CHANGELOG 188.8.131.52 * New TorrentHandle.inSession() [blocking method, do not use in main UI threads] * New ability for SessionManager to build a paused session * New SessionManager.start(SessionParams, session_flags_t) * New SessionHandle.PAUSED (session_flag_t) and corresponding unit tests * Removed TorrentStatus::State::ALLOCATING enum * Removed torrent_status.state_t.unused_enum_for_backwards_compatibility_allocating * libtorrent 184.108.40.206 update (471e772cb7038f1bf5f44c32a09eb42fbb80ee99) * lt: upgraded to openssl 1.1.1l * 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
Here are some things that might help with Freezes some users are reporting until we find the root cause, or when Apple finally releases 11.0.2 fixing a lot of irregularities we’ve experienced with this operating system.
For some reason, on some installations of macOS Big Sur FrostWire can freeze when trying to show the “Tip of the Day” window.
To avoid that window from showing on startup, all you have to do is add a setting in the frostwire.props file
Please try the following before you launch the application:
2. With the Text Editor app of your choice please edit the file ~/Library/Preferences/FrostWire5/frostwire.props
and add the line SHOW_TOTD=false
This has helped some people get past a the freeze when the “Tip of The Day” window is shown on macOS Big Sur.
Update: If this doesn’t help you solve the freeze, please know that we’re finding the root cause of the freeze, we’re upgrading all of our third party libraries and trying to debug what could be the root cause of the problem. In the meantime please make sure you have our latest build
The Telluride Cloud Video downloader is in an easy to use, stand-alone, command line tool that makes use of youtube-dl library to let a user backup, archive or time-shift their cloud hosted videos.
Usually these video hosting services do not provide a convenient way for content creators to download the content they uploaded (perhaps to make it inconvenient to export user’s libraries to competitors), or there might be content of public interest that could be politically censored by a tyrannical government and it should be archived for journalistic reasons, or the user have to be away from a wireless signal for hours or days and needs to time-shift.
Also, there are hundreds of millions of public domain, creative commons and legally free videos available in these platforms.
Starting with FrostWire 6.8.8 for desktop the installation folder also comes with a telluride executable (in geek-speak: it’s a self-contained python runtime executable and python script that simplifies the use of youtube-dl for FrostWire users)
But don’t worry, you don’t need a command line to use it, all you need to do is open FrostWire and paste the URL of your video. FrostWire tells telluride the URL and reads the response to show you the download options for your video shown the same way as FrostWire search results.
If you do live broadcasts on Instagram or Twitter, now you can finally download your broadcasts to your computer and easily edit a shorter version of your broadcast, or you can extract clips with the best parts so that you can post to your feed or video channel.
Just copy the link to your live IG broadcast into the FrostWire search box and you will see the available download options.
Twitter/Periscope broadcast backups will be available in future releases.
What’s Next for 2021
Now that this big Telluride ticket for desktop is finally done, we’ll be improving it and enhancing it progressively with further releases, we’ll be adding support for more advanced users that need an easy and powerful internet archiving tool (journalists, librarians, historians), and we’ll be adding a “daemon mode” for the telluride tool so it doesn’t spawn a new process every time you paste a cloud URL on FrostWire.
We want to bring Telluride to Android. We tried several different approaches to put our youtube-dl python wrapper on the Android app and for now we know what not to do, but we have some clever solutions planned.
jlibtorrent 2.0. There’s significant work to be done with our JLibtorrent project, the libtorrent engine Java wrapper that empowers all the bittorrent downloads on FrostWire across all platforms as well as many other bittorrent clients in the network.
The libtorrent project has now released its 2.0 branch and it seems to be very stable, it features new merkelized Bittorrent 2.0 torrents and lots of other new technology that we don’t want FrostWire users to miss-on and which will enable us to build next-gen torrenting features.
We are also working on growing our community, we’re hoping to be able to start modernizing the user interface of our desktop client to be web-based, this will be done with a pilot parallel project, we don’t want to make anybody angry who’s already happy and doesn’t want the battle tested FrostWire user interface to change.
Another big and impactful goal is to simplify .torrent publishing and decentralizing .torrent indexes to circumvent all censoring efforts of torrent indices, this is a missing piece of the bittorrent ecosystem we’ve dreamed of building for years and 2021 should be the year to make it happen with your help.
Starting with 6.8.8 we have stopped monetizing our desktop installers completely. For months we’ve already been offering a bundle free mac installer and windows installer on github and sourceforge, we believe a nag free experience is one of the best incentives for community growth, a clean open-source free software experience supported by you.
What’s been done in 2020
Lastly we wanted to let you know all of what we’ve done this year for Android, Desktop and for our JLibtorrent project.
We hope you find value in our work and we’ll try our hardest to earn your contributions, we strongly believe that if we deliver a world class software you find useful, there should be enough users and open source projects out there that care enough to help us keep going with a small donation every month, perhaps the same as buying us, your friends, one cup of coffee every month, ideally without ever needing to tap into the nasty advertising-industry.
FrostWire for Android in 2020
frostwire (6.8.8) stable; urgency=high
New Telluride build 6 cloud downloader technology
Refreshed welcome screen with search textbox
OpenJDK 15 runtime (Windows, MacOS)
New TorrentParadise search source
New GloTorrents search source
Yify search fixed
Torrentz2 search fixed
MagnetDL search fixed
Soundcloud search fixed
EZTV search fixed
Fixed archive.org broken downloads
Fixes false negative NordLynx/NordVPN detection
All deprecation warnings fixed along with some optimizations
New source renderer icons for 1337x and MagnetDL search sources by Aholicknight
usage: telluride[.exe|_macos|_linux] [-h] [--audio-only] [--meta-only] page_url
page_url The URL of the page that hosts the video you need to
-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