Vuze is a succesful program to download movies and music via BitTorrent. And you can easily find High Definition(HD) videos. I will explain how to use Vuze and it is totally not difficult. 2 versions are available, the free version and Vuze plus that costs $24.99 for one year subscription.
First download the software, and after the download install it in the folder where you want this application. I will not talk about the installation details, because it’s easy to install. The file size is about 10 MB, depending on the internet connection it takes 5 – 30 mins to download. Before you start, make sure if you want to install the Vuse toolbar. After the download and installation, start the program.
Download a movie with Vuze
We have to set the download folder first where we want to save our downloads, in the Menu go to Tools –> Preferences–>Files.
In the search bar at the top of Vuze you can type the name of the movie or a song and press enter. After a few seconds you will see the results on your screen, as you can see above. Important to know in the results is to know the number of seeds and peers. The more the better, because the number of seeds are the number of people uploading the file. If there are more seeds than your download is much faster. If the seed is only 0 or 1, it will give you a hard time to download the file. A Peer/Leech is the number of people who are downloading the file. A new released file has a large number of peers. When you press the arrow you can start downloading, if the seeds and the peers has a high number, your file will download very fast.
On the left side, appears the number 1 beside the Download. That means you’re downloading 1 file. When you click on the that, you see the progress of your download. Sometimes it goes fast, sometimes slow. It depends mostly on the Seeds/Feeds. When you select the file and press the right mouse button you can change the download speed, so you internet connection is not too slow while surfing.
When the download is complete you can click on New, those files are ready to watch. You can watch the movie with the build in player by pressing the play button, or go to the folder where you saved the movie and you can watch it in another player.
If you don’t want to keep the file, you can use the right mouse button to remove the file, you can choose between Library and Computer. If you select Library, it won’t be listed in Vuze anymore. When you select Computer it will be removed from the whole computer. Don’t select Computer if you want to keep the movie.
Another way to find files is to use BitTorrent networks, some of those sites are not legal. Be aware when you go to those sites. In many countries is using torrents to download copyrighted material against the law.If you want to download from these sites, you just search the name of the movie. Select the .torrent movie, and if you have Vuse correctly installed, then your file should automatically open here.
Make sure that you choose the right file you download, a smaller file is mostly not a good quality. If you choose for a HDTV or 720p movie, make sure your tv can handle this kind of file. Another thing to know, if your internet connection is too slow it will take a long time to finish your download, even though the file has a lot of seeders and peers. When you search for a file, you can see the type of file. Dvd, Divx/Xvid, Blueray are a different type of files, make first a decision what you prefer.
- Multiple torrent downloads.
- Upload and download speed limiting, both globally and per torrent.
- Advanced seeding rules.
- Can use a proxy, for both tracker and peer communications.
- Fast stop and resume.
- Can set a default download dir and move completed files.
- Can import torrents automatically from a set directory.
- Highly customizable interface.
- IRC plugin included for quick help.
- Embedded tracker, host your own torrents, automate your shares.