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Python library to watch and download torrents at the same time

Project Description

Popcorn Time was/is a really cool solution to play torrents directly while its being downloaded in the background, if you can get one of the installers to work. I really love Peerflix, it just works.

This is a port of my beloved peerflix to python. I really need to get it to packaging it, so that I can just apt-get it :)

You can simultaneously watch and download a torrent at the same time. It also supports random and incremental seek functionality of the media player.

All you have to do is torrent-dl [magnet link]

It will automatically start playing once it has downloaded a certain portion of the file depending on your internet speed.

Built on [pyflix]( Contains both the torrent library and the media streamer. Feel free to build awesome stuff on top of it.

Installation on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install libtorrent-rasterbar8 python-libtorrent

pip install -r requirements.txt

Installation on Mac OS

brew update

brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask

brew install boost –build-from-source –with-python –universal

brew install libtorrent-rasterbar –enable-python-binding –with-python –with-boost-python=mt

sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/.

sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/python_libtorrent-1.0.3-py2.7.egg-info /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/.

pip install -r requirements.txt


pyflix [-h] [–serve] [–port PORT] [–download DOWNLOAD] [–verbose] [–player PLAYER] magnet

positional arguments:

magnet The magnet link to download

optional arguments:

-h, --help show this help message and exit

—serve Do not run VLC

--port PORT, -p PORT
 The port where the stream will be served

—download DOWNLOAD, -d DOWNLOAD The path where the torrent will be downloaded

--verbose Show _all_ the logs

—player PLAYER Only _vlc_ for now

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