Updated version feature channels users can browse through to find content, as well as the option to rate and comment on torrents.
BitTorrent Inc. has taken advantage of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) underway in Las Vegas, NV by releasing screenshots of the “major changes” it has planned for version 8 of its BitTorrent Mainline client.
The effort is part of “Project Chrysalis” which it has been embarked upon for a few months now.
“More than a radical aesthetic and UI overhaul, more than cool new features, Project Chrysalis represents a metamorphosis,” it said last month when first announcing the project. “A new beginning, with all the power of today’s BitTorrent technology you know and love remaining at the core.”
The CES has given given BitTorrent Inc. the platform to really show what users can expect from future versions of its Mainline client.
“First and most obviously, BitTorrent Mainline version 8 will feature a radically overhauled user interface, designed to simplify your experience and make BitTorrent easier than ever,” says Simon Morris, BitTorrent Inc’s VP of Product Management.
Part of the new look involves the creation of channels along the top of the client which users can select and browse through for a faster, and easier downloading experience.
Users will be able to rate torrents and comment on them.
The new version will also offer the capability for transcoding and pushing content to a variety of devices and external media, a feature long offered by the Vuze BitTorrent client.
BitTorrent Inc. says a beta version the Mainline client will be available sometime by the end of March