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BearFlix

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.1 stars

    out of 333 votes

    • 5 star: 83
    • 4 star: 77
    • 3 star: 50
    • 2 star: 21
    • 1 star: 102
  • Current version:

    3.1 stars

    out of 333 votes

    • 5 star: 83
    • 4 star: 77
    • 3 star: 50
    • 2 star: 21
    • 1 star: 102
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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

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

    May 2, 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "Could not get it to connect to the network"

    April 8, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "gfgsdggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg4"

    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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  • 4.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "This was not a useful program for me"

    November 6, 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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