Feature Request: SwarmPlayer embed
|Reported by:||G4JC||Owned by:|
|Component:||programming||Keywords:||p2p, cdn, video|
I have found Swarmplayer to be quite an interesting concept and may be quite useful as a feature in MediaGolbin as well. This would allow everyone to share "bits" of the file via torrent and have it play right on the page. For more information see their website: http://swarmplayer.p2p-next.org/dev.html
Their code is LGPL. It would be of huge benefit for small servers without much bandwith and should provide faster playback.
It actually wouldn't take too much work to implement into this project since most of the grunt work is done by P2P-Next.
If we wanted to implement I would imagine it would work as follows:
1) User uploads video
1b) User is given option to enable support for SwarmPlayer, on by default?
2) MediaGoblin automagically creates tribe:// link for video and works out of the box in the media gallery. Tribe link itself can be self-hosted or via URL2Torrent website (their code is AGPL)
3) Optional support for importing of existing tribe:// videos into MediaGoblin.
Just a thought. Thanks and keep up the good work!