New Huge FrostWire + Telluride Release. What we did in 2020, What we’ll do in 2021 and Beyond

  • Our New Huge first FrostWire+Telluride Release
  • What we hope to achieve in 2021
  • What’s been done in 2020
Video Demo: How to backup Instagram Livestreams or videos from hundreds of video sites

Hello friends, if you’re reading this it means you’ve survived 2020 so far. It hasn’t been easy for anybody, but we’re here to keep delivering great free open source software for the world.

Excited for FrostWire 6.8.8 and following releases

We’ve just finished a big desktop release, we’ve fixed every search source, added new ones, brought forth bleeding edge java technology and squashed several pending bugs.

We no longer bundle offers in our installers but more importantly we’ve brought back a feature many of you kept asking for, only now it’s a 100 times better than ever before.

We like to call it “Telluride Cloud Downloader“.

Telluride Logo
Telluride logo, courtesy of @nicole_draw

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.

It works with hundreds of sites. It’s very useful for those of us that upload original content to social media websites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OpenTube, BitChute, DailyMotion, Vimeo and hundreds more.

Backups, Timeshifting, Archival


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.

man wearing Sony PlayStation VR



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.

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JLibtorrent: A swig Java interface for libtorrent by the makers of FrostWire.
Develop libtorrent based apps with the joy of coding in Java.

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.

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person performing heart hand gesture

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.

This is a project we had already embarked on around 2018 but things went sideways with Google Play and we had to layoff the entire team back then.

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people walking on street during daytime



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.

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“Quiet, Private zone”



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.

If you find FrostWire useful, if it’s made your life any better and if it’s within your means, please consider donating to the project for its continued existence and growth in 2021.
If you can’t afford to donate, please share FrostWire with all your friends and continue to share, the more the merrier.


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
  • dev: built with openjdk 15
  • dev: gradle-6.7 — FrostWire Team contact@frostwire.com Thu, 18 Nov 2020 09:56:00 -0600

frostwire (6.8.7) stable; urgency=high

  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.10.0 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 contact@frostwire.com Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:35:00 -0600

frostwire (6.8.6) stable; urgency=high

  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.8.0 update
  • New 1337x search (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789)
  • New iDope search (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789)
  • Fixed Torrentz2 search dates (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789)
  • Fixed SC search
  • Discontinues mplayer video playback, uses os default video player for videos
  • com.google.re2j:re2j:1.3 -> 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 contact@frostwire.com Sun, 23 Aug 2020 10:45:00 -0600

frostwire (6.8.5) stable; urgency=high

  • New MagnetDL search provider
  • Fixed Torrentz2 search
  • Search improvements
  • New ‘Retry’ transfer for failed magnet/torrent downloads with not enough peers
  • Fixes bug getting source URL from TPB search result
  • Fixes broken Library local file search
  • updated: rej2:1.3, gson:2.8.6, okhttp:4.4.1
  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.7.0 update
  • jlibtorrent upgraded to build with boost 1.73.0
  • jlibtorrent upgraded to openssl 1.1.1g
  • OpenJDK 14 runtime (Windows, Linux), macOS still on OpenJDK 13
  • lt: fix incorrect filename truncation at multi-byte character
  • lt: always announce listen port 1 when using a proxy
  • lt: add set_alert_fd in python binding, to supersede set_alert_notify
  • lt: fix bug in part files > 2 GiB
  • lt: add function to clear the peer list for a torrent
  • lt: fix resume data functions to save/restore more torrent flags
  • lt: limit number of concurrent HTTP announces
  • lt: fix queue position for force_rechecking a torrent that is not auto-managed
  • lt: improve rate-based choker documentation, and minor tweak
  • lt: undeprecate upnp_ignore_nonrouters (but refering to devices on our subnet)
  • lt: increase default tracker timeout
  • lt: retry failed socks5 server connections
  • lt: allow UPnP lease duration to be changed after device discovery
  • lt: fix IPv6 address change detection on Windows
  • lt: fix peer timeout logic
  • lt: simplify proxy handling. A proxy now overrides listen_interfaces
  • lt: fix issues when configured to use a non-default choking algorithm
  • lt: fix issue in reading resume data
  • lt: revert NXDOMAIN change from 1.2.4
  • lt: don’t open any listen sockets if listen_interfaces is empty or misconfigured
  • lt: fix bug in auto disk cache size logic
  • lt: fix issue with outgoing_interfaces setting, where bind() would be called twice
  • lt: add build option to disable share-mode
  • lt: support validation of HTTPS trackers
  • lt: deprecate strict super seeding mode
  • lt: make UPnP port-mapping lease duration configurable
  • lt: deprecate the bittyrant choking algorithm
  • lt: add build option to disable streaming — FrostWire Team contact@frostwire.com Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:06:00 -0600

