Vuze
Vuze 5.3
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BitTorrent client with wide-ranging features.   Free
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Vuze is the ultimate client for BitTorrent. Mac-native, it's a fast and accessible file sharing solution.

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
What's New
Version 5.3:
  • Per-file up/down and eta statistics
  • Subscription URL editting
  • System tray changes to support next download ETA and an options menu to control features
  • Support for using an external browser for search results and RSS feed viewing
  • Improved download speeds
  • Improved web resource connectivity
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Apple Java 6 (see Related Links for the version with JRE 7)





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Vuze User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
(25)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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Barry5p reviewed on 11 Feb 2014
The best just got better! THANK YOU.

There is nothing out there that has the features or the stability to compare. Proxy and VPN not a problem because it is FULLY supported. Unlike other so called BitTorrent Clients they care about your PRIVACY.

Anyone who is having problems with the extra features, I suggest that you learn to read first.
[Version 5.3]


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FranklinB3179 reviewed on 09 Feb 2014
1st time installer. No hassles for me like others say they had with installation. I chose customize and deselected free spigot extensions. Then declined music offer. No big deal. Vuze works much better than Transmission and utorrent. More features too. I liked the classic Vuze view better IMHO.
Thanks Vuze guys.
[Version 5.3]


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Docjk reviewed on 12 Jan 2014
It worked as announced / shown on youTube, letting pop up a video from my computer on the TV, BUT it installs malware, changes preferences and extensions in your browser!
Beware! Hands off!
That should be obsolete today!

Chrome on iMac 27" late 2009, Panasonic Viera plasma Smart-TV
[Version 5.2]

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braunnizo replied on 15 Jan 2014
Yup. And the Vuze trolls here will soon be bashing you and your message, and insisting that you can avoid the malware if you carefully deselect the malware during the installation process -- as if the requirement to deselect malware during the installation process is somehow acceptable! LoL. Few links re all this:

http://cullaloe.com/blog/2013/02/10/a-warning-about-vuze/

http://www.yac.mx/en/guides/toolbar/20131106-how-to-remove-Vuze-through-yac-virus-removal-tool.html

http://forum.vuze.com/thread.jspa?threadID9672

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic5915

http://www.guardi.us/how-to-remove-vuze-toolbar/

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/334907-error-that-tries-to-take-over-search-preferences/

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

Abraham Lincoln
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Chrischram replied on 08 Feb 2014
WOW! They've really upped the ante on the automatic sleazeware installation. It now takes several more clicks to avoid that crap. I can only hope I avoided ALL of it.
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Kill_gore reviewed on 27 Nov 2013
lots of people crying about having to actually learn how to use an app.. I've used them all and this one is way above the others..
1. The use of PROXY'S a must have feature..
2. In house searches..
3. Being able to see who you're connected with and BAN & BLOCK the fake iPs permanently.
4. Installing Block iP lists.
thats just a few must have features. I wouldn't listen to these trolls sent here to bad mouth their competitor..
[Version 5.2]


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bbw7 reviewed on 25 Nov 2013
I turned off the auto-update feature, and was using ver 4.8.x, but today when I started it up, it was version 5.0 and my library was emptied, i.e. the torrents I had completed or were partially completed.

Vuze 5.X is officially one big, hot, steaming load of execrable software.

I hate how the Vuze company hijacks the updating system, as well as trying to surreptitiously hijack's one's browsers with all sorts of plugins. It's become the MacKeeper of torrents.

Use Transmission. Use just about anything else. This software stinks.
[Version 5.1]

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Barry5p replied on 25 Nov 2013
Just use the options that you require. Transmission is the application that stinks, too many bugs and unreliable I am afraid.
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braunnizo reviewed on 15 Nov 2013
It installs spigot malware. Removed it and will never use it again.
http://cullaloe.com/blog/2013/02/10/a-warning-about-vuze/
[Version 5.1]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 21 Nov 2013
The remainder of this thread has been removed due to abusive content / behavior.
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Robertcoogan reviewed on 15 Oct 2013
Too many features for a simple torrent client. All I need is a simple display, and Vuze gives way more features than I need. I am not saying is doesn't do what it advertises - it does - but it was like getting a DVD player and it has a bazillion buttons and all I want to do is hit play. There should at least be a simpler version with estimated times.

