BitTorrent video, now streaming

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#1

I just posted the article BitTorrent video, now streaming.

The days of waiting for a BitTorrent file to download before viewing are over, as a major BitTorrent client now allows video streaming.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/bittorrent-video-now-streaming-23799/](http://www.myce.com/news/bittorrent-video-now-streaming-23799/)

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#2

usually a torrent file doesn’t download from the first packet to the last packed… usually there bits and pieces all over the file? Wouldn’t they have make it so the torrent tried to download it from the beginning to end, instead of random available packets?


#3

The client decides what pieces to request and when. It does say a well-seeded torrent, so this would require that a peer or seed be available with enough pieces in order to buffer the beginning of the content to get started. Older versions of uTorrent already allow “Prioritize first and last pieces”.


#4

“Prioritize first and last pieces”, but not “make sequential requests”. That’s different. The reason that first and last is there (from what I understand) is that a lot of files (audio/video for example) can be previewed before the file is complete if there is enough sequential data, but the audio/video container information is required, which just happens to be at the beginning of the file. That’s my 2 bits.


#5

StreamTorrent does something similar. Its a great idea!