Stream is a fork of the popular XBMCtorrent addon. Follow along step by step as I show you how to set everything up, and how to install it. I also have some screenshot of the addon itself so you can see how it works.
If you aren’t familiar with the addon “XBMCtorrent”, it’s an addon that lets you stream torrent files directly in XBMC. It’s quite amazing stuff when you think about it. Torrents are traditionally split up into thousands of chunks which makes the file(s) unusable until the entire download has finished. The brains behind this project are using some cool wizardry to download all the chunks in order, and start playing the file before it’s done (most of the time). The fork by brysonreece isn’t much different, but offers a better browsing experience. This is what he has to say about his fork:
One of the noticeable differences between Stream and XBMCtorrent is the user interface. XBMCtorrent provides a basis for accessing media while Stream helps offer better categorical organization, media headings, and plenty of backend upgrades.
I will be reviewing the addon in another post, this will serve as the setup guide.
- Winrar – I show you some steps that involve winrar. If you’re using winzip or 7zip, the steps will be slightly different, but I’m sure you will be able to figure it out.
The Git repo for the addon is here:
Here is the main menu. You can choose from videos or tv. Below is a list of movies and me choosing one. You can see what happens when you do. It will start to connect to peers and download/upload. After a certain threshold the media file will start to play.
And there you have it. You can browse around and find something. There are some additional settings like saving the file after it completes, or deleting it. You can explore those in the context menu at your leisure.