If you are a big fan of torrents and use it to download and share videos, music and files from the web, then you must have heard about Vuze, formally known as Azureus, being one of the most popular BitTorrent client, with hundreds and thousands of active users world wide.
Vuze not only allows you to download files from the internet, but you can also watch, publish and share high quality videos. Key features include, option to browse through channels and categories containing thousands of music videos, movies, video games, TV shows, and much much more.
A new version was recently released by Vuze, the Vuze 4.2, with a totally redesigned and smooth interface, taking user interaction to the next level. However, one of the most noticeable feature that have been added to the latest release is the ability to convert videos to formats required for the Apple TV, iPods, iPhone, PS3 and Xbox 360.
The best part about this feature is that devices like PS3, Xbox and iTunes are now auto-detected by the program and displays the connected devices on to the left side of the redesigned sidebar. And if the user is interested in any type of video that he or she would like to transfer it to their connected devices, all they have to do is to drag and drop that specific song or video file onto the appropriate device. Vuze will take care the rest of the job, itself.
Vuze will automatically convert and transfer all the files to the iTune itself. However, for PS3 and Xbox 360 users they will need to connect their devices to allow conversion and streaming of the files between the two devices.
Despite all the convenience of automatic detection and conversion, the conversion and transferring process itself is very painstaking and time consuming. In the end it will depend on the user himself, whether he would compromise convenience over speed.
Vuze is available for Windows and Mac. For more details visit their blog. If you are having trouble using this program, take a look at these two resources, here and here which will definitely help you out.
Let us know, what you think and feel about the latest release.