my laptop?

Cheers,
Michiel.


feross [GG] Re: WebTorrent Desktop - open source streaming torrent client 2016-04-06 20:19:00 (3 years 10 mons 10 days 16:53:00 ago)

Michiel,


WebTorrent Desktop behaves similar to other torrent clients. You need to manually add torrents to the client.

We don't want to make the client automatically download popular content, or seed it, or anything like that. The user should decide what to share since the content could be unencrypted and that's potentially dangerous.

If you're looking for some good torrents you can seed, I recommend the "Featured Torrents" at the bottom of this page: https://webtorrent.io/desktop

Let me know if you have other questions. Cheers!

Feross
michiel [GG] Re: WebTorrent Desktop - open source streaming torrent client 2016-04-06 21:27:00 (3 years 10 mons 10 days 15:45:00 ago)

Cool, starting to seed the three featured torrents now! :)

Pierre Ozoux [GG] Re: WebTorrent Desktop - open source streaming torrent client 2016-04-07 04:06:00 (3 years 10 mons 10 days 09:06:00 ago)

Amazing! Thanks a lot :)

(Started to download/seed the Introduction to computer programming)

Pierre

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