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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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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.
Vuze is a powerful bittorrent client that makes finding and downloading torrents quick and easy. Vuze includes a powerful and customizable meta search that will help you find and download torrents. Once you find content that you enjoy, you can setup subscriptions so you'll always be notified of new episodic content. To enable even further control of your torrent downloads, Vuze remote allows you to manage your download queue from any browser enabled device. After downloading your content, Vuze provides a cutting edge high definition media player for you to enjoy your content. And you can enjoy it anywhere. Vuze has a built-in video transcoder that will convert any video from it's native format to be compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad, Xbox, PS3, and many other devices.
In Vuze Plus, there are even more features. There's DVD burning integrated to further help you enjoy your content. We also provide award winning antivirus software that will help detect any malware or viruses before you download them. With Vuze Plus you also don't have to wait for downloads to finish because it will stream torrents as they download to your computer. Vuze Supports the following languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
What's new in this version:
- Content selection dialog when more than one file can be played
- Added a configurable 'share ratio progress' column to display times at which certain ratios were met
- Added alert count to system tray tooltip and next download eta
- Added column to sources view to show completed downloads reported by tracker, where available
- Where permitted you can now edit subscription URLS via right-click in sidebar
- Subscriptions can now be renamed in the s... See all new features »