Vuze

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    9,529,704
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 23, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

+

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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 2010 votes

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

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 22

5 stars

"The best yet"

November 28, 2009  |  By salsadee

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

increased download speed, better graphics.

Cons

need more sites on the menu

Summary

Worth downloading, great product!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Maybe will be best"

July 03, 2009  |  By vaninivana

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

J hava problem with spyware

Cons

J don.t like becouse is a SLOW

Summary

without spyware, most qiuckly, and more move..

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"i love this"

July 02, 2009  |  By kahusain

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

great stuff

Cons

to slow sometime

Summary

great to have

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Beyond Torrents"

July 01, 2009  |  By rollstwenties

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

Great features. Multi-platform. "One-stop shop" for online video entertainment. Converts files for use on iPod, PS3, XBOX, Media Center, etc. Runs as a local Media Server - works great with my PS3 and my iPhone! LOVE IT.

Cons

Occasional instability. Been getting much better over the past couple months.

Summary

I used Azureus (what Vuze used to be called) for years because of all the features, and now it's even better - beyond expectations. So glad that I don't have to scrounge through random torrent sites in my browser anymore - can just search for them in Vuze - and again, if you have a PS3, the Media Server functionality works spectacularly.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"it's Fantastic"

June 30, 2009  |  By KittyGina

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

it's amazing always find what I'm searching for :)

Cons

nothing bad to say

Summary

the best in the net

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Great client software"

June 30, 2009  |  By StrikerZeroX

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

Great embedded torrent searching

Cons

There are none that I can think of.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"Great torrent software for beginners AND more experts"

June 29, 2009  |  By RebeccaMae

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

Vuze is a fantastic torrent program. With their home page set up to look similar to iTunes, it's very easy to just browse around, and with their search engine, simple to find the exact item you're looking for. Searches 3 sites, and user ratings.

Cons

Nothing really, though its very challenging to find other specific users.

Summary

Bottom line: if you're looking for a free torrent file program, Vuze is one of the best. You can leave the settings alone (which will still work fantastic) or you can encrypt the files, or mess with the file naming process to disguise the downloading process from your IP network (such as schools and universities who block it). It's interface is simple enough for anyone with basic knowledge to use, yet advanced enough to get it to do exactly what you tell it when you tell it to do. I would recommend Vuze to anyone, because it's free, and it works well.

Updated on Jun 29, 2009

Oh, and you can also use it with MacBooks, which is great--it's not only for windows!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"The best tool to enjoy torrents"

June 29, 2009  |  By darioalvarez

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

I have a long time using this wonderfull Java resource, when it was called Azureus - the blue frog
Always doing his work, without failures and now with a great network and related contents

Cons

nothing to say, I don't have any problems with Vuze

Summary

I like this because is so stable, written in Java and cross platform (I used in different Windows versions and probe without problems in Linux)

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Excellent app."

June 29, 2009  |  By jamesgunaca

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

Easy to use from beginner to advanced.

Cons

Can't think of any...

Summary

The app that will help bring Torrent technology to the mainstream. It's not just for pirating, people!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Cooll, usefull and reliable"

June 29, 2009  |  By Elijah39

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2

Pros

Many features

Cons

Sometimes vuze disappears, and the conversions are not for every format...

Summary

I like the search tool bar and the subscription , the addons are pretty cool !!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 22

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Vuze
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 4.2

Version 4.2 adds support for iTunes, the iPhone, Apple TV, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date March 23, 2009
Date Added March 23, 2009
Version 4.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 3.x, Windows Me, Windows 95
Additional Requirements None
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

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Vuze

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK