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PeerTV: Command-Line Tool To Manager And Play TV Series From EZTV Via Peerflix

PeerTV is a command line tool for manage and play TV series from EZTV.it. It uses Peerflix to stream the torrents and by default, the videos are played with mpv, but that can be changed from the PeerTV configuration file.


For those not familiar with Peerflix, this is a an experimental video streaming BitTorrent client for Node.js which can be used to stream video torrents via command line and play the stream with your favorite video player, such as VLC or MPlayer.

PeerTV allows you to easily keep track of your watched / unwatched episodes: each viewed episode is automatically marked as seen and you can manually mark/unmark episodes as viewed - and of course, you play them with the help of Peerflix, with subtitles support.

Tribler BitTorrent Client To Become Anonymous, Version 6.3.1 Released

A year after the previous release, a new Tribler version was released recently and it includes new features, bug fixes as well as work towards anonymous streaming (using a built-in Tor-like network).

Tribler 6.3.1 Ubuntu

For those not familiar with Tribler, this is an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer client based on the BitTorrent protocol, supported by EU and Dutch research funding. The application includes features such as wiki-style channels, video-on-demand (watch videos while you download them) and more and is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Popcorn Time 0.3 Released With TV Series Support, New User Interface, Other Major New Features

Popcorn Time, an open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application for Linux, Windows and Mac which is quite popular these days, was updated to version 0.3 beta recently, bringing some major improvements such as TV series support, new user interface, user settings, bookmarks and more.

Popcorn Time 0.3 Ubuntu

How To Install Popcorn Time In Ubuntu (From Source) [Updated]

Popcorn Time is a new open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application which attracted a lot of media attention in the past few days.

The application allows users to stream movies (with subtitles) at no cost, making it illegal in most countries and because of that, the Popcorn Time downloads were removed, at least for now.

Update 15-mar-2014: the application stopped working. The code is still available, but the APIs Popcorn Time was using don't work any more.

Update 17-mar-2014: 
  • Popcorn Time works again and there are Linux binaries (for both 32bit and 64bit) available for download at its website.
  • I've re-written the script to work with the latest Popcorn Time. You can use the script to get the latest Popcorn Time version from GIT. To use it, re-download the script!

Update 14-may-2014: I updated the script to work with Popcorn Time 0.3.

Update 20-may-2014:  MrVaykadji has rewritten the script and it now includes multi-platform building (optional) along with an option to remove Popcorn Time.