How to play torrents directly with SMPlayer (linux)

It’s possible to play torrents directly in SMPlayer, no need to download the torrent first!

You need to install peerflix. This is a video streaming BitTorrent client. It starts to download the torrent (to a temp folder) and streams the video. Then SMPlayer (or any other player) can play the stream.

You can install peerflix in Ubuntu with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs
sudo npm install -g peerflix

Now to play a movie with SMPlayer run this command:

peerflix http://some-torrent/movie.torrent -g -d

For more info about the command line options type:

peerflix --help

More info about peerflix and how to use it with other players:
http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/peerflix-stream-torrents-with-vlc-or.html

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