frostwire (6.8.4) stable; urgency=high

  • OpenJDK 13 runtime (windows,mac)
  • Soundcloud search and downloads fixed
  • LimeTorrents search and downloads fixed
  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.3.0 update
  • jlibtorrent updated to boost 1.72.0
  • jlibtorrent upgraded openssl to 1.1.1d
  • lt:fix erroneous event=completed tracker announce when checking files
  • lt:promote errors in parsing listen_interfaces to post listen_failed_alert
  • lt:fix bug in protocol encryption/obfuscation
  • lt:fix buffer overflow in SOCKS5 UDP logic
  • lt:fix issue of rapid calls to file_priority() clobbering each other
  • lt:clear tracker errors on success
  • lt:optimize setting with unlimited unchoke slots
  • lt:fixed restoring of trackers, comment, creation date and created-by in resume data
  • lt:fix handling of torrents with too large pieces
  • lt:fixed division by zero in anti-leech choker
  • lt:fixed bug in torrent_info::swap — FrostWire Team contact@frostwire.com Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:30:45 -0600

Telluride in 2020

build 6 – nov/18/2020

  • python: youtube-dl 2020.11.18
  • python: pyinstaller 4.0
  • Smaller build, down 2.4MB

build 5 – nov/13/2020

  • python: youtube-dl 2020.11.12
  • lint cleanups

build 4 – nov/03/2020

  • python: youtube-dl 2020.11.1
  • python: pycryptodome 3.9.9

build 3 – oct/20/2020

  • configure.sh to setup and upgrade all build dependencies for windows, macos, linux
  • build.sh builds telluride binaries for windows, macos, linux
  • -a, –audio-only option flag to convert to mp3 if ffmpeg avaiable. strips video data from .webm if not
  • -m, –meta-only option flag to print JSON with meta data about video found in URL
  • Added Apache License 2.0
  • python: pip 20.2.4
  • python: youtube-dl 2020.9.20
  • python: pycryptodome 3.9.8
  • python: pyinstaller 4.0
  • python: pylint 2.6.0

FrostWire for Android in 2020

FrostWire 2.2.5 build 665 – NOV/18/2020

  • New: TorrentParadise search source
  • New: GloTorrents search source
  • New: Firebase Crash Analytics support
  • Yify search fixed
  • Torrentz2 search fixed
  • MagnetDL search fixed
  • Soundcloud search fixed
  • EZTV search fixed
  • Fixed archive.org connection dropped/timeout error
  • Privacy updates
  • com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads 19.4.0 -> 19.5.0
  • com.mopub:mopub-sdk-banner:5.12.0 -> 5.14.0
  • com.applovin:applovin-sdk:9.13.1 -> 9.14.5
  • com.mopub.mediation:applovin:9.13.1.0 -> 9.14.3.0
  • material 1.3.0-alpha02 -> 1.3.0-alpha03
  • browser 1.3.0-alpha05 -> 1.3.0->alpha06
  • exifinterface 1.2.0 -> 1.3.1
  • play-services 19.3.0 -> 19.4.0
  • core-ktx 1.3.1 -> 1.3.2
  • com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.0.1 -> 4.1.0
  • gradle wrapper update 6.1.1->6.6.1

