It was only yesterday we talked about Libble, a ratio free music tracker. Here is more good news for fans of similar trackers – TorrentHR (THR) is the latest private torrent site to join the ‘ratio free’ club. If you haven’t heard about it before, THR is a Croatian private BitTorrent tracker that’s been around for some time. Majority of our readers, English speaking users that is, must be wondering if this tracker will be of any use to them. Well site language and some of the releases are in Croatian language but most indexed movies and TV series have English audio. If you are looking for a ratio free General/0day tracker, you might want to give this a try.
For some reason, THR reminds me of the now defunct iTN. Well it doesn’t have as that many English releases or a cool bonus exchange as iTN but THR still looks like a decent general tracker. This tracker has over 7200 members and tracks over 5600 torrents, as of 06/10/2009.
Up until the 14th of August, TorrentHR was a ratio based site – users had to maintain a minimum global ratio in order to survive. This has now changed – you no longer need to worry about overall ratio. However users are required to seed each downloaded torrent for a total of 72 hours within 14 days (the actual amount you upload does not matter and the seeding does not need to be continuous).
As mentioned earlier THR has both English and Croatian content indexed. You will most likely be able to spot the non English content based on torrent title. In addition to local, p2p and scene releases, this tracker is home to some good packs (their ‘Packs’ category has over 125 torrents):
The cool part about being a member of foreign trackers is that you can simply turn to them when/if popular trackers at home are shut down. For example, notorious anti piracy outfit BREIN cannot touch a site hosted in Croatia as it is out of their jurisdiction (local anti piracy agencies can cause some trouble, but these are often less aggressive than the likes of BREIN, IFPI, etc).
Anyways for those interested, THR signups are open and is likely to remain open till they hit max user limit (20k).
Site Name: TorrentHR (http://www.torrenthr.org)
Signup URL: http://www.torrenthr.org/signup.php
Special thanks to folks on THR IRC for the information provided.