NEW: How to use VPN-Drop Protection on FrostWire (Experimental Alpha Feature for Desktop)

Starting FrostWire 6.4.6 as our first experimental feature we’re introducing a Privacy Protection feature for VPN users out there.

FrostWire will detect if your VPN connection drops and if you have this setting activated FrostWire will automatically stop all BitTorrent transfers to protect your privacy.

This is a really important setting if you want to protect your privacy on the Internet as you won’t accidentally be transferring or sharing files using your local IP address.


How to use VPN-Drop Protection?

1. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Experimental > Check Alpha

 

2. On the same setting screen go to BitTorrent > Advanced and check the box.

Then apply settings, and the protection should be on.

Warning, this is an Alpha feature, use at your own risk. On our next release it could be promoted to beta as we continue to test and optimize And then show the screenshot of the warning and how the feature works.

 

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 support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

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Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.8.8)! New Settings Screens with Material Design!

Download NOW!

We’re so happy to announce this new version of FrostWire Plus. This release includes an initial makeover of Settings screen with material design. What is “material design”? Material Design is a new design language developed by Google. It makes more liberal use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.

On the other hand, FrostWire Plus 1.8.8. includes multiple fixes like one with the YouTube search. This version has a lot of performance updates so you will enjoy a better FrostWire experience.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.8.8 - JAN/31/2017
 - Initial makeover of Settings screens with material design
 - Fixes issues with YouTube search
 - Fixes bug where resumed transfers would ignore the data savings setting
 - Multiple design fixes and additions
 - Misc stability and performance updates

Images of Settings Screen

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What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place.

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.8.4)!

Download NOW!

We’re happy to announce a new version of FrostWire Plus for Android. This release includes a lot of important fixes. If you have been having problems getting results from YouTube, you must download FrostWire Plus 1.8.4 right now! Also, we fixed some bugs, now you are not going to get any errors with transfers larger than 6Gb.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.8.4 – NOV/09/2016
– Fixed YT search
– Improved Featured Downloads on welcome screen
– Translation updates: Italian
FrostWire 1.8.3 – NOV/04/2016
– Fixes crash that occurred on some transfers larger than 6Gb
– Fixes bug that would cause torrent connections to be choked unnecessarily
– Fixes issues with ringtone playback and management
– New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.2
– update to android ndk-r13b
– fixes bug that would fetch magnet if torrent was in the session
– inmobi 6.0.2
– fixes issue with gap between playlist list content and header
– stability and optimization improvements

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place.

Get FrostWire 6.3.4. for Windows, Mac and Linux! New Media Player Included!

Get FrostWire 6.3.4!

Big News! Today, we are releasing a new FrostWire version (6.3.4) for Windows, Mac and Linux.This update features a major upgrade.Now, FrostWire includes a new Media Player build based on bleeding edge mplayer +1.3.0 and ffmpeg +3.0, which not just allows you to play a lot of videos you might not have been able to play before, it’s a faster player which uses your computer CPU more efficiently, featuring over 2 years worth of upgrades by hundreds of open source contributors worldwide.

Moreover, this new MPlayer previews fine all YouTube audio/video. It supports VP8, VP9 and HEVC codecs, so now you are allowed to watch millions of videos. The new Mplayer features over 2 years of fixes and upgrades in audio/video technology included.

Our YouTube search has been fixed so expect more search results after the update!

Changelog

frostwire (6.3.4) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes YT search issues
* New media player based on mplayer 1.3.0 and ffmpeg 3.0 fixes
YT audio preview issues, video playback issues. VP8, VP9, HEVC support.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:59:05 -0500

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place, announced today its new ‘preview’ and ‘play as you download’ capabilities for Android phones and tablets. The new preview feature not just enables users with a more convenient way to find and discover content, it makes downloading optional in some cases.

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.7.7)! YouTube Search Fixed!

Download FrostWire Plus 1.7.7

Hello, hello! A new version of FrostWire Plus for Android (1.7.6) is ready to download! If you have had problems getting YouTube search results, update right now to the latest version of FrostWire Plus!

Changelog.

FrostWire 1.7.7 – JUL/19/2016
– Fixes YT search issues
– More descriptive error when cloud transfers are timed out
– Upgraded google play services (9.2.1), gson (2.7)
– Fonts and styles updates.

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place, announced today its new ‘preview’ and ‘play as you download’ capabilities for Android phones and tablets. The new preview feature not just enables users with a more convenient way to find and discover content, it makes downloading optional in some cases.

Are you using FrostWire Basic? Learn how to update to FrostWire Plus!

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.7.6)!

A new version of FrostWire Plus for Android (1.7.6) is ready for download! If you have been experienced problems having YouTube search results, update right now to the latest version of FrostWire! Download now!

Changelog

FrostWire 1.7.6 – JUN/29/2016
– Fixes YT search issues
– New jlibtorrent 1.1.0.35
– Fixes bug where torrent picker dialog would keep reappearing
– Improves shutdown and ad display logic
– Crash fixes
– applovin 6.2.4

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place, announced today its new ‘preview’ and ‘play as you download’ capabilities for Android phones and tablets. The new preview feature not just enables users with a more convenient way to find and discover content, it makes downloading optional in some cases.

If you have any question, please leave a comment!

How to show Search/Transfers in split screen mode on FrostWire?

Since FrostWire 6.3.1 you can select how to show the transfers screen: as an individual tab or together below the search results in split view. On this post, you will learn how to use this new option.

Open FrostWire and you will see an individual tab for transfers.

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Click on transfers tab and you will see all transfers!

frostwire transfers tab

Now, if you prefer to have the transfers below the search results in split view, you have to click on the “View” menu and select the option “Search/Transfers Split Screen”

frostwire view select transfer split

Restart FrostWire and now you will have the search/transfers split screen!

search transfer split

What do you prefer? Transfers Tab or Search/Transfer split screen?