Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a P2P file sharing client using the bittorrent protocol. Search and download torrent files. Play, convert and transcode videos and music for playing on many devices such as PSP, TiVo, XBox, PS3, iTunes (iPhone, iPod, Apple TV).
- Torrent Downloader
- Magnet Downloader
- Bittorrent Downloader
- Remote Torrent Download
You gotta laugh at the last 4 or 5 reviews - all giving this brilliant program just one star! :) Does anyone else think that those reviewers may just be the same person, and maybe working for the competition? Just too funny. Vuze is brilliant. End of story. It is highly configurable, which is may be why the previous reviewers don't like it. So here's a tip: if you can't find your way around the Options, then you should stick to a simpler, less configurable client - and good luck with that. I've been using Vuze for years and it gets better all the time, including the RSS Feed scanner which makes downloading regular programs automatic. Thanks, Sourceforge.
Crammed with Bloatware and Adware. Still has the old cleaner Azureus view buried (enable intermediate or advanced options view to find it), but the Crapware is already installed by then. I recommend qBittorrent now. It's like Azureus used to be before their project went to hell: a leader of the pack for the every user.
Install process changes your browser search engines, homepages and wants to add a toolbar. I told it no every chance I got, and it still did the first two. This should not be on sourceforge. I used Azureus for years, but now Vuze is gone from all my systems.
Installation experience consists of a plethora of ads, popups, and message boxes advertising various services and attempting to install a bunch of adware on your system. Refusing some of the software (such as Vuze remote toolbar for browsers) still installs these items to your system.
I was once a loyal vuze user, but now it has so much ads, and messages to try to convince you to buy the software that I abandoned it. It's also not the most performant software and they never seemed to care about what their users want.