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Editors' Review

by   / November 07, 2008

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The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library.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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.7.6

  • FEATURE: UI | Classic friends meets dchat!
  • FEATURE: UI | Handle alt networks
  • FEATURE: UI | Option to chat about torrent errors
  • FEATURE: UI | Option to hide auto-generated messages
  • FEATURE: UI | Added option to move torrent on tag-move-on-complete
  • FEATURE: Core | Option to categorise friend connections as lan-local for rate limiting purposes
  • FEATURE: Core | Support some alternative chats
  • FEATURE: Core | Torrent location support for initial save location and copy-on-complete
  • FEATURE: Core | Added json import
  • FEATURE: Core | I2P: install on attempted dns resolution
  • CHANGE: UI | Remove ConfigView.section.style.swt.library.selection
  • CHANGE: UI | Basque translation update
  • CHANGE: UI | Double click actions for search+subs views
  • CHANGE: UI | Made menus more consistent
  • CHANGE: UI | Added 'date added to tag' column
  • CHANGE: UI | Added order setting to tag limit removal - values 'time
  • CHANGE: UI | Added to vuze' and 'time added to tag'
  • CHANGE: UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update
  • CHANGE: UI | Norwegian translation update
  • CHANGE: Core | Added option for LAN/WAN nets
  • CHANGE: Core | Added option for buddy-boosting when both peers incomplete
  • CHANGE: Core | Improve link parsing
  • CHANGE: Core | Reworked location change logic to support independent data and torrent movements
  • CHANGE: Core | Added tag option to file movement to allow separate control over data and torrent
  • CHANGE: Core | Bring back ability to update subscription filters
  • CHANGE: Core | Added a 'tag_age' constraint variable

General

Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date November 02, 2017
Date Added November 03, 2017
Version 5.7.6

Category

Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 89.66KB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 10,090,452
Downloads Last Week 146

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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