New FrostWire 5.5.0 with Video Player and Wi-Fi local file sharing.

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The new FrostWire 5.5.0 features dozens of fixes and a few new powerful features.

Play and Stream Video

Now FrostWire will let you play Videos and Movies. These may come from files already in your computer, video files shared from your Android phone with FrostWire for Android, or even from search results coming from the cloud (play before downloading. this also applies to music shared on the cloud)

We have made a fork of the mplayer project called frostwire-jmplayer, in the case of MacOSX we’ve built UI controls in Cocoa (Objective-C) to give you the best experience. In the case of Windows and Linux we’ve built the same controls and rendered them on the mplayer window using some cool java tricks.

In case you’re not very fond of using the mouse, here are some supported keyboard shortcuts when you’re using the video player:

Toggle Full Screen: F key, Alt+Enter, Cmd+Enter on Mac
Leave Full Screen: ESC key or see Toggle Full Screen
Pause/Resume: spacebar key, P key
Skip Forward, Skip Backwards Left and Right arrow keys.
Volume Up: Up arrow, = key, + key
Volume Down: Down arrow, – key

Audio/Video Previews

One of the number one complains after we got rid of Gnutella has been the ability to preview downloads. Now you’ll be able to do preview search results coming from the cloud, for both audio and video files. FrostWire will stream and play the content for you if you hit that play button instead of the download one.

Audio and Video streaming is also available if you’re on a PC/Mac and you try to play audio or videos shared from another PC, an Android Phone or Android Tablet running FrostWire on the same Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi sharing

Send files between computers (PC, Mac, Linux), Android Phones and Android Tablets, no more USB cables, no more mounting, no more pairing, just share and go.

Say you took some pictures, or recorded some video on your phone or tablet, you can mark the file shared on your device and other computers, phones or tablets running FrostWire on the same Wi-Fi network can download and stream your shared files.

We’ve experienced file transfers of up to 15MB/s from a Macbook to a Kindle Fire HD. No internet necessary, just having FrostWire running on devices connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.

We’ve built this feature primarily thinking of small work groups in offices, classrooms and for convenient media sharing at home. NO MORE CABLES, No more USB mounting, No more USB Sticks. Just share, stream or download.

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And remember, don’t ever pay for FrostWire, it’s absolutely free software. No subscriptions, registration, no nags, just download, install and go.

Get FrostWire 1.0 for Android

If you are getting an Android device this holiday season, we’ve spent the last 5 months building a must-have app for it.

Install FrostWire via Google Play.

Download the .apk installer.

Here’s a few things you can do with our completely re-designed and easy to use file sharing client and media player.

Improved search that integrates with the cloud.

Search results are faster than ever (instant in most cases) and not only you’ll have the most powerful BitTorrent Deep-Smart search[1] featured in previous versions, now FrostWire integrates with popular cloud services where content creators from all over the world share millions of legally available files[2].

The fastest downloads ever on any FrostWire for Android.

Be it on Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G you will experience in most cases downloads that are so fast you won’t even see the progress bar begin to move, by the time the transfer screen is opened the file will already be on your device. Specially when sharing files with other FrostWire devices (PCs too) on the same Wi-Fi network.

Share files between phones, tablets and computers without any networking know-how

You don’t have to use cables or become a computer guru to share files between your phones, tablets or computers. We’ve also been working on FrostWire for desktop so that when you open FrostWire on your phone or computer you will be able to see every device automatically.

Just make files publicly available by opening padlock icons next to the files and every device running FrostWire will be able to download and even stream music or video from each other.

This makes it great for groups of people (work, school, home, party), now you only need to take only one photo and share it with everybody else next time you’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.

Sending documents, music, family videos between your mobile, tablet or computer has never been easier or faster, best of all it doesn’t even matter what Operating system you’re running, Windows, Mac, Linux, it doesn’t matter, all you need is FrostWire and a Wi-Fi router. It just works.

World class Gesture Based Music Player

We’ve redesigned our music player for simplicity and convenience. FrostWire’s music player is the world’s first gesture based music player, we built it thinking of drivers in mind, no need to take your eyes off the road if you want to switch songs or pause/resume playback.

