UPDATE: May 2013
Vuze had become Azureus. Check our review here.
Vuze, formerly the pioneering and very appreciated Azureus client, starts from its BitTorrent basis and creates a vast network for video discovery and user-created video publishing all connected through social networking.
With the latest version, Vuze adds a new split-window MyTorrents view offering support for categories and advanced downloading / seeding / queuing rules for effective and automated torrent management, a user interface that will resonate right from the start with iTunes users and which offers many customization options, seeding from read-only media, and considerable cutbacks on resource consumption.
In offering a general indication of your torrents and media playback controls, the new layout highlights user-initiated searches.
The multiplatform that Vuze client has become is wide-ranging offering lots of features and options: manages multiple downloads simultaneously from a single GUI window, detailed real-time download status and info with export to XML, advanced download and seeding management rules, extended configuration settings and torrent creation wizards, embedded tracker that allows easy and automated hosting of your files, a proxy, for both tracker and peer communications, PeerGuardian IP address filtering, web browser and console UIs, multiple language function (27), a powerful plugin interface, and a bunch more.
One of the best features about Vuze is the impressive availability of various cool plugins and add-on features.
While you can create private trackers, you can’t customize the search box.
For users new to torrenting or those who only want to share media content this visually active approach could be an attractive option. This version (4.2) makes the popular Java-based BitTorrent client more stable, functional, and faster.
Screenshots of Vuze:
Watch below a video tutorial on how to use Vuze: