The new FrostWire 5.5.0 features dozens of fixes and a few new powerful features.
Play and Stream Video
Now FrostWire will let you play Videos and Movies. These may come from files already in your computer, video files shared from your Android phone with FrostWire for Android, or even from search results coming from the cloud (play before downloading. this also applies to music shared on the cloud)
We have made a fork of the mplayer project called frostwire-jmplayer, in the case of MacOSX we’ve built UI controls in Cocoa (Objective-C) to give you the best experience. In the case of Windows and Linux we’ve built the same controls and rendered them on the mplayer window using some cool java tricks.
In case you’re not very fond of using the mouse, here are some supported keyboard shortcuts when you’re using the video player:
Toggle Full Screen: F key, Alt+Enter, Cmd+Enter on Mac Leave Full Screen: ESC key or see Toggle Full Screen Pause/Resume: spacebar key, P key Skip Forward, Skip Backwards Left and Right arrow keys. Volume Up: Up arrow, = key, + key Volume Down: Down arrow, – key
One of the number one complains after we got rid of Gnutella has been the ability to preview downloads. Now you’ll be able to do preview search results coming from the cloud, for both audio and video files. FrostWire will stream and play the content for you if you hit that play button instead of the download one.
Audio and Video streaming is also available if you’re on a PC/Mac and you try to play audio or videos shared from another PC, an Android Phone or Android Tablet running FrostWire on the same Wi-Fi network.
Send files between computers (PC, Mac, Linux), Android Phones and Android Tablets, no more USB cables, no more mounting, no more pairing, just share and go.
Say you took some pictures, or recorded some video on your phone or tablet, you can mark the file shared on your device and other computers, phones or tablets running FrostWire on the same Wi-Fi network can download and stream your shared files.
We’ve experienced file transfers of up to 15MB/s from a Macbook to a Kindle Fire HD. No internet necessary, just having FrostWire running on devices connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.
We’ve built this feature primarily thinking of small work groups in offices, classrooms and for convenient media sharing at home. NO MORE CABLES, No more USB mounting, No more USB Sticks. Just share, stream or download.
And remember, don’t ever pay for FrostWire, it’s absolutely free software. No subscriptions, registration, no nags, just download, install and go.
Here’s a few things you can do with our completely re-designed and easy to use file sharing client and media player.
Improved search that integrates with the cloud.
Search results are faster than ever (instant in most cases) and not only you’ll have the most powerful BitTorrent Deep-Smart search featured in previous versions, now FrostWire integrates with popular cloud services where content creators from all over the world share millions of legally available files.
The fastest downloads ever on any FrostWire for Android.
Be it on Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G you will experience in most cases downloads that are so fast you won’t even see the progress bar begin to move, by the time the transfer screen is opened the file will already be on your device. Specially when sharing files with other FrostWire devices (PCs too) on the same Wi-Fi network.
Share files between phones, tablets and computers without any networking know-how
You don’t have to use cables or become a computer guru to share files between your phones, tablets or computers. We’ve also been working on FrostWire for desktop so that when you open FrostWire on your phone or computer you will be able to see every device automatically.
Just make files publicly available by opening padlock icons next to the files and every device running FrostWire will be able to download and even stream music or video from each other.
This makes it great for groups of people (work, school, home, party), now you only need to take only one photo and share it with everybody else next time you’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.
Sending documents, music, family videos between your mobile, tablet or computer has never been easier or faster, best of all it doesn’t even matter what Operating system you’re running, Windows, Mac, Linux, it doesn’t matter, all you need is FrostWire and a Wi-Fi router. It just works.
World class Gesture Based Music Player
We’ve redesigned our music player for simplicity and convenience. FrostWire’s music player is the world’s first gesture based music player, we built it thinking of drivers in mind, no need to take your eyes off the road if you want to switch songs or pause/resume playback.
On this version we’ve introduced a beautiful new design with a 3D presentation of the album art currently being played. It also has functionality to share or un-share the file you’re currently listening to without having to browse or find the file on your device.
We’ve recreated the navigation system on the application, it now has a beautiful animated and responsive slide in menu that will take you anywhere in the app, with room for future functionality, and if you’re playing a song you will be able to see the album art of the song being played.
We’ve also implemented a custom “Back” history handler so that you can backtrack perfectly the screens you’ve navigated as you used the app. You now have random access navigation through the menu, and sequential access navigation through the Android’s back key.
We’ve added new controls to let you instantly filter your own files and see which are being shared on the Wi-Fi network and which aren’t in just one touch.
Install FrostWire on your Android and spread the word, the more the merrier, it’s absolutely free.
 FrostWire's Deep-Smart search uses the most popular torrent indexing services to fetch torrent files, then FrostWire opens these files and searches for the individual files indexed by the torrent. As FrostWire searches it remembers the files it's seen in the past to make your next searches instantaneous.
 Only on YouTube.com in 2012 it was announced users had shared over 4 million Creative Commons licensed videos. FrostWire also taps on SoundCloud.com, the internet's biggest sound and music community of content creators, bands, singers and DJs that pay to make their music available for free to the SoundCloud community. If you share your content on YouTube or SoundCloud you're automatically available to the millions of FrostWire users on both Desktop and Android. Integration with more popular cloud services to come in the next releases.
When you download and install FrostWire you must agree that you will not use it for the purpose of copyright infringement otherwise the software won't work. FrostWire condemns copyright infringement. Downloading FrostWire does not constitute permission or a license for obtaining or distributing unauthorized files. It is illegal for you to distribute copyrighted files without permission. If you want to know about legal content you can download and distribute legally please visit FrostClick.com, Vodo.net, ClearBits.net, LegitTorrents.info and CreativeCommons.org