lphant is supposed to be a feature-rich file sharing application that should let you download video and audio files. However, once you get to test it, you will notice that it’s pretty much just a fancy YouTube video player. There’s not one single download that this tool could do when I tested it: the message "Copyrighted" was displayed instead of the tracks that I tried to download, next to the “failed” download status. The ones that did display as "completed" were actually links to YouTube videos.
The app will indeed display a lot of results when you search for a specific song or artist, but you can only play them or watch them on YouTube. Or pretend that you downloaded them, while you actually did not. Unfortunately, as I could see for myself, this new lphant application has nothing left in common with the old, once popular and widely praised lphant peer-to-peer file sharing program that actually worked, and that was capable of using both the eDonkey network and the BitTorrent protocol. The new app goes the more legitimate route, but it fails at doing anything.
Though it may look good and it may promise a lot, I can’t see any good practical reason to download and install this application. It’s not even a good YouTube player. Just skip it and you won’t regret a thing.