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    [RELEASE] XBMCtorrent v0.6.4: torrent streaming for XBMC

    What it is
    XBMCtorrent allows you to stream bittorrent magnet links right from XBMC, without having to wait for the whole file to download, thanks to sequential download (see FAQ).


    Demo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQiC62ig3N0






    Download
    plugin.video.xbmctorrent-0.6.4.zip (30 MB)


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    Supported Platforms
    • Windows
    • OS X
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Android 4.0+



    FAQ
    I can't code. How can I help?
    Spread the word. Talk about it with your friends, show them, make videos, tutorials. Talk about it on social networks, blogs etc...

    Does it work with all torrents?
    No. Some torrents are known not to work. Most x264 and Xvid ones work pretty well, and some other. Some AVI files don't like to be streamed over HTTP, so YMMV. Of course, the goal is to shrink the number of torrents that don't work.

    The plugin doesn't work at all, what can I do?
    First of all, we need to make sure it's not the torrent fault. I usually test this by searching for small serie episodes on Piratebay. Try that, if it does't work, send me your xbmc.log.

    Can I seek in a video?
    Yes, although now if you try to seek to a part you haven't downloaded yet, XBMC will wait for that part to be available. This will be fixed in a future release.

    Can it stream HD?
    Of course! 720p and 1080p work fine, provided you have enough bandwidth, and there are enough people on the torrent (see video).

    Doesn't sequential download on bittorrent is bad?
    Generally, yes. However, XBMCtorrent respects the same requirements as "defined" by uTorrent 3 (http://www.utorrent.com/help/faq/ut3#faq2). Also, XBMCtorrent tries to make it up to the swarm by seeding while you watch the movie.

    What about seeding?
    XBMCtorrent will seed the file you're watching until it's finished playing. For instance, if the download of a 2 hours long movie is finished in 10 minutes, you'll continue seeding it until you finish watching the movie. This is by design, to make up for the fact that we are using sequential download.

    Does it downloads the whole file? Do I need the space? Is it ever deleted?
    Yes and yes. XBMCtorrent will pre-allocate the whole file before download. So if you want to watch a 4GB video, you'll need the 4GB. The file is deleted once you stop watching it, unless of course you change that in the settings.

    Where is the file located? Can I change it?
    If you don't set any download directory in the addon settings, the file will be download in the same directory as the torrent2http executable (in resources/bin/<OS>/ in the addon directory).

    Can I keep the file after playback?
    Yes, just enable this option in the addon settings.

    Can I set it to download directly to my NAS and keep it after playback?
    Yes of course. Just set the download directly to your NAS location, and make sure you have enabled "Keep files after playback" option.

    Why are you using Google Analytics? Can I disable it?
    First of all, your whole IP isn't tracked. Only the first 3 parts of it, thanks to Analytics Anonymous Mode. So for instance, if your IP is A.B.C.D, only A.B.C.0 will be logged.
    Second, this is my only tool to track audience interest, this is great information, and it really helps.
    Finally if you really want to, you can disable it in the addon settings (except for 1 GA event when you go in the addon).
    If you are blocking GA on your computer altogether, you'll still be able to use the addon.

    How can I report a bug?
    If you can, file an issue over at https://github.com/steeve/xbmctorrent. It allows me to keep track of what doesn't work, and issue fixes accordingly, with tracking. If you can't, post here

    How can I use the torrents from Chrome?
    First of all, install Play-to-XBMC from khloke.
    Then, follow the Play-to-XBMC install instructions:
    Setup:
    -On XBMC, go under System > Settings > Services > Webserver
    -Enable "Allow control of XBMC via HTTP, leave the port as default or set it to something else (if you know what you're doing). Write down the port number.
    -Username and password are optional
    -Right click on the 'Play to XBMC' icon and select 'Options'
    -Put in the IP address or hostname of your XBMC box and fill in the port number with the port number you wrote down earlier. Fill in the username and password if you entered one into XBMC.
    Once you've done all that, simply right click on any magnet link, and select Play-to-XBMC > Play. Boom.

    Provider X is blocked in my country/ISP, how can I set another domain?
    Enable Auto-Unblocking in the Addon Settings. If that doesn't work, go in Advanced > Custom Domains where to you can set each provider with whatever proxy you choose.

    How can I use XBMC Library integration?
    This is beta feature. Go in Addon Settings > Advanced > XBMC Library Integration and select Install. After that, just right click on any torrent and choose Add to Movies or Add to TV.


