Vuze 4.6 has arrived! The release includes a brand new Play Now feature, faster downloads, and a completely redesigned Sidebar. At the end of the day, each of these features enhances your ability to quickly download and watch. Here at Vuze, we’re all about instant gratification.
With today’s release, you’ll now notice a green Play button whenever you select a currently downloading torrent containing a video file.
Clicking the green play button will analyze the media file to identify the video bitrate, your current download speed, and calculate the point at which to safely begin continuous playback. As a result, you’ll now be able to enjoy playback a lot sooner than if you had to wait for the entire torrent to download.
If you’re an existing Vuze Plus subscriber, you’ll get Play Now at no additional cost. If you’re not a Vuze Plus subscriber, check it out now.
In addition, we’ve pulled together a large number of code changes to speed up our communication with the larger bittorrent ecosystem, including support for uTP. The end result? Faster downloads across both Vuze (the free version) and Vuze Plus. In fact, combine faster downloads with Play Now, and you might just be approaching a world of instant gratification (depending on the speed of your internet connection, of course).
Finally, Vuze 4.6 includes a completely redesigned Sidebar. The goal was to streamline the features to reduce clutter, and enable you to quickly access the features you use (while hiding those you don’t).
Download Vuze 4.6, take it for a spin, and let us know what you think!
– The Vuze Team
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