Browser plugin Torrents-Time, it seems, is trying to make a small revolution, turning the current understanding of torrent trackers on its head. The basis of the concept of plug-in taken Popcorn Time, only the developers propose to introduce it in any modern browser. The plugin allows you to stream content from torrent trackers and watch movies and TV shows right in the browser window. The idea came to mind, and administrators largest trackers of the world. The Pirate Bay has already become the biggest pirate cinema, adding button «Stream It!» To all the distribution of the video.
Torrents-Time Project gained in early February. The plugin supports all major browsers and works for Windows, and for the Mac.
Authors Torrents-Time took the example of the creator of the site BrowserPopcorn , who offered to run Popcorn Time directly in your browser. But BrowserPopcorn worked like Popcorn Time App, based not on the BitTorrent architecture, he simply delivered content to users via HTTP. Since the bandwidth is not enough for thousands of users, the idea did not pay off.
Torrents-Time works differently. He builds a torrent client directly to the browser, allowing you to play the video directly in the browser tab. In fact, a separate torrent client does not need.
Plugin authors told the publication to TorrentFreak, it Torrents-Time consists of two parts: the engine torrent client based on Libtorrent (there is support for PEX and DHT), and a video player that the team wrote on their own. It is reported that the player uses FFmpeg and “understands” the most modern formats.
Furthermore, Torrents-Time offers users built VPN (currently Anonymous VPN ) for complete privacy. The official website of the team reports that is also open to cooperation with other VPN-providers.
Revolution on the tracker?
Although the plugin is interesting in itself, a team of authors Torrents-Time also has promised to soon provide administrators tracker tool that will allow them to turn their resources into online movie theaters. The developers kept their word and have already published all necessary in the repository the GitHub .
An important caveat: the technology is proposed to use not only for the convenience of users, but also as a monetization tool that will allow owners to abandon trackers posting on the site annoying ad banners. For design, the use Torrents-Time trackers should bring to the attention of “decent” ad networks. For example, the tracker can earn advertising VPN service providers.
Torrents-Time Support immediately decided one of the largest trackers of the world – The Pirate Bay. On the pages of “Bay” appeared beta version of the button «Stream It!», Clicking on which enables users to set the plugin to watch the video right on the page.
If the user has not set Torrents-Time plug-in, after clicking on the button «Stream It!», He will be prompted to do so. When the plugin is installed, a click will result in a video player window. After pressing the «Play», the user first sees the ad. Currently, this VPN-provider services: banner informs the user that his IP-address is not hidden, and offers to fix it for a modest fee.
Closing the ad, the user will go to the video page. First, earn a built-in torrent client, to load content.
Once found a sufficient number of peers, and in the buffer would be required to start the video of content (usually it takes a few minutes), you can start watching.
Currently Player Torrents-Time offers only basic functions, but has support for subtitles, as well as the Chromecast, Airplay and DNLA.
The Pirate Bay was the only “first swallow” in the number of large resources, which liked the idea Torrents-Time. According to the publication TorrentFreak, on the introduction of an online broadcast are already working and other leading network trackers: Torrentproject.se, Videomax.is and Online.porntime.ws. Moreover, today the largest tracker in the world is KickassTorrents, and its developers have promised to add Torrents-Time function on the site today, February 8, 2016.
“We are confident that very soon Torrents-Time support to introduce all torrent trackers, who want to keep up with the evolution” – say the developers Torrents-Time.