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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
FrostWire is an open source, peer-to-peer file sharing program for the BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is free, and can be run on any computer with an internet connection, with very little minimum system requirements. Join millions of other file sharers and download unlimited music, movies, and games. A large variety of files can be found on FrostWire, and searching for them is quick and easy. Never again pay for a service that could be dirt cheap – if it weren’t being run by profiteering gluttons. FrostWire is written in Java. Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and now FrostWire only uses the BitTorrent network. You can now use FrostWire to send large files or entire folders to Colleagues, Friends and family. FrostWire performs a Smart Search upon the most relevant torrent search results that come from BitTorrent search engines, meaning it remembers every file contained by every torrent it scans increasing greatly the chance to find what you are looking for, super fast.
As FrostWire fetches search results from the search engines, it uses these results to crawl the Azureus DHT to learn about the contents indexed by these torrents. FrostWire will not use the bandwidth of the search engines in this process, it will only use the torrent info hash to perform DHT queries, meaning, .torrent files are fetched only from the DHT, not from search engine’s web servers, it’s searching powers will not depend from a central entity.
The project was started in September 2005 by members of the LimeWire open-source community, after LimeWire’s distributor considered placing “blocking” code, which it was developing in response to RIAA pressure and the threat of legal action, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. When eventually activated, the code could block its users from sharing licensed files. FrostWire was first released in October 2005.
Features: • Completely Free & open-source • Send large files and folders • Firewall-to-firewall transfers • Turbo-Charged Download Speeds • No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed. • Connects to more sources • Max. speed network connections • Junk Result Filters • Friendly Online Chat Rooms • iTunes Integration • BTIH Magnet Torrent Downloads. • Proxy Support • Internet Radio support • New Media Library and Audio Player
Operating systems: • Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT • Mac OS X 10.4 or later • Linux, Unix such as Solaris
Changes in FrostWire 5.3.9: * BEP 34 compliant. FrostWire now checks DNS TXT records for tracker config. * Soundcloud integration (Search, Streaming and Downloads). * Fixes issue with partial download title window not showing the name of the torrent correctly. * UI Improvement: Action hints on top of search results to stream or download or see the contents of the torrent. * UI Improvement: Action hint on top of playable contents in the library. * UI Improvement: Search result Source now includes the name of the author if available. * UI Improvement: Search keywords are bolded in the titles of search results. * UI Improvement: Creation date for non-torrent search results available. * UI Improvement: File size of non-torrent search results available. * UI Improvement: Opening ‘Configure Options’ on the Library takes user to the Library Settings pane. * UI Improvement: Right clicking on the title of a search tab now shows the only action available (Repeat Search) directly. * UI Improvement: A FrostWire update can now be invoked from the ‘Tools’ menu. * UI Improvement: New Notification update button will be available on the Window header to let the user know visually that there’s a FrostWire update available. * UI Improvement: Added ‘Cleanup Playlist’ right click menu item in playlists. * UX Improvement: When saving a newly created .torrent, FrostWire will make sure the file is saved with the .torrent extension. * Fixes issue with file names downloaded from FrostWire for Android. * Fixes issue adding new radio stations to the library. * Fix of MP3 ID3 tags unicode parsing.