Acestream allows you to stream a video from peer to peer (P2P) connections. Because it’s a P2P and works like torrents, your connection will be distributed to other users that are streaming the same video.
If you have a slow internet connection or slow upload, you can install acestream on a small server and stream it locally from your PC.
The following was tested on Ubuntu 16.04
Install wget and nano if they aren’t installed
sudo apt-get install nano wget
Installing python packages
sudo apt-get install python-gevent python-psutil
sudo apt-get install git
sudo apt-get install vlc
Installing Acestream Engine
Open apt sources
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
And add the following at the end
deb http://repo.acestream.org/ubuntu/ trusty main
Install the public key for the repo
sudo wget -O - http://repo.acestream.org/keys/acestream.public.key | sudo apt-key add -
Install Ace Stream engine
sudo apt-get install acestream-engine
And copy AceStream proxy from git
git clone https://github.com/ValdikSS/aceproxy.git
Configure the AceStream proxy:
cd aceproxy nano aceconfig.py
And change the following:
vlcuse = True videodelay = 0 videoobey = False videopausedelay = 0
Installing Pulse Audio
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio
Running the acestream
I’ll add “&” in the end of the commands in case you want to close the terminal and keep them running in the background.
pulseaudio -D --system vlc -I telnet --clock-jitter -1 --network-caching -1 --sout-mux-caching 3000 --telnet-password admin --telnet-port 4212 & acestreamengine --client-console & python acehttp.py &
Open VLC or any media player and stream from the following url:
Where yourServerIp is the IP of the server and acestreamId is a 40 character hash.
Any questions? Post them below!