Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Azureus launches BitTorrent-based video service

updated 08:50 am EST, Mon December 4, 2006

Zudeo Video Service

Software developer Azureus today made its first entry into the commercial realm by introducing its new Zudeo service. A combination of software and a portal website, the service is meant to share long-form content such as games and videos at no cost to their creators. This is possible by using an updated version of the company's existing BitTorrent client: as all files are downloaded from an Internet-wide group of peers rather than a central server, even HD-quality videos can be downloaded free and quickly, Azureus says. The company is offering a mix of both commercial and user-submitted content and already includes official material from Tony Hawk. More content deals are expected in coming weeks.

The program itself is also dramatically expanded, according to the company. While the previous edition (known under the Azureus name) focused solely on downloads, the new Zudeo edition allows for browsing, content channels, and searches to help discover new media. A peer-to-peer streaming feature is promised for the near future. Files are currently free to download with the new service, though the company has not said whether or not it will charge for downloads in the future.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relativ ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News