FrostWire, a BitTorrent client, is a collaborative effort from hundreds of Open Source and freelance developers from around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire's open source community announced the start of a new project fork "FrostWire" that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market. FrostWire has evolved to replace LimeWire's BitTorrent core for that of Vuze, the Azureus BitTorrent Engine, and ultimately to remove the LimeWire's Gnutella core to become a 100% BitTorrent client that is simple to use.
FrostWire allows any individual to share his/her content to millions of people right from his/her computer without any cost thanks to the BitTorrent P2P network. In Addition, every copy of FrostWire is a self-contained smart search engine that crawls the BitTorrent network able to find the rarest of files indexed by .torrent files available on the internet. As of FrostWire 5, the software now counts with a powerful media Library that allows you to organize and find the media files in your computer, aggregates Internet radio stations and support for audio playback in the most popular audio formats today.
What's new in this version:
- New Clear Inactive button on transfers.
- New setting to use the default system media player instead of FrostWire's.
- New Download Cloud URLs, Torrents and Magnets by entering urls on the search field.
- New toggle full screen video playback with double click.
- Enhancement: Library file tables now show file modified date field and files are sorted by it in descending order so user can easily find newest files added to the library.
- Enhancement: Playlist tables now show the track number column and are by default sorted by it in ascending order to enjoy albums in the order they were meant to be heard by the content creators.
- Enhancement: mime type guessing is faster when sharing files on Wi-Fi
- Bug fix: Library was getting confused with file extensions as part of file names.
- Bug fix: sharing/unsharing popup menu behavior while sharing on Wi-Fi
- Bug fix: resizing issues on preview download dialogs.
- Bug fix: filtering on torrent detail dialog was broken.
- Bug fix: Library continuous playback working from play button.
- Bug fix: Cloud download error fixed.
- Bug fix: Media lib unicode issue.