FrostWire 2.2.4 build 654 – SEP/24/2020

  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.10.0 update
  • Fixes bug where frostclick promo slide would render twice
  • dev: buildToolsVersion ‘29.0.2’ -> ‘29.0.3’ (@TacoTheDank)
  • Archive search Json parsing deprecation fix (@TacoTheDank)
  • com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:4.8.1 -> 4.9.0
  • 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: add macro TORRENT_CXX11_ABI for clients building with C++14 against
    libtorrent build with C++11
  • 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
  • reverted to com.mopub:mopub-sdk-banner:5.12.0 (mopub 5.13.1 very unstable)

FrostWire 2.2.3 build 649 – AUG/23/2020

  • jlibtorrent 1.2.7.0 -> 1.2.8.0 update
  • com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:4.4.1 -> 4.8.1
  • com.mopub:mopub-sdk-banner:5.12.0 -> 5.13.1
  • androidx.browser:browser:1.3.0-alpha04 -> 1.3.0-alpha05
  • com.google.re2j:re2j:1.3 -> 1.4
  • com.google.android.material:material:1.3.0-alpha01 -> 1.3.0-alpha02
  • com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:19.2.0 -> 19.3.0
  • com.applovin:applovin-sdk:9.12.6 -> 9.13.1
  • com.unity3d.ads:unity-ads:3.4.2 -> 3.4.6
  • 1337 search fixed
  • SC search fixed

FrostWire 2.2.2 build 646 – AUG/01/2020

  • Considerably faster app startup
  • .apk size reduced 2.1MB
  • New 1337x (LeetX) search (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789 for his contribution)
  • New iDope search (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789 for his contribution)
  • Fixed Torrentz2 search dates (thanks to @HimanshuSharma789 for his contribution)
  • Multiple crash fixes on My Music (Player)
  • Settings screen now includes links to official reddit, twitter, facebook, discord chat, blog, rate us
  • jlibtorrent 1.2.7.0 recompiled with Android NDK r21d
  • com.google.android.material:material:1.2.0-alpha06 -> 1.3.0-alpha01
  • com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.6.3 -> 4.0.1
  • gradle-5.6.4 -> gradle-6.1.1
  • androidx.browser:browser:1.3.0-alpha01 -> 1.3.0-alpha04
  • com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:19.1.0 -> 19.2.0
  • com.android.billingclient:billing:2.2.0 -> 3.0.0

FrostWire 2.2.1 build 642 – JUN/17/2020

  • jlibtorrent/libtorrent 1.2.7.0 update
  • OpenSSL 1.1.1g update
  • dev: jlibtorrent build with boost 1.73.0
  • Fixes bug getting source URL from TPB search result
  • lt: fix incorrect filename truncation at multi-byte character
  • lt: always announce listen port 1 when using a proxy
  • lt: add set_alert_fd in python binding, to supersede set_alert_notify
  • lt: fix bug in part files > 2 GiB
  • lt: add function to clear the peer list for a torrent
  • lt: fix resume data functions to save/restore more torrent flags
  • lt: limit number of concurrent HTTP announces
  • lt: fix queue position for force_rechecking a torrent that is not auto-managed
  • lt: improve rate-based choker documentation, and minor tweak
  • lt: undeprecate upnp_ignore_nonrouters (but refering to devices on our subnet)
  • lt: increase default tracker timeout
  • lt: retry failed socks5 server connections
  • lt: allow UPnP lease duration to be changed after device discovery
  • lt: fix IPv6 address change detection on Windows
  • lt: fix peer timeout logic
  • lt: simplify proxy handling. A proxy now overrides listen_interfaces
  • lt: fix issues when configured to use a non-default choking algorithm
  • lt: fix issue in reading resume data
  • lt: revert NXDOMAIN change from 1.2.4
  • lt: don’t open any listen sockets if listen_interfaces is empty or misconfigured
  • lt: fix bug in auto disk cache size logic
  • lt: fix issue with outgoing_interfaces setting, where bind() would be called twice
  • lt: add build option to disable share-mode
  • lt: support validation of HTTPS trackers
  • lt: deprecate strict super seeding mode
  • lt: make UPnP port-mapping lease duration configurable
  • lt: deprecate the bittyrant choking algorithm
  • lt: add build option to disable streaming

