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BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol. BitTorrent is a method of distributing large amounts of data widely without the original distributor incurring the entire costs... More

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Linux2 : posix : unix : windows 2000 : windows 2003 : windows 95 : windows 98 : windows nt : windows xp : PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE : Python
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BitTorrent - The global standard for accessing rich media content over the Internet.

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GoalBit: Open Source P2P Streaming

As NewTeeVee is reporting, a group of Uruguay-based P2P researchers recently released the first English-language version of their open source P2P streaming application, GoalBit. Available for Windows and Linux, the application is based on a BitTorrent-like architecture. It aims to compete with P2P streaming services like PPLive and PPStream by giving anyone looking to distribute their own live video programming a way to do so. According to NewTeeVee, GoalBit currently features just a few of Uruguay’s TV networks streaming at fairly low bitrates, but looks promising.

Miro Media Player Gets an Overhaul

Open source media player Miro is out in a new version 2.5, downloadable for Windows, the Mac, and Linux. Miro has long been well-liked as a way to collect and view timely video content, as well as manage video libraries. There are many enhancements in the new version, detailed here, but two of the new features that have jumped out at me as I've used the new version are audio podcasts available through Miroguide (a really nice way to navigate to content from all around the web and sample offerings that you may like), and smarter handling of BitTorrent files, especially videos.

French Record Labels Suing Sourceforge, Among Others

If you thought the RIAA had cornered the market on heavy-handed, misguided lawsuits, think again. TorrentFreak reports that the Societe civile des Producteurs de Phonogrammes en France (SPPF) plan on pursuing a lawsuit against three US-based companies that develop P2P applications. Vuze, LimeWire, and Shareaza are the applications targeted in the lawsuit. There is a fourth company named that's not a developer, or a P2P site -- it's a repository.

It's actually not just any repository. It is, for many, the repository for open source applications -- Sourceforge.

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