Vuze

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    9,529,704
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 04, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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

    3.6

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 6
  • 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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5 stars

"The easy way to watch whatever you want for FREE!!!"

December 04, 2011  |  By FoneBaller

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

Movies, Fights, TV Series, Premium Channel Series, Software, Tutorials, Music, Audio Books; I've downloaded them all, FREE!!!! Thank you Vuze! You saved me a lot!

Cons

Vuze stays on when I shut it down. Probably to facilitate file sharing. I have to shut it down from my task manager to free up my RAM.

Some movie trailers, only when I try too soon to download new releases (to the theaters), but they're easy to avoid, noting the small file size, then after a week or so, there's usually a good copy available.

Summary

Worth every penny. Oh wait, it's FREE!!! I never upgraded to Vuze Plus. I will soon. It's only 25 bucks a year and I've got a hundred times that in value already. THANK YOU VUZE!!!

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4 stars

"very good download now must have"

March 25, 2011  |  By shawnbarnett29

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

wokes good must get it

Cons

no cons i see yet

Summary

must have download now

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5 stars

"Takes the scary out of downloading Torrents"

March 18, 2011  |  By cabarrusdotcom

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

Very easy to use

Cons

I haven't found one yet

Summary

If downloading a torrent is a little scary to you, join the club. I'm sorry I waited so long to try. Just be sure you select a movie with solid green "health" and be sure there are "seeds". Less than green health is downloading at risk and no seeds means no place to download from. If you feel secure enough, please seed downloads as it increases download sites for other folks. Enjoy VUSE it's a blast and almost addicting it's so easy and fun!

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3 stars

"Gets downloads I couldn't get elseware"

March 13, 2011  |  By toddcookie

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

normal downloads come very quickly

Cons

The search can be complicated

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3 stars

"Happy so far."

March 01, 2011  |  By zbig5new

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

Lots of obscure stuff in the search perimeters

Cons

Patience is rewarded. But be prepared to wait for large files or something that is uncommon. They don't call 'em seeds for nothing. A large video file, like 3 seasons of an old tv show for example, can take DAYS to finally download in entirety.

Summary

Great for collectors, film buffs, auteurs, historians etc. Generally speaking, not for kids, people with 5 minute attention spans or those seeking instant gratification. There are other places to find that, as most are aware.

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1 stars

"SLOW BLOATED,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"

March 01, 2011  |  By SIRDEN1959

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

NMice interface.....

Cons

newest update they want tyou to pay to watch the movies as they down load. Like they are trying to change who they are. Tales way to long any more to down load movies etc.....

Summary

dont up grade find another downloader having great luck with utorrent 2.2

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1 stars

"Didn't like anything about it"

February 22, 2011  |  By dadeaver

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

Didn't find any

Cons

Everything

Summary

Don't waste your time

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3 stars

"good program"

February 18, 2011  |  By poppagee

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

Great for movies

Cons

Fair for music

Summary

This Program was my baby, but I've got to let it go...Recieved notice about copyright infringement from my ISP via NBC Universal.

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2 stars

"Ratted me out the FEDS, do not get this!!!"

February 10, 2011  |  By MinkyBinks

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

Speedy
Many different files

Cons

Sometimes locked me out
SENT A NOTIFICATION TO MY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER

Summary

For some reason, I received a notice through my internet service provider (comcast) saying they were considering canceling my contract with them and fining me because of "an illegal torrent download that broke their terms and agreements." DO NOT get this program, you may find yourself busted

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5 stars

"Excellent Torrent Software"

February 06, 2011  |  By Rhea52

 |  Version: Vuze 4.5

Pros

Great to download movies!

Cons

None so far

Summary

One of the best torrent downloader's you can get for free

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5
Version 4.5 has Android devices support and fixes layout improvements in torrent Info view.
General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date August 04, 2010
Date Added August 04, 2010
Version 4.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
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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