New FrostWire Plus (1.6.5) for Android released

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This release makes FrostWire for Android compatible with the new Android 6 Marshmallow release. Now when FrostWire starts up for the first time, Android 6 users will be explicitely asked to let FrostWire have disk access to media files.
This is only asked once and this annoyance is there thanks to your friends at Google.
As a result FrostWire will no longer crash on startup on Android 6 devices.

Integration with search engines such as SoundCloud, TPB, BTJunkie, Torlock and TPB has been fixed.

A very annoying usability bug on which searches would appear never end has finally been fixed, we had users waiting for searches to end for over 12 hours!!! when all they had to do was click on other search result tabs to notice that the search had ended, but this was completely our fault.

Multiple rare crash fixes on the music player will continue to make the app more stable as we continue reach new lower records on daily crash reports.

Fixes a bug where FrostWire wouldn’t know how to open finished .apk files from the “Transfers” screen.

New .APK search result icon

Apk search results icon is now an Android head, many users would think the former gear icon represented “settings”, our bad. Thanks for the feedback.

Let’s grow the community!

There’s a new “Keep In Touch” dialog after the installation wizard, we’d like to grow our community, many people think FrostWire is dead, but we never left, thanks media.

New: Copy Magnet, Copy InfoHash

We’ve added a couple of advanced torrent actions for users that may want to know the infohash of a torrent, or who may want to share the magnet link of a torrent with a friend for sharing content.

New “Help” menu entry

Updated Spanish, Polish, Croatian translations.

New FrostWire for Android now with “Play before download” (Streaming Preview – v.1.6.0)

A huge new update for Android is here.

We’ve finally done what you’ve been always asking for, “Play before download” (FrostWire Plus only) and “Play while you download” (available on basic too)

Play before download, a.k.a. “Preview”

Starting on FrostWire Plus 1.6.0 for Android (the one available only on our website, also 100% free), YouTube and SoundCloud search results can be streamed for preview, this way you can know ahead of time if this is the file you need for offline access, or if you just want to play it, you can do so.

Play while you download

But what about .torrent downloads? Given the distributed nature of the file pieces on the Bittorrent network, TODAY it’s harder to give you the same experience we can give you when streaming from a cloud source, we could do preview, but you’d be frustrated how long you’d have to wait in most cases.

Therefore, you can start any media Bittorrent download, and while you’re on the transfer screen you can wait for a Play button to appear. Once this button appears you can start playing the file before it finishes the download.

But I have FrostWire Basic only! I want previews too
Then just get FrostWire Plus on our website right now! it’s absolutely free.


FrostWire 1.6.0 - AUGUST/03/2015
 - Streaming Previews on search results before download. (FrostWire Plus only)
 - Play .torrent media files while downloading.
 - Upgrade bittorrent engine to jlibtorrent 1.0
 - Updated SoundCloud search & download api.
 - Improved search suggestions.
 - Improved transition between My Music and Home screens.
 - Multiple crash fixes in music player.

FrostWire 1.4.9 for Android

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FrostWire 1.4.9 – MARCH/03/2015
– New KAT search.
– Fixed BTJunkie search issues causing ANR crashes.
– Fixed Mininova search. Few results coming in due to low seed numbers.
– Removed Appia Search.
– Clean up: Removed Appia, RevMob, Google In-App purchasing libraries.
– Updated Croatian translation. Thanks @win32re.
– Refactors, cleanup, misc fixes.

Photo: Devyn Rose wearing the FrostWire Tee.

New FrostWire 6.0.4 available

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frostwire (6.0.4) stable; urgency=high
* When transfers are finished they no longer show as 'Paused',
they show as 'Finished'.
* Fixes issues with incomplete files.
* Fixes issues importing too many songs to iTunes playlist.
* Fixes issue on which adding a whole torrent after starting a partial
download would not merge the two and continue to download the rest
of the torrent.

— FrostWire Team <> Fri, 16 January 2015 14:31:06 -0500

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.

New FrostWire for Android, now with full featured Music Player

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After 4 years of fun and hard work we finally have a version of FrostWire for Android that starts to get close to our vision.

On this release we’ve finally put together a very stable BitTorrent and Cloud Downloader along with a FULL FEATURED music player for your phone/tablet.

What you see below is a graph that shows the number of reported crashes for the past 6 months, look at how it drops dramatically these last couple of weeks after the 1.4.x releases start to come out.

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Please keep those reviews coming.

Here are some screenshots of the new music player we’ve included:
New “My Music” section on the main navigation menu.

