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
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
Happy Music Monday! We have just released a new version of FrostWire for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update includes a new search engine: LimeTorrents, and a lot of fixes (Monova Search, issues oppening torrent files, and more).
frostwire (6.3.6) stable; urgency=high
* New Search Engine: LimeTorrents
* New jlibtorrent 220.127.116.11 (based on libtorrent 1.1.1)
* Fixes Monova search
* Fixes issues opening torrent files with extension names not in lowercase.
* Fixes upgrade bug for Ubuntu 16.04 installs w/o gdebi/software-center
* Send to friend dialog now appears on the same screen as the main
FrostWire window, and centered relative to it.
* Fixes bug in media player where share button wasn’t hidden when playback
* Support for build number based updates (not just version numbers)
— FrostWire Team <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:37:42 -0600
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.
Get a VPN
If you want to protect your privacy while you’re browsing on the Internet, or using FrostWire, or any App, we strongly recommend you to get a VPN. VPN stands for a Virtual Private Network. It’s a service that provides you a secure encrypted connection to other computers on the internet, some VPN services also provide anonymity when connecting to servers and other computers online. If you do not connect to the internet via VPN, all information coming out of your computer, including your IP address, is open to whoever wants to access them.