Vuze

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 2012 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7
  • Total Downloads:
    9,626,719
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2012
  • 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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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

    3.0

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 4
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    4.4

    out of 2012 votes

    • 5 star 1295
    • 4 star 470
    • 3 star 102
    • 2 star 39
    • 1 star 106
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1 stars

""Hijacking" software"

August 10, 2012  |  By skajdlive

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

I was warned about this before I was "suckered in"

Cons

CNET allows it here

Summary

It is criminal behaviour to install software that you specifically instruct not to. Vuze does just this and what's more is that you can't then uninstall the forbidden software.

It's called "Hijacking" I believe. "Trespass" "Unlawful entry" "Squatting" "Kidnapping" "Burglary" "Assault" ..... I hate these scam softwares

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1 stars

"Install Crapware Here"

June 13, 2012  |  By neenie1991

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

Sorry, I refused to get that far.

Cons

It asks if you want the Yuze toolbar, check no and you still get it, I removed the program and oh goody, still have the toolbar I didn't want. Tried to remove it and can't. I'm not a techie like many of you here. I just figured that if they screwed up that badly before/while setting up the program, what else could I expect?

Summary

Bad move on my part. Now I have to find someone to help me get this crap toolbar off of my computer. NO Vuze is good news.

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1 stars

"Vuze Stole my Money"

June 03, 2012  |  By jonathanmiller69

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

good when it works

Cons

stole $24 from me and have not responded to a single support request

Summary

don't waste your money

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5 stars

"AS GOOD AS IT GETS"

May 22, 2012  |  By emale03

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

----fast downloads
----Great design
----easy to use
----Efficient

Cons

----Search tools could be improved: (e.g., qbittorrent has a great search function)

Summary

The free version is better than most free applications on the internet..If the search function is
improved, the application would be streamlined and complete.

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5 stars

"Top Notch! Highly recommended."

May 04, 2012  |  By interstel

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

Has every possible feature you can want.

Cons

none that I can thing of.

Summary

I've been using it since it came out under the Azureus name and it has never failed me for probably a several terabytes of downloads in the last 7 years.

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5 stars

"A relatively user friendly P2P program."

April 08, 2012  |  By redbull90210

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

Supports Magnet links
Well designed
Amazing tracking details
Very handy internal media player
Create your own .torrent files

Cons

Too many functions
Slow at times

Summary

Vuze is a very good piece of software, which is really powerful, if you need powerful software.

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1 stars

"was goed na update nog maar 2 van de 6 torrents over"

March 31, 2012  |  By kastje110

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

wat is hiervan de oorzaak

Cons

want je kunt er niks bijzonders meer

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5 stars

"~ Best Of It's Kind."

February 12, 2012  |  By shakethebabyass

 |  Version: Vuze 4.7

Pros

* Super Fast.
* Videos Right In the UI.
* Search Right In The UI.
* Clean, nice Looking UI.
* No Ad's.

Cons

* You have to watch installing, for it will ask for you to install crapware.
* Virus Protection Only In PRO.

Summary

Better than Utorrent for sure. Utorrent is great though, not knocking it. Vuze is just better overall.

I recommend at least giving Vuze a try. I don't think you will chose anything over it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date January 20, 2012
Date Added January 20, 2012
Version 4.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 70.32KB
File Name VuzeBittorrentClientInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,626,719
Downloads Last Week 5,169
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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