Additional Vuze Settings

Introduction

These are some additional settings for features in Vuze that may prove useful.  If you want information on any features not listed here, please post in the comments below and I will try to post some information.
This is a work in progress and I will post more information when I have time.
The complete listing of Vuze help pages here at Gizmo's Freeware is located at
  • Vuze Help
Vuze is one of the suggested clients in my Best Free Bittorrent Client Review. here at Gizmo's Freeware.
If you do not have Vuze, you can get it from the

Mode

To make sure that you can see all the options referenced here Vuze should be in Mode = Advanced.
The location for this option is at
(Windows/Linux) Tools>Options>Mode
(Mac) Azureus>Preferences>Mode

Vuze Mode Setting Image

Additional Vuze Settings Help

  • IP Filter
  • Loading Torrents

IP Filter

The Vuze IP filter blocks the IPs entered within it.  Most commonly, the blocklist from BISS is used to block  IPs that are "known" to interfere with bittorrent.   There is some controversy over whether these lists are useful.  There is some evidence to support their use in this article and there is some evidence that they are not useful in this post.   I leave it up to you as to whether this is necessary for your situation.
Vuze offers a built-in IP Filter that has the ability to auto update itself.  You can also manually update.  It is located at:
(Windows/Linux) Tools>Options>IP Filters
(Mac) Azureus>Preferences>IP Filters
There are two sources for blocklist download, iBlocklist (BISS) and eMule.  For iBlocklist It is suggested to use the Level 1 blocklist.


1.  Auto   For IBlocklist, enter the URL provided at the page in the Autoload box in Vuze.  The file will automatically unzip and the new blocklist will be incorporated.  This is the easier option as it automatically downloads every 7 days (eMule comes out every 7 days) or you can press the Load Now button and update at any time without going to the site (Level 1 IBlocklist updates every couple of days).
This is for the Bluetack Level 1 blocklist at IBlocklist
For emule copy the download link and enter in the autoload box
2.  Manual   Save the file to a location you want (I suggest in the Vuze program folder as it will be easy to remember).  Then in Vuze at the location below, select the browse button to locate the file and then press the Load Now button.  Thereafter you can save to that location, overwriting the existing file and press Load Now. (Click on image if you need clearer picture)
Vuze IP Filter Screen
After this go to Tools>Options>Interface>Display and enable the IPFilter Status option to see the number of ranges blocked in the status bar.

Loading Torrents

 My suggestion for new users is to follow the Azureus-Wiki:  What to do Now?:  Best Way (page has been removed from the Vuze-Wiki) setup instructions.  This method sets a download to automatically start when you download the torrent to the default directory.  If you then wish to only select some files out of a torrent, you can save to a different location and open manually through File>Open>Torrent File and you will see a screen where download location and files to download can be selected.  The setup under the Files and Torrents options for the above Best Way would look like this: