Web-Popcorn Time returns form that is difficult to pick offline

Feb

4

2016

Developers have published the source code of a web version of Popcorn Time, which can be hosted by anyone. Users can access the online version in combination with the new Torrents Time ‘plugin, which contains a torrent client and supports VPNs.

Unlike previous web versions of Time Popcorn, Popcorn Time Online is not dependent on a single server or domain name. The technique is largely Torrents Time, a plug-in that should users download and install, and it can be activated in the browser. Anyone can on Github source code download for Popcorn Time line and place it on your own web server. Users who have installed the Torrents Time plug-in can then visit these websites to play content. Because anyone can set up a server, it is out of the air service in theory a difficult task.

Torrents Time works on Windows 7 and OS X 10.8 or newer operating systems. After installing the program embeds the plug-in into the browser. Currently there is support for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If the user then visits a website where Popcorn Time Online code on such popcorntime-online.io, the browser asks permission to run the plug-in. Torrents Time takes its peers from regular trackers and can also use PEX if needed.

The developers tell TorrentFreak Torrents Time which consists of two parts: a torrent client, which is based on libtorrent, and a self-written video player, which uses FFmpeg. Further, the plug-in support for Chromecast, Airplay and DLNA.

On the website, ask the makers of the plug-in which allows Torrents Time running traffic over a VPN connection. However, that is not just the case, users must use a personal VPN account or register for a paid VPN account at the website where Popcorn Time Online is hosted in practice. Users who do not activate the vpn first get a warning for playing a movie or series.

Ask the creators of Torrents Time on a page for “publishers” that site creators can make money on the technology. The developers refer to offering subscriptions and VPN services. PopcornTime.io example uses AnonymousVPN.org and encourages users to register there a paid account. As an affiliate link is used, the managers get paid for each application.

In October 2015 was the then largest Popcorn Time-fork offline achieved . We later found out that the MPAA since responsibility was. In the same period appeared online alternatives such as Browser Popcorn, but this service was not long in the air. Popcorn Time has never really disappeared, the fork PopcornTime.se remained active.

The use of services such as Popcorn Time, which can be streamed movies and series, is illegal in the Netherlands and Belgium. Organizations representing rights holders, such as Stichting Brein, however, currently focusing on large-scale uploaders. Film companies can theoretically individual Popcorn Time users sue. In practice, that has not occurred in the Netherlands, but Dutch film companies claimed to want to start in 2016 last year, sending settlement proposals for individual downloaders.

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