FrostWire is a piece of software that includes many unique features you won’t find in a tool of a similar nature. As well as this, it gives you access to a huge amount of options which you can use to customize your experience and match your personal preferences as well as the specifications of your computer. In this article, we’re going to be discussing a few of them in the control panel – mainly the basic BitTorrent settings available to you right now. After reading this, you should be able to go into it and choose the right options for you.
- Torrent Data Save Folder – To put it very simply, whenever you use the program to obtain something you’re looking for, the files and the data relevant to what you want will be saved in the folder you select in this option. The tool will automatically set a default for you which will depend on the operating system you have installed on your computer. You can change it by clicking the “Browse” button and selecting the one that is appropriate. If you want to change it back to the default, just click “Use Default”.
- Seeding Settings – When your download finishes, some pieces of software will automatically make you seed the torrent file. This is where you give back to the network the data you’ve just received, to peers who are still trying to download it. Some trackers may penalize you if you don’t seed back so bare this in mind, but it gives you the option to select whether you’d like it to seed or not. It does use up bandwidth but it helps you to give back to the community and helps to keep your accounts on private torrent sites safe from being banned for leeching.
- Torrent Details – When you’ve started a download going, sometimes you’d like to know a bit more information about what it is you’re getting hold of. This is something you may not be familiar with if you’ve switched from another BitTorrent client, but this tool can show you a webpage detailing lots of important information about what it is you’re downloading. This page will show up as soon as a download starts so you can take a look at it and decide if you want to continue with the download afterwards. You just need to enable the option in the control panel to get this.
In conclusion, using the BitTorrent client to obtain files through the BitTorrent protocol is very easy. Another thing that is simple is customizing the options to make the software run as you want it to – now you can select where your downloads go so you won’t have to keep moving them around and trying to find files, they’ll all be kept in one organised location for you. You can also choose to seed or not depending on your internet connection which can be a good way of saving bandwidth, as well as the option to display extra torrent information for you when you start a download. These are just several examples of how FrostWire tries to make things easier for you.