Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.3. for Android, and FrostWire 6.4.9 for Desktop! YT search fixed!

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Happy Friday! It’s time to update FrostWire! On this release we fixed YouTube search results. If you had problems with search results on previous releases, it’s important to get FrostWire Plus 1.9.3 for Android or FrostWire 6.4.9. for Windows, Mac, and Linux!

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.9) stable; urgency=high
  * YT search fixes
  * Turkish, Dutch, Russian translations updated
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:52:03 -0600
FrostWire 1.9.3 - APR/28/2017
 - Fixes YT search
 - Optimizations and crash fixes
 - Ogury 2.1.1

What is FrostWire?

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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FrostWire 6.15 brings back 32bit compatibility to Linux

The new FrostWire 6.1.5 installer for Linux is a universal architecture binary.

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The installer is now a bit bigger since we include 2 copies of our C++ native libraries, one for 32bit another one for 64bit intel cpus.

FrostWire will automatically pick up your architecture and use the right DLL.

We highly recommend you run the latest version of Oracle’s Java Runtime 1.8, preferrably the one for your CPU.

Thanks For Your Support In 2015

If you told a friend about FrostWire, RTed one of our posts, liked or shared on FB, sent us a donation, bought some gear on the FrostWire store, or used FrostWire this year, a million thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!

thank you

Thanks to your support we’ve been able to survive lots of obstacles put in front of us in 2015, along the way we made some technological breakthroughs and created a new open source Java library called “jlibtorrent”,
the goal is to put the powerful, lightweight and efficient libtorrent library into the hands of Java programmers worldwide to quickly be able to develop apps and services of enterprise quality taking advantage of the decentralization powers BitTorrent brings to the table in much less time than coding and building binaries with C/C++.

Through the use of this library we were able to bring the number of crashes to an all time low and we’ve increased user satisfaction on both FrostWire for Desktop and FrostWire for Android.
Best of all, several other projects have started using jlibtorrent on android, linux, and even set top box software, some of them are already contributing to the source code with patches, feedback, questions and feature requests.

Next we’ll share all of the work we were able to do this year thanks to your support on both FrostWire for Desktop and FrostWire for Android.
If you don’t have time to scroll through all the changes, just know that we’re just getting started and we’re keen and focused on building the best file sharing clients of the planet thanks to your support.

FROSTWIRE FOR DESKTOP – 2015 CHANGELOG
frostwire (6.1.5) stable; urgency=high
* New http engine based on okhttp, uses pooled connections, less threads,
less memory. Faster and more reliable search & cloud downloads.
* libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update (v 1.1.0.9).
* Fixes KAT search.
* Fixes Bitsnoop search.
* Fixes EZTV search.
* Removes Radio functionality from Library.
* When the search options are opened, the keyword textfield is autofocused.
* Java Runtime upgrade to v1.8.0_60.
* Codebase cleanup and refactors.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Thu, 25 Sep 2015 11:04:00 -0500

frostwire (6.1.4) stable; urgency=high
* libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update (v 1.1.0.5).
* Torrent settings issues fixed.
* Fixes TorLock search.
* Considerably faster search source processing (new regex engine).
* Fixes YouTube search.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Aug, 14 Jul 2015 16:15:00 -0500

frostwire (6.1.3) stable; urgency=high
* libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update.
* Archive.org downloads are pausable/resumable.
* Soundcloud search & download API update.
* Hungarian translation update.
* Simplified seeding settings. No more need to treat handpicked/partial
downloads differently with jlibtorrent updates.
* Fixes crash when setting default save folder to the root
of a drive.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:04:32 -0500

frostwire (6.1.2) stable; urgency=high
* Search performance improvements. New RxJava-based implementation.
* Search box suggestions improved.
* New Check/uncheck all search engines checkbox.
* TorLock search fixed.
* Added SSL (https) support for torrent web seeds.
* Options window remembers last pane opened.
* Fixes painting issues when searching Starred audio files on the library.
* frostwire-jlibtorrent library updates.
* Library user experience bug fixes.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:44:00 -0500

frostwire (6.1.1) stable; urgency=high
* TPB search fixed.
* KAT search fixed.
* Monova search fixed.
* Bitsnoop downloads fixed.
* BTJunkie downloads fixed.
* EZTV search engine removed after scammers took over.
* YouTube search fixes for non-english users.
* Russian translation update.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Tue, 12 May 2015 15:20:28 -0500