    Changelog
    v0.6.4
    • KickassTorrents: Categories were not properly working


    v0.6.3
    • Fix Director metadata
    • Fix case where metadata would crash on Gotham


    v0.6.2
    • Fix issue which would prevent certain providers from working altogether


    v0.6.1
    • Fix issue which would prevent ThePirateBay from working


    v0.6.0
    • Kickass Torrents: instant search results, feature complete (complete rewrite)
    • BTDigg provider
    • BitSnoop provider
    • ExtraTorrent provider
    • NyaaTorrents provider
    • XBMC library integration (beta, install it via Addon Settings > Advanced > XBMC Library Integration)
    • Support for .torrent files
    • Torrent download speed improvements
    • Native RSS Torrents support
    • Clear cache via Settings/Advanced/Maintenance
    • More than 50 of bug fixes and performance improvements


    v0.5.4
    • Fix Immunicity (dumb mistake)


    v0.5.3
    • Multi-tracker support, provides significant download speed improvements
    • 1 click auto unblocking via Immunicity
    • Magnet Booster is properly working now
    • torrent2http now works on older Macs (Core 2 Duo etc...), >=10.6 is required.
    • Option to disable **** categories (in PirateBay for now)


    v0.5.2
    • Fix TMDB (used by YIFY and Kickass)
    • Fix ThePirateBay domain
    • Disable GA's anonymous mode to fix event collection until next release


    v0.5.1
    • Add support for Minix XBMC
    • Allow for custom Android Application ID
    • Update PirateBay domain in default settings
    • Various fixes here and there


    v0.5.0
    • Add Android 4.0+ support (OUYA, MK*...).
    • Add OUYA: Support for XBMC, OUYA XBMC and SPMC (SemPer Media Center)
    • Add Linux 32 bits support (XBMCbuntu)
    • Add Gotham support
    • Magnet booster (automatically adds popular trackers to a magnet, sounds dramatically increase startup speed)
    • Support for UNC paths (smb://) on Windows



    Download
    plugin.video.xbmctorrent-0.6.4.zip (30 MB)
    Last edited by steeve; 03-01-2014 at 07:57 AM. Reason: v0.6.4

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    got script error when I tried to go to star trek exactly like in the video
    http://pastebin.com/dF0zd2DX

    all I did was download the addon and install the zip, I then restarted xbmc. Please let me know if I missed something. Thank you for your work. I am excited for this.
    windows 8 64bit if it matters and most recent stable release of xbmc

    I used it on my windows 7 machine and it worked GREAT, it may be my machine as I have been having problems with the windows 8 machine and I am not sure why but I think it is related to AVG
    Last edited by winylisa; 09-25-2013 at 11:54 PM.

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    look like a good tool I am wondering does streamtorrent links work with this addon ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by al7oumame View Post
    look like a good tool I am wondering does streamtorrent links work with this addon ??
    Not sure, but I'd say not likely.
    Do you have an example I could use? But from what I found, Streamtorrents are another technology (although based on torrents).

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    well I tried to run that in a cmd but I think it didn't run because I have XBMC in a folder on desktop running as portable. I couldn't figure out how to get it to run that cmd line from that location. I then just decided to install XBMC to the default location on the same computer. XBMCtorrent runs great now from XBMC's default location on the windows 8 computer now. Sorry for the problems but it is resolved now. Thank You for your work

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    Just pushed a new release (v0.1.24) which should basically eliminate the "Checking for resume data" wait time. Now goes straight from Downloading metadata to Downloading.
    See first post to download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winylisa View Post
    I then just decided to install XBMC to the default location on the same computer. XBMCtorrent runs great now from XBMC's default location on the windows 8 computer now. Sorry for the problems but it is resolved now. Thank You for your work
    Good to know! Glad you enjoy.

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    This plugin looks really cool and useful, thanks! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get it to work in XBMC on OS X, getting the "Add-on does not have the correct structure" error. According to this thread, you're supposed to put a folder with the contents of the zip file inside of the zip file instead of just putting the files into the root directory. I tried this and I am still unable to add it. Maybe the zip you provided was compiled just for windows?

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    Whenever I search for anything or try to browse torrents, the file list only comes up with 'Next Page'

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    Quote Originally Posted by captcha View Post
    This plugin looks really cool and useful, thanks! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get it to work in XBMC on OS X, getting the "Add-on does not have the correct structure" error.
    Weird, works here. What version of XBMC are you using? I'm running 12.2.
    What you can try is to unpack the zip file into "$HOME/Library/Application Support/XBMC/addons/"
    Just make you it's unpacked as a folder being "plugin.video.xbmctorrent" and you should be good to go.

 

 
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