Tribler is an open source peer-to-peer client with various features for watching videos online. The user interface is very basic and focused on ease of use, instead of including features.
This program is based on the BitTorrent protocol and uses an overlay network for content searching. Due to this overlay network Tribler does not require an external website or indexing service to discover content.
Tribler was created by university researchers trying to improve peer-to-peer technology. The application enhances BitTorrent by removing the need for central elements such as the websites for finding content. The aim is to increase performance, reliability, and scalability.
- Anonymity. Anonymous downloads with strong encryption, onion routing and hidden seeding. Uses a custom Tor-like network.
- User interface. Check out our general user interface and other screenshots. We try to make sharing easy and accessible.
- No websites. The application ncludes search. You can find a lot of videos without any web site. We try to make the app impossible to censor and hard to kill.
- Open Source. The app is Open Source and non-profit.
- Streaming. This app can play your videos. You can watch even before the download is finished.
The main features include: video-only searching, experimental video streaming, and an integrated video player. The SwarmPlayer which is a Python based BitTorrent Internet TV viewer. It allows you to watch BitTorrent-hosted peer-to-peer digital media distribution of video on demand and plays live streaming media.
Tribler adds keyword search ability to the BitTorrent file download protocol using a gossip protocol. That is somewhat similar to the eXeem network which was shut down in 2005.
After a dozen downloads this software can roughly estimate the download taste of the user and recommends content. This feature is based on collaborative filtering, also featured on websites such as Last.fm and Amazon.com.
Another feature is a limited form of social networking and donation of upload capacity. Tribler includes the ability to mark specific users as online friends. Such friends allows to increase the download speed of files by using their upload capacity. Due to these features this software differs from other popular BitTorrent clients such as Vuze and μTorrent.
Changes in Tribler 7.13.0:
Instant search with superior result quality:
- Experience lightning-fast local search queries, now 100x faster than in the previous release (because of broken feature)
- Enjoy real-time, remote results from other peers as they appear instantly
- Benefit from an advanced ranking algorithm that considers multiple factors, such as title structure, creation date, and the number of seeders/leechers
- Discover similar results for known content categories, now conveniently grouped for an improved UI experience.
We’re confident that you’ll love the revamped search experience. As more peers upgrade to the new version, the distributed search will deliver even higher-quality results with the enhanced ranking system!
With these updates, Tribler is gradually evolving into a decentralized search engine, rivaling the speed of YouTube’s video search.
Introducing the Knowledge Component: A Leap Towards Decentralized Search Excellence
Google’s power resides in its PageRank algorithm. Creating a decentralized alternative to Big Tech has proven challenging, but with this release, we take another small step on this journey. Our ultimate goal is to achieve self-organizing trust, the fundamental building block for a decentralized PageRank system. The concrete use-case we aim to address is collective decision-making in the peer-to-peer world, such as determining whether Justin Bieber is gay.
Is Justin Bieber gay?
Explore the details of this scientifically serious issue related to trust, spam, and crowdsourcing. For the record, we believe Justin Bieber’s music is neither
Black Metal nor
gay. We consider this an exemplary use-case for Tribler’s zero-trust architecture to solve. Our distributed trust ledger has been under incremental development since before Bitcoin. We have not yet deployed our decentralized reputation and trust framework, as MeritRank algorithm is still not ready for production. However, we have upgraded the BitTorrent tag-based metadata enrichment from pure text labels into the
KnowledgeComponent. As a test, we offer semantic clustering within Tribler when searching for “Ubuntu,” providing cleaner search results and filtering duplicates.
No other peer-to-peer project, such as IPFS, Mojo Nation, or Freenet, has ever cracked semantic search. With the
KnowledgeComponent, we take another challenging step towards a Google-quality search engine. It signifies a move towards semantics, a search engine that understands your preferences and helps you discover content without interference from lawyers or governments.
Enhanced Torrent Health: Accurate Sharing Between Peers
Tribler peers exchange information about torrent popularity, allowing torrents with a substantial number of seeders to appear on the “Popular” page and receive priority in search results. We identified several critical bugs in the previous algorithm, causing invalid torrent health records to spread across the network and skew the results on the “Popular” page. These bugs have now been fixed, and the gossiping algorithm has been optimized for efficient sharing of popular torrents
Improved Stability for a Smoother Experience
This release of Tribler is set to be the most stable in recent times. Our development team has successfully identified and resolved numerous obscure bugs that previously led to crashes and freezes. We’re confident that this version of Tribler will impress you with its enhanced stability and reliability.
- 100x speedup for full-text search queries with better quality
- Upgrade the
- Added edit metadata GUI elements
- Update Popularity community
- Add Tribler translation to Spanish
Homepage – https://www.tribler.org
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11.
- macOS Yosemite or newer.
- Linux Ubuntu.
Size: 66.5 MB