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.
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 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:
|Önskat användarnamn:||Desired username|
|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.