Vuze (previously Azureus) is a BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written inJava, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to downloading data linked to .torrent files, Azureus allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content.Content is presented through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others. Additionally, if users prefer to publish their original content, they may earn money from it.
Azureus was first released in June 2003 at SourceForge.net, mostly to experiment with the Standard Widget Toolkitfrom Eclipse. It later became one of the most popular BitTorrent clients. The Azureus software was released under the GNU General Public License, and remains as a free software application. However, the Vuze software added in more recent versions is proprietary and users are required to accept these more restrictive license terms in order to install current versions of the BitTorrent client.Vuze is a premiere bittorrent client you use to find, download, and play your content on your computer. The secret sauce behind Vuze is peer-to-peer technology (often called P2P), and specifically, a protocol called bittorrent. Vuze is proud to be a leading participant in the open source community, and has contributed significant advancements to the bittorrent movement over the years, including innovations in DHT, encryption, intelligent peer selection using Vivaldi, FriendBoost, and Reverse Subscriptions. More significantly, however, the Vuze team has developed and is working to continue to develop an intuitive product where users can easily experience the benefits of these innovations without requiring any understanding these underlying technologies.seeding
"Seeding" lies at the heart of peer-to-peer technology. This is where you make content that you've already downloaded, or are in the process of downloading, available to other users. The efficiency of the technology depends on users like you seeding. In the bittorrent world, users who only download torrents and don't seed, are called "leeches." Of course, participation in seeding files means that you are making available some of your computer bandwidth to others. Some have said that this sharing of bandwidth may affect the performance of their computers. However, here at Vuze we take steps to help minimize any such effects. And, if you want to change the default settings and turn seeding off at any time, for all or part of your content it is easy to do so. Go here to find out more.
In an ideal world, users should strive to upload (seed) as much as they download. This translates to a 1:1 (seed:download), or 1.0, share ratio. For a variety of reasons, this ideal may not be realistic. As a rule of thumb, members of the torrent download community should aim to keep their share ratios above 0.8. In order to achieve this share ratio, it's important to:
The technology behind Vuze is magically cool. Ultimately, however, a community of people like you sharing their content is what makes it all work.