Tribler is an open-source peer-to-peer client with various features for watching videos online. The user interface is very basic and focused on ease of use, instead of including features.
This program is based on the BitTorrent protocol and uses an overlay network for content searching. Due to this overlay network, Tribler does not require an external website or indexing service to discover content.
The program was created by university researchers trying to improve peer-to-peer technology. The application enhances BitTorrent by removing the need for central elements such as the websites for finding content. The aim is to increase performance, reliability, and scalability.
The main features include video-only searching, experimental video streaming, and an integrated video player. The SwarmPlayer is a Python-based BitTorrent Internet TV viewer. It allows you to watch BitTorrent-hosted peer-to-peer digital media distribution of video on demand and plays live streaming media.
This program adds keyword search ability to the BitTorrent file download protocol using a gossip protocol. That is somewhat similar to the eXeem network which was shut down in 2005.
After a dozen downloads, this software can roughly estimate the download taste of the user and recommends content. This feature is based on collaborative filtering, also featured on websites such as Last.fm and Amazon.com.
Another feature is a limited form of social networking and the donation of upload capacity. This program includes the ability to mark specific users as online friends. Such friends allow increasing the download speed of files by using their upload capacity. Due to these features, this software differs from other popular BitTorrent clients such as Vuze and μTorrent.
Changes in Tribler 7.5.0:
- The Tribler Core is now powered by the modern Asyncio framework which improves performance, reliability, and compatibility.
- REST endpoints are now based on the AIOHttp framework.
- The video player is completely rewritten, improving its performance.
- Tribler channels now support multiple channels per user with file-tree like nested structure.
- DHT requests are now anonymous by default.
- Improved the startup time of the core.
- Discovering the first Tribler channels on new installations is now much faster.
- The integrated market is disabled by default and can be enabled from the setting panel.
- The experimental ‘Credit mining’ feature is removed completely.
- The home screen is removed; instead, Tribler now first shows the discovered channels.
- The torrent meta info is loaded directly from DHT/tracker when unchecking the “anonymous” checkbox.
- The CPU-hungry animation of the “loading” channel state is replaced with a static icon.
- You can now refresh the current page by clicking the selected button in the left menu again.
- Numerous small Channels GUI improvements.
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 10
- macOS Yosemite or newer
- Linux Ubuntu
Size: 58.3 MB