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How to Stop Vuze From Automatic Seeding

Updated April 17, 2017

Vuze is a BitTorrent client written in Java that runs on any computer that supports the Java framework. The software allows you to share media using channels and categories, and once a piece of media has downloaded, it then uses the BitTorrent protocol to share the media with other users on the Internet. This process of sharing is called "seeding" and takes a significant amount of bandwidth. You can disable automatic seeding using the "share ratio" ability of the client.

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  1. Open the Vuze application on your computer. This is in the "All Programs" menu on Windows and the "Applications" menu on Mac systems.

  2. Click "Tools" on the top of the screen, then click the "Options" sub-menu.

  3. Click "Queue" on the left side of the screen, then expand "Seeding" by pressing the "+" symbol.

  4. Click "Ignore Rules."

  5. Enter a value of "0 "next to the label "Ignore torrents with seeding ratio over." This will exclude all files from being seeded.

  6. Click "OK" to save your changes.

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About the Author

Scott McMahon has been writing professionally for over 10 years. He specializes in technology and has written dozens of technical manuals for end-user software and middle-ware services. He is a regular columnist for the Texas Technology Entrepreneur Association's "Tech Buzz" periodical. McMahon holds a Master of Arts in journalism from Texas A&M University.

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