BitZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,603,076
  • Date Added:
    December 06, 2007
  • File Size:
    24.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    52
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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Editors' Review

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BitZip is a co-branded version of Miro that focuses on torrent downloading. As such, it runs pretty much the same as Miro and has all the same features as the regular version of Miro. The main difference is that the startup screen has a BitZip-specific logo for searching torrents, and the torrent search option is now located at the top of the left-nav menu above the Miro Guide.

When you enter in the title of a torrent you'd like to search for, BitZip opens up the bitzip.com Web page and searches from there using the Torrent Portal engine. It searches smoothly and the BitZip client manages the torrent download the same as Miro does. It does the job well, and it should appeal to those who want a single program to download and play torrents.

We've found dedicated torrent clients to be slightly more effective in our empirical tests, but for those looking for a torrent-leaning version of Miro, this might appeal to you. Also, not being able to browse torrents from within the app is a hindrance. Overall, though, BitZip doesn't stand out as being substantially different from the program it's based on.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 64
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 26
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 20
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4 stars

"actually i like this"

February 01, 2009  |  By kennyboyoriginal

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

looks good, feels good, quality is great, my pirate bay torrents download and play well

Cons

the uninstall does not uninstall, deleted these myself
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Participatory Culture Foundation\Miro
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Participatory Culture Foundation\Miro
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\PCF-VLC

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4 stars

"Worked just fine."

January 15, 2009  |  By goliath5ny

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

none that I can think of

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4 stars

"Attractive &#38; Fast!!"

November 12, 2008  |  By dlcartin

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

Interface is good. Torrent search is great! Download speed on my comp is phenomonial!

Cons

Geared too much towards videos (I'm don't lean toward videos myself, so this feature doesn't appeal to me).

Summary

When I downloaded 'BitZip' i was looking for a replacement for 'BitTorrent' and this seemed to fit the bill. After installing it, I almost immediately uninstalled it when I noticed it was geared towards video 'channeling'. I decided to give it a try since it was already there. The search feature was quick and gave lots of results. The download of a 20MB file was unbelievablely fast. I tried several more files with the same results. I don't seem to be having the pblms that others have stated they are having (maybe my luck is a little better). But, I have run across a couple pblms: when a file is downloaded, BitZip keeps putting it on my desktop instead of the folder I put as default and once when I unintentionally deleted a file from BitZip, the file completely disappeared (I thought I was deleting it from the pgm and not the comp). I couldn't find it anywhere to try to recover it. Other than that, BitZip works great for me and will be my choice for handleing torrents until something better comes along.

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4 stars

"Anyway, I think BitZip is good and useful for everyone."

October 26, 2008  |  By adisweet

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

I like how is designed and build, I like he`s speed and I like he`s picture quality and sound quality.

Cons

verry interesting program, I find BitZip nice and easy to understund but not always find the files.

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5 stars

"bitzip is great software"

May 26, 2008  |  By bill.grant91

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

its very easy to use and you can download and watch movies really easy.

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1 stars

"Beta & very buggy"

May 25, 2008  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

Had potential. Shame they don't admit that its a Beta version.

Cons

Each and every time I reinstall thsi program I get an error immediately after installing it.

It would be helpful if they actually provided an `update' option on your menus. It is clear that this is a beta.

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4 stars

"that's ok"

March 21, 2008  |  By Jianming Feng

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

not bad yet

Cons

nothing but nothing

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5 stars

"ITS GREAT!!!!"

March 20, 2008  |  By aashish_lenkalapally

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

It is used to download any file from the net

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4 stars

"Sounds Great!"

February 12, 2008  |  By Erburitt

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

Being new to its use, I'll have to practice a bit longer to get accustomed.

At first sight, It looks like it's giving you a whole lot of possible choices and that's exactly what I'd been looking for.

I'm just discovering a new world and it looks really beautiful.

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5 stars

"good"

January 27, 2008  |  By dadornothing

 |  Version: BitZip 2

Pros

I like the simplity. Is not so sofisticated.

Cons

not so much items

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
Version 2 is much easier to use than the previous version.
General
Publisher BitZip
Publisher web site http://www.bitzip.com
Release Date December 06, 2007
Date Added December 06, 2007
Version 2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 24.07MB
File Name BitZip-Powered_By_Miro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,603,076
Downloads Last Week 52
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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