What is Vuze?Vuze is a popular torrent client that you can download (free) and use to find, download, watch, and share media files on the Web, anything from songs to full movies.
Vuze is not only a torrent client. It's also a hub for streaming video: movie trailers, music videos, user-submitted clips, and much more. In addition, Vuze offers branded channels from Fox, Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers, etc.
How Vuze Works
Vuze is extremely popular because it simplifies the torrent download process from start to finish. Instead of hopping from one torrent search engine to the other, Vuze lets you search multiple torrent search engines, trackers, and torrent sites at the same time. Multiple downloads are put in a queue format; you can specify where the downloads should be placed on your computer in the initial Vuze installation wizard application.
Vuze has also added a feature that makes it possible for you to download media and transfer it quickly and easily to other playback devices, such as an iPod, XBox 360, or other standalone player. Once you've downloaded content, simply click on the "Devices" link in the left-hand menu, and you'll be taken through a quick setup that will help you transcode media files to fit your unique media device's needs.
You don't have to be using Vuze or even have it open in order to download a file. Simply click on the URL, and Vuze will automatically start tracking the torrent file for you, organizing it effortlessly within your file library wherever that might be on your computer.
There are several different file download/upload controls within Vuze itself, with which you can do the following (simply right-click on any file within your download library)
- show details of the file
- open the file, both within Vuze and within your computer system's explorer feature
- set the download and upload speed
- force Vuze to recheck the file
- rename the file for better accuracy
- transcode the file for playback on a different device
Burning a CD or DVD
Vuze also makes it possible for searchers to burn DVD's within the application itself, simply by clicking on "DVD Burn", then "Get Started". You'll need to allow Vuze to install a small software addon in order to do this, but it's worth the convenience of organizing all your media in one place.