Blog of the Bittorrent Applet

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 bitlet.org/video 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.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work!

It is good to see that one can use Applets productively :)

Only thing I am missing is full screen playback. I know the new Java plugin supports it, but I do not know how stable it is.

Btw, can you contact me - I would have some questions concerning applet signing: java.jago [ed] gmail.com

May 5, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this looks like a great start to mass high quality video P2p streaming, at last.

one think id ask is you provide a generic default (changable?) IP port mapping, that you can then feed your currently streaming video into a VLC input.

and so onward, into your LAN over say Multicast 224.0.0.1:7777 with a Multicast SAP announce "(Session Announcement Protocol) text message that any SAP capable video app can then use to tunein as it were ;)

i "popper" say, "Innovate for the future Today".

May 6, 2009 at 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, keep up the good work! This is the future of content distribution!

PS.
It would be nice to have some sort of clear sign that tells you something like "First 43 sec finished" or something. Then it would be easy to know when one could start watching.
DS.

May 11, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous mysoogal said...

great, i was waiting for this thing since you had the music version out !

the only issue right now is better How to distribute a video tutorial

I'm really not sure what this means or with what bt client your seeding with Start seeding your torrent: btdownloadheadless videoclip.ogv.torrent ? is this for the amazon thing ? how do seed with utorrent

the full screen in java i believe shouldn't be a issue, vividas company is using vp7 or vp8 and full screen.

June 9, 2009 at 12:01 AM  
OpenID spawnturu said...

Cool. here is sample video file I tried (Digg Dialogg with Bruno),
http://www.bitlet.org/video/play?torrent=http://www.frostclick.com/torrents/video/digg_dialog_with_bruno_mininova.torrent

Btw, are there anyway to embed this player to blog ?

August 8, 2009 at 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Streaming Recorder said...

thanks buddy very useful info i found on your article

April 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
OpenID ahoier said...

OK I like the "streaming video" and streaming audio playback.....BUT one question/request I have....is it possible once the video or audio torrent is done streaming, to "save" the completed file(s) that bitlet downloaded to the system?

Or....if after "previewing" the album/video, we have to totally re-download the torrent again?

I'd hope the latter (re-downloading) is not the case....hehehe.

June 17, 2010 at 5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, very excited to see this kind of streaming becoming available! I tried to create a video for streaming (encoded with ffmpeg2theora of course) and I put in location of the .torrent (on my webserver) and it wouldn't play :S. I have the torrent uploaded to my vps so I have 200 KB/s upload available for sure, but when i put in the link

http://www.bitlet.org/video/play?torrent=http%3a%2f%2fhttp://laughandgigglehippo.webs.com/party.ogv.torrent%2fparty.ogv.torrent&w=720&h=576

(the torrent's location is http://laughandgigglehippo.webs.com/party.ogv.torrent)

The applet says "Could not download metafile". I've tried using your uploader but to no avail. any help would be appreciated :).

June 6, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why not to use JMF, which supports AVI and MP4 formats?

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