WebTorrent Desktop is updated and already supports subtitles

the application WebTorrent Desktop, A client of the open source Torrent network that allows view torrents in real time and which is available for computers, for AirPlay, for Chromecast and DNLA devices, has been updated to version 0.4.0 including, as a standout novelty, support for subtitles. WebTorrent Desktop is available for Linux, Windows and Mac and has a minimalist design that allows you to drag a torrent or paste a .magnet link to start playing it without having to download it completely.

the subtitle support was one of the most anticipated features and version 0.4.0 has made it a reality, allowing you to load .srt (most common for subtitles) and .vtt files from the selector or drag them into the application window . The problem is that the current version does not yet support uploading subtitles to the same file, which is expected in a future update.

What’s new in WebTorrent Desktop 0.4.0

In addition to subtitle support, WebTorrent Desktop 0.4.0 includes:

  • Possibility to play in VLC for codecs that are not yet supported in WebTorrent, such as the important AC3 and EAC3. WebTorrent Desktop cannot be forced to use VLC by default at this time.
  • New “Create torrent” page that allows you to modify the torrent comment, trackers and enable and disable the private torrent option.
  • Added the “Show in folder” option in the context menu.
  • Added volume slider, with mute / unmute button.
  • Application start time has been improved by 40%.
  • Interface changes: Font size and torrent list height have been reduced.
  • The OS X-style window has been removed on Linux and Windows.
  • “Add fake AirPlay / Cromecast” options removed.
  • Power saving can now be blocked when broadcast to a remote device.
  • Added support for .mpg and .ogv.
  • Fixed video centering for multi-screen settings.
  • Other minor corrections.
  • On the other hand, as of now there is a 32-bit version for Linux.


It is important to mention that in order for it to work it is necessary start the application once from the terminal, Simply writing webtorrent-desktop. In this way, the file will be created from which we can run from the Dash / Menu. This is only needed on Debian-based versions (such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.)


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