Torrent Clients

Vuze: An Ultimate Most Powerful BitTorrent Client for Linux

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Most of us are already familiar with Torrent, Torrent Files, Torrent Clients and have used them at some point of time and still using them. Torrent download may be legal or illegal and it totally depends upon the data you are downloading and your local administration protocols. It is very difficult to place a torrent in the Legal/Illegal category.

From a long list of available BitTorrent client, ‘Vuze‘ stands different from others. Here in this post we are going to throw light on ‘Vuze‘ in verbose.

What is Vuze?

Vuze is a free BitTorrent Client which is used to transfer files using BitTorrent Protocol. Vuze BitTorrent client is developed in Java programming Language by ‘Azureus Softwares‘ some 10 years ago and was previously called as (Azureus). Vuze is released freely under GNU General Public License for all major platforms, architectures and languages with restriction in reverse engineering and sub-licensing and was configured to run on default port number 52870.

Features of Vuze

  1. Search for torrents online, right from the Vuze interface.
  2. Get the contents of your choice in future using subscription.
  3. Faster downloading.
  4. Watch the downloaded files in full screen mode.
  5. Smooth playing of files, without the need to buffer.
  6. Offline playing for Future.
  7. Supports Drag-and-Drop of downloaded files to play on desirable Application.
  8. Inbuilt embedded Video Player, capable of playing HD files.
  9. Convert your downloaded video file for your specific device (Blackberry, Xbox, Android, ipad, …).
  10. Share Torrents Supported.
  11. Chatting Supported.
  12. Comments and Ratings, Supported.
  13. Publishing own content Supported.
  14. Transferring Downloaded files directly to External Devices.
  15. Get Specification of Upload/Download speeds.
  16. Create own Torrent Supported.
  17. Encryption from security point of view, supported.
  18. Manual Proxy Setting.
  19. Super-seeding.
  20. Peer Exchange.
  21. Modes for – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced End users.
  22. Setting of priority of files being downloaded, supported.
  23. Highly Configurable.

Installing Vuze BitTorrent Client in Linux

Vuze is available in the repository of most of the standard Linux distributions and it is easy to download and install it from there using package manager, without a single glitch.

If incase, it is not available in the repo of the distribution you are using, you need to build it yourself, from the source which can be downloaded from the link below.


Next, use the following commands to build it from source. The following instruction works on almost all modern Linux distributions.

$ tar -xjvf VuzeInstaller.tar.bz2
$ cd vuze
$ sudo chmod +x azureus
$ ./azureus

Alternatively, you can also use GetDeb unofficial repository to install latest open source applications under current Ubuntu Linux release, in an easy to install manner.

Press ‘Ctrl + Alt + T‘ to open the terminal and run the following commands. The following instructions works on Ubuntu and Linux Mint to install Vuze in your machine.

$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vuze

Once you’ve installed successfully, launch the Vuze.

Vuze Client InterfaceVuze Client Interface

Vuze Client Interface

Search for a Torrent File right from the Vuze GUI Interface.

Vuze Client InterfaceSearch Torrent Files

Search Torrent Files

Downloading a Torrent.

Vuze Client InterfaceDownload Torrents

Download Torrents

Playing the downloaded movie from the vuze interface, directly.

Vuze Client InterfacePlaying Movies

Playing Movies

Registering for a subscription so that the desired content appears in the side pane.

Vuze Client InterfaceSearch Results

Search Results

Vuze supports a lot of plugins, for customisation.

Vuze Client InterfaceVuze supports

Vuze supports


Prior to Vuze, I was using Transmission BitTorrent Client. The experience with vuze was very smooth and perfect. Vuze perform out of the box and performs everything it promises. It is a wonderful BitTorrent Application, you must give it a try.

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FrostWire 5.7.2 Released – A BitTorrent Client for Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Fedora

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FrostWire (formerly known as Gnutella) is an open source P2P client alternative to Limewire. It was originally very similar to LimeWire in appearance and performance, but later developers added more rich features such as including BitTorrent client, Magnet Link, Wi-Fi sharing, Internet Radio, iTunes, Video/Audio Player support. It is written in Java language so it is compatible with all operating systems like Linux, Windows and Mac.

The FrostWire client is used to search, download and share large files and folders such as, Songs, Movies, Games, eBooks, Softwares, etc. across millions of people right from your computer from a peer-to-peer network.

Install BitTorrent Client in LinuxInstall BitTorrent Client in Linux

Install FrostWire BitTorrent in Linux

Recently, FrostWire reached to 5.7.2 version and comes with some major improvements and features, but main focus is about performance and stability. Following are the few changes and updates in version 5.7.2.

What’s new in FrostWire 5.7.2

  1. Enabled uTP support.
  2. Multiple crash fixes.
  3. Single file torrents now can be played from transfer list.
  4. Fixes UI Thread freeze when opening Options > Search.
  5. Improved error reporting when a torrent can’t be retreived from a magnet connection.
  6. Spanish translation update by @dennistobar.

Watch FrostWire in Action

Installing FrostWire Bittorrent Client in Linux

There is no any official repository available yet to download and install FrostWire 5.7.2 in Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and RHEL/CentOS/Fedora. So we have to download the “.deb” or “.rpm” package from the official FrostWire website using “wget” command as shown.

On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ sudo wget
$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-5.7.2.all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f
On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
- wget
- rpm -ivh frostwire-5.7.2.noarch.rpm

Open the Frostwire application, and follow setup wizard screen instructions to properly installing the application.

FrostWire Wizard Setup
Install BitTorrent Client in LinuxFrostWire Setup Wizard

FrostWire Setup Wizard

BitTorrent Sharing Settings
Install BitTorrent Client in LinuxBitTorrent Sharing Settings

BitTorrent Sharing Settings

Miscellaneous Setting
Install BitTorrent Client in LinuxFrostWire Miscellaneous Setting

FrostWire Miscellaneous Setting

State Your Intent
Install BitTorrent Client in LinuxState Your Intent

State Your Intent

Library View
Install BitTorrent Client in LinuxFrostWire Library View

Library View

Search and Download
Install BitTorrent Client in LinuxFrostWire Search and Download

Search and Download

Reference Links

FrostWire Homepage