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Download error 'Try again, not enough peers'

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'Try again, not enough peers' is a common download error that happens when:

FrostWire tries to fetch the .torrent file from the DHT and cannot download it because:

  • the .torrent file is too old and/or there are not enough peers to share it
  • the internet connection is so slow that the request sent to DHT times out
  • the internet connection is being throttled by the internet service provided (either the ISP, the workplace, the library, school etc) and prevents some or all BitTorrent transfers from happening

Some users have pointed out they see 'Try again, not enough peers' errors in FrostWire 6 and above, whereas they've never seen them before. This is due mostly to the fact that the earlier versions were simply not reporting on the reason of the issue and would simply show 'Error' message to the user.

If a file seems to be very well seeded and this error appears, try downloading the file again. Sometimes a minute or so later the connection with DHT is better and the .torrent file will download without issues. Nonetheless, we do recognize we see this case scenario happening in FW6 more than we have in FW5 and are researching the reasons to mitigate the issue on both Android and Desktop devices. 

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    Lisa Lopez

    I have never had an issue downloading from FrostWire. All of a sudden after downloading the latest update I can't seem to download anything. In all the previous versions I never had an issue. I have always been able to download pretty much anything whether there were 5 seeds or 5000 seeds. I hardly believe that all of a sudden a lot people are all having issues with their ISP or any of the other assorted reasons you provided, such as: •the .torrent file is too old and there are not enough peers to share it
    •the internet connection is so slow that the request sent to DHT times out
    •the internet connection is being throttled by the internet service provided (either the ISP, the workplace, the library, school etc) and prevents some or all BitTorrent transfers from happening.
    Also, why is it that now when I do a search, I get all these Gorillas entries? I searched using just the word "peach" and it returns 79 entries and 24 of those are for "Gorrilaz" and they are all from a source called Katz? If I can find an older version online somewhere I will be uninstalling the existing version and will install the old one and just say no to your updates. Love the app and the work you do but not this update.

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    Mark England

    Yep - this is exactly the same for me. Are you able to help? Thanks.

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    Lisa Lopez

    Hello! Yes I found a previous version and it is sooo much better. Just search google or bing for previous versions of Frostwire and install. Good luck!

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    Team FrostWire

    In regards to this error, nothing changed between 5.7.7 and FW 6 versions aside from older FrostWire reporting 'Error' and newer versions saying 'Try again, not enough peers'. It's the error reporting that got better - nothing else in this specific area...

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    Lisa Lopez

    I can't speak as to what did or didn't change. All I know is that when I went back to a previous version, I no longer get the weird entries that say Gorillaz from a Source named Katz when I search. Also, on the most recent version I was not able to download anything at all. Now I have been able to download all of the items I wanted.

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    Mark England

    Many thanks for all your help. I have also gone back and downloaded Frostwire 5.7.7 and the Gorillaz searches have all gone which is a bonus. However, it is still not back to normal. It is able to locate You Tube searches which is great for individual tracks, but no good if you are seeking out an album. For example, a search for a popular artist such as Taylor Swift or Lana Del Rey doesn't bring any returns. Hopefully this will be put right over time. It's a pity, because I have always found Frostwire (and the support available) to be amazing.

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    Lisa Lopez

    Mark, I'm using v6.01 build 2 and I tried searching both of the names you listed. I was able to get over 900 results for Taylor Swift and over 800 for Lana Del Rey. Hope that helps!

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    Team FrostWire

    There are some inconsistencies with search at the moment (but seem not to be version related - at least not between FW 5 & 6). We have just experienced what Mark is talking about and are investigating how to fix it.

    Mark: we found in our initial test that sometimes restarting and repeating the same search a few minutes later cleared the issue.

    Hope that helps for now...

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    Anup Joshi

    Definitely something wrong with version 6. Had this problem for the past 45 mins. Just downloaded the 5.7.7 and the same files could be downloaded easily.

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    Robert Smith

    I realize you have to defend your newest version BUT so sorry it stinks all I get are empty searches that have nothing to do with what I'm looking for OR porn clips that are not even related to the name of the group or song that I typed in. Then if I'm lucky enough to get something to even show up it doesn't even download it starts out paused then just sits there idle for 5-6 minutes then tells me not enough peers when there are over 5000 seeds and yes I have tries 5 or times over to re-download with no luck what so ever. also right now I cannot delete old downloads from my audio cache that I want to clean out I have tried everything and it tells me that they are being used by another program or still downloading but I have already deleted the torrents file so how can that be. so may be you guys had luck doing it under controlled circumstances but in the real world it isn't that easy

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    Team FrostWire

    If you are really getting such huge issues, please revert to 5.7.7. With FW 6, we are working on a new set of bittorrent libraries and surely there are still issues we have to fix, but there is not reason for you to be stuck with a software that doesn't work well for you.

    http://www.filehorse.com/download-frostwire/17934/

    Whenever you have crashes or weird results coming in - anything you know is out of the norm, please run ForstWire in safe mode and send us the log from the window behind the main - this way we will at least have a chance to see what's going on. You can either submit a bug report or send support at frostwire an email... If we know what's causing the issues, we can fix!

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    Robert Preston

    +1. 5.7.7 works, 6 doesn't. Getting "not enough peers" or "downloading" displays without downloading. 5.7.7 picked up and downloaded these same torrents without a hitch.

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    Robert Preston

    I should note that with version 6 some files did complete as normal but after pivoting on seeds and source I couldn't root cause it. Re-downloading the ones that did not start worked in zero cases.

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