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How to make your own torrents and upload them to a public tracker

This week's series of tips is all about downloading files via BitTorrent. We'll highlight ways in which to torrent more efficiently, obtain higher download speeds, and generally make the whole process easier. For more tech tips, check our Tips index. To wrap up our series of BitTorrent tips, we're going to show you how to make your own torrents. After all, torrents have to come from somewhere,...

Vuze 4.6 adds uTP support, speeds up torrent downloads

Vuze is a solid torrent downloader, especially for less-savvy users. Its built-in media streaming and transcoding features make it a nice start-to-finish app for downloading and playing videos on just about any device. With the release of version 4.6, Vuze has added even more playback kung-fu, as well as one very important piece of bittorrent support. Both the free and plus versions of Vuze...

More than 40% Valve's Steam user base are also avid users of BitTorrent

I bring you news that won't shock but will surely delight! Just over 40% of Steam users have a BitTorrent client installed -- and 75% of those are using uTorrent. Mainline is second with about 10%, with Vuze and BitComet coming in third and fourth place respectively. These delicious statistics have emerged thanks to Steam's hardware and software survey which now includes a breakdown of...

Transdroid: manage your torrents on the go, with your Android smartphone

As you all know, I recently got an Android phone. I also happen to 'partake in the torrent' from time to time. Not that I'm a pirate or anything, but torrents are often the best solution to a given problem! In fact, I love BitTorrent so much that I actually rent a server with 100Mbit connectivity so that I can download stuff very quickly. The problem is... sometimes I forget to stop a completed...

uTorrent downloads torrents 16% faster than Vuze/Azureus

Vuze might claim to be 'the most powerful BitTorrent client in the world'... but it isn't the fastest; not by a long shot! Take a look at the graph above -- this isn't just some kind of 'anomaly'. You can quite clearly see the graphs mirroring each other -- but uTorrent is simply faster than Vuze. The study carried out by University of California researcher Mario Iliofotou, together with...

Vuze releases fully portable version of popular torrent client

Many of you are probably already downloading your torrent files directly to an external hard drive. Looking for a slick, portable client for torrenting on the go with your drive? Vuze has a new app for that. Called Vuze to Go, the version makes use of Ceedo's application virtualization and costs $9.99. Because of the way it's packaged, VTG will run even on systems that don't have Java...

Vuze adds remote playback support for videos on iPod, consoles

You're probably using a bittorrent client to download the occasional movie or episode of The Office by now. If you're looking to make the process of going from torrents to remote viewing a little more hassle-free, you might want to take a look at the newest version of Vuze. After conducting a user poll, it was clear that Vuze users wanted easier access to their downloads on devices like the iPod...

Vuze 4: Combining legal, less legal BitTorrent networks

Remember Azureus? Once upon a time it was one of the most popular BitTorrent clients around. And then the company behind the software tried to build a business model around it by going legit and partnering with content companies to offer free and paid BitTorrent downloads. The problem is that the people who were already familiar with Azureus, which was renamed Zudeo and then Vuze, were used to...

Vuze adds social features to BitTorrent video client

When Azureus launched the Vuze desktop video player with built in BitTorrent support last year, a lot of folks shrugged. A few checked out the new Vuze client, but many kept using the company's trusty old BitTorrent client. Now the company is killing off the standalone client and changing its name to Vuze. There's also a new version of the Vuze client which adds a few new features. Probably...

Want to help Azureus (Vuze) fight BitTorrent throttling ISPs?

If you like yourself some BitTorrent downloading action, we recommend you help Azureus fight BitTorrent throttling ISPs like Comcast, Adelphia, SusCom, and others by installing the Network Status Monitor plug-in for Azureus / Vuze. The plug-in monitors your network traffic for anything that might prohibit your computer from utilizing its broadband connection to the fullest. Lately, some ISPs...

Vuze extends its online video monetization platform - DLS Interview

Azureus is opening up its Vuze online video platform to third party video producers. Or rather, the company is expanding its already-open platform, making it easier for pretty much anyone to upload a video and make money off of it. Up until now, you've been able to add videos, but you couldn't insert ads or charge for downloads unless you signed a content deal with Vuze. Azureus launched Vuze in...

Azureus renames Zudeo as Vuze, announces new content

Azureus has renamed its Zudeo BitTorrent client Vuze, and the new program includes some new features, and more importantly, new high definition content from networks including Showtime and the BBC. Limited content was already available form A&E Networks, G4 TV, National Geographic, and Starz Media. While most users probably think of BitTorrent clients as software for downloading TV shows and...