If you are looking for LimeWire, you have come to the right place. We explain what LimeWire is and point you to the official download.

What is LimeWire?

LimeWire is a free peer to peer (P2P) file-sharing application that supports both the Gnutella network file-sharing and the wider and more efficient BitTorrent protocol, supported by libtorrent. LimeWire is powered by Java, and is one of the most widely-used and popular P2P applications around the world. It was later subject to a legal controversy wherein it was banned from sharing files through its network, effectively halting its development, but was later resurrected in an underground movement called the LimeWire Pirate Edition.

LimeWire is written in the Java programming language and as such can run on any computer regardless of operating system or platform, as long as it has a Java Virtual Machine installed. However, installers are provided for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Among its many features that are standard with most modern P2P programs, LimeWire can also act as a UPnP Internet Gateway Device in which it can directly control port forwarding using UPnP-enabled routers, plus such unique features as DAAP (Digital Audio Access Protocol) which can detect and share files from DAAP-enabled devices, like Zune, and the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt connections and increase security, and it has been the default connection option since version 4.13.

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File types supported by LimeWire

Our users primarily use LimeWire to open these file types:

About file types supported by LimeWire aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

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Last updated: : March 8, 2012