FoxTorrent Brings Torrent to Firefox

If you compare Firefox head-on with Opera, Firefox lacks generic support to torrents. However due to Firefox’s extendible addons, you can still download torrents within Firefox. Thanks to Silicon Valley based company Redswoosh, who recently leaked the internal beta of FoxTorrent Firefox extension.

FoxTorrent has plenty of cool features which most standalone BitTorrent clients’ lack. It can play streamable media (e.g. .WMV, .MOV, .MP3) files as your torrent downloads and can download torrents at a greater speed by using BitTorrent and Redswoosh at the same time.

This internal beta has some restrictions like downloading only one file from each torrent and hardly shares data with other members of the swarm, but you’ll surely get a rough idea of what the final version with look like.

FoxTorrent didn’t work for me; it threw some errors while trying to access the FoxTorrent Download Manager. Since it’s still in its internal beta, I can’t blame it. I’ll continue to use uTorrent and BitFox (yet another Firefox extension for downloading torrents) for a few more months. Did FoxTorrent work for you?

Via: TorrentFreak, Freaktitude

This post was published by on March 4, 2007

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  • http://jacjos.blogspot.com jacob

    Hi Thilak,

    While comparing Opera with Firefox, another cool feature firefox lacks is the “Mouse gestures”.
    In Opera I found this feature pretty useful…especially the gesture for ‘back button’…..
    I was wondering whether there is any ffx xtn which captures mouse gestures.

    About the idea of BT client embedding in a browser….hmmm… No offense meant but, I can’t imagine why such a feature is needed for a browser.
    Consider this case.. while dwnloading something using the embedded BT Client, we wont be able to close the browser (I assume) even if we are done with browsing…
    so ultimately we will be running a BT client(the addon) & the browser unnecessarily….
    May be I’m saying this is because, I’m so used to gud old utorrent :)

  • http://www.enblogopedia.com/ Enblogopedia

    Well, Jacob is absolutely right!!
    FireFox alone is a memory pig!
    Adding this heavy plugin will kill the PC performance.

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    I strongly agree with both of you, but there are quite a few who like to see everything inside Firefox. Maybe they should include Generic support to torrents in FF3, just like Opera.

  • http://www.onetipaday.com/2007/03/05/foxtorrent-download-torrents-from-within-firefox/ FoxTorrent: Download Torrents From Within Firefox | OneTipADay.com

    [...] Tech-buzz.net have just shared details of a new torrent extension for Firefox caled FoxTorrent, that has been leaked by Redswoosh. FoxTorrent does all the usual things we have come to expect from a torrent service. However it has one feauture that I think many people will find useful. It can play streamable media (e.g. .WMV, .MOV, .MP3) files as your torrent downloads and can download torrents at a greater speed by using BitTorrent and Redswoosh at the same time. [...]

  • http://www.dq.winsila.com Suresh

    To answer Jocob’s query, there is an extension called
    All-in-One Gestures by Marc Boullet. You can find it at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/12/ .

  • http://www.dq.winsila.com Suresh

    Jocob, you may also want to check out Mouse Gestures by Optimoz Team at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/39/

  • http://lagopi.blogspot.com Ramanathan

    Emblogpedia is right. FF already eats hell lot of memory. I am big fan of FF, but for last 4 ,5 weeks i am having a tough time with it. Will not try this FoxTorrent.

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    Suresh: Mouse Gesture is nice plugin, I guess it was built for FF first and then get incorporated into Opera.

    Ramanathan: I agree, FF was working poorly in my old P3, it work fairly in my new AMD X2 desktop, It was like a charm on my new HP Pavillion DV6137TX… I guess Firefox is resource hungry. If you feed it with RAM it stays happy.

  • http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk Everton

    What browser do you guys use?

    Thilak – I find it really hard to use your comments section – there’s not enough of a contrast between the colours for my monitor

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    Everton: Do you use any addon which highlights textareas ?? One such extension is Google Toolbar. My Text Area font color is black.

    Anyway.. keep an eye on your forum, I’ll be running a poll there.

  • http://www.enblogopedia.com/ Enblogopedia

    I use FF everton…anyway I can’t help you with the color issue since i`m having my own problem…Hope I get time to by a new LCD today.

  • Everton

    Everton: Do you use any addon which highlights textareas ?? One such extension is Google Toolbar. My Text Area font color is black.

    Wouldn’t it be better to fix your site design so that users don’t have to install extensions? Plus, I bet 50% of your readers use IE

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    Actually, What I meant to say was.. Google Toolbar sometimes causes such error, because I see no such issues here. The font appears in Black and the background area is white.

    Maybe a screenshot would help me better understand your situation.

  • http://N/A afif

    Help, i can’t use foxtorrent it says ‘FoxTorrent:AzComm component could not make connection – check your settings’
    What does it mean and how to fix it.
    Kindly reply here or at my e-mail: afif95@yahoo.com

  • http://www.internetovehry.cz Online hry

    One word. Thanks.