Now you will be able to browse your music by Album, Artist, Songs, Genre and you will be able to organize your music in Android music Playlists, which should be available on other music player apps, so if you already had some playlists on your android you’ll be able to play them and manage them with FrostWire.

New FrostWire Music Player

Here’s a full list of the changes on FrostWire 1.4:

FrostWire 1.4.2 - DECEMBER/22/2014
- New: Music Player (forked out of Apollo Player).
- New: Playlist support.
- New: Browse music by Recent, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres.
- New: Change cover art on Playlists, Songs.
- New: Shuffle All music.
- Torrent/Magnet caching improvements reduce the number of DHT
requests when searching, which makes search result parsing faster
in most cases.
- When sharing files from 3rd party apps with FrostWire, the file
shared will be displayed by FrostWire as available via Wi-Fi sharing.
If the file is a .torrent the torrent transfer will start.
- Not using wifi multicast lock for energy savings.
- 'Preferences' renamed to 'Settings'
- About activity moved out of navigation menu and into Settings screen.
- Audio files can now be set as ringtones from My Files > Audio.
- Settings screen rearrangement.

FrostWire 1.4.1 - DECEMBER/02/2014
- Updated jlibtorrent binaries.
- Resilience to file disk permission errors causing the app to
not start in some environments.
- Improved disk I/O when persisting states of torrent transfers.
- Refactors, Cleanups and other misc. bug fixes.
- Improved user experience on transfer list actions.
- Preferences screen won't automatically kick user to search screen
when BitTorrent connectivity changes.

FrostWire 1.4.0 - NOVEMBER/08/2014
- Replaced Vuze Bittorrent engine for frostwire-jlibtorrent,
a java wrapper to the native libtorrent BitTorrent library.
- Peak memory usage dropped 50% when searching.
- Peak memory usage dropped 16% when downloading torrents.
- Number of threads dropped 41% when searching.
- Number of threads dropped 60% when downloading torrents.
- Peak CPU usage dropped 66% when searching.
- Peak CPU usage dropped 44% when downloading torrents.
- Got rid of over 2,000 classes.
- New Shutdown feature, stops all services and activities,
FrostWire process ends gracefully.
- Upgraded Picasso library to 2.4.0.
- More responsive and stable torrent state handling experience.
- Torrent downloads start faster.
- Torrent downloads connect to more peers.
- Updated German translation.
- Updated Croatian translation.
- Updated Polish translation.
- Updated Spanish translation.
- Updated Russian translation.
- Gets rid of Transcommu.
- Project is now built using gradle script.
- Updated Preferences screen BitTorrent connection status button.
- Fixes severe startup crash on Samsung Galaxy Mini devices.
- Multiple bug fixes and crashes.

Merry Xmas everybody!
Team FrostWire

Toussaint Morrison & Dr Wylie’s “Edo” album now featured on FrostWire under Creative Commons and accepting Bitcoin Tips (via Torrent Bundle)

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Torrent Bundle Magnet
Send Bitcoin Tips for Toussaint Morrison & Dr Wylies here (100% goes to artist’s Bitcoin wallet, 0% fees by anybody, 100% decentralized)

Track List:
1. A 2nd Devil
2. Origins
3. Tokugawa Nights
4. Darkside Imperials
5. Jarvis
6. New Orleans Swim Team
7. GameShark Tank
8. NightFort
9. Several Degrees Of Death
10. Kolvoord Starburst
11. Villain With A Thousand Faces
12. Running Down The Hallway (feat. Sodey)
13. Infinity War Vet
14. Equity
15. Romancing The Shogunate
16. Casey Jones’n
17. Hailey Says You’re Out
18. LeTron Brains
19. Stone Cold Revival
20. Chase Your Bliss

Related Links:
Toussaint Morrison’s Official Website
Toussaint Morrison’s on Facebook
Toussaint Morrison’s on Twitter
Toussaint Morrison’s on YouTube

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FrostWire 6.0.3 changelog

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frostwire (6.0.3) stable; urgency=high
  * Solves issue getting correct single file location from transfer manager.
  * Improved MD5 verification. Thanks @abderraouf-adjal
  * Important UI transfer related actions restored for Linux users.
  * Updated frostwire-jlibtorrent libraries,
    now built with older Boost 1.55, fixes Windows UI Freeze issue.
  * CPU usage reduced managing transfer items.
  * Croatian, Bulgarian, Polish, translation updates.
  * More cleanups and refactors.

 -- FrostWire Team   Wed, 3 December 2014 16:53:57 -0500

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.