Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.5 Has Officially Arrived

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Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.5 is here with new updates! Whether you’re a long time Vuze Bittorrent Client user or a first time installer you’ll be pleased as punch with our line-up of new features and enhancements that we’re rolling out in Vuze 5.5. We’ve made it easier to connect with Vuze featured content, organize and categorize your torrents and much, much more. Read on for more details and highlights about some of what you’ll find in the new Vuze release.

What we’ve got in Vuze 5.5

Sometimes change is good, especially when it helps to amplify your torrent experience. Kicking things off in this new release of Vuze Bittorrent Client you’ll find:

  • A new visual guide that walks you through the find and download features of Vuze to easily connect with free Vuze featured content bundles
  • Additional tips and suggestions are provided for using Vuze to find/open torrents, optimize downloads and engage with other Vuze related products
  • Option added that allows blocking of local DNS resolution attempts for trackers hosts when using a SOCKS proxy
  • Shortcut implemented for download location using CTRL+<space> to save torrents
  • Improvement made to ‘remove top level folder’ option when adding torrents, by right-click menu or by right-clicking on multi-selected torrents in the left panel of the multi-torrent options dialog
  • Additions of various console-UI commands to improve usability:
    • New ‘subscriptions’ command has been added to allow subscriptions to be added and removed and each subscription can have its results inspected and marked as read/unread and downloaded
    • ‘Hack’ command has been extended to allow the setting/clearing of categories and the addition/removal of tags, as well as create tags and categories if needed
    • Torrent info now includes category/tag info
    • Option to show aggregated transfer rates of selected torrents
  • Speed Limit Scheduler features added such as:
    • Renamed ‘IP Sets’ to ‘Peer Sets’ as for a while they have denoted more than just peers selected by IP
    • Added tag restriction support to Peer Sets (previously only categories were supported)
    • Added Network selection to go along with IP ranges and country codes – use ‘Public’, ‘I2P’ or ‘Tor’ as required
    • Updated rate limiting support for Peer Sets to included ‘Disabled’ for upload and download rates.
    • Added the Peer Set description as a tooltip on the Peer Set name in the Tags Overview view
  • Configuration pages now have shortcuts to access specific settings quickly: max simultaneous downloads, global max upload speed and global max download speed
  • Get started with Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.5 and bring more power to your torrent experience!

Don’t forget that if you’re looking for a more robust bittorrent client you can upgrade to Vuze Plus. Vuze Plus provides additional client features such as, DVD burning, anti-virus protection and play of in progress downloads, as well as an ad-free experience.

Please let us know what you think about Vuze 5.5 and don’t forget to share ideas on features that you’d like to see in upcoming releases by visiting

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.
  • nicmtl

    I have been trying to download 5.5 for days and it keeps saying “The download was interrupted. Do you want to try again?” This happens after I’ve customized the install (refusing add ons from yahoo and spigot) and the files show that they are extracting. I have am using google chrome. any suggestions?

  • blackhawkdown

    hi do you know how to get back the side bar or left panel where you can find device playback , library , it just disappears since i update to and that driving me crazy please somebody help

    • Vuze Blog

      Hi there,nnA great place to get assistance for Vuze bittorrent client related questions in through the Vuze Forums. Our online community and moderators will be happy to help. Visit Thank you.

      • blackhawkdown

        I did register myself on the vuze community but they didnt send me the activation mail so i cant yet post anything ineven try to email the admin but until i get the activation mail i cant do anything i have try to resend de activation mail but still nothing in the meantime im loosing my mind because its just about the left panel and not some complicated connexion or nat issue

        • Vuze Blog

          I’m sorry to hear that there’s been difficulty getting the activation email. Please double-check your junk/spam folder to see if it was misplaced. Sometimes that happens with other Vuze users. Another source of help may be the Please let me know if you’re able to find the activation email too. :)

          • blackhawkdown

            hi thank you for you help it was just like you said on the spam box so i found it i have been able to reach out the admin thank you so much you have been very help full by the way im french guy what do you think about my english

          • Vuze Blog

            Wonderful! So happy that you found the email. It happens all the time. :) You’re English is great! Thanks so much for using Vuze and please reach out with questions with anytime. Will do my best to try and help. Have a great weekend!

          • Andy

            It would be great to get a public answer on this…seems to be a consistent issue for users. Can you not just tell us how to get the left panel back without registering and searching the forums?

          • Vuze Blog

            Hi Andy. Unfortunately, each user is unique when it comes to their OS and version of Vuze. For this reason itu2019s challenging to provide a one-size-fits-all answer. The good news is that the forum community of users and moderators are excellent with offering assistance. They can also help pinpoint the trouble based on youu2019re set-up.