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Python based BitTorrent/Internet TV application

It allows you to watch videos and download content. Tribler aims to combine the ease of with the performance of peer-to-peer.

Tribler is backwards compatible with the BitTorrent download protocol. To discover interesting content standard RSS feeds with .torrent links are supported plus the "Tribe protocol" which automatically scans the network for available BitTorrent swarms upon startup. Tribler uses an embedded web browser to access video clips of and Other features are "People who like this also like" for recommending related swarms, the ability to make friends, and to donate idle upload capacity to friends. The later can improve download speed by a factor of two on asymmetric Internet links. The fastest way of social file sharing.

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Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to uselibav-tools
Required to usepython (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2)
Required to usepython-netifaces
Required to uselibjs-mootools
Required to buildlibevent-dev (>= 2.0.17)
Required to usepython-wxgtk2.8
Required to usepython-apsw
Required to buildpython (>= 2.6.6-3~)
Required to usetribler-swift
Required to usepython-feedparser
Required to buildscons
Required to usevlc (>= 1.1.0)
Required to usepython-lib torrent
Required to usegconf2 (>= 2.28.1-2)
Required to usepython-m2crypto

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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