frostwire (6.1.0) stable; urgency=high
* YouTube search fixes.
* Domain alias manager removed.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Thu, 7 May 2015 14:31:08 -0500

frostwire (6.0.9) stable; urgency=high
* Jlibtorrent updates.
* Crash fixes.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Tue, 5 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

frostwire (6.0.8) stable; urgency=high
* Significant improvements in search result availability.
* Faster Bitsnoop, Extratorrent and KAT individual file search results.
* Reduced use of DHT network for search.
* Faster torrent download start time.
* Fixes download error on some Archive.org search results.
* Fixes Yify search.
* Misc fixes in Library functionality.
* Crash fixes.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Fri, 24 April 2015 04:44:00 -0500

frostwire (6.0.7) stable; urgency=high
* New feature: Preview while you download.
* Memory and CPU savings when parsing search results on some search engines.
* BTJunkie fixed.
* TPB search fixed.
* KAT search fixed.
* Monova search fixed.
* Fixes bug where soundcloud, archive.org audio downloads would not be automatically
be scanned by iTunes.
* Croatian translation updates.
* Torrent creation and parsing now done using frostwire-jlibtorrent api. More
Azureus cleanups.
* Fixes run on startup issue on Windows. Thanks to @win32re.
* Upgraded java virtual machine to 1.8.0_40 with hundreds of fixes and upgrades.
* Upgraded H2 database engine.
* Upgraded frostwire-jlibtorrent to the latest code from libtorrent.
* UX-improvement: A repeated search will honor active search engines.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Wed, 08 April 2015 22:24:00 -0500

frostwire (6.0.6) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes bug where default save location for torrents would not be accounted for.
* New: When changing default save location, any ongoing torrent transfers are
moved to the new location.
* Romanian and Finnish translation updates.
* New: Option to turn off Bittorrent DHT.
* YT search upgrades.
* New: Supports shortened y2u.be url searches.
* OSX: When shutting down to start the installer for an update
now the window is focused to make sure the user doesn’t get lost during the
update process.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Thu, 17 February 2015 14:44:30 -0500

frostwire (6.0.5) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes out of memory crash and freeze when importing lots of songs from the FrostWire
library to iTunes.
* Removed Litecoin and Dogecoin from torrent creation dialog, Bitcoin and payment
urls only. Litecoin and Dogecoin are pretty much dead compared to Bitcoin.
* Remove Download and Data now enabled for http downloads too.
* Fixes possible errors for SoundCloud downloads.
* Updates on Hungarian and Romanian translations.
* Fixes YT search issues.
* New mplayer binaries with HTTPS support.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Wed, 28 January 2015 14:18:12 -0500

frostwire (6.0.4) stable; urgency=high
* Implements torrent loading algorithm to avoid CPU overuse when checking
torrent integrity.
* 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 <contact@frostwire.com> Fri, 16 January 2015 14:31:06 -0500

FROSTWIRE FOR ANDROID – 2015 CHANGELOG

FrostWire 1.6.4 – SEPTEMBER/24/2015
– New http engine based on okhttp, uses pooled connections, less threads, less memory.
– Visited previews also marked as visited and remembered during session.
– Fixes SoundCloud.
– Fixes KAT search.
– Fixes BitSnoop search.
– Browse and manage your .torrent files.
– Browsing document files now reveals all saved .apk files.
– Multiple crash fixes on audio player.
– No more annoying yellow notification messages when removing tracks.
– UX: My files won’t forget your search filter if you overscroll for a refresh.

FrostWire 1.6.3 – SEPTEMBER/06/2015
– Upgraded Picasso library for image caching.
– Code/library cleanup.
– New ‘Remove Torrent and Data’ action on finished torrent transfers.
– Clicked search results are marked as visited and remembered during session.
– jlibtorrent update 1.1.0.7, rebuilt with new swig library, memory optimizations, crashes fixed.
– Fixes EZTV, BtJunkie search.
– Fixes issue where torrent downloads would start on 3g/4g disregarding setting.
– Multiple crash fixes on audio player.