FrostWire 2.1.10 build 640 – JUN/04/2020

  • Less interstitial ads
  • Fixes Torrentz2 search
  • Fixes music playback bug on Android 5.x (Lollypop)
  • Fixes bug where playing a Unity Video Reward didn’t pause ads
  • Fixes bug getting source URL from TPB search result
  • com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:3.14.0 -> 4.4.1
  • com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:18.3.0 -> 19.1.0
  • com.android.billingclient:billing:2.1.0 -> 2.2.0
  • dev: com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.6.1->3.6.3
  • androidx.preference:preference:1.1.1
  • com.google.android.material:material:1.2.0-alpha06
  • androidx.exifinterface:exifinterface:1.2.0
  • com.applovin:applovin-sdk:9.12.6
  • com.mopub.mediation:applovin:9.12.5.0
  • com.mopub:mopub-sdk-*:5.12.0

FrostWire 2.1.9 build 637 – MAR/05/2020

  • Album art display bug fixed
  • No more annoying 300×250 ad over album art on Music Player
  • New MagnetDL search
  • Issues with search results not being displayed fixed
  • MusicPlaybackService rewritten
  • Continuous playback issues fixed
  • Repeat mode and shuffle mode issues fixed
  • Save to Playlist issue fixed
  • New Global Sequential Downloads Torrent Setting. Disabled by default
  • Transfer details file list and peer list no longer flicker when updated
  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.3
  • libtorrent 1.2.3.0 update
  • com.google.android.material:material:1.2.0-alpha04->1.2.0-alpha05 update
  • com.google.code.gson:gson:2.8.5 -> 2.8.6 update
  • boost 1.72.0 build
  • openssl 1.1.1d
  • Android NDK 21
  • R8 code minification enabled to build .apk
  • UX: New ‘Retry Download’ action for failed magnet downloads
  • UX: No more annoying ever-present Android notification, only during active transfers or music playback
  • UX: Torrent search results now show how old they are
  • EngineService and MusicPlaybackService are no longer ran as foreground services following newer android guidelines
  • Considerable CPU usage reduction through thread invocation throttling frees resources for better search and download experience
  • Removed experimental haptic feedback feature
  • Multiple crashes fixed
  • Music player and notifications framework update
  • MusicPlaybackService lifecycle rewrite
  • SoundCloud search/downloads fixed
  • LimeTorrents search/downloads fixed
  • Fixes crash searching for music in My Music screens
  • Fixes issue media scanning finished download files
  • androidx browser 1.3.0-alpha01
  • applovin and mopub mediation 9.11.4
  • mopub 5.11.0 update
  • com.unity3d.ads:unity-ads:3.4.2 update
  • lt:fix erroneous event=completed tracker announce when checking files
  • lt:promote errors in parsing listen_interfaces to post listen_failed_alert
  • lt:fix bug in protocol encryption/obfuscation
  • lt:fix buffer overflow in SOCKS5 UDP logic
  • lt:fix issue of rapid calls to file_priority() clobbering each other
  • lt:clear tracker errors on success
  • lt:optimize setting with unlimited unchoke slots
  • lt:fixed restoring of trackers, comment, creation date and created-by in resume data
  • lt:fix handling of torrents with too large pieces
  • lt:fixed division by zero in anti-leech choker
  • lt:fixed bug in torrent_info::swap

JLibtorrent in 2020

1.2.11.0 (In Progress…)

1.2.10.0

  • libtorrent 1.2.10 update (70f1de3f7ec4012aaea420ff150ef0135d397706)
  • 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: add macro TORRENT_CXX11_ABI for clients building with C++14 against
    libtorrent build with C++11
  • 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

