BearFlix

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 333 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    23,422,539
  • Date Added:
    October 18, 2006
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    85
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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BearFlix roars out of the cave with swarming, hashing, fast downloads and a video player, but hibernates when confronted with proxies.

BearFlix almost configures itself, and its toolbar and icon interface is geared toward novices. (Configuration options help advanced users suit the program to taste.) Based on the popular BearShare, and connected to the Gnutella network, this utility is optimized for video files. Simply enter a search term, and find files immediately. As with all P2P networks, there's no guarantee the files are available, accurately named, or virus-free. However, BearFlix's file-rating option helps users self-police spam off the network.

BearFlix uses hashing to discover identical files across the network, making file swarming easy without user intervention. We found that files downloaded very quickly, but BearFlix took slightly more system memory than Firefox 2. However, it includes a video player to help forestall memory creep. This freeware version includes a banner ad, and download speeds are slightly crippled. Advanced users will note configuring BearFlix is easy but will be disappointed the program lacks proxy server support.

Novice peer-to-peer users will find BearFlix a great entry-level P2P program, but most users will prefer an application geared to files of all types.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 333 votes

    • 5 star 83
    • 4 star 77
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 102
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 333 votes

    • 5 star 83
    • 4 star 77
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 102
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1 stars

"Pure rubbish!"

March 29, 2013  |  By iowkiss

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

Can't think of any!

Cons

Can never log on as it won't connect. Help center direct you to BearShare Help who won't help BearFlix users. Can't find anyway to upgrade to Pro to see if service improves, but am very scepitical that it will improve. BearShare Help won't help at all - they're just not interested.

Summary

Don't bother. User another P2P program

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1 stars

"Very quick downloads"

October 22, 2010  |  By anserman38

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

Easily downloadable

Cons

I can't seem to get it out of the red dots instead of the green like it's supposed to. I can't find the files that I have downloaded so I can burn them to disc

Summary

I like it for the abundance of downloadable material, such as adult material, and the downloads ar fairly quick.

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1 stars

"couldnt get it to work"

February 20, 2010  |  By brandon143106

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

none didnt work for me

Cons

everything

Summary

even after setting up my router for the correct ports for this program, still would not work

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5 stars

"No differences from Bearshare"

May 23, 2009  |  By susiekates08

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

More results

Cons

even though there's more results the only thing that matters is how many sources.. and usually the results you don't find on regular Bearshare don't have that many sources.

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2 stars

"It lacked functionality because I could not use it."

May 02, 2009  |  By farrimond

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

I cannot really find any pros worth mentioning because due to a virus I could ot run it.

Cons

My COMODO antivirus software found a virus when it was downloading.

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2 stars

"Could not get it to connect to the network"

April 08, 2009  |  By vince8

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

None that I know of- could not get it to work

Cons

I downloaded this several different times to try to get it to work. I was not able to. I even went so far as to disable all my security programs, in case that was the problem. Still no good.

Summary

It sounds like it would be a worthy program if it worked.

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5 stars

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February 24, 2009  |  By krasnapolski

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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4 stars

"this is a really good website to wtach movies and stuff"

January 19, 2009  |  By erikaemerika

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

i think that everone will liek this site just cause you dont have to rent movies and fo out.

Cons

well i dont really dislike anything i just hate downloading stuff but its all worth it so it's all good

Summary

well like i said up there i dont like downloading and waiting for a really long time... maybe cause i am impatient os something but that's it.

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2 stars

"Better isn't always better"

November 14, 2008  |  By shadowstarx

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

Has better sources than Limewire or Frostwire.

Cons

Shuts down in Windows Vista Home Premium.

Summary

I had no trouble to begin with when i first stared using this product but after several Microsoft updates it just stopped working. I got tired of it and tried to unistall it to no avail thus having to nuke my os just to get rid of it just like frostwire and bearshare. Not a very good product that can't unistall itself if you don't want to use it anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 stars

"This was not a useful program for me"

November 06, 2008

 |  Version: BearFlix 1.1.6.1

Pros

did not fulfill it's promise

Cons

I did not find it of use for my application. Moreover, it commandeered my internet browser (IE7) and I have not been able to disengage it although I have removed the program from my PC.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher MusicLab
Publisher web site http://www.bearflix.com
Release Date October 18, 2006
Date Added October 18, 2006
Version 1.1.6.1
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Internet Operations
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements 166MHz Pentium class CPU,4MB HDD space
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name BFINSTALL.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,422,539
Downloads Last Week 85
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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