FrostWire 1.6.2 – AUGUST/14/2015
– Multiple crash fixes on audio player.
– Updated jlibtorrent library to version 1.1.0.5.
– Improvement of file type selector look, better layouts for tablets.
– FrostWire Plus YouTube search fixed.

FrostWire 1.6.1 – AUGUST/10/2015
– Fixes TorLock search.
– Crash fixes on libtorrent/jlibtorrent.
– Considerably faster search source processing.
– Search engines maintenance fix high cpu usage.
– Brings back “Send to/Upload” feature. Deleted by mistake.

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 1.5.8 – JUNE/16/2015
– Search performance improvements.
– Issues where subsequent searches would stop working fixed.
– TorLock search fixed.
– Added SSL (https) support for torrent web seeds.
– Icons/graphics update.
– New ‘Rate us’ reminder notification.
– WiFi sharing functionality removed. Less than 0.2% of the user
base making use of this, despite multiple rewrites we never
managed to get it to work 100% of the time.
– frostwire-jlibtorrent library updates.

FrostWire 1.5.7 – MAY/15/2015
– KAT search fixed.
– Monova search fixed.
– EZTV search fixed.
– Bitsnoop downloads fixed.
– BTJunkie downloads fixed.

FrostWire 1.5.6 – MAY/08/2015
– Further YouTube search fixes for non-english users.

FrostWire 1.5.5 – MAY/07/2015
– YouTube search fixed. (FrostWire Plus only)
– Domain alias manager removed.

FrostWire 1.5.4 – MAY/04/2015
– Crash fixes.
– Major icons make over. Crisp look on higher density screens.

FrostWire 1.5.3 – APRIL/23/2015
– Crash fixes.
– Reduced installer size to 7.6 MB.
– Lollipop compatibility fixes.
– Bitsnoop search faster for individual files.
– Binary Optimizations.
– libtorrent updates.
– Spanish, Portuguese, Polish translation updates.

FrostWire 1.5.2 – APRIL/17/2015
– Significant improvements in search results for individual files.
– Significant reduction of DHT queries, freeing up networking resources.
– Faster torrent download start.
– Fixes download error on some Archive.org search results.
– When no search results are found, search suggestions are calculated from search keywords.
– Fixes Yify search.
– Icon/buttons refresh on transfer screen.
– Fixes issues with SD Card storage on Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
– FrostWire notification icon now Lollipop compatible.

FrostWire 1.5.1 – APRIL/07/2015
– Removed all notifications explaining why no more YouTube search results on Basic version.
– Updated about screen to denote what FrostWire distribution is installed.

FrostWire 1.5.0 – APRIL/03/2015
– Upgraded frostwire-jlibtorrent to the latest code from libtorrent.
– Users can now donate to torrent creators, both Fiat and Bitcoin when available.
– TPB, BTJunkie, KAT, Monova searches fixed.
– New Bittorrent setting to enable/disable DHT connectivity.
– YouTube search disabled for Google Play distribution.
– Fixes annoying bug where user would be notified for old finished downloads.
– Fixes bug where songs that were deleted were not being cleared from playlists.
– Fixes bug where removing last song from Favorites playlist would not clear.
– Fixes bug where it would show “Play All” menu action on empty playlists.
– Fixes bug where sharing on WiFi from certain 3rd-party file explorers wouldn’t work.
– Fixes bug where file descriptors fetched by content:// uris wouldn’t have a disk path available.
– Fixes 2 crashes on music player.
– Chinese, Polish, Spanish translations update.

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.

FrostWire 1.4.8 – FEBRUARY/25/2015
– Fixes YT file save issue.

FrostWire 1.4.7 – FEBRUARY/23/2015
– TPB search fixed.
– Monova search fixed.
– Removed Support FrostWire controls.
– SoundCloud download issue fixed.
– RevMob integration.
– Crashes and bug fixes.
– Croatian translation update.

FrostWire 1.4.6 – FEBRUARY/09/2015
– Fixes issue where finished torrents would re-download the last pieces on startup.
– Updated Picasso image caching library.

FrostWire 1.4.5 – FEBRUARY/06/2015
– Youtube search improvements.
– Removed Torrents.fm search, service was shutdown.
– Fixes issue when removing last song on a playlist.