1.2.8.0

  • add router.utorrent.com to list of DHT bootstrap nodes
  • Android builds with new NDK r21d
  • 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

1.2.7.0

  • libtorrent 1.2.7 update (ce0a85f783bec37484776a37fe3662279091ecc5)
  • upgraded to boost 1.73.0
  • upgraded to openssl 1.1.1g
  • lt: fix incorrect filename truncation at multi-byte character
  • lt: always announce listen port 1 when using a proxy
  • lt: add set_alert_fd in python binding, to supersede set_alert_notify
  • lt: fix bug in part files > 2 GiB
  • lt: add function to clear the peer list for a torrent
  • lt: fix resume data functions to save/restore more torrent flags
  • lt: limit number of concurrent HTTP announces
  • lt: fix queue position for force_rechecking a torrent that is not auto-managed
  • lt: improve rate-based choker documentation, and minor tweak
  • lt: undeprecate upnp_ignore_nonrouters (but refering to devices on our subnet)
  • lt: increase default tracker timeout
  • lt: retry failed socks5 server connections
  • lt: allow UPnP lease duration to be changed after device discovery
  • lt: fix IPv6 address change detection on Windows
  • lt: fix peer timeout logic
  • lt: simplify proxy handling. A proxy now overrides listen_interfaces
  • lt: fix issues when configured to use a non-default choking algorithm
  • lt: fix issue in reading resume data
  • lt: revert NXDOMAIN change from 1.2.4
  • lt: don’t open any listen sockets if listen_interfaces is empty or misconfigured
  • lt: fix bug in auto disk cache size logic
  • lt: fix issue with outgoing_interfaces setting, where bind() would be called twice
  • lt: add build option to disable share-mode
  • lt: support validation of HTTPS trackers
  • lt: deprecate strict super seeding mode
  • lt: make UPnP port-mapping lease duration configurable
  • lt: deprecate the bittyrant choking algorithm
  • lt: add build option to disable streaming

1.2.6.0

  • There was no 1.2.6 release, we waited and jumped all the way to 1.2.7.0

1.2.5.0

  • libtorrent 1.2.5 update (0f337b9ce7a1b0fc87f48843933b1c5c4dd5a9ec)
  • New SettingsPack::dhtUploadRate(), SettingsPack::dhtUploadRate(int)
  • lt:announce port=1 instead of port=0, when there is no listen port
  • lt:fix LSD over IPv6
  • lt:support TCP_NOTSENT_LOWAT on Linux
  • lt:fix correct interface binding of local service discovery multicast
  • lt:fix issue with knowing which interfaces to announce to trackers and DHT
  • lt:undeprecate settings_pack::dht_upload_rate_limit

1.2.4.0

  • libtorrent 1.2.4 update (ad83b1c0eb293b63c69f7879ca6ba2381369f77f)
  • Java source compatibility upgraded from 1.7 to 1.8
  • lt:fix binding TCP and UDP sockets to the same port, when specifying port 0
  • lt:fix announce_to_all_trackers and announce_to_all_tiers behavior
  • lt:fix suggest_read_cache setting
  • lt:back-off tracker hostname looksups resulting in NXDOMAIN
  • lt:lower SOCKS5 UDP keepalive timeout
  • lt:fix external IP voting for multi-homed DHT nodes
  • lt:deprecate broadcast_lsd setting. Just use multicast
  • lt:deprecate upnp_ignore_nonrouters setting
  • lt:don’t attempt sending event=stopped if event=start never succeeded
  • lt:make sure &key= stays consistent between different source IPs (as mandated by BEP7)
  • lt:fix binding sockets to outgoing interface
  • lt:add new socks5_alert to trouble shoot SOCKS5 proxies

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

Featuring jlibtorrent/libtorrent 1.2.10.0 and OpenJDK 14.0.2

Bundle-free Windows installer
frostwire-6.8.7.windows.github.exe 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


