BitTorrent Inc. has announced a number of new applications for both BitTorrent and uTorrent clients, saying that it will allow users to do what they couldn’t before.
The first innovation is a VLC player application, enabling you to automatically display the torrents that you have downloaded in a single list, which allows to easily play each of them via the VLC media player. The player is widely known as the one playing each and every file type currently existing, including disc images having extension .iso. This means that when you click on a file, there’s almost no chance to get that annoying dialog which asks you to find the relevant program to play it – VLC just knows. Thus, this program is a perfect match to different file types existing in the BitTorrent ecosystem. Besides, BitTorrent Inc. claims it to keep with the most valued qualities and be light and easy to use.
Then comes µCast, enabling users to create RSS feeds, also called TorrentCasts, of their own torrents in order to share them with others. The way it works is quite simple: you create a feed by just selecting the files you are willing to share. Then, your TorrentCast link’s recipients simply load it into their own BitTorrent application and get able to access any file from the feed. In addition, the TorrentCast is password protected in order to prevent illicit editing of your list by your recipients. Meanwhile, your recipients are able to add and edit files on the list if you provide them the password.
At the same time, µCast can be used as part of BitTorrent’s effort to help musicians reach P2P users, providing them with a very convenient way to deliver their songs or films to their fans. It can be made just as it is described above. The only exception is that the artist first has to convert their material to a torrent, which is not too difficult, even if sounds a little technical.
These were not the first useful apps the company released this year: the Apps SDK for uTorrent were introduced this mid-summer in a bid to allow third party developers to create and add their own applications offering new features and services.