I know libtorrent added webtorrent support a while back, how does it work? I tried it in qBittorrent and Transmission, and it downloads from the webseed only

@AgreeableLandscape
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Yes! Click on the download button under the video, select your desired resolution, click advaced, and you will have the option to download a .torrent file.

You can also right click on the video player and use the option to copy the video magnet link, but for some reason, when I tried this in the past, I never got any peers.

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that’s the issue, i can’t tell if it’s uploading to peertube users, the Blender short video thing I watched has 7 peers but Tranmission showed 0 other than the webseed, qbittorrent showed 3 seeds but didn’t download from then

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I imagine the webseed would take priority in most BitTorrent implementations. I’ll seed some videos, and update this comment in a few days with how much they’ve been uploaded, if any.

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I think it’s time I updated this. None of my Peertube torrents ever uploaded anything. @downdaemon@lemmy.ml

@Echedenyan
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Try sharing with WebTorrent.

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i know that works, but libtorrent, that most major apps use, is supposed to support it now too

@oliver@lemmy.ca
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Is this working in your case? The PeerTube-videos I have in my seeds (qBittorrent 4.3.9) have 2 trackers: https & wss. But in case of secured WebTorrent (wss) I just get ‘unsupported URL protocol’ for every torrent. If I stream a video from my mobile device I don’t see any upload from my Torrent-client on the Desktop - anyway I see little leeching-activity from time to time.

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The case is: I read time ago that some torrent clients only whitelist certain other torrent clients in the network to exchange.

I didn’t remember if I even read the reasons but could be that libtorrent is not inside that and WebTorrent is one of the allowed instead.

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A major limitation I’ve always noticed is you have to keep the window open to seed it, who’s realistically going to do that for any reasonable amount of time?

It’s not supposed to work like that. Imagine a video gets 2 views. Both viewers can mostly get the vid from the server without much being shared. If there ever should be 100s of people watching a video simultaneously, in the time one of them watches the video a typical internet connection can upload the video 1-10 times. That’s a huge weight lifted off from the server if many people upload a bunch. So with peertube I guess servers can scale better than they should be able to with their upload bandwidth.

What I am trying to say is that the sharing only works if there is a sufficient amount of other people wanting to watch the video at this time. That’s where the magic should happen.

I guess it would be cool if someone with a large peertube server did have stats which show performance and how much people shared between each other! Does something like this exist?

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So downloading a video as a torrent will reduce the load on the peertueb instance?

At first it will increase it until you have the data ;)

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