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WebTorrent Reviews

A streaming torrent client based on WebRTC which is based on TCP & UDP

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  • How to "stream torrents"?
    Condolences about your friend. Dont know why no one has posted this before but works great, and it has functionality for seeking and even use external video players (like mpv or vlc). As people have said here: the more seeders, the better. - Source: Reddit / 24 days ago
  • Transmission v4.0
    I stopped torrenting some time ago, but what are people's experience with webtorrent? I'd just as soon avoid running additional software if possible. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • Streaming fine of 1500EUROS.
    I stand corrected. is a mediaclient implement in js which uses the BitTorrent protocol. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How to actually download files from thepiratebay?
    You need a torrent client, whether µTorrent, or another, in some cases even some browsers come equipped with one. - or is another. has one built in that I've used too. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Beaker Browser is now archived
    You completely off-base here, check this: - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Taking the Power Back with Web Meshes
    A web mesh starts by a browser connecting to one or more WebTorrent servers and offering its SDP data. This SDP data contains information about how to connect to the offering browser via WebRTC. It also requests SDP data for any other browser that has already connected to the WebTorrent server similarly. These SDP data offers and requests are scoped to a specific, client-determined namespace (or "room") so that... - Source: / 4 months ago
  • I made a react component that downloads torrents, building a website that serves itself.
    Yes sort of, only the files you choose are served to other users. We use WebTorrent which is a well established web technology used by many other companies. You may choose to put a notification on your site that the content the user downloads also serves other users and other users also serve them content. The goal is to help website builders have a more robust site and make it more decentralized. I believe the... - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Are there any torrent apps for iOS 15.5?
    Webtorrent's website, and, their official browser-based client (only support magnet links for download but since this is open source, you can probably find an alternative that supports them). - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Internet Filtering in Canada: Rogers' NHL Blocking Order
    If I route an illegal stream via something like Cloudflare or Cloudfront, will the court ask the ISPs to block all cloudflare IPs? That's not going to go well. I guess Cloudflare could block the stream, hopefully in time for that to not happen, but it seems risky. If the stream uses something like, your going to have to block the IP of everyone else in the world watching it. - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub (2015)
    GitTorrent was an awesome effort and a super clever use of WebTorrent: - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • aquatic_ws (WebTorrent tracker) rewritten with glommio, achieves up to 1.6 million responses a second in load tests
    I've rewritten aquatic_ws, my WebTorrent tracker implementation, to utilise glommio, a Rust thread-per-core async runtime using io_uring. I did a fresh round of load test benchmarks to get an idea of performance relative to other implementations. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Ask HN: Why aren't we see many video hosting companies adopt peertube or P2P?
    So your origin needs to be able to handle the tail and P2P can handle the popular stuff no? It isn't all or nothing. P2P could absolutely be used to peak shave. CDNs also have cold start issues with long tail. Time to first byte is pretty good, - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • What is a website everyone should know about?
    Ive streamed torrents before, I think maybe using this, but to your statement, id rather just wait 5-30minutes to play in VLC player. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Formula 1 - 1978 to 2021 Megatorrent update
    You can use Webtorrent to watch specific files on-demand, while they download. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Show HN: Fully-searchable Library Genesis on IPFS
    Though it isn't an ideal solution (it's rather large and doesn't have DHT support), supports torrents in browsers. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Bye YouTube, Hello PeerTube
    If WebRTC is activated in your browser and webtorrent ( is being used by the instance, yes. However, you could say the same for Zoom or most video calling platform, if I'm not mistaken. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Show HN: Exatorrent – Self-hostable Torrent client written in Go
    Tangential, I think adding support of by bridging webtorrent peer with bittorent peer would greatly increase/revive the popularity of the protocol. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Seriously, Microsoft?!
    Its web-torrenting these days!! Stream and seed... Webtorrent desktop. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About WebRTC
    WebRTC stands for Web Real-Time Communication. The key concept to understand about it is that it's meant for direct connection. This means that after the connection has been established (more on that later), in most cases, you don't need any sort of server being involved in data transfer. That translates to, of course, faster transfer speeds. This fact makes it the best choice right now for audio/video streaming... - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • How to "stream" torrents?
    Https:// is the best alternative, though it only works on Mac, Windows, & Linux for now. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Wormhole: Instant Encrypted File-Sharing Powered by WebTorrent
    We also focused on improving the user experience over, which has always been mostly a "hello world" for the WebTorrent ( project I created. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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Best Alternatives to qBittorrent 2022
If you’re looking for a fully web-based qBittorrent alternative, WebTorrent has you covered. With a super clean and optimized web interface, WebTorrent provides some of the best features of BitTorrent – like torrent streaming – in an interface that you can access easily and freely straight from your web browser.

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