CHANGELOG

frostwire (6.8.7) stable; urgency=high

  • New jlibtorrent 1.2.10.0 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 contact@frostwire.com Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:35:00 -0600

New FrostWire 2.2.1 with libtorrent/jlibtorrent 1.2.7 is the fastest version ever

Download it now
frostwire-android-release-2.2.1-b641-plus.apk 19.3 MB

We went from jlibtorrent 1.2.3.0 onto 1.2.7.0 because we weren’t happy with how stable 1.2.4, 1.2.5 and 1.2.6 were, however the libtorrent 1.2.7 engine starts the downloads almost immediatly for decently seeded torrents and we’ve seen speeds above 7Mb/s on our testing environment.

Below the list of fixes, most coming from the libtorrent project.

FrostWire 2.2.1 build 641 – JUN/17/2020

  • jlibtorrent/libtorrent 1.2.7.0 update
  • OpenSSL 1.1.1g update
  • dev: jlibtorrent build with boost 1.73.0
  • Fixes bug getting source URL from TPB search result
  • lt: fix incorrect filename truncation at multi-byte character
  • lt: always announce listen port 1 when using a proxy
  • lt: add set_alert_fd in python binding, to supersede set_alert_notify
  • lt: fix bug in part files > 2 GiB
  • lt: add function to clear the peer list for a torrent
  • lt: fix resume data functions to save/restore more torrent flags
  • lt: limit number of concurrent HTTP announces
  • lt: fix queue position for force_rechecking a torrent that is not auto-managed
  • lt: improve rate-based choker documentation, and minor tweak
  • lt: undeprecate upnp_ignore_nonrouters (but refering to devices on our subnet)
  • lt: increase default tracker timeout
  • lt: retry failed socks5 server connections
  • lt: allow UPnP lease duration to be changed after device discovery
  • lt: fix IPv6 address change detection on Windows
  • lt: fix peer timeout logic
  • lt: simplify proxy handling. A proxy now overrides listen_interfaces
  • lt: fix issues when configured to use a non-default choking algorithm
  • lt: fix issue in reading resume data
  • lt: revert NXDOMAIN change from 1.2.4
  • lt: don’t open any listen sockets if listen_interfaces is empty or misconfigured
  • lt: fix bug in auto disk cache size logic
  • lt: fix issue with outgoing_interfaces setting, where bind() would be called twice
  • lt: add build option to disable share-mode
  • lt: support validation of HTTPS trackers
  • lt: deprecate strict super seeding mode
  • lt: make UPnP port-mapping lease duration configurable
  • lt: deprecate the bittyrant choking algorithm
  • lt: add build option to disable streaming

Image credit to Marc-Olivier Jodoin
Royalty free image via Unsplash.com

Get FrostWire 1.9.9 build 471!

DOWNLOAD NOW!

We’re still working on FrostWire 2.0, but right now we invite you to download our latest build of FrostWire 1.9.9! This new release includes a lot of fixed bugs, and quality improvements!

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 471 – NOV/29/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.15-RC3, gms 11.6.0, mopub 4.18.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.5.0, presage 2.2.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation
– Transfer screen on rotation would not keep last tab selected
– Java 8 usage, gradle 4.3.1
– compileSDKVersion 27, support libraries 27.0.1, kotlin plugin 1.1.51
– Material design dialog update
– TPB domain update

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.9 build 456 for Android!

Download NOW!

Happy Sunday! As you probably know, we are working so hard on FrostWire Plus 1.9.9. Now, we released a new build of this version with more updates and changes. We’re still improving FrostWire 1.9.9 before entering the FrostWire 2.0 era. On the other hand, it’s important to know that support for Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.2, 4.3 has been dropped on this release.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 build 456 – OCT/14/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC7, gms 11.4.2, mopub 4.17.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.3.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.9 for Android!

Download NOW!

