Vuze?

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  1. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

    WinkWink726

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

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    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

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

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    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 regular

    WinkWink726

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

    Music?
    Movies?
    Software???

    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

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    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.
    http://www.avantgardeproject.org/
     
  7. zevot macrumors member

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    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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