OTT News Launches As Test Case for Live Streaming
*Update, OTT News is now available for iOS and tvOS directly from the App Store. Android users can still download from the Google Play Store.
Reshaping the Internet: What’s a Magnet Link?
Currently in Beta, Project Maelstrom aims to help more of the Internet work the way BitTorrent works. In today’s post, team lead Rob Velasquez discusses one of the key components that makes BitTorrent work so efficiently.
How BitTorrent finds torrents
When you click a magnet link on a website to get a torrent, it automagically opens a torrent file with a list of files you can download. Ever wonder how uTorrent finds that file in the big mess of the peer to peer internet? You can now see how this works with a new visualization…
Project Maelstrom Adds Subtitle Support
One of the key features in Project Maelstrom is the ability to easily enjoy video and audio from torrents without having to wait for the entire download to complete. As you might expect, much of our effort is going to be focused on improving the media player and we’re happy to announce that one of…
Bleep update: Forward Secrecy for Offline Messages
Our engineers have recently updated the Bleep core engine to address offline forward secrecy. We’ve discussed forward secrecy before, but this is a major overhaul to the fundamental way we package and transmit messages. It also introduces something that no one else has figured out how to do (as far as we know): providing forward…
Bleep Now Publicly Available Across All Major Platforms
Private Messaging App Rolls Out for iOS and Adds “Whisper” Messages Since our open alpha release last September, a lot has happened in the private messaging space. Services have come and gone, some have been breached and patched, and in many cases, users have been left feeling violated, or at the very least, changed what…
Project Maelstrom Enters Beta
Distributed Browser Expands Test Group, Introduces Developer Tools In December we announced the release of the alpha version of Project Maelstrom and shared our vision for a distributed web. It’s a vision for the Internet that we’ve long held at BitTorrent; we believe its a necessary innovation to sustain a truly neutral, content-friendly network.
Build the Future of the Internet with Project Maelstrom
Today marks the next step toward a distributed web with the beta release of Project Maelstrom. With Project Maelstrom, we aim to deliver technology that can sustain an open internet; one that doesn’t require servers, that allows anyone to publish to a truly open web, and that uses the power of distributed technology to scale…
Images now Available on Bleep
As we continue to create our device-to-device messaging App, Bleep, we’ve made it a priority to provide our users the features they’re used to seeing in standard messaging apps, but with a peer-to-peer twist. Today, we’re excited to bring photo support to Bleep: send and receive photos on Android, and receive-only on Windows and Mac.
The Goldilocks Paradox and the Challenge of Live Online Broadcasting
Online live video broadcasting is complicated and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. A distributed solution can provide scalable online livestreaming that doesn’t cost more for each additional viewer. Earlier today BitTorrent CEO, Eric Klinker spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, talking about the live online video broadcasting protocol known as BitTorrent Live….