How To Play Video Files Directly From Torrent Files, On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pinguy 14.04 comes with an awesome feature that has not been implemented by default on other systems yet: the possibility of playing video files in VLC, straing from torrents, without needing to download the file first.

In this article I will show you what you have to do to be able to watch video files via VLC, directly from the torrent files, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nodejs wget vlc
$ sudo npm install -g peerflix
$ wget http://pinguyos.com/files/Torrent-Video-Player
$ chmod +x Torrent-Video-Player
$ sudo mv Torrent-Video-Player /usr/bin

After the above tweaks have been done, start your browser, download a torrent file and choose Open With (instead of download) and select /usr/bin/Torrent-Video-Player.

This may take a while, depending on your internet connection, peers and other variable.

Bonus: Nautilus Script for watching video files inside torrent:

$ wget http://pinguyos.com/files/Torrent-Video-Player
$ sudo chmod +x Torrent-Video-Player
$ mv Torrent-Video-Player ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts

Bonus: Nemo Script for watching video files inside torrent:

$ wget http://pinguyos.com/files/Torrent-Video-Player
$ sudo chmod +x Torrent-Video-Player
$ mv Torrent-Video-Player ~/.gnome2/nemo-scripts

After you download a torrent file on your computer, right click it from the file manager and go to Scripts -> Torrent-Video-Player

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