On this version we’ve introduced a beautiful new design with a 3D presentation of the album art currently being played. It also has functionality to share or un-share the file you’re currently listening to without having to browse or find the file on your device.

Easier Navigation

We’ve recreated the navigation system on the application, it now has a beautiful animated and responsive slide in menu that will take you anywhere in the app, with room for future functionality, and if you’re playing a song you will be able to see the album art of the song being played.

We’ve also implemented a custom “Back” history handler so that you can backtrack perfectly the screens you’ve navigated as you used the app. You now have random access navigation through the menu, and sequential access navigation through the Android’s back key.

We’ve added new controls to let you instantly filter your own files and see which are being shared on the Wi-Fi network and which aren’t in just one touch.

Install FrostWire on your Android and spread the word, the more the merrier, it’s absolutely free.

Install FrostWire via Google Play.

Download the .apk installer.

[1] FrostWire's Deep-Smart search uses the most popular torrent indexing services to fetch torrent files, then FrostWire opens these files and searches for the individual files indexed by the torrent. As FrostWire searches it remembers the files it's seen in the past to make your next searches instantaneous.

[2] Only on YouTube.com in 2012 it was announced users had shared over 4 million Creative Commons licensed videos. FrostWire also taps on SoundCloud.com, the internet's biggest sound and music community of content creators, bands, singers and DJs that pay to make their music available for free to the SoundCloud community. If you share your content on YouTube or SoundCloud you're automatically available to the millions of FrostWire users on both Desktop and Android. Integration with more popular cloud services to come in the next releases.

When you download and install FrostWire you must agree that you will not use it for the purpose of copyright infringement otherwise the software won't work. FrostWire condemns copyright infringement. Downloading FrostWire does not constitute permission or a license for obtaining or distributing unauthorized files. It is illegal for you to distribute copyrighted files without permission. If you want to know about legal content you can download and distribute legally please visit FrostClick.com, Vodo.net, ClearBits.net, LegitTorrents.info and CreativeCommons.org

John Graham: Success In Retrograde – featured on FrostWire

By Valerie
from FrostClick.com

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One exciting hip hop artist to watch out for, John Graham rolls out licks and rhymes that create a different kind of sound. He doesn’t only have that rare talent but he’s also bringing hip hop back to its roots all while incorporating a positive vibe.

The man behind Ego Free Productions, John runs the company along with his partner, Amir. According to the singer, the company name was appropriate for the singer’s brand of sound since he provides music that’s “filled with positive messages meant to inspire growth and insight change.”

Success in Retrogade EP is an amazing record complete with 7 tracks. Each song carries a special message that you won’t normally expect or associate with the genre.
Originally from the Bay Area in California, John moved to Philadelphia by the time he was in college to attend Lincoln University. Majoring in Education, it was this move that helped to introduce him to several influential MCs and eventually foster his passion for music.

According to his bio, John isn’t interested in the fame or being labeled the next big thing in hip hop music. His primary goal is simply to put forth his sound and have his music serve as a gateway for opening a “dialogue between all races, cultures, political affiliations, and beyond as we all face issues that supersede any of the things that keep us divided.”

Some of the songs talk about fame and the hip hop lifestyle while others mostly express the artist’s viewpoint on life. For instance, Modus Operandi is a thought provoking song that narrates the rapper’s two cents about music. Complete with a steady and catchy beat, the single tackles the common assumptions people have about music. Promoting music with a more substance than “bling,” the singer definitely hits the point home. Veterans of Foreign War is another track that delivers a statement, as it gives props to the many veterans of war. On the other hand, The Top 1% peels back the skins of hip hop artists and celebrities. It talks about how “entertainers and athletes are paid millions of dollars to keep the masses engaged in fantasy.”

The last two tracks feature Esha J. and showcases a slower, more R&B feel in places. John’s rapping is more laid-back and are somewhat more personal. Overall, the album is definitely worth checking out. One of the few hip hop compilations that step out and take a stand. You can hit the download button above and start enjoying.

