Popcorn Time movie and TV torrent streaming app updated to Beta 0.3.5 In today's open source roundup: The Popcorn Time torrent streaming application has been updated to Beta 0.3.5. Plus: Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition now available for Linux, and Canonical wants to phase out 32-bit ISOs
Popcorn Time movie and TV show streaming app updated
Popcorn Time is a popular movie and TV show torrent streaming application. While you are watching a movie or TV show, you are also seeding it for others. The latest release is Beta 0.3.5 and is available in 32-bit or 64-bit versions for Linux.
Marius Nestor at Softpedia has a helpful overview of Popcorn Time:
Key features include a powerful and attractive graphical user interface that looks the same on all supported platforms, support for both 1080p and 720p movies, two different view modes (Movies and TV Series), built-in search engine, support for bookmarks, support for viewing movie trailers via YouTube, and support for subtitles.
The Popcorn Time blog has a changelog for Beta 0.3.5 of Popcorn Time in the official announcement, and notes that this update had some problems:
This was a turbulent and unpredictable update for us to say the least... So we had to fix some serious bugs, and fix them as swiftly as possible. As we were rushing this release a bit, some things ended up broken on our initial release and we're sorry about that. We're also sorry about the users who were forced to redownload Popcorn Time to make it work, or wipe out their favorites databases, we know you loved those shows. This time around we've done our best to make sure we don't have to do this again, but we want to remind that Popcorn Time is still in beta.
0.3.5 Beta changelog:
Fixed invalid Certificate Fingerprints in the app not verifying causing requests to fail
Caught when the "Theme" var in Database didn't exist upon upgrading
Fixed movies not loading because Trakt started replying with 404s
Fixing bookmarks that don't work on the list page for TV Shows and Anime
Remove "Blown up" look for Retina but leave it in place for QFHD due to it's size
Fixed the updater for Popcorn Time in linux
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition released for Linux
Linux gamers can now enjoy Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition. The game is a Dungeons and Dragons fantasy set in the Forgotten Realms.