Vuze 5.0 arrives! We’ve been working on giving greater attention to the core functionality of Vuze – finding, adding, and downloading torrents. With this in mind, we’ve made this functionality more apparent, which you’ll notice most in the changes to the UI, Sidebar, and Library view. We’ve also made some other not so apparent changes that will make it easier to access Vuze remotely and added new Tag functionality to better manage your torrenting. Here’s a detailed explanation of each and a few other updates:
Probably the most visible change is the toolbar. We’ve moved the toolbar buttons out from the top area and into the views that need and use it. We also put the two most important tasks into the global toolbar — adding torrents and searching for torrents.
We also re-arranged the sidebar a bit. “Files” is now “My Torrents”. Since your torrents are at the heart of the client, we moved it to the very top of the list.
Content Discovery Section
We added the “Content Discovery” section which now includes all sections related to finding content. It will be home to Vuze HD Network, Subscriptions, Swarm Discoveries, and your search results.
Another new feature is Tags. Unlike Categories, tags allow you to assign the same torrent to multiple tags. Future versions of Vuze will see Tags replacing Categories all together. Tags also offer the ability for grouping on logical states (such as download states) and meta data.
Torrent Details in Library Views
Towards the bottom of the library views, we added a set of torrent details tabs. For the most part, these are the same ones you see if you right click on the torrent and choose “Show Details,” but it now allows for quicker access to the information.
Per-download speed graph
Tag speed graph
We cleaned up the tag stats view to make it easier to digest what’s active on which tags.
Peer flags by default
Where are peers? Country flags now let you know by default.
Vuze Remote UI
The Vuze Remote UI has been updated to Transmission Revision 14025 (2013/02/18). Our last update was over two years old. Some of the changes from the previous version include:
- Torrent Info
- Peers View
- Tracker View
- Files View with Priority Setting
- Meta Search on newer iPhones
- Android version that doesn’t show menu junk!
DHT Activity View
This new view gives a visualization of the distributed database (DHT) activity in terms of lookups, stores and a graph of the node traversal active. This is more of a Lava Lamp than anything, something to chill out to.
If you run into any issues or would like to send us some feedback, please don’t hesitate – http://forum.vuze.com