WebTorrent is an excellent application available for cross-platforms. It works like a charm for viewing and streaming music using peer to peer Torrent protocol.
The WebTorrent is made especially for legally streaming content from Internet Archive, music from Creative Commons, and Librivox audiobooks. The user interface of the WebTorrent is pretty simple and fluid. No need of waiting for downloading, just open the file and stream right away.
In this article, you will learn to install WebTorrent on all Linux Distros.
How to Install WebTorrent on Linux
WebTorrent is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux with Ubuntu and Debian packages. Downloadable source-code package which can be used for every kind of Linux OS is also available in the official downloads page.
Installing WebTorrent on Ubuntu
Ubuntu is a most popular distro of Ubuntu and always get the first preference for any kind of package support.
- The installation of WebTorrent on Ubuntu requires a manual download of DEB package file.
- Download the latest version of WebTorrent file for Ubuntu from the official website. On the website click on the Linux icon to download the package file.
- After you downloaded the package file on your Linux, now it is the time to install. Launch terminal window by clicking Ctrl+Alt+T on the keyboard and use the CD command to get into the ~/Downloads folder.
- Now, inside the ~/Downloads directory, execute the dpkg command and install the WebTorrent application on Ubuntu.
sudo dpkg -i webtorrent-desktop_*_amd64.deb
- After finishing the installation, now run the Apt install -f command to correct any dependency issues that may come up.
- In the Arch Linux, the installation of the WebTorrent supported via using AUR package. After you install AUR package, the installation of WebTorrent on Arch Linux is done by Pacman command.
sudo pacman -S git base-devel
- Once, the above command is executed, now use the below command to download the latest code for the WebTorrent AUR snapshot.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/webtorrent-desktop.git
- After completing the downloading process, use the CD command and move your terminal into the ~/Downloads folder.
- Now it is the time to install WebTorrent on Arch Linux by executing the makepkg command.
- Download the official package here.
- After downloading of the file completes open terminal Window by clicking Ctrl+ALt+T on the keyboard and access downloads folder using CD and ~/Downloads.
- Now, in the ~/Downloads directory, install the app with dpkg and correct the dependencies with Apt-get.
dpkg -i webtorrent-desktop_*_amd64.deb
apt-get install -f
In the Fedora, install the WebTorrent using the below commands.
sudo dnf install alien
sudo alien -rvc webtorrent-desktop_0.20.0-1_amd64.deb
sudo dnf install webtorrent-desktop-0.20.0-2.x86_64.rpm
That’s it. Now you’ve installed WebTorrent on your Linux machine. I hope you liked our tutorial, if you have any query, please message me in the comment box below.