Vuze/Azureus Could Change Media Consumption

Over the last while I’ve stepped up my cross site content publishing. Tube Mogul is amazing for getting video to almost every video site that you can. The other place I’ve turned to to release content to is the often over looked Vuze network..Vuze is the network that has been set up to feed into the Azureus Bit Torrent Client. Go check out Bit Torrent on Wikipedia if your not familier but to quickly get you up to speed it’s a very efficient way to distribute large files using a distributed peer to peer structure..As a content network Vuze has amazing potential, and already has a pretty good audience as well as people feeding content into it. You can publish audio or video to the network, either way you have to agree to terms that state that you legally own the rights and whatnot. Can it be used to distribute copyrighted works, probably but I’d bet it would get taken down very soon after you upload. I’ve not had a probelm putting my Country Music Cast up there and I’ve actually gotten a good number of downloads to some. I’ve even been amazed at the numebr of video views I gotten! I don’t get a lot of traffic but I get as many there as I usually get on most other site combined..The huge advantage that Vuze has is they can easily handle very large files, such as HD video, and I think it’s almost easier to publish there then it is to get stuff up on something like and cross post to my blog. There is also money making options, one via an ad program and revenue share and the old fashioned pay per view model. As a viewer the interface can be a little confusing at first but I think it’s pretty good once you get used to it. You can search for publishers as well as keywords and to watch the video in Vuze’s included player it’s just a click away..Despite all the things I like in Vuze there are a few things I think need to be added. They need Publisher Channels for all a publishers media as well as the ability to add sub channels for separate shows. RSS in the client, there is on the website but not in the client, and the ability to subscribe to the media, at least bookmark publishers. These are not big things, it’s just a little easier to keep track of your favorite publishers..Have you played around with Vuze? How about publishing to Bit Torrent on other trackers? Any success, places I should check out?