Stream Torrent Video File using VLC Media Player in Ubuntu Desktop and Derivatives

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Published on September 3, 2014 by lsteam

This video shown you how to stream torrent video file using vlc media player integrated with app called torrent-video-player developed by pinguyOS Developer (Antoni Norman).

Torrent-video-player is a very simple app that uses vlc media player as player, which allows you to see streaming videos directly from a torrent video file, without downloading the file or use a torrent downloader like BitTorrent etc.

Installing Torrent Video Player

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs wget vlc
sudo npm install -g peerflix
wget http://pinguyos.com/files/Torrent-Video-Player
chmod +x Torrent-Video-Player
sudo mv Torrent-Video-Player /usr/bin
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  • In my browser , a open/save prompt is not opening. It directly download them in Downloads folder.Can you please tell how to play torrent file using this Torrent-Video-Player, if i download them already.