Even for a free application, people are much better off with other clients on this site.
[Version 5.1]

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Barry5p replied on 22 Oct 2013
It is a shame that you are unable to use the features that Vuze offers to your advantage. Perhaps with a bit more experience you will be able to benefit from a torrent client at this level.
It would appear that you are giving advice about a torrent client that you really do not understand "bazillion buttons". I would suggest that you only give reviews about software that you fully understand.
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SoniaG7942 reviewed on 18 Sep 2013
Very fast with a nice interface. My favourite torrent program!
[Version 5.1]


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AhmedA2289 reviewed on 06 Sep 2013
Vuze is woking great.It has great download speed and it is easy to use.I decided to give this Vuze app a try even if some of the reviews from this site are not positive. During Vuze installation i read carefully all the texts and i denied all the additional offers. In the end no suspicious program was installed on my pc, my search engine did not change and no toolbar was installed. So everything is ok. 5 stars for Vuze!
[Version 5.1]


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gigabyte339 reviewed on 30 Aug 2013
Vuze is a great program for downloading torrents. It is very easy to use and provides many useful features and plugins. The download speed is really fast.
[Version 5.1]

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Tom32547 replied on 01 Sep 2013
I keep getting kernel panics with the latest rev - 5.1 Tried a complete re-install and still the same.
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Wade-Smith had trouble on 19 Dec 2012
Anyone else having to wait like, oh, two to five minutes for Vuze to actually open?
[Version 4.8.1.2]


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RunHomeSlow had trouble on 16 Jul 2012
It says disk is damage, can't be opened... even on developper site :-(
[Version 4.7.1]


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Patriziaf had trouble on 28 Apr 2010
Interface more and more slow (Leopard 10.5.8). One minute to download the torrent file! (normally, 2 seconds). The last updates were a disaster.
I don't have connection problems, it's only Vuze.
[Version 4.4.0.0]


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Demoray had trouble on 26 Jan 2010
Fatal Java error while installing Vuze 4.3.1.0 on Mac OS 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard). Installer quit and failed installation.
This is the first version of Vuze to give me this error.
Reverted to Vuze 4.3.0.6 which works fine.
[Version 4.3.1.0]


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fyr had trouble on 30 Aug 2009
The CTLoader BROKE every apps I launch now. Stay away from Vuze.
[Version 4.2.0.8]


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Stagnent Mind had trouble on 21 Oct 2008
Ok i Got to Know why i have a iNode on my startup drive after running Vuze and why this application is damageing my Start up drive. I checked in disk utility to verify the startup drive it was messed up. after running this app. I had to put in the os X install disc and repair my startup drive. im getting vuze 4.0 now. I would like to know if any others users have had this problem with Vuze.... if there is a Problem with my startup drive again after tryng Vuze 4.0 i will be leaveing a comment here for you to read.
[Version 4.0]


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pasquo45 had trouble on 16 Oct 2008
After I installed Vuze 4.0, all torrents I download from torrent sites appear with a Limewire icon. When I double click on the torrent icon in my 'downloads' window, my computer opens up Limewire and downloads from there. Why is this happening and how do I fix it??
[Version 4.0]

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castle rose commented on 14 Jan 2009
Delete LimeWire. Why would you waste Hard Drive space on LW when you have Vuze?
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Shane Smith had trouble on 11 Jan 2008
Still has the same bugs since version 3 came out, please fix the bugs! My biggest bug complaint, contextual menu almost never works. I have to force quit the program and restart. FIX PLEASE!
[Version 3.0.4.2]


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Shane Smith had trouble on 22 Apr 2007
This program hasn't worked properly since version 3 came out. It crashes all the time and I hate the interface. I'm ready to scrap this and try something else!
[Version 3.0.1.2]


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PXL had trouble on 09 Apr 2007
Is there a way or plugin to save the size of the Azureus display window? When I first start it up, it takes up my entire screen. Just annoying! I have to resize it every single time I start up Azureus.
[Version 3.0.1]



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braunnizo rated on 26 Mar 2014

[Version 5.3]



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LizBo rated on 10 Feb 2014

[Version 5.3]



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Dirty_Hairy rated on 10 Feb 2014

[Version 5.3]



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braunnizo rated on 05 Jan 2014

[Version 5.2]



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Barry5p rated on 28 Nov 2013

[Version 5.2]



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Barry5p rated on 27 Nov 2013

[Version 5.1]



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braunnizo rated on 20 Nov 2013

[Version 5.1]



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SoniaG7942 rated on 18 Sep 2013

[Version 5.1]



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gigabyte339 rated on 06 Sep 2013

[Version 5.1]



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AhmedA2289 rated on 06 Sep 2013

[Version 5.1]


Downloads:611,742
Version Downloads:18,820
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:08 Feb 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Vuze is the ultimate client for BitTorrent. Mac-native, it's a fast and accessible file sharing solution.

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.


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