Vuze

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 2009 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    9,504,658
  • Date Added:
    August 18, 2014
  • File Size:
    70.32KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,192
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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Editors' Review

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Formerly the feature-rich Azureus, Vuze takes Azureus' BitTorrent foundation and builds on top of it a network for video discovery and user-created video publishing tied together by social networking.

From XML torrent options to IP filters, firewall tests to UPnP plug-ins to baked-in social networking, Vuze isn't breaking new ground--the original BitTorrent client has gone this path, too--but it is doing it in an innovative and attractive way. When you install the program, you're faced with an interface that will be instantly familiar to iTunes users. In providing a general overview of their torrents and media playback controls, the new layout emphasizes user-initiated searches.

The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library. The old Azureus is now completely gone, but because of the demands of users, Vuze 4.0 is much closer to the intent of its progenitor than Vuze 3.1 was. A simple, three-step guide that launches when you start Vuze helps you get acclimatized to the new Vuze. There's still work to be done: memory usage is up around 100MB, and although you can set up private trackers, you can't customize the search box. People new to torrenting or only interested in sharing media files might appreciate this visually active approach.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.5

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    • 4 star 470
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    • 2 star 39
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  • 5 stars

    "Trouble free torrent downloader."

    October 07, 2014   |   By cnetwardog

    Version: Vuze 5.4

    Pros

    Ease of download and intuitive use.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about.

    Summary

    Try it and you'll end up keeping it because it's too good to delete.

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  • 3 stars

    "Time warner cut me off after copying shows like ncis."

    September 27, 2014   |   By slydog82255

    Version: Vuze 5.4

    Pros

    the service works great the best out there.

    Cons

    TWC FROZE MY ACCOUNT DUE TO DOWNLOADING CBS SHOWS.

    Summary

    any sponsored tv is ilegal to copy

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  • 1 stars

    "It was good until the update screwed up the system"

    September 25, 2014

    Version: Vuze 5.4

    Pros

    WAN streaming

    Cons

    Installs unwanted (looks like malware) browser addons.
    Changes browser settings.
    No easy way to undo (spent a few hours cleaning up the system after regular Vaze software update.

    Summary

    After regular software update, it installed bunch of addons to every browser on my system, and changed the browsers settings. Had to do factory reset every browser as no "undo" provided with the software.
    Unistalled Vuze right away, it served good, but can't be trusted.
    Be super careful when installing, check what "express" installation/upgrade means.

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  • 5 stars

    "Wonderful!"

    September 03, 2014   |   By Hascovart

    Version: Vuze 5.4

    Pros

    This app is great. It works beautiful and I never had any problems with it.
    I can find anything I need and the speeds are wonderful. It has many nice features but most important, the torrent search and download are the best

    Cons

    I like it and have nothing against.

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  • 5 stars

    "I can't find anything else I want to use..."

    June 09, 2014   |   By Holynexus5

    Version: Vuze 5.3

    Pros

    Open Source GPLv2
    Amazing UI
    Super advanced
    Best error correcting
    Extensible plugins
    Search templates, search anywhere from the client without bothering to open your browser! More can be added! :)
    Content discovery
    Swarm Discovery
    Remote pairing
    Ad free
    Vuze HD Network
    Supported by virtually every platform

    Cons

    bloatware during the installation but this is easily bypassed unlike uTorrent
    takes a little longer to start but it loads a lot of stuff most people will probably never use
    They want money for the plus edition (which isn't good at all)
    Vuze Plus is a massive letdown

    Summary

    By far the most advanced torrent client on the planet hands down. Unless you are going to use the advanced features, you aren't going to fully enjoy this client. It is open source for all the FOSS lovers out there! I use a plugin which lets me pair with my Android phone so I can download on multiple internets. Basically I can download using my unlimited phone OS and come home, it will pair over my home network, and should I choose, it will continue off of my home Internet. Whenever I use other torrent clients, I will notice that the audio and video have issues like jumps and loud cracks or bad quality and jitters. I will re-download the same files with Vuze and voila no issues. uTorrent is about as good but I still noticed some things. Vuze buffers around 256MB of ram, this can be changed, (I buffer mine to 1GB) but the more ram, the slower it goes. If you do this you want to uncheck start UI before core initialization. You also want to tell Java to give Vuze that much ram and it will load instantly. (still slower than uTorrent but faster than default settings)

    With all that being said, unless you want full control like this, uTorrent might be the best bet for you.

