How to Keep My Share Ratio With Vuze

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How to Keep My Share Ratio With Vuze
Vuze is a file-sharing program. (Ciaran Griffin/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Vuze is a software program that allows users to share and transfer torrent files, as well as original HD and DVD video content. When downloading or uploading files, Vuze keeps track of your sharing activity by calculating a share ratio. This is done by dividing the amount of uploaded data by the amount of downloaded data. Special servers called trackers analyse these numbers to ensure users are sharing equally. When a user downloads more than they upload, this is considered "leeching," and the tracker may ban the user from accessing the data. To avoid this, it is important to keep your share ratio at 1.0 or higher.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Install Vuze onto your laptop or PC. The link to the site offering the software can be found in the "Resources" section. Run the program once it is installed.

  2. 2

    Create a torrent to upload to Vuze. Click on "File" in the menu and then click "New." This will open the "Make a torrent" wizard.

  3. 3

    Choose the "Use an external Tracker" option and enter the URL of the tracker you will use. A list of public trackers can be found online. Choose whether you will be uploading a single file or a directory, which is a folder containing multiple files. Click "Next."

  4. 4

    Browse your laptop or PC to choose the file or files you will upload. Once you have chosen the file or directory, click "Next." Choose a location to save the torrent file that Vuze will create.

  5. 5

    Check the box that reads "Open the torrent for seeding when done." Click "Finish." Click "Close" when Vuze completes the creation of the torrent file.

  6. 6

    Verify the torrent is created and is seeding in the main Vuze window. Upload the torrent file to your favourite torrent site online.

  7. 7

    Upload more files than you download to keep your share ratio at 1.0 or higher.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not create torrents with copyrighted files. Downloading and uploading torrents are legal as long as you own the rights to the files.

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