[REL] BitTorrent Channel


#1

bittorrent_logo-4f33ef4-intropng
 

This channel enables you to stream movies and TV shows directly from the BitTorrent network!

 

Supported servers:

  • Windows
  • MacOSX
  • Linux x86 (32/64 bits) 

paxq3vvpng

More screenshots

 

 

Features:

  • TV Shows and Movies browsing based on trakt.tv using full metadata
  • Torrents are extracted from EZTV and KickassTorrents
  • Allows to keep downloaded files after viewing (check Preferences page)
  • Tested working on Plex Home Theather, Plex Web, Roku, PS4, iOS and Android clients.

Installation:

 

Updating:

  • Handled by the channel's own update system

 

Known issues:

  • Since there is no way to give user feedback about the current progress of the background downloading, when pressing the final play button, be a bit patient. You can also try pressing play again as most client tend to have an internal timeout.
  • No subtitles yet as channels don't support subtitles yet.

You can use this thread to report issues but the GitHub repository would be a better place. Also, pull requests for bug-fixing and new features are always welcome. Same goes for donations  :)

 

Enjoy!
 

 

Changelog

1.1.1

  • Fix Popcorn API endpoint URL and troubleshooter
  • Fix multi-pages browsing issue for TV shows

1.1.0

  • Movies and TV shows: Now directly use Popcorn API
  • Movies and TV shows: Added recently updated browsing
  • General: Enabled DumbKeyboard for Plex for Xbox One

1.0.8

  • General: Disabled DumbKeyboard for Plex for Roku now that a proper search is implemented

1.0.7

  • General: Fixed playback issue introduced by PMS 0.9.16.0
  • General: Disabled DumbKeyboard for Plex Web

1.0.6

  • General: Added DumbKeyboard support for searching on incomplete clients

1.0.5

  • General: Now displaying magnet source
  • General: Reduce load on server coming from troubleshooting menu

1.0.4

  • General: Fixed issue with non-float rating values in metadata (in preparation of new Scrapyard.js server)

1.0.3

  • Scrapmagnet: Updated to 0.1.3
  • Scrapmagnet: Added back configurable pause/remove timeouts
  • Scrapmagnet: Added 0.5% preload buffer before allowing playback in clients

1.0.2

  • Scrapmagnet: Updated to 0.1.2
  • Scrapmagnet: Better torrent removal handling
  • General: Fixed icon when new version available
  • General: Fixed icon when Scrapyard server unavailable

1.0.1

  • Scrapmagnet: Now written with Node.js and based on torrent-stream (same library as Popcorn Time)
  • Scrapmagnet: Added two-step torrent removal (pause after 10s -> remove after 60s)

1.0.0

  • Scrapmagnet: Now written with Node.js and based on torrent-stream (same library as Popcorn Time)
  • General: Removed proxy support and a bunch of unnecessary options
  • General: Removed support for Linux ARM (Raspberry PI)
0.9.2
  • TV Shows: Favorites are now properly sorted alphabetically
  • General: Properly restart scrapmagnet after updating preferences
  • General: Improved troubleshooting
0.9.1
  • General: Improved troubleshooting
  • General: Made scrapmagnet launcher more robust
  • Scrapmagnet : Reintroduce configurable pause timeout (default to 4s)
  • Scrapmagnet : Fixed logging on Windows
0.9.0
  • General: Made local host IP more robust
  • Scrapmagnet: Upgraded to libtorrent 1.0.5 and boost 1.58
  • Scrapmagnet: Added FULLY UNTESTED Raspberry Pi support
0.8.9
  • Movies: Fixed communication issue with scrapyard server when the watchlist is big
  • TV Shows: Fixed communication issue with scrapyard server when the favorites list is big
  • General: Added preference to override scrapmagnet version on Linux
0.8.8
  • General: Now displaying magnet size when available