    Vuze Plus, uTorrent Plus, BitTorrent Plus, etc... all of the torrent clients seem to have this new "plus" version which all claim to burn DVDs, gives you virus protection, an "HD Media player", file converter, remote access, the works... The problem with this is, it is all based off of other FOSS applications! Media player is VLC, DVD Styler for DVD burning, remote access just enables sharing a folder over the network... im serious that's it! lol

    They all use a fantastic AV called BitDefender. This runs on OS X, Windows, and Linux. The problem is, it isn't full security. It ONLY scans downloads as they download. You can't use the AV to scan the rest of your system. They hook you in with this amazing line about how it costs less for all these features as it will cost you more separately... The only thing I found WORTH paying for was the AV, sure enough my fears came to light. You get what you pay for, best to just use a full AV client.

    Seriously don't buy these... There are so many antivirus programs out there, most free. VLC Media Player, XBMC, DVD Styler, Windows DVD Maker, etc... I guess you COULD love the torrent client player integration... but that doesn't make any sense to me. I can see why they are doing it. Money is hard to come by. So I donated $50 and told them it was to go toward developing the client.

    Vuze does not release any information, in fact they don't even collect it. uTorrent OTOH is owned by the MPAA and RIAA and collects your IP, computer information, any names you used to register your computer, and sends it all to torrent and MPAA.
    http://www.bittorrent.com/legal/privacy
    I am not making this up! If you use uTorrent, switch to Vuze if not for this very reason!

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  • 4 stars

    "VERY GOOD CLIENT (so far)"

    June 06, 2014   |   By Edinburgh1

    Version: Vuze 5.3

    Pros

    quick download, easy to use.Free n Easy!

    Cons

    Only minor con, they download other unwanted programmes by default.
    You just tick custom and decline them.

    Summary

    A nice clean interface, was using bittorrent and utorrent(Bundled with unwanted programmes) Vuze at least gives you the option to decline all the unwanted crap.Very easy to use. so to everyone...
    While downloading....

    "CLICK "CUSTOM" AND DECLINE UNWANTED PROGRAMMES"

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  • 2 stars

    "Overrated and slow"

    May 19, 2014   |   By jhs39

    Version: Vuze 5.3

    Pros

    Tons of bells and whistles including a built in media player. Advanced mode provides lots of settings to tweak.

    Cons

    Slower and more resource intensive than any other torrent program I have ever encountered. Does not handle magnet links directly--you have to copy the magnet address and paste it into Vuze. Does not handle DHT unless you download and install a plug-in.

    Summary

    If you are looking for a fast and simple torrent program you are much better off with U-torrent or Tixati. If you like the additional functions and optimization that Vuze offers then it's probably worth a look.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    May 05, 2014   |   By bspbuco

    Version: Vuze 5.3

    Pros

    Quick, short learning curve

    Cons

    always hoped for something that would search all and download all, but this isn't that product - which may not exist.

    Summary

    Worth setting up and trying out

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  • 3 stars

    "Loaded with Unwanted Programs!!"

    April 10, 2014   |   By Rillnik

    Version: Vuze 5.3

    Pros

    Works okay as bittorrent client.

    Cons

    Wants to install a load of unwanted programs. Use custom install, not the default standard install, so you can uncheck their boxes.

    Summary

    After installing this, and later uninstalling it, I ran Malwarebytes. It showed a huge load of Pup.Optional malware. I strongly suspect Vuze had something to do with this.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best of the best"

    February 11, 2014   |   By MyoneJohn

    Version: Vuze 5.3

    Pros

    If I must choose an application for 1000 times, I will always choose Vuze. Everything works very smooth with no lags or errors.

    Cons

    I really love this client.

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    What's new in version 5.4
    • Added â??force startâ?? and â??super seedingâ?? options to the create-torrent wizard
    • File filter added to torrent-options dialog
    • Minimum/Target share ratio setters added to column menu and torrent options view
    • Added â??SHA1â?² column to files-view
    • Added a default save directory to apply when â??best guessâ?? is enabled and nothing matches
    • File path names can now be entered into the search box to open the torrent
    • New column showing the date of completion of the most recent file
    • Added â??initial tagsâ?? to the create-torrent wizard
    • Enabled networks can now be specified in torrent-options dialog
    • Added an â??apply to currentâ?? function to tags with initial-save/move-on-complete set
    • Added â??availabilityâ?? button to torrent-options to allow a torrentâ??s availability to be checked before addition
    • Tag buttons can now be enabled in Library view; category buttons can be hidden
    • Added â??pause forâ?? option for selected torrents in Library view via Advanced menu
    General
    Publisher Vuze
    Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
    Release Date August 13, 2014
    Date Added August 18, 2014
    Version 5.4
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 70.32KB
    File Name VuzeBittorrentClientInstaller.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 9,504,658
    Downloads Last Week 1,192
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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