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Tribler is an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer client based on the BitTorrent protocol, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Like other BitTorrent clients, Tribler features a search box you can use to find content however, the search results come directly from other peers, without using a central server and this makes it immune to government anti-piracy attacks (the application will continue to work if the torrent trackers are pulled offline), claims an article from dailymail.co.uk.

Tribler bittorrent client

The application includes features such as wiki-style channels, video-on-demand (watch videos while you download them) and more.

Tribler 6.2.0 was released recently and is now available in the Tribler WebUpd8 PPA. Changes include:
  • video streaming is back and it now supports seeking;
  • Less disk and CPU consumption;
  • improved UI responsiveness;
  • various performance improvements;
  • bug fixes.

Tribler video streaming

The previous version, 6.1.0, failed to start when built in a PPA and for this reason I didn't upload it to the WebUpd8 Tribler PPA. Tribler 6.1.0 changelog:
  • faster downloads: Tribler has switched from the old python based bittorrent core to Rasterbar's libtorrent, so expect less resource usage too;
  • less disk and CPU consumption used for community synchronization;
  • UI improvements (download speed graphs, some new icons, general UI cleanup...);
  • throttling (Bandwidth limitation) is working again;
  • the "Save as" dialog has been modified to improve usability when downloading from magnet links;
  • thumbnails for downloaded media: Now when a new video file gets downloaded, Tribler will automatically create a thumbnail;
  • and make it available to the rest of peers to be shown on the search results for all the media you download from your favourite open channels;
  • fixed freezing at startup on some machines;
  • fixed race conditions and lockups in synchronizations;
  • various bug fixes and minor improvements.


Install Tribler in Ubuntu via PPA


Ubuntu users can install the latest Tribler by using the WebUpd8 Tribler PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tribler
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tribler

Tribler debs along with Windows or Mac OS X binaries and source files can be downloaded from its downloads page.
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