FrostWire 1.4.4 – JANUARY/29/2015
– Finished transfers no longer should show as paused.
– Fixes issue adding a whole torrent after having added a single
file belonging to that same torrent to transfers. Now the whole
torrent will be downloaded as expected.
– Fixes Out of memory errors on MobileCore library.
– Fixes possible crash when exiting the app right after launching it.
– If storage location has ran out of space available FrostWire
will show a descriptive error message explaining why the download
has failed.
– Removes free apps ads from home page and sticky ads on transfer screens.
– Fixes issue where toast about shared file would not go away.
– Fixes settings screen issue where some android devices would automatically
toggle the BitTorrent connection.
– Fixes issues with YouTube search.
– Urdu translation started.

FrostWire 1.4.3 – JANUARY/05/2015
– Player un/favorites current track on double tap. Thanks @votaguz.
– Music Player database errors reported fixed.
– MobileCore ads integration. Ads can be turned off under settings.

If you have any ideas on how to make FrostWire better check out the new http://frostwire.com/ideas

If you’d like to get some FrostWire stickers to help spread the word, please order them here http://frostwire.com/stickers (shipping is free in the US)

If you haven’t already, please join us on Facebook http://www.frostwire.com/facebook

Got Twitter? keep in touch, complain or send us some love at @frostwire.

Also, If you’re geeky enough like a few people in the community, perhaps you want to try FrostWire for Android betas, you get to test the software and help us fix it before anybody else, oin us here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/android-frostwire

Cheers and Thanks!,
Angel, Team FrostWire

Learning Through FrostWire

In this century, learning new stuff is easy thanks to technology. Right now, you can read the oldest books and watch video courses totally free. Here on FrostWire we always support free learning and we love to share Creative Commons content.

So if you want to start learning through FrostWire, the first thing you need to do is download and install FrostWire for desktop or Android. Then you can download millions of free (licensed under public domain and creative commons) books, movies, software, music, indexed by Archive.org.

FrostWire searches for content on Archive.org so you can download easily all their files.

For example, you can read all Shakespeare’s plays or the notes and texts of Sir Isaac Newton. Also if you want to write about old movies, you can watch for free Classic Films like Chaplin’s movies.

If you want to learn at the same level as in the most important universities in the United States, you can watch free open courses from MIT. These courses are licensed under Creative Commons, so you can download them with FrostWire and have them in your tablet or computer.

Also, if you want to share your content, you can share it through FrostWire. For example, if you are a teacher and you want others to have your course materials, or you love teaching and you want to share your knowledge, it’s the time to create a torrent file and share it with FrostWire. If you do that, tell us and we also can share your content on our site FrostClick.com

New FrostWire 1.4.4 build 169 for Android available today

Get FrostWire for Android Now

Get FrostWire for Kindle Now
Get specific binaries for your CPU architecture on Github
(arm, arm64, x86, x86_64 mips, mips64 .apks available)

Lots of fixes for performance, stability and better user experience await on this new update. If you were having issues with YouTube search this release fixes these issues and others.

Here is the full changelog for FrostWire 1.4.4 build 168 for Android.

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FrostWire 1.4.4 - JANUARY/29/2015
- Finished transfers no longer should show as paused.
- Fixes issue adding a whole torrent after having added a single
file belonging to that same torrent to transfers. Now the whole
torrent will be downloaded as expected.
- Fixes Out of memory errors on MobileCore library.
- Fixes possible crash when exiting the app right after launching it.
- If storage location has ran out of space available FrostWire
will show a descriptive error message explaining why the download
has failed.
- Removes free apps ads from home page and sticky ads on transfer screens.
- Fixes issue where toast about shared file would not go away.
- Fixes settings screen issue where some android devices would automatically
toggle the BitTorrent connection.
- Fixes issues with YouTube search.
- Urdu translation started.

Riyadh-Tower-FrostWire

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

Get FrostWire for Android Now

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:
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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.

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Merry Xmas everybody!
Team FrostWire

FrostWire for Android 1.4.1 (build 154) out

Download FrostWire 1.4.1 build 154 binaries and source code from github

frostwire-android-armeabi-v7a-release.apk
frostwire-android-arm64-v8a-release.apk
frostwire-android-armeabi-release.apk
frostwire-android-x86-release.apk
frostwire-android-x86_64-release.apk
frostwire-android-mips-release.apk
frostwire-android-mips64-release.apk