FrostWire Source Package distribution ready – Ubuntu/Debian Sponsors wanted

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A new Debian Guideline compliant Source Package is finally ready for Linux repository mantainers to build official FrostWire binaries and finally have FrostWire included as part of your favorite Linux distribution or at least have it available in the repository of your Linux distro.

With FrostWire 4.21.3 for Linux we have finally achieved complete architecture independence, FrostWire for Linux is a 100% Java GPL application.

This source package includes every single line of code of every third party library used in FrostWire.

We will be distributing on every release from now on the following files:

frostwire_x.y.z.orig.tar.gz (ALL sources, useful for non Debian based linux mantainers)
frostwire_x.y.z.debian.tar.gz (All Debian specific files required to build the frostwire debian package)
frostwire_x.y.z.dsc (Debian source control file)

We are looking for a friendly repository sponsors/maintainers/uploaders that are willing to take the next step of grabbing our source package and building the binaries that could be included in every official package repository of every major Linux distribution.

Thanks to the #ubuntu-motu folks for their patience and guiding during this process.

How to build a .deb package on a Debian based distro

You will need the following packages installed:
Download the source packages

ant, libgnome2-dev, libxt-dev, maven2, default-jdk, python, zlib1g, libc6, libgcc1, libacl1-dev, javahelper

Build like this:

$ #extract the sources
$ dpkg-source -x frostwire_x.y.z.dsc
$ cd frostwire-x.y.z
#build the package
$ dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -rsudo

Kellee Maize among Amazon.com’s Top 10 most downloaded albums

Kellee Maize understood the power file sharing and creative commons as positive promotional tools, that’s a screenshot of her album "Aligned Archetype" among the top 10 most downloaded albums on amazon.com.

You can get her album for free here
www.frostclick.com/wp/index.php/2010/01/29/kellee-maize-a…

Kellee Maize’s Aligned Archetype was featured on FrostWire, and so far it’s gotten over 133,000 bittorrent downloads.

Would you donate part of your p2p bandwidth to proxy Google searches to China?

It’s come to our attention the situation between China and Google recently. A snappy business developer would probably be on standby to setup several web proxy sites to let Chinese users access Google and make money on advertisement. However, Web Proxies can also be hunted down by Chinese authorities and all of that traffic can easily be blocked as well.

This made us think that this would be an excellent use of the FrostWire P2P network, a network that virtually can’t be shutdown due to it’s decentralized nature.

FrostWire users outside China have unrestricted access to Google, FrostWire could implement a “P2P Google Search” to proxy keyword searches coming from China to Google servers and back.

It would be very hard if not impossible to filter this traffic which could come from nameless ip addresses from all over the world. Even if they would ban frostwire.com in China to avoid the installation of our client in China, Chinese users could still download FrostWire from thousands of mirrors and from the p2p network itself.

If the Chinese government were to completely ban all DNS requests to all Google domains, would you be willing to donate a part of your FrostWire P2P bandwidth to proxy Google Search Requests?

Hopefully China and Google will be able to resolve their issues and this won’t be necessary, but options will exist to keep offering a free internet to everybody in the planet.

About FrostWire
FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client from which it was originally born. Released under the GNU General Public License, FrostWire is free software.

FrostWire’s BitTorrent engine is powered by Vuze (Azureus) Technology

FrostWire “Iced Torrent” 4.18.6 Released

The new FrostWire 4.18.6 (code named “Iced Torrent”) is out.

New Features include:

Easier Tab Navigation (Toggling)

Right click on a tab and you’ll have the option to hide or show any of the FrostWire tabs right there.

Improved .torrent metadata file sharing

Automatic .torrent sharing has been reimplemented to correctly share .torrent files you use, thus enabling more torrent metadata file content on the gnutella network as FrostWire 4.18.6 and further versions is adopted by the community.

.torrent files have now been included as a search type

Being a BitTorrent client it was unnatural not having a .torrent file search.
The more the community uses FrostWire for BitTorrent, the more search results will be available under this search type.

Other important updates for this first release of 2010 include bugfixes on Theme Handling, the Console Tab dissapearing, a lot of code cleanup, 2 reported crashes fixed and a slightly smaller installer compared to the previous version.

