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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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.
Vuze is a powerful bittorrent client that makes finding and downloading torrents quick and easy. Vuze includes a powerful and customizable meta search that will help you find and download torrents. Once you find content that you enjoy, you can setup subscriptions so you'll always be notified of new episodic content. To enable even further control of your torrent downloads, Vuze remote allows you to manage your download queue from any browser enabled device. After downloading your content, Vuze provides a cutting edge high definition media player for you to enjoy your content. And you can enjoy it anywhere. Vuze has a built-in video transcoder that will convert any video from it's native format to be compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad, Xbox, PS3, and many other devices.
In Vuze Plus, there are even more features. There's DVD burning integrated to further help you enjoy your content. We also provide award winning antivirus software that will help detect any malware or viruses before you download them. With Vuze Plus you also don't have to wait for downloads to finish because it will stream torrents as they download to your computer.
Vuze Supports the following languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
This is an incredibly easy to use interface that will allow you to customize your download options. It has a number of controls you can play with and is very easy to use without having to go into them. It's a very intuitive program. It comes with some OPTIONAL programs that are easy to skip downloading if you pay attention and don't blindly click yes to everything when it is installing.
The ads keep getting bigger and it likes to pop up occasionally to solicit a paid option (that I see no use for).
Great program, everyone complaining about malware opted to install things instead of reading and paying attention to decline the optional downloads.
Does a decent job of downloading torrents once you import some torrent templates, but using quite a bit of CPU.
Vuze used to be a great torrent program, but now I would recommend you steer well clear of it and use Transmission or even uTorrent.
Vuze now tries to install malware/adware when you first download it or later when you go to upgrade it to the latest version.
It is also riddled with ads in a constant attempt to get you to purchase Vuze Plus.
It uses Java which is not great for Macs and you get bugged continually to upgrade Java.
Its also quite a CPU hog and slows my iMac down.
Also be aware that Vuze as it comes straight out of the box will not find you any torrents - you need to search online for Vuze search templates and install these manually.
September 26, 2015
Version: Vuze 188.8.131.52
This is the only torrent client I've ever used, and I'm mostly pretty happy with it.
Big problem: when torrent sites migrate, there's no easy way to add the new URLs. This is particularly difficult of late with sites like TPB and KAT losing their URLs and popping up elsewhere. There is a procedure to add new URLs but I get dizzy just reading it - it's for serious pros only. I'd love to know how other clients handle adding new URLs.
its a good program
-ads with mr green, mussuses youre cookie catche.
ads sponsored with mr green and steals youre cookie catche. i use peerblock to block mr green ads. start up program vuse then peerblock. it vill still click when it changes ads. just put the vuze sound bar to zero.
nice program when you need download drm non drm things.TPB lives on.
While running Vuze (in Vista, in my case) a nagware/ransomware screen pops up occasionally, capturing the program with no way to close itself unless the hapless user buys or tries Vuze Plus. The pop-up can only be closed (by me, anyway) by using Task Manager to close and re-open the entire program.
If not illegal, this is certainly unethical - and a serious flaw in an otherwise good program.
This is one of the most powerful torrent client I have ever used.
The features and options available are gorgeous and I really love it. You can do even more thinks with the Plus version but even the free version is quite amazing.