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Anyone use Vuze?

Postby AndyP79 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:56 pm

Hey All,
I have seen Vuze around, but I think I used it a while back on a different computer with no luck. But I got a new one. Anyone had any luck with this or something like it?
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Re: Anyone use Vuze?

Postby likethecracker on Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:40 pm

hey, I haven't used Vuze with Linux at all. but I have used it on my Macbook pro for a while now and I love the **** outta that program. It is great if you are trying to watch shows you download on your TV, you can just send them directly to your xbox 360. thats my main focus. but I recommend it. as far as just as a bit torrent client, it is a little bit much. i'd stick with transmission
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Re: Anyone use Vuze?

Postby Anaxis on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:41 pm

I've actually had better luck with Vuze than I have had with Transmission. That, and Transmission doesn't offer even half the configuration options I've seen in Vuze.

Call me a die-hard fanboy, but I use Vuze quite regularly, and it's one of the first packages I install with every new Linux/Windows installations, sometimes not even on my own computer (I have a few friends who've now become die-hard fanboys like me because of it).

There's a bit of a hiccup that occurs occasionally in Vuze for Mint, because the Vuze in the repositories is actually an older version, and it sometimes gets stuck in a download-restart-update-forget it updated-restart again loop, but this is easily fixed by editing one of the config files. Let us know if this happens and I'll walk you through fixing it.
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Re: Anyone use Vuze?

Postby gibbs1984 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:04 pm

Never used Vuze, actually installing it now to try it.

I use Deluge and it's perfect as a BitTorrent client, really easy to use but has lot a more options than Transmission.
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Re: Anyone use Vuze?

Postby meskarune on Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:52 pm

I like vuze becuase of the built in encryption capabilities. But deluge is also very nice. I also use opera's bit torrent client for smaller files and when I'm too lazy to open another program.
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Re: Anyone use Vuze?

Postby PengytheDuckwin on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:39 pm

Anaxis wrote:There's a bit of a hiccup that occurs occasionally in Vuze for Mint, because the Vuze in the repositories is actually an older version, and it sometimes gets stuck in a download-restart-update-forget it updated-restart again loop,

When I installed Vuze, this happened to me, but eventually I learned that you could install the latest version from the website by unzipping the file and running or making a link to the "vuze" file inside it.
This isn't a very graceful install though, as it doesn't show up in mintmenu and I don't know how to get it in there.
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Re: Anyone use Vuze?

Postby Anaxis on Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:37 am

No, unfortunately until someone updates the repositories, one-click downloads from the MintMenu won't be very easy or clean. But if you know what to do with a .tar.gz, you'll be able to install pretty easily.
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