WebTorrent Reviews

The good • It is owned and supported by a friendl...

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The good
• Attractive MIT license. This means this app is owned and supported by a friendly not-for-profit community. Instead of a for-profit corporation. And more secure because its full code is publicly available for review. https://github.com/webtorrent/webtorrent-desktop#license
• Decentralizing the Internet. It is the first torrent client built for the web. No browser plugins, extensions, or installation is required to use WebTorrent in your browser.
• Instantly stream and play right away video and audio. You don't have to wait for it to finish downloading.
• Cross platform: Linux, Windows, Mac
• Written completely in JavaScript and uses WebRTC for true peer-to-peer transport
• Easy to use. On option is you can drop a torrent file or paste a magnet link in the box at the bottom of the app. Then enjoy instant playback. Alternatively you can drop a torrent file in it.
• Lightweight
• Able to stream torrents to AirPlay, Chromecast, and DLNA.
• Subtitle files support
• Support for using VLC when WebTorrent fails to play a file
• Available in various formats. Such as:
___• WebTorrent Desktop at https://webtorrent.io/desktop
___• Online streaming at https://instant.io
___• Command line with webtorrent-cli
___• API

The bad
• In Beta. So very basic and limited features. But it works :) And it is open source so all are welcome to contribute.

Using
• WebTorrent 0.18.0 (0.98.5) (64-bit)
• Firefox 52.4.0 (64-bit)
• Debian 8 Jessie 64-bit
• GNOME 3.14.1

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