Browser Integration?


#1

I think it would be quite cool to integrate a web-browser engine combined with all video codecs to tribler.

Then it would be possible to watch torrents as stream in a browser like interface, also to directly open .pdf files and so on. Users could publish simple .html websites to tribler by sharing them as torrent.

If it would be possible to include the TOR Browser for that purpose, people can anonymously browse the web to search for torrents and then directly download them using the anonymous Tribler network. A Tribler/Tor Browser Bundle could become the most powerfull anonymization bundle that exists :wink:


#2

Thank you for your suggestion! We’re currently working on (limited) browser integration for our Channels system. You can track the progress here.


#3

I figured that Tribler technology could be used to host even complex webpages with the Tribler Core similar to ZeroNet. Will we ever see that though?


#4

Well, our technology is very close to the one used in ZeroNet. We’re planning for a more tight integration of the app features (e.g. torrent-sharing) with the backend to provide limited, but sleeker UX. Also, our lab’s primary goal is Distributed Trust Design. ZeroNet avoids the trust problem by making the contributors explicitly ask permission from the resource/site/channel’s owner, while we aim to solve the spam problem with our upcoming reputation system.

If everything works according to our current plan, we will see something like websites in Tribler by the end of the year. Some of the elements of that engine are already there and planned for 7.10.

You can checkout the pre-beta for 7.10 here