Next releases will improve BitTorrent support and antivirus integration for windows users.

Download FrostWire, it’s absolutely free and open sourced.

About FrostWire

“FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client from which it was originally born. Released under the GNU General Public License, FrostWire is free software.”

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Download FrostWire Safely

You can download FrostWire for free safely from the official mirrors:
BrotherSoft.net, Download.com and SourceForge.net

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FrostClick celebrates it’s first million free legal downloads with Free Music Compilation

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We’ve put together a compilation album with the hit songs of each one of the artists promoted on FrostWire and FrostClick to add up to the first million downloads.

All the music in this compilation available for free or under creative commons by these 21 wonderful artists. Their music has been distributed through the BitTorrent and Gnutella networks with FrostWire. Continue reading

Manifesto in Defense of Fundamental Rights on the Internet

Javier “Barrapunto” Candeira writes:

“Last Monday the Spanish Government sent the parliament the latest draft for the Ley de Economia Sostenible (Sustainable Economy Act), which contained riders modifying the current laws on copyright and interactive services. These amendments give the Spanish Ministy of Culture the administrative power to take down websites (or order ISPs to block those hosted overseas), all without a court order and in the name of ‘safeguarding Intellectual Property Laws against Internet Piracy’. For this reason some of us have written a manifesto that is being published today all over Spanish weblogs and media.

A group of journalists, bloggers, professionals and creators want to express their firm opposition to the inclusion in a Draft Law of some changes to Spanish laws restricting the freedoms of expression, information and access to culture on the Internet. They also declare that:

1 .- Copyright should not be placed above citizens’ fundamental rights to privacy, security, presumption of innocence, effective judicial protection and freedom of expression.

2 .- Suspension of fundamental rights is and must remain an exclusive competence of judges. This blueprint, contrary to the provisions of Article 20.5 of the Spanish Constitution, places in the hands of the executive the power to keep Spanish citizens from accessing certain websites.

3 .- The proposed laws would create legal uncertainty across Spanish IT companies, damaging one of the few areas of development and future of our economy, hindering the creation of startups, introducing barriers to competition and slowing down its international projection.

4 .- The proposed laws threaten creativity and hinder cultural development. The Internet and new technologies have democratized the creation and publication of all types of content, which no longer depends on an old small industry but on multiple and different sources.

5 .- Authors, like all workers, are entitled to live out of their creative ideas, business models and activities linked to their creations. Trying to hold an obsolete industry with legislative changes is neither fair nor realistic. If their business model was based on controlling copies of any creation and this is not possible any more on the Internet, they should look for a new business model.

6 .- We believe that cultural industries need modern, effective, credible and affordable alternatives to survive. They also need to adapt to new social practices.

7 .- The Internet should be free and not have any interference from groups that seek to perpetuate obsolete business models and stop the free flow of human knowledge.

8 .- We ask the Government to guarantee net neutrality in Spain, as it will act as a framework in which a sustainable economy may develop.

9 .- We propose a real reform of intellectual property rights in order to ensure a society of knowledge, promote the public domain and limit abuses from copyright organizations.

10 .- In a democracy, laws and their amendments should only be adopted after a timely public debate and consultation with all involved parties. Legislative changes affecting fundamental rights can only be made in a Constitutional law.

Note: This manifesto is the work of several authors, and the property of everyone. Copy it, publish it, pass it on as you will.

DownloadRoute.com also certifies FrostWire as 100% CLEAN

FrostWire received 100% CLEAN award on DownloadRoute.com

From George Zubor Senior Editor at DownloadRoute.com:

Hello!

We would like to inform you that FrostWire has successfully passed antivirus and antispyware tests and were so impressed that we decided to give you our 100% CLEAN award! We use for scanning now four of the best antivirus engines available on the market.

You must know that we’ve created the brand new and absolutely real reports. (Other sites usually offers only fake awards.) You may check your security reports on this URL: http://www.downloadroute.com/FrostWire-FrostWire-LLC/antivirus_report.html

We also remind you that FrostWire has been certified 100% clean by Softpedia

Pretty Cool, Keep those reports coming!