Stats of Bittorrent client market share

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Stats of Bittorrent client market share

Postby root » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:49 pm

We conducted a Bittorrent crawl and recorded numerous client properties and swarm dynamics. We extracted the current client market share for you here, we simply printed out how many peers we encountered running a specific client.
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10361    uTorrent
2449     Azureus
1489     Mainline
1373     UNKNOWN
763      BitComet
628      Transmission
58       KTorrent
41       DelugeTorrent
15       Shareaza
11       ABC
9        Lphant
7        qBittorrent
6        BitTornado
3'       XeiLun
2        libtorrent
2        Halite
1        Torrentstorm
1        BTG
1        BitFlu
1        CTorrent Enhanced
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17221 Total crawled peers

At the Tribler P2P team we conduct experiments and measurements like this around the clock. These range from understanding download speed to Peer Exchange efficiency to private Bittorrent community differences. We use these measurements to understand what is going on, what makes systems work and what needs fixing.

[propaganda warning] For the past decade we have been doing these sort of measurements, see tribler.org/PiratesSamaritans, and it's providing us with a lot of essential insight. Over the past years we occasionally make some noise in the press. We intent on showing a bit more what is going on on a regular basis. We have grown to 28 scientists working full-time on P2P file sharing matters, the largest team around. These people are spread out over various topics. We are steadily making progress in areas such as: video-on-demand (by generalising the private Bittorrent community model), sub-second global search, distributed tracking, udp-streaming, spam prevention and content moderation. All our algorithms are being implemented with the academically pure zero-server approach. With full decentralisation we should attain unbounded scalability, provided we have done our job correctly. Every television with just a 400 MHz processors+Internet can then be part of a single global mediacloud. We are delighted to be on track to give you 4G P2P, 4th Generation P2P in 2010. Stay tuned for another Tribler release in 3-4 weeks. So perhaps someday our Tribler client might actually show up in such crawls...
[/propaganda warning]

Dr. J.A. Pouwelse,
Tribler P2P team leader,
Assistant Professor Delft University of Technology.
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Re: Stats of Bittorrent client market share

Postby blub2 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:06 pm

I think Tribler will make more sence when the Broadcasting/Live Streaming / Vod are fully implemented to Gui side.

You will see lots people want use Tribler, the other Bittorrent clients doesnt supports Broadcasting/Streaming like Live Events or
VOD.

Possible now want other Bittorrent clients implement such feature like p2p streaming like orginal Bittorrent client (closed source).
www.p2pnet.net/story/28570
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Re: Stats of Bittorrent client market share

Postby blub2 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:12 pm

full articel about Bram Cohen want implement live streaming:
torrentfreak.com/bram-cohen-to-deliver-bittorrent-live-streaming-090916/
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Re: Stats of Bittorrent client market share

Postby root » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:57 pm

blub2 wrote:full articel about Bram Cohen want implement live streaming:
torrentfreak.com/bram-cohen-to-deliver-bittorrent-live-streaming-090916/

Indeed, the race is on!

Who will be the first P2P client to offer Video-on-Demand?

Nobody has offered a solution yet with the ease-of-use that is equals Youtube. We got live streaming working (partially) and Bram is trying to duplicate this now it seems. The Tribler team combined live streaming with Bittorrent downloads into a single generic algorithm. However, this was never integrated into the Tribler client as other components where not there yet. You also need to be able to do keyword search on such live streams, run a (decentral) tracker and prevent spam. Moreover, at Delft University we only make pure P2P things, aiming at unbounded scalability. That makes matters an order of magnitude more difficult. Our focus is towards on-demand streaming currently. I think people prefer video-on-demand streaming which starts in 2-3 seconds, instead of live streaming with slow channel zapping.
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Re: Stats of Bittorrent client market share

Postby blub » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:47 pm

You would see when the easy Broadcasting/Streaming is implemented (easy Gui functionalities) then will be comes lots of people want use Tribler for Live Streams :D

Thee reason why there is no realy opensource software for that and the closed source p2p live streaming apps from asia will be blocked from ISP(Servers,Trackers) or the Streaming network blocks(IP Filter) viewers from outside China.
And People which want broadcast over Web based Streaming Portals they will be blocked his Live Channels.

Broadcasting Live Stream via Tribler can be Decentral and this is realy dificult to block or Filter or Censor it.

I think at the moment is Tribler Central/Server based.
Feature Requests:
1.Live Streaming/Broadcasting from Tribler Gui
2.Decentral Feature which can deactivate connect to non Friends or to Tribler Server.
3.Secure End to End Encryption
4.Feature to can Add Friends(Puplic key echange and authentication) .
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Re: Stats of Bittorrent client market share

Postby boudewijn » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:23 pm

blub wrote:You would see when the easy Broadcasting/Streaming is implemented (easy Gui functionalities) then will be comes lots of people want use Tribler for Live Streams :D


I agree, clear and easy GUI is very important to get and keep people to use any application. And for many nice peer-to-peer features we kinda need a substantial user base...

For example: its just not necessary to design and implement a big trust system to choose to whom you prefer to upload when there are only a few people to choose from.

blub wrote:Broadcasting Live Stream via Tribler can be Decentral and this is realy dificult to block or Filter or Censor it.


Yes, when we have everything working smoothly it will be a good day for the freedom of speech.

blub wrote:I think at the moment is Tribler Central/Server based.


There are two centralized mechanisms.
(1) we use several SuperPeer processes to bootstrap new clients into the overlay network
(2) we use BitTorrent, and therefore use trackers to rendezvous with other peers in a swarm

There are solutions to point number (2). Such as DHT and PEX (however ugly those may be.) But point number (1) is very difficult, if not impossible, to solve without randomly trying IP addresses in the hope of finding people...
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Re: Stats of Bittorrent client market share

Postby ABD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:56 pm

I agree to blub:

You would see when the easy Broadcasting/Streaming is implemented (easy Gui functionalities) then will be comes lots of people want use Tribler for Live Streams


Is Tribler the only P2P Client to employ P2P VoD?
I haven't seen any other Client offering this feature.

Do you know of some researches according to this subject?
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