I hope you guys can all remember MovieX, the huge forum based tracker that faced some degree of controversy over leeching from the BitTorrent community. Despite controversies and legal issues, MovieX had a huge community of over 400000 member and tracked 50000+ torrents by the time it went down. I don’t know exactly what caused MoviesX to shut down (they had their donations stolen which may have been the final nail in the coffin) since I wasn’t an active member of the site. However now, after several month of downtime, the domain www.moviex.info redirects to a new site – SceneDirect.
SceneDirect is apparently a new private torrent tracker specializing in movies, TV shows and games. We don’t really know the connection between the old MovieX and the new tracker – perhaps there is no connection at all despite the same domain. However, SceneDirect is growing at a rapid pace. The site has only gone online on the 7th of may and there are already ~3600 registered members and 400+ torrents on the tracker. Forums, IRC channel and a bonus system has already been enabled and all torrents are on free leech as of now.
Although SceneDirect looks more like a General/0Day tracker, they seem to be focusing only on TV shows, movies and games. SD, HD and DVDR movies/TV series and PC/console games (individual torrents as well as packs) are available for download. Following is a screenshot of part of SceneDirect’s torrent index:
It is too early to tell whether SceneDirect will go on to become a successful private torrent tracker. Like all new BitTorrent sites, it’ll have to face the test of time. In the meantime registrations are open. You can check it out for yourself by registering for free.
Site Name: SceneDirect (http://scenedirect.org/)
Signup URL: http://scenedirect.org/signup.php