BitTorrent video download store reviewed

Posted on Thursday, Mar 01 2007 @ 04:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica decided to check out BitTorrent's new download store. Here's a short snippet:
The way that the service works is a little different. Users browse movies and TV shows on BitTorrent's web site, and the site is has a smattering of useful tidbits on product pages, such as RSS feeds for each studio's movies, email-a-friend links, digg links, and del.icio.us links. Clearly BitTorrent is looking to make it easy to share this information with others and tap into recent trends.

Searching for movies and shows is simple. The site has a listing of genres down the left side for casual browsing, or the user can search for a specific title using the search box on the site. The files that are downloaded from BitTorrent's web site are just torrent files, which can be opened by any BitTorrent client on any platform—however, the movie files that are downloaded through the resulting torrent are DRMed Windows Media files (.WMV), which means that they can only be played under Windows.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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