Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client, which is used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. The application is written in Java and uses the Azureus Engine.
Vuze offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents.
In addition to BitTorrenting, Vuze allows you to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content. You can see content through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others.
If you publish your own original content via the Vuze platform, you are able to charge for it.
Please be advised: You must have Java installed to be able to run Vuze.
FEATURE: Core | New users default save directory is now located in their "My Documents" directory, under "Azureus Downloads" [TuxPaper]
FEATURE: Core | Show alerts raised during closedown on next start as these often don't get displayed due to UI shutdown [Parg]
FEATURE: Core | Allow plugin installs to place jars into the plugin-shared "shared/lib" directory [Parg]
FEATURE: Plug | Unsafe config read/writing [parg]
FEATURE: Plug | Plugins can now open and close download bars [amc1]
CHANGE: Core | Added scrape delay for stopped/errored torrents, and torrents with high share ratios [TuxPaper]
CHANGE: Core | Allow only one active scrape for each tracker [TuxPaper]
CHANGE: Core | Release piece-map when not required [Parg]
CHANGE: Core | ASN lookup via DNS queries only [Parg]
CHANGE: Core | Full recheck of torrent when part of torrent fails hash check on completion [TuxPaper]
CHANGE: Core | Take note of banned IPs when we have IP filter turned off - these are independent [Parg]
CHANGE: Core | Disable download peer caching for private torrents [Parg]
CHANGE: Core | Disconnect currently connected peers on tracker URL change for private torrents [Parg]
CHANGE: Core | Remove unused download/upload specific stats from version-check message [Parg]
CHANGE: Core | Include IP override in NAT check message for NAT check server to use [Parg]
CHANGE: Plug | Timeout UPnP port releases during closedown to prevent Azureus hanging [Parg]
BUGFIX: Core | Fix choke/unchoke cycle bug for lan local peers [Nolar]
BUGFIX: Core | Fix auto moving torrent data with DND files [TuxPaper]
BUGFIX: Core | Fix NPE causing XML stats not to be written [Parg]
BUGFIX: UI | Fix crash when opening non-torrent URL when OS has no recognized HTML viewer [TuxPaper]
BUGFIX: UI | Fix big icon in name column for OSes using GTK [TuxPaper]
BUGFIX: UI | Make Download Basket work again for drag and dropping [TuxPaper]