Sweden’s private tracker community which collapsed like a pack of cards following TPB’s defeat in court, is definitely recovering. Trackers such as SwePiracy, PirateTorrents and SceneHD have already returned with the likes of TTi.nu set to return to normalcy soon. In the meantime, two very popular trackers, SweDVDR and SoftMP3, have released their source code to the public so that new tracker admins may use the source to build their own trackers (see related URLs section at the bottom of this article for download links). This article discusses DVDRSOURCE, one of the very first private torrent trackers to use SweDVDR’s source code.

DVDRsource

Just like SweDVDR (now defunct), DVDRSOURCE is a specialized untouched DVD-R tracker. You can find DVD5/DVD9 versions of popular movies and TV shows along with original menus, languages, subtitles, bonus DVD features and soundtracks. As mentioned above DVDRSOURCE is a Swedish tracker; Interface language is Swedish and lots of indexed DVDRs are those released in the Nordic region. This doesn’t mean this is a useless tracker for English speaking users – most indexed DVDRs have English audio with optional Swedish subtitles (NORDiC tag usually does not mean they are dubbed). You can double check this by going to the torrent description page and checking under the ‘Audio’ section which usually mentions spoken languages.

DVDRSOURCE Screenshot

DVDRSOURCE might use SweDVDR’s source but it still is a brand new tracker that has to build the torrent index as well as the user database from scratch. They’ve only been online for four days and the progress so far has been quite amazing. As of 30/5/2009, DVDSOURCE has 1850+ registered members and 70+ torrents (they seem to have got quite a lot of publicity in a very short time). Almost all of the torrents are of course very well seeded.

For those who wish to check this tracker out, good news is that DVDRSOURCE is currently open for signup. You can easily create a free account and a confirmation email is not even needed (use the translation below if you don’t understand Swedish). It still has a long way to go but who knows, this could be the next SweDVDR!

Site Name: DVDRSOURCE (http://www.dvdrsource.org)

Signup URL: http://www.dvdrsource.org/signup.php

Signup page translation:

Swedish English
Önskat användarnamn: Desired username
Kön Gender
Ålder Age
Lösenord Password
Skriv lösenordet igen: Repeat Password

As for the interface, clicking on ‘Nytt’ will take you to the torrent index (aka browse page). Rest is self explanatory.

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10 Comments

  1. therulerryn0 // 5/30/2009 02:47:00 AM  

    wuts the rules on ratio and d/l?

  2. TEAM FILEnetworks // 5/30/2009 09:30:00 AM  

    therulerryn0 ,
    Honestly, we don't know. Google translate does not provide a good enough translation of rules.php page. And there does not seem to be a faq.php yet.

    If any reader knows this info, would be glad if he could enlighten us.

  3. The Folksy // 5/31/2009 01:58:00 PM  

    IS "DVDRSOURCE" Down or something ?
    I Did register, then all of a sudden I Can't find the site altogether !
    I Even tried Google Translate -To see if google can access it- And I was told they didn't as well....??!

  4. TEAM FILEnetworks // 5/31/2009 07:34:00 PM  

    The Folksy,
    It seems to be down right now.

  5. isaack // 6/01/2009 11:26:00 AM  

    Seemingly the site is under DDoS attack. Hopefully will up again, soon?

  6. Johannes // 6/02/2009 02:34:00 AM  

    It's not as great as expected. Staff seems nice, but very inexperienced (obviously quite young).

    It's some kids playing with the swedvdr source, taking advantage of its trademark. They havn't even changed the forum icons (wich is the SWEDVDR(!)-chair). They're also hosted in sweden wich is quite foolish by the sysop. Open registration makes me believe even more that they're only in for it because they think it's cool with lots of users.

    They have one (1) good uploader tho, and a few torrents actually had pretty good pre-times. Not the best, but good.

    But overall this is not a quality tracker at all!

    My five cents

  7. Reinis I. // 6/02/2009 07:32:00 PM  

    How does a pack of cards collapse exactly?

  8. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 6/02/2009 08:32:00 PM  

    Reinis I.,
    You got me there, smartass.

  9. Me // 5/06/2010 07:02:00 PM  

    Is this a quality tracker? I'm Swedish _and_ curious :]

  10. croxtonpowel // 8/01/2012 07:17:00 PM  

    Nice post! The use SweDVDR’s source code is beneficial though I appreciate it. Thanks!
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