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