0.8.7

  • Scrapmagnet: Upgraded to libtorrent 1.0.4, OpenSSL 1.0.2a
  • General: Added new troubleshooter for incoming port on About page
  • General: Improved tracking
0.8.6
  • General: Disabled initial video buffering when using Plex Web
  • Scrapmagnet: Pause timeout is now directly handled by scrapmagnet and set to 4 seconds
  • General: Made updater more robust
0.8.5
  • General: Fixed crash when scrapmagnet is unavailable
  • General: Increased timeouts when communicating with scrapmagnet

0.8.4

  • General: All clients now use indirect playback (tested with Plex Home Theater, Plex Web, Plex for Android, Plex for Roku)
  • General: Fixed issue with updater on Windows

0.8.3

  • General: Added new internal update system
  • General: Simplified how all clients but PHT handle playback, should prevent Roku from doing bad things
  • Scrapmagnet: Fixed another case of duplicated tracking event
  • Scrapmagnet: Now properly closes when PMS is stopped
  • Scrapmagnet: Improved streaming and fixed infohash issue that could prevent playback

#2

What are the chances of getting a DMCA warning from your ISP by using this channel?


Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk


#3

Same as downloading movies through BitTorrent (since it's essentially the same thing).


#4

What is the risk rate from 0 to 10


Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk


#5

Cannot say as it depends on your country, your laws, your ISP...


#6

What is the risk rate from 0 to 10

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

very high unless using a vpn


#7

What are good vpns these days?


Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk


#8

What are good vpns these days?

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

i use PIA its only like 40.00 a year


#9

piratebay is empty no categories show. up using windows 7.  


#10

nothing shows up on tv shows in kickass torrents and on piratebay is empty no categories show. up using windows 7.

KickAss seems down right now (at least the search portion that the plugin uses).

The Pirate Bay is just a simple search for now. Searching is not possible using Plex Web (not supported by Plex Web itself yet).

YTS is fully functional.

Thanks for testing the plugin though. I hope KickAss will come back soon...


#11

While KickAss is still having problems,I just updated The Pirate Bay support with simple categories using top torrents for each : Movies, Movies - HD, TV Shows and TV Shows - HD.

You can update your version with the Unsupported Appstore.


#12

Doesn't work on the roku.....I have windows 8.1 with rarflix plex channel. Any Plugin selections just return me to my home screen..


#13

Doesn't work on the roku.....I have windows 8.1 with rarflix plex channel. Any Plugin selections just return me to my home screen..

Do you have any other client available? Can you test it with Plex Web to make sure it's properly installed?


Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk


#14

I don't see this in the unsupported store. Is it me or is it gone?


#15

I don't see this in the unsupported store. Is it me or is it gone?



Try refreshing. It's there in Video section. And also in the New section at the moment.


Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk


#16

Same issue here. Works great on computer but roku kicks me back to homescreen.


#17

Same issue here. Works great on computer but roku kicks me back to homescreen.



Infortunately, I don't have a Roku to debug against :( Let's say it's unsupported for now...


Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk


#18

Searching is not possible using Plex Web (not supported by Plex Web itself yet).

You can create a Search Service (instead of using a "InputDirectoryObject") to create a search function that works on almost all platforms. The Search Service from The Daily Show channel is a good example: https://github.com/plexinc-plugins/The-Daily-Show.bundle/tree/master/Contents/Services

The search option will show in the top row on /Web (this is from the Apple Movie Trailers channel):

Screen_Shot_2014_03_16_at_23_00_41.png


#19

You can create a Search Service (instead of using a "InputDirectoryObject") to create a search function that works on almost all platforms. The Search Service from the Apple Movie Trailers channel is a good example: https://github.com/plexinc-plugins/Apple-Movie-Trailers.bundle/tree/master/Contents/Services

The search option will show in the top row on /Web:

Screen_Shot_2014_03_16_at_23_00_41.png

The only problem with that is that you can only have one Search Service per plugin. And in my case, I would like to have one search per tracker.


#20

I just submitted a bunch of changes to pull movie metadata while browsing for The Pirate Bay and KickAss.

I recommend using the list view type while browsing as the info panel in that mode now displays the release name as well as the seeders/leechers count, on top of the metadata.

Enjoy!

Sander, is there a way to force the view type like we used to be able to do before? If not, is it planned?