Vuze

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 2010 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    9,529,704
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 16, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 2010 votes

    • 5 star 1294
    • 4 star 470
    • 3 star 101
    • 2 star 39
    • 1 star 106
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3 stars

"Does the job nicely kills computer and bandwidth"

December 10, 2008  |  By al4b

 |  Version: Vuze 4.0

Pros

One the wirewall and router are properly set it works very good

Cons

While dowloading / uploading, whatever the rate, the computer becomes very slow and the network (and internet) become very slow as well, compter needs a frequent reboot

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2 stars

"Way too much junk."

November 13, 2008  |  By iamjared123

 |  Version: Vuze 4.0

Pros

Fast downloads (but no faster than any other program) Never received any errors, never crashed.

Cons

Too many ads. There is a pop up window constantly asking you to join the community. This is not user friendly. Will monopolize your CPU if you are using an older computer.

Summary

If you are looking for an easy to use program without ads or pop ups, you will want to use something other than Vuse. If you want something that looks flashy and updates every other day, go for it. I know quite a few people who use this program, and I don't think anyone likes the extra features.

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4 stars

"Gets the job done sweetly and it bypasses throttling."

October 20, 2008  |  By Suomynona.Eno

 |  Version: Vuze 4.0

Pros

No more of the old blue frog clunk and heft and only 20+Mbs on hdd installed. Gets by ISPs' "bandwidth management" very very well which is a definite +10.

Cons

Still requires a heck offah mucking about in the options to get both DL and UL done right. Needs the OS (Windows) max half conns to be patched outright, the options seems to be hardcoded with no way around at that.

Summary

Get this if you need extras than what ĀµTorrent can give you OR if you live in a country with an EVIL monopolistic ISP like me.

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3 stars

"Great for bittorrent, but I find the rest useless"

October 18, 2008  |  By sauronjim

 |  Version: Vuze 4.0

Pros

Bittorent's download very fast.

Cons

High on resources, all the extra features are pretty rubbish.

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5 stars

"is awesome doods"

October 18, 2008  |  By zxda10

 |  Version: Vuze 4.0

Pros

you can download many HD vieos

Cons

thre are not many movies though

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5 stars

"Works great"

October 17, 2008  |  By mrcsg3

 |  Version: Vuze 4.0

Pros

Looks Good, Works great, downloads fast, so far stable, found lots of stuff. Quite entertaining, lots of movies and videos.

Cons

none so far

Summary

Great program, stable, worth the download.

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5 stars

"The Best There Is"

October 17, 2008  |  By divyanshuduttaroy

 |  Version: Vuze 4.0

Pros

1)Its very easy to use
2)Offers all the advanced tweaking options without bamboozling the user
3)Download real fast
4)Looks better than anything else out there [even though personally I think version 3 looked better]

Cons

Lets leave this for the cynics who want their software to do their laundry

Summary

If you're not one of those so called hotshot, snobbish, narrow minded geeks, there's no reason why you shouldn't at least give this a shot

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0

Version 4.0 introduces a streamlined and redesigned client, improving usability and ease-of-use. Now, you can easily find subscriptions related to content in your library, in the Vuze Network, or create your own subscriptions using Vuze Search or RSS. If you use private trackers, you will find that our powerful meta-Search functionality now supports logins. We've made some major improvements to our emerging content platform, the Vuze HD Network, to make it easier for you to find videos that interest you.

General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date October 16, 2008
Date Added October 16, 2008
Version 4.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 3.x, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
Download Information
File Size 70.32KB
File Name VuzeBittorrentClientInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,529,704
Downloads Last Week 6,609
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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