Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WinkWink726, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. WinkWink726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    Pittsburgh Area, PA
    Okay, Someone explain Vuze to me briefly...
    is it like iTunes for shows and stuff? :eek:
  2. singhy44 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    Vuze, as far as I know, is a BitTorrent client. I'm not going to explain how torrent works, but all you need to know is that it is a way of downloading (often illegal) files. However, if you do want to use BitTorrent, then use Transmission, not Vuze.
  3. Thomasthetug macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Winterpeg, Manitoba
    I prefer the older version Azureus Since its faster, and very basic and like it better than transmission.
  4. bradenwh macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008
    I tried Transmission, and all I had was problems.
    Vuze works great for me. Best client I've ever used.
    Fastest too.
  5. WinkWink726 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    Pittsburgh Area, PA

    Well, here's another dumb one... what kinda stuff do you/people/whomever often download?


    This could be quite helpful!!!

    I've heard of Bit torrent
    and uTorrent, but i've never used either bc i was unsure of it all
  6. smokestack macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    I use Vuze, though i strongly dislike the new media/GUI aspect of it. I keep it in 'classic' mode to avoid all that. I her it is criticized for slowing down systems (RAM, CPU hog), so while I can tolerate that you may want to look into some of the other options mentioned above.

    .torrent files have really hit the mainstream. they aren't only for hackers/pirates downloading illegal music/movies/video games. many legal programs use torrent methods to distribute install files (reduces strain on a server/host). the modern web-surfer needs one of these tools.

    something i have recently been exposed to is the Avant Garde Project. they use torrents as collections of various themed 'albums' of hard to find/out of print/never distributed experimental music projects.
  7. zevot macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007
    i have only used transmission but it's working very well for me so far
    and it has a very clean interface which saves ur screen estate :)

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