BitTorrent Search could Help with Podcasters

In an article published today on the Wired.com Website, the popular BitTorrent application is about to unleash the free BitTorrent search tool, which will be the first large-scale commercial offering from BitTorrent, a five-person company. But what does this mean for podcasters?

Bandwidth is a growing concercn for podcasters that are starting to gain in popularity. BitTorrent could indeed be the answer, but there seems to be so many technical issues with it. But according to the Wired article, not only is BT releasing their new search engine, but they have also started releasing Betas of their new applications as well.

“Last week, Cohen released a new beta version of the official BitTorrent software that makes the process even easier by giving users the option of skipping the complicated step of setting up a special tracker to manage BitTorrent transactions.”

It seems like these 2 things could help solve some of the issues podcasters are having with BT distribution. I understand there are other issues (like the person downloading having BT installed) but at least it is a step in the right direction.

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