Tribler is a free BitTorrent client that might be virtually shutdown-proof. The user interface of Tribler is very basic and focused on ease of use, instead of including features. Tribler features include: video-only searching, experimental video streaming, and an integrated video player. Tribler is a social application. The name Tribler stems from the word Tribe, referring to the usage of social networks in this P2P client. This means you can make friends with other users and you can show to everyone what you like and dislike. And by sharing your content you also help other Tribler users to enjoy their favorite content.
Developed by a team of researchers at Delft University of Technology, the main goal is to come up with a robust implementation of BitTorrent that doesn’t rely on central servers. Instead, Tribler is designed to keep BitTorrent alive, even when all torrent search engines, indexes and trackers are pulled offline.
Tribler 5.5.21 includes some updates:
- New remove dialog tries to improve number of edit made to name of torrents (only showing when torrent was downloaded from open-channel)
- Peers tab will now additionally show UBL flag if we are waiting for the peer to download the send pieces, UE if this peer is actually eligable to get some data (ie the seedingmanager agrees that this peer can download something)
- Webseed support enabled in CreateTorrents dialog. This allows you to specify an httpserver containing the same file.
- FIXED: TriblerDownloads folder should now not be created anymore, requires you to set defaultdir somewhere else and then back to your own preference before it actually works)
- FIXED: CreateTorrents dialog should now work, small bug caused it to fail when parent folder had no files.
- IMPROVED: Receiving votes for channels is now a bit quicker
- IMPROVED: Player now sets focus on screen, such that it should react to esc and space commands
Tribler is open source, and is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.