Streaming torrent client for Node.js
npm install -g peerflix
Peerflix can be used with a magnet link or a torrent file. To stream a video with its magnet link use the following command.
peerflix "magnet:?xt=urn:btih:ef330b39f4801d25b4245212e75a38634bfc856e" --vlc
Remember to put
" around your magnet link since they usually contain
peerflix will print a terminal interface. The first line contains an address to a http server. The
--vlc flag ensures vlc is opened when the torrent is ready to stream.
To stream music with a torrent file use the following command.
peerflix "" -a --vlc
-a flag ensures that all files in the music repository are played with vlc.
Otherwise if the torrent contains multiple files,
peerflix will choose the biggest one.
To get a full list of available options run peerflix with the help flag.
Examples of usage of could be
peerflix magnet-link --list # Select from a list of files to downloadpeerflix magnet-link --vlc -- --fullscreen # will pass --fullscreen to vlcpeerflix magnet-link --mplayer --subtitles subtitle-file.srt # play in mplayer with subtitlespeerflix magnet-link --connection 200 # set max connection to 200
If you want to build your own app using streaming bittorent in Node you should checkout torrent-stream
Chromebooks are set to refuse all incoming connections by default - to change this:
sudo iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT