An Easy Way to Protect Your Privacy Online!

Get a VPN!

Privacy is a Human Right and you must protect it. When you connect to the Internet, corporations and even your internet service provider can spy you. If you want to protect yourself and not let any stranger see your personal information, you need a VPN.

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A VPN will secure your connection, no matter where you are. With a VPN whatever you do online is going to be transferred encrypted. That includes your internet searches, your personal & identifiable information you type into websites, your emails and private messages and the files you download or share. Yes, you also can use a VPN for FrostWire.

How does it work?

You have to sign up for a VPN service and obtain a username and password for authentication. You then download and install a very tiny piece of software or an app that, upon a sign in, lets you choose a location of where you want to connect to. Your device then connects to servers in that location and those servers then pass on the connection to wherever you wanted to go. Your destination website will see your connection as coming from the VPN servers and your identity will not be revealed. More here.

Does FrostWire work with VPN services?

FrostWire, both for Android and for Desktop, works seamlessly with most VPN services. This means that however you connect to the internet – with or without the VPN – FrostWire will still search and download without any adjustment in settings on your part.

What are you waiting to protect your privacy? Get a VPN today!

How to select a custom storage folder for your FrostWire downloads

FrostWire Plus for Android 1.6.7 lets you select a custom storage for your FrostWire downloads. Today we’re going to explain to you how to do that. It’s very easy!

  1. Open FrostWire Plus

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  2. Go to Settings

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  3. Click on Select Storage Location

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  4. Select a storage

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  5. Create a folder

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  6. Click on Select

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  7. Done!

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  8. Now you’re going to have a custom folder with all your downloads

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Bonus tip

  1. You can hide/show SD card or hide/show file size

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Do you need more help? Write a comment on this post and we’ll help you!

How to save mobile data downloading torrents?

There are some moments —some sad moments— when you are away from home/work/school and you don’t have wi-fi to connect. If that’s the case, maybe your mobile phone will start consuming data. And if you run out of mobile data without realizing it, you may be in trouble.

So today we are going to explain how to save mobile data. Sometimes, you only to change a few settings on your Android in order to not use mobile data. For example, if you don’t want to use your mobile data downloading torrents. We made a very useful video explaining how to save mobile data downloading torrents from BitTorrent with FrostWire.

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10 great films of German Expressionism available online

Do you like to watch classic movies? perhaps learning more about different cultures and art styles?

German Expressionist Films were one of the greatest achievements in early cinema history, and now you can watch them for free because these movies are public domain. Expressionist films challenge our habitual perception of reality.

“The style was revolutionary, taking film from being an art that displays reality to an art that brings the viewer physical representations of emotion and theme. Taking from the Expressionist art movement, the German filmmakers began to create sets that were an embodiment of the inner feelings of the characters performing within them. By taking elements of reality-based design and altering them to suit a mood, the audience can visually identify the underlying feelings of the action taking place. Beyond simply this, German Expressionist film took two major steps forward in production ideology. One was the use of a studio for all aspects of shooting – there could only be the necessary absolute control if all sets and action took place in a studio. The other was the pure idea of giving an audience what it wanted, beyond the conventional (for the time) film structure and design. Not surprisingly, while German Expressionist films were quite successful in terms of box office they were not always well received by critics at the time” (Source).

List of free German Expressionist films you can search and download with FrostWire (licensed under public domain, you can download, share and remix into your own works).

  1. Nosferatu – directed by F. W. Murnau.  (1922)
    Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife. Silent classic based on the story “Dracula.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcyzubFvBsA
  2. The Student of Prague – directed by Stellan Rye (1913)
    A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants, if he will sign his name to a contract. The student hurriedly signs the contract, but doesn’t know what he’s in for.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWycNxqotmQ
  3. Nerven – directed by Robert Reinert. (1919)
    The films tells the political disputes of an ultraconservative factory owner Herr Roloff and Teacher John, who feels a compulsive but secret love for Roloff’s sister, a left-wing radical. They are all driven psychologically and morally to the borderline, tormented souls living their lives in a tormented country.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3I5X19r1xs
  4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari  – Directed by Robert Wiene. (1920)
    Considered one of the most influential German Expressionist films and perhaps one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP3WDQXkJq4
  5. Metropolis – directed by Fritz Lang. (1927)
    In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0NzALRJifI
  6. The Golem: How He Came Into the World  – directed by Carl Boese, Paul Wegener (1920)
    In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaN5IKEXBZ0
  7. The Last Laugh –  directed by F.W. Murnau (1924)
    An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmIUP0ElS7k
  8. Faust – directed by F.W. Murnau(1926)
    The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man’s soul.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flnxq2HMOqA
  9. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – directed by F.W. Murnau (1927)
    A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnLVMREVA6M
  10. M – directed by Fritz Lang (1931)
    When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihDwCKWdt0c
    (Source: OpenCulture)

You can get these movies (public domain) using FrostWire. It’s completely legal and free 🙂

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New FrostWire 5.7.2 with uTP support

Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Windows (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin enabled .torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for MacOSX (.torrent)
Download FrostWire 5.7.2 for Debian/Ubuntu (.torrent)

This release is all about performance and stability.

Some users have complained about what happens to their internet connection when using FrostWire heavily, so we’ve finally added uTP support to solve these issues.

FrostWire can now deal with bandwidth congestion issues in a way that won’t compromise your internet experience while you use it.

You can, for example, see how FrostWire will automatically adjust its transfer speeds to cede network resources to other programs in your computer, like your web browser while surfing the web or streaming a movie from Netflix.

If the connection is not being used by any other software FrostWire will automatically use as much bandwidth as it can, and you don’t have to do this manually using the existing throttling controls, and all this while not clogging up your router’s memory.

Another benefit of having added uTP is that some WiFi/DSL/Cable routers won’t have issues with packet data overflow when torrenting with FrostWire, which in some cases can completely drop the internet connection forcing you to restart your router to reconnect to the Internet.

We’ve also taken care of very important user experience details, that should make FrostWire easier to understand for new users, as well as smaller usability bugs and crashes that have been fixed.

Here’s the full list of changes.

frostwire (5.7.2) stable; urgency=high
  * uTP support enabled.
  * Multiple crash fixes.
  * UX: playable single file torrents now can be played from transfer list.
  * UX: Fixes UI Thread freeze when opening Options > Search.
  * UX: Better error reporting when a torrent can't be fetched from a
        magnet connection.
  * Spanish translation update by @dennistobar.
-- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:22:10 -0500

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