VLC + BitTorrent = Torrent Stream
VLC with support for BitTorrent
Torrent Stream is a very complete program. It provides the benefits of both a great media player like VLC as well as the ability to play streamed content and live events (football matches, sporting events, etc.)-
In terms of functions, Torrent Stream closely resembles VLC in the following:
- Playing video from multiple sources (video included)
- Synchronization of audio, video and subtitles
- Facility to add logos and watermarks
- Function to take screenshots
- Converting media files
- Incomplete file playback
- Managing playlists
Same interface as VLC
Torrent Stream has a simple interface with loads of options. The player is customizable through interchangeable skins compatible with VLC Media Player.
P2P TV and multimedia player
As a player, Torrent Stream is basically exactly the same as VLC Media Player. You can use lots of resources; it's stable and lightweight. You can play any video and audio format without installing additional codecs.
The performance through P2P streaming is equally excellent: the image quality is great. The only thing that could be improved is that it takes a while to load the fonts.
The signal stability depends largely on the quality of your connection and the number of users connected, so the results can vary greatly between teams and channels.
Torrent Stream opens acestream type:// links, which are those used by TV channels in streaming. You can view the contents in the browser (thanks to the TS Player plugin for Firefox that's included) or on the program itself.
A combo player
Torrent Stream is a souped up version of VLC Media Player, with an interesting new take on the playback of P2P streamed content.