Get FrostWire 6.3.1 for Windows, Mac and Linux!!

Today we are happy to announce a new version of FrostWire for Windows, Mac and Linux. FrostWire 6.3.1 fixes some bugs related to jlibtorrent. Also, we added a new option that allows you to see the old transfers screen. Now you can select if you want the transfers as an individual tab or together below the search results in split view.

FrostWire Search


frostwire (6.3.1) stable; urgency=high
* New: “View > Search/Transfers split screen” option.
* New jlibtorrent
* jlibtorrent: fixed crash on invalid input in http_parser
* jlibtorrent: early resume data reset when fatal_disk_error
* jlibtorrent: optimize allow-fast logic
* jlibtorrent: fixed inverted priority of incoming piece suggestions
* jlibtorrent: fixed bug related to flag_merge_resume_http_seeds flag
* jlibtorrent: don’t add peers from url if add_torrent_impl returns invalid handle
* HTTP client improvements
* EZTV fixes
* New icon for TorrentDownloads search results

— FrostWire Team <> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:42:00 -0500

Do you have an Android phone? Now you can have FrostWire Plus totally free!


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:
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.

Merry Xmas everybody!
Team FrostWire

Preliminary DOWNLOADING performance improvements of FrostWire 6 (pre-release)

FrostWire 6 downloading performance improvements over FrostWire 5

While downloading 15 simultaneous BitTorrent transfers we’ve observed peak CPU usage to be drop about 44% from in comparison to the usage level seen in FrostWire 5.7.7.

Memory usage also sees a drop of 16% while downloading.

The number of live threads has been reduced 60%.

The number of classes loaded in memory has been reduced 27%.

Memory usage has dropped to ~50%

Live threads

Loaded classes

These tests were performed on a MacBook Air, 1.7GHz Intel Core i5, 4Gb 1333 MHz DDR3 of memory running on OSX 10.9.5.

Please Test and compare FrostWire 6 to FrostWire 5 for yourself.

We’d like to invite people passionate about testing software performance and let us know what they find independently.

We’d rather be validated by non related third parties on the fact that FrostWire 6 is a superior file sharing client than its predecessor.

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