Vuze BitTorrent Client for Mac

Vuze BitTorrent Client for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 127 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,072,547
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Vuze is the free, full-featured reincarnation of the popular BitTorrent client Azureus, an app for finding and watching video content that you download via torrent files.

Compared with more traditional and utilitarian BitTorrent clients, Vuze has a much richer, iTunes-style interface--with as much attention devoted to finding and viewing videos as to downloading them. You can browse the "Vuze HD Network" for videos (although you'll find a lot of lower-grade Internet fare, like promos, trailers, and podcasts), or you can look around using a friendly, easy search interface (although much of the content you'll find is copyright protected, which Vuze warns you about). The download functionality is excellent and fast, with plenty of control over even esoteric settings--and it's easy to view technical minutiae for a torrent in Vuze's big visual interface. Vuze will also help you get video into your iTunes with a beta "Devices" feature, and even onto your Apple TV, iPhone, iPod, or other devices.

For someone new to torrents, Vuze could be a great, easy introduction. If you're already familiar with using torrents and you're happy with your current client, you might not find enough here to inspire a switch.

 
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  • Current Version

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    3.7

    out of 127 votes

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    • 1 star 18
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5 stars

"Fast and fun !"

December 12, 2014  |  By Malberton

 |  Version: Vuze BitTorrent Client 5.5

Pros

This is perfect! I can download everything I need very simple to use!
Thank you!

Cons

I dont have nothing!

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5 stars

"Great app! Make sure you use the auto-quit feature tho"

April 10, 2014  |  By leitlang

 |  Version: Vuze BitTorrent Client 5.3

Pros

Powerful and feature-rich
Everything you need out of a torrent client with cool features I don't need but if I did would obviate the need for several other apps, e.g. media server, converter
Most importantly: SHUTDOWN WHEN SEEDING or DOWNLOADS COMPLETE!! I can't stress enough how great that is. UTorrent has it but it resets each time you use it so it's useless

Cons

Power-hungry
-Hence the utility of the auto-quit feature. It'll hog your resources for a few minutes while your file downloads then quit and you'll have no problems.

Summary

Go for it.

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5 stars

"Really good app"

February 11, 2014  |  By cattson

 |  Version: Vuze BitTorrent Client 5.3

Pros

I've tried many clients but I like this the most because of the menu and the features available with it.

Cons

No errors and nothing against this application.

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5 stars

"Very good app, works perfect on my MacBook"

December 20, 2013  |  By Lagras

 |  Version: Vuze BitTorrent Client 5.2

Pros

It has a nice interface with many features.
The download speed it's ok and i never encountered any problems.

Cons

Nothing, i like this application

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4 stars

"Works nicely, but heavy on the promos."

February 17, 2013  |  By BosoxMan

 |  Version: Vuze BitTorrent Client 4.9.0

Pros

Once you get it set up properly, Vuze finds and downloads torrents pretty easily. You can view many types of video files within Vuze, using a built-in but largely feature-free player.

Cons

(1) Setup can be tricky, especially if your security settings are tight. Don't turn off your firewall - open only the ports that Vuze needs. And be careful when you install; there are defaults (like browser add-ons) that you'll want to say "no" to.

(2) Vuze has delusions of being a browser, but it doesn't have the ability to handle advanced web page features. Half of the links you click on will get you nowhere, and you have to wonder if security features are among the missing elements.

(3) Spammy interface. You have to live with a lot of promotional junk on your screen, flogging paid versions of Vuze and material from their sponsors/advertisers. That's the price you pay for nominally free software.

(4) As for copyright violations, that's something you (not Vuze) have to deal with. You can (a) use a VPN or anonymous proxy if you know how, (b) avoid pirated material, or (c) go ahead and take your chances. Hulu and Netflix are affordable, legal ways to go with option (c).

Summary

A good solution for torrent newbies, if installed and used carefully.

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1 stars

"DANGER! TAKES OVER YOUR BROWSER! STAY AWAY!!!!"

August 18, 2012  |  By marcharmondesign

 |  Version: Vuze Bittorrent Client 4.7.1.2

Pros

I actually could have like the "intelligence" of the way the program combines and seems to automate some functionality. But poor programing means it not only has bad manners, taking control over everything that comes close to it- ie. "Make VUZE the default ----?" Takes 5 clicks to hit "No" and make it work... 10 minutes later, it asks again (after being told DON"T ASK AGAIN. Only this time, when my cursor got close to the two buttons, guess which one clicked and VUZE took control of another piece of hardware.
I know some of this is Mac/Mountain Lion. I had JUST got everything settled down from some memory leak issues I had after the upgrade. But it some software is programed to be aggressive, taking over functions and most tellingly NO SOLUTION FOR REMOVAL I think it should be mandatory for there to be an uninstaller online or with the installer, or at least a clear, step by step directions on how to uninstall code without having to spend three days of your life trolling user forums.

Cons

Immediately my Mac running Mountain Lion started doing odd things... Itunes launching on it's own, random web pages I had looked at days before suddenly opening in a window on my desktop... At first I thought was triggering something. Then while reading about logging into Gmail with different screen names I was suddenly logged out- and then I'm asked to reenter my password... very suspicious- and then I see first one, and later a different Avatar, "Mia" and "Tony" who have little icons on my new extra "Remote Toobar" and are listed as user 2 and 3, with me as the first. ***? Terrible documentation, but most of what I found in user forums was about not being able to delete the app- it keeps repopulating. SO many hours later, I've got a toolbar I don't want, with Vuze blog, Twitter, FaceBook, Vuze Search, Vuze Deals, and badges to go with all. I've done everything but delete Chrome completely and start over... and now have discovered it's done the same thing to Firefox.

Summary

There's no way to talk to anyone at Vuze- you get an automatic email from their legal department if you drill down and find the ONE place you can send email to them. They NEVER offer instruction on removing the App. I trusted CNET- didn't do my full dillegence, which is my bad- but I can't believe a company who's function is to review tech wouldn't at least mention that it's strange when an app gives NO clue how to get rid of it... As a someowhat sophisticated but not professional user, I am used to sometimes having to really look to find things like that out... but CNET should do some research- for one thing, I bet they could get a response from the company.
Waste of a Saturday!

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5 stars

"Great software!"

August 16, 2012  |  By greyyyada

 |  Version: Vuze Bittorrent Client 4.7.1.2

Pros

seems well written, and has all the tools

Cons

absolutely no const

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4 stars

"Quite good software"

July 28, 2012  |  By Kateblack79

 |  Version: Vuze Bittorrent Client 4.7.1.2

Pros

It has the most comprehensive set of controls available of any client and its trackerless system is just AWESOME. I end up getting a lot of downloads that would have either not started or stopped partway thru without it. Gets the job done for sure.

Cons

A bit slowly

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5 stars

"The image is damaged, won't open ??"

July 16, 2012  |  By Run Home Slow

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7.1.0

Pros

The image is damaged, won't open ??

Cons

The image is damaged, won't open ??

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5 stars

"VUZE 4.7.0.0 works with Lion"

December 13, 2011  |  By AFCSC

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7.0.0

Pros

This version works properly with Lion.

Cons

An earlier version did not work properly and when I checked to see if there were updates available I was informed that I had the latest version. I had to go to the web site to install the latest 4.7.0.0.

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General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date November 20, 2014
Date Added November 20, 2014
Version 5.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.4MB
File Name VuzeBittorrentClientInstaller.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,072,547
Downloads Last Week 921
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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