Vuze

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    9,529,704
  • Date Added:
    August 29, 2009
  • File Size:
    70.32KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,609
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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

    3.4

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 2009 votes

    • 5 star 1293
    • 4 star 470
    • 3 star 101
    • 2 star 39
    • 1 star 106
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4 stars

"great torrent app but installs with junk"

December 23, 2012  |  By izzysanime

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

- You get to see many details about the torrents
- You can control which files are downloaded first
- you can see the % of each individual file

Cons

- All kinds of junk gets installed even thought I declined their install.
- It changes your home page to yahoo on every browser without asking.
- I had to change all my browsers settings back to the way they where and uninstall the crap plugins it installed.

Summary

I really liked it, I used it when it was called Azureus back in the day, the app is really good and I like using it over any other torrent app because of the control you get. I'm not happy with the crap they install with it, it just makes it feel like crapware more than anything else.

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2 stars

"Its okay but YOU MUST HAVE GOOD ANTI-VIRUS!!!!!"

November 11, 2009  |  By SahilTandon

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

Great range of downloads.

Cons

Viruses..and tons of em!

Summary

I had mcaffe total protection 2009 and this thing still gave me a MAJOR virus.

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5 stars

"bit torrent"

November 10, 2009  |  By tnsiouxfalls

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

easy to use

Cons

out of 20 downloads there were 2 viruses hidden in the downloads,scan before opening your downloads

Summary

see 3 and 4

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1 stars

"Generally a difficult experience for new to P2P"

November 09, 2009  |  By Annek45

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

Great look about it. Looks easy to use

Cons

Too many symbols eg smiley faces with no help to fix problems eg red smiley. No guidelines as to file extensions, eg zipped files or FLAC etc. Error messages unable to find a fix for.

Summary

As a beginner in the P2P world I tried to find out information from the support system, the forum and plain old Help - nothing was availabe - as a beginner with torrent files i found the lack of explanations to much to cope with. I downloaded it - was not asked to sign in, tried several times to download songs - managed a few - and then was told there was an error with no explanation as to how to fix it. Most of the songs eiother didnt play becasue of the error. it just became too complex to work out.

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1 stars

"VUZE HAS NO UNINSTALLER ITS A JUNK FILE"

November 05, 2009

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

I HAVE TO SAY I FOUND NO PROS ABOUT THIS PRODUCT

Cons

TO UNINSTALL THIS SHAREWARE YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD A UNINSTALLER LIKE REVO UNINSTALLER

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL THIS JUNK FILE ITS NOT WORTH THE HEADACE

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3 stars

"does the job"

November 03, 2009  |  By versatile_monkey

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

searches out a choice of downloads

Cons

can be very slow. not always obvious what type of file is being downloaded.

Summary

works OK for free product. Should rate quality and download speed for each file and have a link to software (preferably free) programmes or add-ons to play each file format.

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1 stars

"Programme is deficient in every aspect"

November 01, 2009  |  By ericnik

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

Absolutely nothing

Cons

Lousy choice of films. Poor choice for foreign language films

Summary

Compared to others that I have tried, thisprogramme should be taken from the market place.

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says on the tin"

October 31, 2009  |  By CPNowell

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

The interface

Cons

Not a lot to be honest

Summary

The best in class P2P package

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1 stars

"Not worth downloading."

October 29, 2009  |  By Firelord76

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

None that I could find.

Cons

- Slow downloads
- Not easily configurable
- Interface takes too long to get used to, even on Beginners mode
- Too much stuff you don't really need with a torrent client

Summary

For such a high-rated product, it sure didn't live up to my expectations.

The program is bloated with unnecessary features, downloads rarely came through or wouldn't even start, the program kept locking up my system or would just stop working if I left it on for more than an hour.

Other pet peeves:
- It wouldn't remember the settings I gave it
- It refused to start what I wanted it to start with
- Annoying messages hat told me the program crashed after system reboot
- The search feature gave me too little information and the results were poor

Pretty much anything I want from a torrent client was absent in Vuze/Azureus and everything I didn't need WAS in it. The idea of an all-in-one torrent client sounds nice on paper, but in practice, it fails.

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4 stars

"Super Product"

October 28, 2009  |  By hilander62

 |  Version: Vuze 4.2.0.8

Pros

Does just what it says it will do.

Cons

Wish it had better info on the downloads, such as format, size, language etc.

Summary

Great for a free bee.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.0.8
Device support for PSP and Tivo (adding to support for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Xbox 360, and PS3)
General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date August 29, 2009
Date Added August 29, 2009
Version 4.2.0.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 95, Windows
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

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