Experimenting with BitTorrent and RSS 2.0. So that’s how that works.

You include enclosures in your RSS feed. An enclosure is not text, but a small-ish (25k) file that contains all the information needed for BitTorrent to download a big file. So you don’t download a huge file within your RSS, just a pointer to a huge file.

Now, you can distribute large files by including small pointers to them in your RSS feed. The users who have the right stuff on their computers will then automatically download, P2P, your large files overnight to the users computer.

Your computer isn’t hit too hard because of the way Bittorrent works (it’s P2P). And you can distribute (push, almost) large audio or video files.

Very nice. I’m impressed.

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