New FrostWire 6.9.5 for Windows, Mac and Linux

Windows Installer

Mac installer

Linux installers
frostwire-6.9.5.amd64.deb (ubuntu/debian)
frostwire-6.9.5.amd64.rpm (redhat/centos)

frostwire-6.9.5.amd64.tar.gz (other. Requires Java Runtime Environment 11+)

frostwire (6.9.5) stable; urgency=high

  • SC search fixed
  • jlibtorrent- update
  • dev: common java source code now has Java 11 support. cleanups.
  • lt:fix issue on MacOS where the DHT was not restarted on a network-up notification
  • lt:make remove_torrent flags be treated as flags (instead of an enum)
  • lt:improve handling of seed flag in PEX messages
  • lt:fix issue of accruing unlimited DHT node candidates when DHT is disabled
  • lt:fix bug in parsing chunked encoding
  • lt:fix incorrect reporting of active_duration when entering graceful-pause

— FrostWire Team Thu, 02 Sep 2021 14:51:00 -0600

New FrostWire 6.9.2 for Windows, Mac and Linux (works again on Linux Mint)


Re-built jlibtorrent to solve compatibility issues with Linux distributions that don’t have the latest libc6 (Like Linux Mint, If you are a Linux Mint user you can now install the new .deb file)

Now when you paste a video URL, the search results found will show the video screen dimentions towards the left hand side of the title, this way you don’t have to resize the search result table columns to figure out which of the different formats available you need to download.

We’ve included Telluride build 10 with the freshest youtube_dl updates from this week.

Download the binaries and let us know if you have any issues

frostwire-6.9.2.amd64.deb 25.2 MB

frostwire-6.9.2.amd64.rpm 27 MB

frostwire-6.9.2.amd64.tar.gz 25.3 MB

frostwire-6.9.2.dmg 57.3 MB 48.2 MB

Source Code .zip

Source Code .tar.gz

New Telluride release for Windows, MacOS and Linux (Build 10)

Download binaries:
telluride.exe 8.86 MB

telluride_linux 10.1 MB

telluride_macos 8.34 MB

What is Telluride?

green trees and snow coered mountains

A portable and easy to use youtube_dl wrapper by FrostWire.


usage: telluride[.exe|_macos|_linux] [-h] [--audio-only] [--meta-only] page_url

positional arguments:
  page_url          The URL of the page that hosts the video you need to
                    backup locally

optional arguments:
  -h, --help        show this help message and exit
  --audio-only, -a  Downloads the video and keeps only a separate audio file
                    usually a .mp3. (requires ffmpeg installed in the system)
  --meta-only, -m   Prints a JSON dictionary with all the metadata available
                    on the video file found in the page_url. Does not download
                    the video file


build 10 – feb/10/20201

  • python: pip-21.0.1
  • python: youtube-dl 2021.2.10
  • python: pycryptodome 3.10.1

From Colorado, with Love.

FrostWire 6.8.10, our last desktop release for 2020, Cheers to 2021.

Bundle Free, 100% Free Installers

macos: frostwire-6.8.10.dmg

ubuntu/debian: frostwire-6.8.10.amd64.deb
redhat/rpm: frostwire-6.8.10.amd64.rpm

anything with a Java10+ runtime: frostwire-6.8.10.amd64.tar.gz

If you find this free software useful and you can contribute to keep it free, please make a donation, but best of all tell your loved ones about it, the more people on the network the better it works.

This is our last desktop release for 2020, and it’s a big one to get 2021 started.

It includes loads of libtorrent fixes and optimizations from libtorrent

A fresh new build of the Telluride Cloud Video Downloader which includes all the fixes from youtube-dl all the way to Dec 29th 2020.

We’ve fixed some bugs that would cause errors downloading video from the cloud, more videos will be downloaded and archived from hundreds of video hosting websites.

New Transfer Detail Popup Menus

We added a couple of tiny UI features for Torrent Transfer Details.

Open the OS’s file explorer on a transfer’s file


Copy IP,Addresses from Peers into clipboard


frostwire (6.8.10) stable; urgency=high

  • Fixes file naming issues that would cause errors in cloud video downloads
  • jlibtorrent- update
  • jaudiotagger 2.2.5 to 2.2.6 update
  • Telluride Cloud Video Downloader build 8
  • lt: upgraded to openssl 1.1.1l
  • Fixes issue with Telluride results and emojis in filenames
  • Fixes bug where transfer file detail actions would go blank when left clicked. (74291c0)
  • New File Transfer details popup menus: FIles > Explore, Play
  • lt: fix issue with moving the session object
  • lt: deprecate torrent_status::allocating. This state is no longer used
  • lt: fix bug creating torrents with symbolic links
  • lt: remove special case to save metadata in resume data unconditionally when added throught magnet link
  • lt: fix bugs in mutable-torrent support (reusing identical files from different torrents)
  • lt: fix incorrectly inlined move-assignment of file_storage
  • lt: add session::paused flag, and the ability to construct a session in paused mode
  • lt: fix session-pause causing tracker announces to fail
  • lt: fix peer-exchange flags bug
  • lt: allow saving resume data before metadata has been downloaded (for magnet links)
  • lt: record blocks in the disk queue as downloaded in the resume data
  • lt: fix bug in set_piece_deadline() when set in a zero-priority piece
  • lt: fix issue in URL parser, causing issues with certain tracker URLs
  • lt: use a different error code than host-unreachable, when skipping tracker announces

