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Files show then disappear from download?

I've been using Frostwire for years without any issues. In the past week or so, when I select files to download, they briefly show up in the Transfer window, then disappear without any indication what is happening. This happens on any file I try to download. My ISP assures me they are not blocking any traffic on their end. I do use a VPN software, but it happens either way. Funny thing is, if I connect to my smartphone (HotSpot) - bypass my router/network - using the same configuration seems to work just fine. Anyone have thoughts on this??


  • Dear bob. Can you download our latest release? I think that the newest version of FrostWire will help you

  • I've been having the same problem. It appears to be happening to TorrentDownloads. When I try download from other sources, LimeTorrents, eztv, etc., I don't seem to have a problem. I'm using the latest version.

  • please try our newest update, we did address the TorrentDownloads issue.

    If the download dissapears it means it could not fetch the torrent or magnet, basically it times out.

    Sometimes it says that there's a bunch of peer and seeds on the preliminary search results, but these numbers might be off, this is the fault of the search source not updating these numbers after they've added the torrent to their index database.

    Once FrostWire is able to obtain the torrent (via HTTP or via Magnet as it will be in the case of TorrentDownloads going forward) you will see after a few seconds the actual number of peers and seeds for the torrent.

    If you're using FrostWire for android, magnet fetched torrents work best when you're on WiFi or on a 4G connection with IPv6 capabilities.

    If you do get the torrent and you see 0 peers, 0 seeds for a long time, most likely this was an old torrent and you'll just have to be patient until someone comes online, which is harder for long tail, old content.

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