It’s time to update! A new version of FrostWire Plus is available for #Android users. If you want to get more search results using FrostWire, you have to download this new version. We fixed EZTV, Torlock, and Zooqle. Moreover, we fixed some bugs related to the filtering tools. Also, the music player now has all horizontal layouts available.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.9 – AUG/14/2017
– Creative Commons Features removed for Google Play users, available on FrostWire Plus
– Search: EZTV, Torlock, Zooqle fixed
– Search: BTJunkie removed
– Download: Yify magnets can now be found in DHT
– New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.12-RC1
– Filtering bug fixes
– Audio Player ‘Clear Queue’ fix
– Crash fixes, performance upgrades
– ogury 2.1.13
– compileSDK 26, gms 11.0.4, gradle 4.0.2, android support 26.0.1
– Update in VPN offering
– Fixes freeze copying magnets to clipboard
– Less ads
– Music player has all horizontal layouts
– Warn user about Internet Connection dropped

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.6. for Android!

Download NOW!

Good morning! Begin your day downloading the new release of FrostWire Plus for Android! This update has a lot of performance and stability improvements. In addition, we update our services to keep up with the best technology torrent and Android.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.6 - JUN/09/2017
 - Performance and stability improvements
 - New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.9
 - GSON 2.8.1
 - Google Play Libraries 11.0.0
 - Ogury 2.1.6
 - AppLovin 7.2.0
 - Fixes Seeding setting bug
 - Improves and fixes bugs in Transfer's action bar menu options
 - Fixes issue with documents query filter

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

NEW FrostWire for Android includes user interface upgrades towards a 2.0 release

Download FrostWire NOW!

We’re excited to announce a new release of FrostWire Plus for Android (1.9.4).

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The user interface upgrades included are part of our roadmap to FrostWire for Android 2.0.

On FrostWire 1.9.4, we added thumb grid views for browsing the pictures and videos on your device.

image-viewer

On past versions of FrostWire, images and videos were displayed in a list view, this meant a lot of scrolling just to see a few pictures or video thumbnails, with the grid views you will have a more efficient way of viewing and managing your media files.

video-viewer

A new feature to accompany the new grid media browsing is a built-in Image Viewer.

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You can open an image and on the toolbar menu you will find more actions:
Open, File Information, Set as Wallpaper, Rename, and Share.

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The new “File Information” window, is available for all file types.Screenshot_2017-05-20-12-51-47

 

On the next updates the Image Viewer will continue to improve by including a few more basic features like browsing through the rest your pictures using swipe gestures once you’ve opened an image.

Subtle Design Upgrades

We’ve rewritten our file type selection user interface on FrostWire 1.9.4. using the latest Android APIs available for better performance, we’ve also made subtle changes on the way they look.

Please send us your feedback (via Twitter or Facebook)

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Donate!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.3. for Android, and FrostWire 6.4.9 for Desktop! YT search fixed!

Download NOW!

Happy Friday! It’s time to update FrostWire! On this release we fixed YouTube search results. If you had problems with search results on previous releases, it’s important to get FrostWire Plus 1.9.3 for Android or FrostWire 6.4.9. for Windows, Mac, and Linux!

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.9) stable; urgency=high
  * YT search fixes
  * Turkish, Dutch, Russian translations updated
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:52:03 -0600
FrostWire 1.9.3 - APR/28/2017
 - Fixes YT search
 - Optimizations and crash fixes
 - Ogury 2.1.1

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.2. for Android!

Download NOW!

Good morning! Begin your day downloading the new release of FrostWire Plus for Android! We’re glad to announce that we added a new torrent search engine (Zooqle), so now you’re going to get more results! Also, we fixed other search engines (Torlock and Monova). On the other hand, we fixed some bugs for a better user experience!

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.2 - APR/19/2017
 - New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.8
 - New Zooqle search
 - Torlock, Monova search fixed
 - Mininova search discontinued
 - All menus now show icons to visually identify actions
 - Fixes issues preventing FrostWire to cleanly shutdown its services on Exit
 - Hides Android top status bar when previewing videos in full screen mode
 - Fixes video preview bug that would overlay ad and download button
   over video if user went to full screenmode too soon
 - Mopub/Ogury integration

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.