Vuze
Vuze
5.7.7.0

3.2

Vuze free download for Mac

Vuze5.7.7.0

14 February 2020

BitTorrent client with wide-ranging features.

Overview

Vuze is the ultimate client for BitTorrent. Mac-native, it's a fast and accessible file sharing solution. It lets you find torrents with a built in search bar, then download them at blazing speeds. Vuze even lets you control your torrent downloads from a web interface.

File transfer, with helpful features:
  • Built-in player. Watch videos in stunning HD.
  • Bandwidth management. Adjust bit-rates to boost download speeds.
  • RSS integration. Subscribe to feeds, and let the content come to you.

What's new in Vuze

Version 5.7.7.0:

Note: A paid version of Vuze is also available. For more information, go here.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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tiberiuroth
19 December 2019
Version: 5.7.6.0

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Not working, it tells me that I have to be in a root to play vuze?
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maxmylla-1
18 March 2020
Version: 5.7.7.0
Not working!
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tiberiuroth
19 December 2019
Version: 5.7.6.0
Not working, it tells me that I have to be in a root to play vuze?
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0.5
Derekcurrie
16 July 2019
Version: 5.7.6.0
NO, this is not the torrenting client you're looking for. In 2010, Vuze was purchased by Spigot, became proprietary, was parallel named µTorrent, is now considered ADWARE and should be avoided. <-- I personally use the latest version of Transmission along with an up-to-date blocking list. If you like bells and whistles, aka Geek Meter in the RED, you want BiglyBT. Again, a blocking list is suggested. Both of these apps are Open Source. HISTORY TIME for NEWBIES: "BitTorrent" (BT) is the name of a file sharing protocol. It is also the name of the original, very first BT client, created by Bram Cohen in 2001. The BitTorrent company was formed in 2004. Versions 1 - 4 of their software were Open Source via various licenses. Azureus and its descendents are based on this code. As of version 5 in 2006, BitTorrent came under the scrutiny of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) due to copyright infringement by BitTorrent users. As a result, BitTorrent was forced to 'play nice' with the media industry or face lawsuits. As of version 6, BitTorrent became proprietary software. The cryptocurrency TRON Foundation bought the BitTorrent company in 2018, at which point creator Bram Cohen left the company. BitTorrent is currently considered ADWARE and should be avoided. <- Meanwhile, in 2004 the Open Source Azureus project was started and continued on via Vuze. In 2010, Vuze was purchased by Spigot, became proprietary, was parallel named µTorrent, is now considered ADWARE and should be avoided. <- In 2005 the Transmission Open Source project was started and continues on as such today. It is considered the most simple to setup and use reliably. The BiglyBT Open Source project began in 2017 in response to the Vuze situation. It is considered the descendent and revival of the Azureus/Vuze project. As such, it provides considerably more options than Transmission. The BitTorrent protocol has a steep initial learning curve, but is well worth the effort. Keep in mind that BT sharing remains under scrutiny by the media industry. Also note that BitTorrented WAREZ software is now infamous for being infected with malware. As such, never use WAREZ, or at least first scan such software with a high quality and up-to-date anti-malware app before using it. Please take this warning seriously. Thus ends today's lesson. Head over to Wikipedia for excellent introductions to all these topics and applications, with the exception of BiglyBT, which apparently hasn't yet hit Wikipedia's radar. You can read about BIglyBT here at MU as well as at the URL provided below by Barry5p. Be extra careful out there! And again, an up-to-date blocking list is recommended. Please DIY finding and using a suitable blocking list for your chosen BT protocol application.
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stephenolsen11
29 November 2017
Version: 5.7.6.0
Vuze 5.7.5 stopped launching. I installed 5.7.6 on top of it. It installed a really ugly "Search the Web..." toolbar at the top of my desktop, and I can't get rid of it! I deleted all Vuze files on my Mac, but this ugly toolbar is still there. Please help! I'm thinking of doing a fresh install of Mac OS and just rewriting everything. Searching in the toolbar takes me to a weird search engine, and I worry that everything is just being tracked and recorded.
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Joseluismen
30 August 2017
Version: 5.7.5.0
Bad. The app iDoctor is installed with Vuze 5.7.5 and Intego VirusBarrier quarantaine it with differents virus. It claims to be a anti-virus, and it can be correct that detects it to VirusBarrier by error like in other cases.But I do not understand because one settles without being able to reject it with Vuze. Both applications do not offer confidence when thus acting.
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Barry5p
30 January 2017
Version: 5.7.4.0
Vuze is the ultimate client for bitTorrent. Nothing else comes close and its FREE.
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4.5
BradMacPro
16 November 2016
Version: 5.7.3.0
The installer for Vuze 5.4 needs Lion, as does Java 7, so the related links part is wrong. I think 5.3 is what you need for Snow Leopard. 5.6 is for Lion. I think 5.3 is for Snow Leopard.
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Wts
16 November 2016
Version: 5.7.3.0
Why is MacUpdate so out of touch with updates ??? I have been using Vuze version 5.7.3.0 for at least a couple of weeks or more. What really bothers me about MacUpdate is that I have a PAID account and really can not rely on MacUpdate keeping my applications up to date.
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RogerKatz
08 May 2016
Version: 5.7.0.0
The current version of Fuze is 5.7.1.0
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Aargl
15 January 2016
Version: 5.7.0.0
I've used Transmission for years on my old PPC iMac G5 and it was great until I discovered the iMac had an issue with power management on OS 10.5.8, so I came back to 10.4 where it works perfectly (with software such as Awaken or ACP). Unfortunately, only version 1.54 of Transmission runs on Tiger, and it soon appeared that many torrent files were not recognized correctly (or at all)... :-( After trying some of the others (Frostwire 4.18.6 recognized more torrent files but not all), I finally found that Vuze seems by far the more efficient on PPC 10.4. You can't directly install the latest version, but you have to find a 4.4.0.0 version, then it will auto-update to the latest. :-) Great! To the usual "why do you still use an old Mac?" rant, I'll answer "because I have one, and it's still good enough for downloading while I use my latest machine for better purposes". ;-)
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