Distribyted is an alternative torrent client. It can expose torrent files as a standard FUSE mount or webDAV endpoint and download them on demand, allowing random reads using a fixed amount of disk space.
Distribyted supports several ways to expose the files to the user or external applications:
- FUSE: Other applications can access to torrent files directly as a filesystem.
- WebDAV: Applications that supports WebDAV can access torrent files using this protocol. It is recommended when distribyted is running in a remote machine or using docker.
- HTTP: A simple HTTP interface for all the available routes. You can acces it from
Expandable File Formats¶
Distribyted can show some kind of files directly as folders, making it possible for applications read only the parts that they need. Here is a list of supported, to be supported and not supported formats.
- zip: Able to uncompress just one file. The file is decompressed to a temporal file sequentially to make possible seek over it. The decompression stops if no one is reading it.
- rar: Thanks to rardecode experimental branch library, it is possible to seek through rar files.
- 7zip: Thanks to sevenzip library, it is possible to read
7zfiles in a similar way that is done using the
To Be Supported¶
- gzip: As far as I know, it doesn't support random access.