In #support on the FrostWire Community Chat network we've received hundreds of questions from users asking about FrostWire 5. I hope to answer here some of the most common questions and continue updating it as users experience the program more and more.Why can't I find any songs?
FrostWire 5 has done away with the Gnutella P2P network and has transitioned to the BitTorrent method of file sharing. Most torrents are comprised of groups of files (An entire album of music instead of individual songs). Until the FrostWire community has fully transitioned to FrostWire 5 the selection of individual files may be scarce. You can help contribute to the community by creating torrent files of anything you may wish to share and then sharing them using the "Trackerless Torrent" method. You can also search for artists' names or album names and select individual files using the Partial Downloads feature. Click the + next to torrents to see their contents and select which files you want.The chat client is broken!!!
The program is very early in the development cycle and the developers are learning of new bugs every day. Patches will be released soon and we hope to have all the kinks ironed out ASAP.How do I search for a specific type of file? (Video, Audio, Program)
This is no longer possible exactly in FrostWire 5. Since torrents usually come in folders you can use the Partial Downloads feature to select which files you want out of a particular torrent. However
you can, in most cases, add the word: "mp3" or any other file type you are looking for, at the end of your search and you’ll be searching only for torrents that contain any of those file types in them. How Do I save my songs?
To save songs them as a playlist in Frostwire, right click and "Show in Library". Click on the Name column which will list the songs in a decent order. If the songs are not grouped in type (like mp3), click the Type column. Then select all the songs you want to show, and add to playlist when you can select a name for the playlist and they will take a few moments to be added to the list.
You can add songs from the Audio View or the Finished Downloads view to a another program, or as copies to your desktop or other location by highlighting a group of songs, and dragging them.
Note that there is also an "Explore" button in the Transfer View, which takes you to the Torrent Data folder, where the files themselves are saved. However if you have made a partial download this will show some unfinished fragments necessary for the Torrent downloading process. The above method avoids these.
If you use iTunes right click on the seeding torrent in the transfer window, and "send audio to iTunes".
Note that songs will remain in your playlists whilst they are in the Torrent Data folder and if you Remove Torrent or Cancel they will remain in place but will not be seeded (shared). I however you "Remove Torrent and Data" The files will be removed from your computer, which is why copying files to another location and perhaps saving to disc or an external drive is always wise in case of accidents, computer break down etc.
NOTE. The above procedures are good for Mac computers. I can not be 100% certain they are good for Windows.Need some live help with FrostWire 5? - Join Community Chat using Frostwire, and once connected type /join #support OR Click here!