— FrostWire Team Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:10:00 -0600

New frostwire-desktop-6.8.9-build-300

Mac frostwire-6.8.9.dmg
Linux (.deb) frostwire-6.8.9.amd64.deb
Linux (.rpm) frostwire-6.8.9.amd64.rpm
Other frostwire-6.8.9.amd64.tar.gz

Help keep FrostWire free if you found FrostWire useful this year


frostwire (6.8.9) stable; urgency=high

  • Soundcloud search fixed
  • GloTorrents search fixed
  • Telluride Cloud Video Downloader build 7
  • Better video format parsing from Telluride extracted metadata

FrostWire 6.8.7 for Windows, macOS and Linux (tag 3 friends)

Featuring jlibtorrent/libtorrent and OpenJDK 14.0.2

Bundle-free Windows installer 39.1 MB

Bundle-free macOS installer
frostwire-6.8.7.dmg 46.6 MB

Linux packages
frostwire-6.8.7.amd64.deb 14.5 MB
frostwire-6.8.7.amd64.rpm 15.7 MB

Other operating systems (OpenJDK 11+ required)
frostwire-6.8.7.amd64.tar.gz 15.1 MB


frostwire (6.8.7) stable; urgency=high

  • New jlibtorrent update
  • OpenJDK 14.0.2 update for Windows and macOS
  • lt: improve stat_file() performance on Windows
  • lt: fix issue with loading invalid torrents with only 0-sized files
  • lt: fix to avoid large stack allocations
  • lt: removed deprecated wstring overloads on non-windows systems
  • lt: drop dependency on Unicode’s ConvertUTF code (which had a license incompatible with Debian)
  • lt: fix bugs exposed on big-endian systems
  • lt: fix detection of hard-links not being supported by filesystem
  • lt: fixed resume data regression for seeds with prio 0 files
  • binaries: compiler upgraded from g++-5 to g++-7

— FrostWire Team Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:35:00 -0600

New FrostWire 6.8.6 for Windows, macOS and Linux

Download the new release with the faster torrent downloads and improved search

Windows 64-bit: MB

macOS 64-bit:
frostwire-6.8.6.dmg45.7 MB

Ubuntu/Debian 64-bit
frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.deb13.5 MB

Red Hat/RPM-based
frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.rpm14.9 MB

Java 11+ for any other OS
frostwire-6.8.6.amd64.tar.gz1 4.2 MB

Source code(zip)
Source code(tar.gz)

frostwire (6.8.6) stable; urgency=high

  • New jlibtorrent update
  • New 1337x search (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789)
  • New iDope search (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789)
  • Fixed Torrentz2 search dates (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789)
  • Fixed Sound Cloud search
  • Discontinues mplayer video playback, uses os default video player for videos
  • -> 1.4
  • com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:4.4.1 -> 4.8.1
  • com.h2database:h2:1.4.199 -> 200
  • lt: validate UTF-8 encoding of client version strings from peers
  • lt: don’t time out tracker announces as eagerly while resolving hostnames
  • lt: fix NAT-PMP shutdown issue
  • lt: improve hostname lookup by merging identical lookups
  • lt: fix network route enumeration for large routing tables
  • lt: fixed issue where pop_alerts() could return old, invalid alerts
  • lt: fix issue when receiving have-all message before the metadata
  • lt: don’t leave lingering part files handles open
  • lt: disallow calling add_piece() during checking
  • lt: fix incorrect filename truncation at multi-byte character
  • lt: always announce listen port 1 when using a proxy

— FrostWire Team Sun, 23 Aug 2020 10:45:00 -0600

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.

frostwire 1

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?



New FrostWire 6.2.0 [Windows, Mac, Linux] is out – Fixes YouTube issues and more

Download FrostWire 6.2.0 now

A new FrostWire update is available for Windows, Mac, Linux.  This is an urgent release that includes YouTube search fixed, TPB search fixed and also a search results issue fixed.

frostwire (6.2.0) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes issue where partial downloads from search results would download. the rest of the .torrent files.
* New jlibtorrent
* Updated okhttp to 2.7.1.
* TPB fixed.
* YT fixed.

— FrostWire Team <> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 20:40:10 -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.