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Building Peer to Peer Capabilities into the Website

#1 2018-08-11 01:04:51
So I was looking at the website BitChute the other day, which is sort of like a poor mans' YouTube except that videos are streamed peer to peer using Bit Torrent (WebTorrent actually), and I started looking into how they developed the tech to serve all of their videos peer to peer, and it looked like it would actually be fairly easy to implement, and so today I went ahead and did it.

So going forward, any audio or video files attached to a post in the forums will still be hosted on the server as normal, but will also distribute peer to peer in order to cut down on server bandwidth.

Now generally this isn't a very big deal, as there are almost no videos posted here to the site. However it does add some cool capabilities to the site, which I will finish implementing with the next day or so. With a little more work, the same tech used to host forum-posted videos peer to peer will also allow users to live-stream their My Colony (or other games) play sessions right to their Ape Apps profile page, or even host a live web cam stream, or a group chat similar to Google Hangouts. There are really quite a few possibilities. You should also be able to embed an entire movie into your post using a Bit Torrent magnet link, but I will have to create a new forum tag for that.

Anyway, its a new feature that doesn't seem that interesting at first, but long term can add a lot of new features and possibilities to both the website, and to the different games.
Owner of Ape Apps
#2 2018-08-11 01:49:30
Just to demonstrate, here is the new torrent tag.



You can either put in the url to a .torrent file, or use a magnet link

Owner of Ape Apps
#3 2018-08-12 10:13:17
That's really freaking cool.