Blog of the Bittorrent Applet

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BitLet 4 Chrome

Downloading torrents is now easier with Google Chrome and this new extension we created.
It's called BitLet 4 Chrome and you can find it on Chrome's Extension Gallery.

Here's how it works:
The BitLet 4 Chrome extension makes it easier to download files with bittorrent using your chrome browser.
Once installed, your browser will detect all the links to torrent files within the pages you're browsing and it will make those links open BitLet's download popup, allowing you to start downloading in a few clicks.

The extension itself is Open Source: you'll find the source code at

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Download Window Make Up

Today we updated the UI of the download window: although it is still quite as simple as before, hopefully it will be a lot easier to understand.

In addition to that, we also added one of the features you asked about most frequently: you can now pause your torrents.

Post on the feedback forum or let us know if you have any question or issue.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Path selection on Mac: small fixes

If you are among our friends who use a Mac, you might have experienced some issues with the torrent saving process.

This was due to a bug in Apple's implementation of file selection dialogs, but eventually found a way to avoid the problem by switching to different controls.

Please let us know if you experience any problem. Any time.

Major updates are on their way. Stay tuned!


Monday, October 19, 2009

New video player

If you have already tried video streaming via bitlet, you might be interested in this post as well. If you haven't yet, well, this is the time!

A few weeks ago we silently released a new version of our video player, which leverages the new HTML 5 video tag supported by the most recent browsers (such as Firefox 3.5+). This should, eventually, result in a better experience for you.

You can give it a try it by selecting the links underneath each thumbnail in the video section.
As usual, feedback is welcome.

Have fun!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

BitLet plugin for WordPress bloggers

Those of you that use WordPress will certainly appreciate this: loixiyo created a BitLet plugin for Wordpress that allows you to link torrents so that they will be directly downloaded using BitLet.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Streaming video via BitTorrent!

We just relased a new applet that can be used to stream video content using Bittorrent, just as we do with the music player.

The applet is meant to let video publishers distribute their content without having to
all the distribution costs themselves.

Point your browser to to see a selection of sample videos to watch.

For now, the player applet itself is quite experimental and is able to play only torrents containing exactly one theora/vorbis-encoded video.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A couple of news

  1. We added the seeders/leechers statistics in the download window.
  2. We are working on quite a big feature. We hope to release something new in the next days, in order to gather your feedbacks and impressions. Stay tuned for the next updates.