The developer of Bitlet.org, a browser-based BitTorrent applet, has started to test an experimental P2P video streaming client. Bitlet’s video applet is fairly limited in its support for video codecs, but video publishers willing to trans-code their clips can already use it to save substantially on bandwidth costs.
The whole idea doesn’t seem to go over so well with BitTorrent traditionalists, who argue that streaming makes BitTorrent’s protocol less efficient and that apps like Bitlet may slow down other BitTorrent clients. Bitlet’s developer Daniele Castagna doesn’t think this is a big problem. Bitlet may prioritize its traffic differently, but it still acts in the spirit of BitTorrent, he told me.

The whole idea of such an applet doesn’t seem to go over so well with BitTorrent traditionalists, who argue that streaming makes BitTorrent’s protocol less efficient and that Bitlet may slow down other BitTorrent clients. Bitlet developer Daniele Castagna doesn’t think this is a big problem. Bitlet may prioritize its traffic differently, but it still acts in the spirit of BitTorrent, he told me today. Continue reading on Newteevee.com.

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