torrentcast

raspberry pi torrentcast

torrentcast builds a REST API around peerflix and omxplayer. omxplayer is a commandline player especially build for usage on a raspberry pi. peerflix on the otherhand is a small lib/tool written for node which enables streaming of video torrents before they even finished downloading.

Make sure you have omxplayer and node.js installed on your raspberry. Then run:

npm install torrentcast -g

You can now start the server by running torrentcast. By default it will spin up a HTTP Server listening on port 9090.

// Assuming your Raspberry PI has the IP 192.168.0.10...
 
// Start playing a torrent
curl --data "url=<URL to Torrent File>" http://192.168.0.10:9090/play
 
// Toggle between pause and play
curl -XPOST http://192.168.0.10:9090/pause
 
// Stop playing
curl -XPOST http://192.168.0.10:9090/stop
 
// Increase volume
curl -XPOST http://192.168.0.10:9090/volumeup
 
// Decrease volume
curl -XPOST http://192.168.0.10:9090/volumedown
 
// Get the current State.
// Can be: PLAYING, PAUSED or IDLE
curl http://192.168.0.10:9090/state

Copyright (c) 2014 Simon Kusterer Licensed under the MIT license.