Azureus is no more

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 16, 2008
Updated • Dec 2, 2012
File Sharing, Internet

Back in 2007 the team that developed the popular Java Bittorrent client Azureus created the content distribution plattform Vuze and integrated it into Azureus. Today, after more than a year, to consolidate their position and start using the Vuze brand name exclusiv, the team decided to use Vuze exclusively and do away with the Azureus brand. One could say that Azureus has become Vuze which tries to be more than just a Bittorrent download client.

Vuze adds a social component to it among other things. Users can for instance add friends to the client and prioritize traffic with their friends and share torrents with their friends easily. A torrent search engine is included as well in the client with the option to add other search engines that are not listed yet.

The old user base that was happy with just the Bittorrent client is at least partially unhappy with the decision. Many users will continue using the old Azureus client or start using another client like uTorrent.

While the old interface of Azureus is still available in Vuze, users will have no way of downloading the Bittorrent client without the additions implemented by Vuze.

Update: Vuze, just like uTorrent, is now making available a basic free client that anyone can download and use free of charge, and what they call Vuze Plus, a commercial version of the client that integrates DVD burning and antivirus checking right into the application. In fact, this sounds nearly identical to what uTorrent Plus is offering.

The latest version of Vuze ships with an HD video player that anyone can make use of, video conversion options to quickly convert video files for devices that you may want to play them on and torrent download subscriptions to find similar contents automatically.


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  1. Decent60 said on November 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    K-Lite pack MEGA. All you need to know lol If it won’t play with that, then it needed a whole new program to use anyways.

  2. Anonymous said on November 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    VLC Player has played just about every file for me. If VLC can’t play it, then the file was probably malicious anyways

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      As I said, VLC should have you covered. But if you use Media Player or something similar, you may like this.

  3. Ron said on November 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Media Player Classic – Home Cinema (MPC-HC) or Media Player Classic – BE (MPC-BE) should be able to play (almost) anything also. MPC-BE is my player of choice. (It also has a small footprint on your hard drive, which is something I always take into consideration when choosing between different programs.)

  4. brian Tran said on November 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    love utorrent..

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