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Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 333 votes out of 333 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    23,428,629
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 18, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Musiclab, LLC
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 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements 166MHz Pentium class CPU,4MB HDD space
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,428,629
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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