VLC Media Player to Support BitTorrent Streaming, Soon

By Wednesday, February 13, 2013 1 , , Permalink 0

VideoLan has posted a job on Elance whereby the developer whose submission will be accepted will be paid $10,000. VideoLan is looking for a patch from developers that will allow users to play media files by directly opening a magnet or torrent link from VLC provided enough bandwidth is available.

The project description on Elance reads, “The developer should submit a working patch for VLC that lets a user open a torrent file or ‘magnet link’ in VLC, and start watching any media files within VLC after a minimal delay.” The non-profit organization is also demanding that the patch should meet with high quality standards of the VLC player.

According to VideoLAN’s Jean-Baptiste Kempf  “A BitTorrent module for VLC could be a fun idea,” notes TorrentFreak.

  • Marcos Di Paolo

    3 years and counting….