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Vuze for Mac

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Very good
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out of 127 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 22, 2011
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Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review


Vuze is the free, full-featured reincarnation of the popular BitTorrent client Azureus, an app for finding and watching video content that you download via torrent files.

Compared with more traditional and utilitarian BitTorrent clients, Vuze has a much richer, iTunes-style interface--with as much attention devoted to finding and viewing videos as to downloading them. You can browse the "Vuze HD Network" for videos (although you'll find a lot of lower-grade Internet fare, like promos, trailers, and podcasts), or you can look around using a friendly, easy search interface (although much of the content you'll find is copyright protected, which Vuze warns you about). The download functionality is excellent and fast, with plenty of control over even esoteric settings--and it's easy to view technical minutiae for a torrent in Vuze's big visual interface. Vuze will also help you get video into your iTunes with a beta "Devices" feature, and even onto your Apple TV, iPhone, iPod, or other devices.

For someone new to torrents, Vuze could be a great, easy introduction. If you're already familiar with using torrents and you're happy with your current client, you might not find enough here to inspire a switch.

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"VUZE works with Lion"

December 13, 2011  |  By AFCSC

 |  Version: Vuze


This version works properly with Lion.


An earlier version did not work properly and when I checked to see if there were updates available I was informed that I had the latest version. I had to go to the web site to install the latest

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Full Specifications

What's new in version

New Features:

  • Device | Improved Device Playback support: improved compatibility and many new devices added


  • Core | Moved some device detection code out of core
  • Plug | Removed IView, AbstractIView, SWTManager and other deprecated plugin APIs
  • Device | Button for "Do Not Transcode"
  • Device | Sidebar icon for devices that supply one
  • UI | Switched all views using IView to UISWTVIew
  • UI | Moved all non UI table refreshing code out of SWT thread (should result in faster UI)
  • Misc | Removed various left over and unused code (saved a measly 200k)

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Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date September 22, 2011
Date Added September 22, 2011
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.44MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 1,091,476
Downloads Last Week 466
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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