Vuze is a free BitTorrent client that is used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine.  Vuze offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on both torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to information about your torrents.

In addition to BitTorrenting, Vuze will allow you to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content. You can view content through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others.  Also, if you publish your own original content through Vuze, you can charge for it.Vuze

The following changes have been undertaken in this version of Vuze:

# FEATURE:
– UI | Added ‘force start’ and ‘super seeding’ options to the create-torrent wizard
– UI | File filter added to torrent-options dialog
– UI | Minimum/Target share ratio setters added to column menu and torrent options view
– UI | Added ‘SHA1’ column to files-view
– UI | Added a default save directory to apply when ‘best guess’ is enabled and nothing matches
– UI | File path names can now be entered into the search box to open the torrent
– UI | New column showing the date of completion of the most recent file
– UI | Added ‘initial tags’ to the create-torrent wizard
– UI | Enabled networks can now be specified in torrent-options dialog
– UI | Added an ‘apply to current’ function to tags with initial-save/move-on-complete set
– UI | Added ‘availability’ button to torrent-options to allow a torrent’s availability to be checked before addition
– UI | Tag buttons can now be enabled in Library view; Category buttons can be hidden
– UI | Added ‘pause for’ option for selected torrents in Library view via Advanced menu
– Plug | Friends plugin now supports tag-based sharing to mirror the existing category based sharing
– Plug | Improved I2P network integration (new ‘I2P Helper Plugin’ deprecates existing ‘I2P Network Plugin’)
– Plug | The ‘Network Status’ plugin now tests connectivity to Vuze services (e.g. pairing service)
– Core | Added simple tag constraint language (e.g. to define a tag that contains downloads whose title matches a regex – see wiki)
– Core | BEP 40: Canonical Peer Priority
– Core | Added ‘copy-on-complete’ function to tags
– Core | HTTPS support for web-seeds
– Core | Speed limit handler can now start/stop downloads assigned to particular tags
# CHANGE:
– UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update
– UI | French translation update
– UI | Spanish translation update
– UI | Basque translation update
– UI | Network Status plugin results can now be copied to clipboard
– UI | Removed potential duplicate ‘media already added’ dialogs from inadvertent double-clicking
– UI | Windows: Azureus.exe binary description now set to play better with Firefox/Thunderbird URI launch dialog
– UI | All-peers and console views will now re-open on startup if open on close
– UI | Use consistent sash to separate the tabs area in library views
– UI | Sources view now displays scrape status for stopped downloads
– UI | Update download display name if user renames either single file in a single file torrent or top level folder in a multi-file one
– Plug | Internationalization plugin update
– Core | Paused downloads will now not be auto-started if a device attempts to access content
– Core | Reduce CPU usage used for calculating anti-spoof DHT tokens
– Core | Queue rules modified to prevent new seeds from being started if up-limit is reached
# BUGFIX:
– UI | Transparancy settings for mini-bars/transfer-bar not being persisted
– UI | Primary tracker details were not being updated in detailed sources view
– Core | Torrent creation was failing when linked folders used and files ignored
– Core | Paused torrent removal was not removing from tag
– Core | Torrent private status not being correctly initialised
– Core | Various fixes to network and unresolved address handling
– Core | Handle missing publish dates in RSS feeds
– Core | Handle some XML parsing errors better
– Core | Fix Vuze preventing Windows logoff/shotdown
– Core | Async listener thread not always started when needed
– Core | Handle malformed announce URLs better

Please note: You must have Java installed to be able to run Vuze.

You can download Vuze from FileHippo.com today.

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