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Towards making Bittorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down.

We use our own dedicated Tor-like network for anonymous torrent downloading. We implemented and enhanced the Tor protocol specifications plus merged them with Bittorrent streaming. More info: Tribler includes our own Tor-like onion routing network with hidden services based seeding and end-to-end encryption, detailed specs:

The aim of Tribler is giving anonymous access to online (streaming) videos. We are trying to make privacy, strong cryptography and authentication the Internet norm.

Tribler currently offers a Youtube-style service. For instance, Bittorrent-compatible streaming, fast search, thumbnail previews and comments. For the past 11 years we have been building a very robust Peer-to-Peer system. Today Tribler is robust: "the only way to take Tribler down is to take The Internet down" (but a single software bug could end everything).

We make use of submodules, so remember using the --recursive argument when cloning this repo.

Obtaining the latest release

Just click here <>__ and download the latest package for your OS.

Obtaining support

If you found a bug or have a feature request, please make sure you read our contributing page <>_ and then open an issue <>_. We will have a look at it ASAP.


Contributions are very welcome! If you are interested in contributing code or otherwise, please have a look at our contributing page <>. Have a look at the issue tracker <> if you are looking for inspiration :).

Running Tribler from the repository ###################################

First clone the repository:

.. code-block:: bash

git clone --recursive

Second, install the dependencies <doc/development/development_on_linux.rst>_.

Setting up your development environment

We support development on Linux, macOS and Windows. We have written documentation that guides you through installing the required packages when setting up a Tribler development environment.

  • Linux <>_
  • Windows <>_
  • macOS <>_


Now you can run tribler by executing the script on the root of the repository:

.. code-block:: bash


On Windows, you can use the following command to run Tribler:

.. code-block:: bash


Packaging Tribler

We have written guides on how to package Tribler for distribution on various systems. Please take a look here <>_.

Submodule notes

  • As updated submodules are in detached head state, remember to check out a branch before committing changes on them.
  • If you forgot to check out a branch before doing a commit, you should get a warning telling you about it. To get the commit to a branch just check out the branch and do a git cherry-pick of the commit.
  • Take care of not accidentally committing a submodule revision change with git commit -a.
  • Do not commit a submodule update without running all the tests first and making sure the new code is not breaking Tribler.

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