One of the key features in Project Maelstrom is the ability to easily enjoy video and audio from torrents without having to wait for the entire download to complete. As you might expect, much of our effort is going to be focused on improving the media player and we’re happy to announce that one of the first features on our list has made it out into the wild as part of our latest release.
If you open a torrent or magnet link that has subtitle files included you’ll see a new option in the media player. Clicking on the “subtitle” icon will bring up a list of available subtitles for you to choose from. Currently, only UTF-8 encoded “.srt” files are supported but we’re looking forward to hearing from you about subtitles so that we can continue to make the experience better for everyone.
- Persistent DHT lookup visualization, so you know how magnet link lookups are going even after refreshing.
- “Discover the Distributed Web” torrent has been updated, previously several of the examples were broken.