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There's no real incentive for regular BitTorrent clients to spend the development time to add support, because the only ones with something to gain are WebTorrent users.

Existing BitTorrent clients, on the other have something to lose:

* WebTorrent peers are less likely to be connectible (behind NAT etc.)

* WebTorrent peers are more likely to "hit and run" (by navigating away from the page, you stop seeding)

* WebTorrent peers are more likely to favor sequential downloads instead of rarest first (for in-browser playback)

Being incompatible with regular BitTorrent means it does not get any utility from existing swarms (unless regular BitTorrent clients gain widespread support; unlikely).

This means WebTorrent is mostly relevant for content delivery, for use cases a site offloads bandwidth usage onto their uses (like PeerTube, for example), and the site itself always runs a seed.




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