An introduction to Azureus Vuze (a BitTorrent client and more)

Azureus is one of the most popular BitTorrent clients, with millions of active users. Vuze is powered by Azureus 3.0, and it joins movie and music fans with filmmakers and artists to create a rich, social, and completely new entertainment experience. Vuze claims the largest library of hi-def videos – and this guide will show you step-by-step how to get your hands on them.

  1. Start by downloading Vuze from http://www.vuze.com/app. Vuze requires the Java Runtime Environment to be installed on your system, but have no fear – if Vuze doesn’t find it, it will automagically download it for you, if you select the Download button.
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  3. See? I told you..
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  5. After Java has installed (or if you have it already) the actual Vuze installation will begin. Click Next to start.
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  7. Review the License Agreement (yeah, sure) – select I accept the agreement and click Next
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  9. Use the Browse button to select a location to install Vuze, if you don’t like the default. Click Next.
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  11. Again.. Next
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  13. If you want Azureus Vuze to be the default program for your bittorrent downloads, make sure Azureus Download is selected, and click Next to continue.
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  15. Boring, but not long.
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  17. And now click Finish to begin using Vuze.
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  19. Locate Azureus Vuze in your Programs menu, and click it.
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  21. If your firewall asks, make sure to Allow (or Unblock) Vuze to access the Internet.
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  23. And finally, the default screen for Vuze. From here you can start finding content in many different ways. One is to pick a Channel that interests you, and then use the sorting options in the right column to narrow down the list (ie. free vs. cost, most popular, content duration etc). If you’re not interested in Vuze content, you can skip down to step #23 to see how to use Vuze as a bittorrent client.
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  25. If you find something that looks interesting, click on it once and you’ll get a summary of that piece of content.
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  27. If the content isn’t free, you’ll see a Buy for $x.xx button.
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  29. If you try to download something and get a strange pop-up window (see below), don’t be too shocked.
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  31. A closer look at that content reveals that it isn’t available to download in your region/country. For more information on region specific content, see http://www.vuze.com/IntlPage.html
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  33. When you find something you want to download, just click the Download link.
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  35. If the content is available, you’ll get a confirmation window.
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  37. You can continue looking for more stuff to download, and your download status will be displayed in the bottom right corner of Vuze.
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  39. A small Information window will appear when the download has completed.
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  41. Click the Home tab from the top menu, and you’ll be able to watch (or listen to) the files that have finished downloading. Select the file (in this case it’s a video) you want to watch, and click Play.
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  43. Your default video player will launch, and the file will load.
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  45. Azureus Vuze can also act as a standalone bittorrent client. Download the .torrent..
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  47. double-click it, and it will be added to your download list.
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  49. Just like Vuze specific content, your downloads will appear on the Home tab.
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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • henri June 19, 2007, 9:51 am

    Azureus/Vuze is a great Bittorrent client.

    Personnaly, I use it and get all my torrents on http://www.sumotorrent.com

    I get really great speeds ! It’s faster than BitComet or uTorrent, although it used quite a lot of resources (cpu, memory) as it is done in Java.

  • utm July 5, 2008, 2:55 am

    how to startup Vuze on windows startup?

  • frank October 29, 2008, 7:21 pm

    how to startup Vuze on windows startup

  • Stefan November 10, 2008, 7:04 am

    With BitComet i could automatically start the torrent client by Windows Startup. Now with Vuze this option is not available. Or is it?

    Please help because it’s such an simple but important function.

  • awtz February 19, 2009, 12:58 am

    how to copy torrent files from another computer (a local network)?
    is there any programs used?

  • hannah December 3, 2010, 8:12 am

    how do i get my music onto itunes as they dont drag :(

  • siepos January 26, 2011, 12:37 pm

    Onlangs Vuze geinstalleerd op Mac. Werkt geweldig. Maar.. iets te snel heb ik de instelling van de TV aangevinkt op een onjuiste instelling en meteen ook aangevinkt dat Vuze niet meer moet vragen naar welke instelling gedecodeerd moet worden.
    Nu kan ik nergensvinden hoe ik die instelling toch kan wijzigen. Bij de instelling van een PS3 krijg ik die mogelijkheid wel. Wie helpt mij?

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