Thursday, November 24, 2016

Install Vuze 5.7.4 BitTorrent Client on Ubuntu 16.10

The Vuze Bittorrent Client is an end-to-end software application for all your torrent needs. Although it is a complete bittorrent downloader, the Vuze program maintains a lightweight footprint, doesn't slow your computer down, and quickly downloads torrents.

Vuze 5.7.4 Changelog:

New Features:
  •     UI | Option to filter by hash in torrent views via 't:' prefix.
  •     UI | Subscriptions can now be looked up from torrent options dialog.
  •     UI | Option to manually enable/disable subscriptions.
  •     UI | Search box now supports history.
  •     UI | Download history view.
  •     UI | Inform when previously downloaded torrent re-added.
  •     UI | Country flags now shown in Vivaldi view.
  •     UI | Subscriptions can now be grouped in the sidebar.
  •     UI | Added search template menus to search area.
  •     UI | Added a 'force deselect' option to templates.
  •     UI | Unviewed notifications are now highlighted.
  •     UI | Added filter to Tags Overview.
  •     Core | Plugin Bar/Quick Config now has option to enforce time limited rate limits.
  •     Core | Added last-active tag constraint.
  •     Core | Added 'find more like...' feature.
  •     Core | Added seed_count, peer_count and seed_peer_ratio to tag constraints.
  •     Core | Option to exclude protocol overhead from rate limits.
  •     Core | Added scope to Tag constraints to control when they are applied.
  •     Core | Added resume_in Tag constraint.
  •     UI | Subscription lookup dialog improvements.
  •     UI | Active tag now visible for all modes.
  •     UI | Explicit chat dialog pop-outs now always pop-out.
  •     UI | Brazilian Portuguese translation update.
  •     UI | Basque translation update.
  •     UI | Updated share-ratio-progress column to show eta for next ratio to be met.
  •     UI | Added Java install location to About window.
  •     UI | Fixed naming of tracker-based Tags.
  •     Core | Ignore 'force start' downloads when applying share-ratio based stop actions.
  •     Core | Ignore the 'move only in default dir' setting for tag based move-on-complete when overall 'move on complete' isn't enabled as this is confusing.
  •     Core | Processing time now excluded from RTT calculations.
  •     Core | Pick up download state related tag constraint updates quicker.
  •     Core | Switch to Java 1.6 bytecode.
  •     Core | Newer SWT requires J8. Pick swt jar based on Java version and 64/32 bit. Upgrade swt.jar being used if older than one in "swt/". Min Java in 1.6.
Corrected Bugs:
  •     UI | General view wasn't picking up data source changes.
  •     UI | Fixed some subscription table sorting errors.
  •     UI | Prefix not being layed out correctly in date based columns.
  •     UI | Fixed logic to launch websites in browser by default.
  •     UI | Wrong default path was being used for move to location.
  •     UI | Brought back toolbar item tooltips.
  •     UI | QR code area in Remote Pairing window not big enough to show full QR code on clean Windows 2008 machine.
  •     Core | Fixed occasional subscription download failures.
  •     Core | Reduce CPU usage caused by misbehaving network interfaces.
  •     Core | Delete subscription wasn't actually deleting them.
  •     Core | Handle null network interfaces.
  •     Core | Don't auto-download results that have already been marked as read.
  •     Core | Fix tags not being applied on restore-from-archive.
  •     Core | Rate limit table refreshes to reduce CPU.
  •     Core | Backup updated to ignore a few troublesome locked files.
  •     Core | Fix interaction between file priority and first/last piece priority.
  •     Core | Fixed of downloads leaving paused ones in semi-paused state.
  •     Core | Tag tracker properties were not consistently matching.
  •     Core | Fixed incorrect chat dialog reference counting.
Installation instructions:

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb yakkety-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install vuze


  1. Ranking as the TOP TEN most reliable streaming video downloader, Avdshare Video Downloader is highly recommended by millions of users.