Awesome news if you are a fan of High Definition content. A popular specialized HD torrent tracker in the BitTorrent community, Awesome-HD (AHD), has opened its doors for a limited amount of time. That’s not the only good news – AHD has introduced a number of new features and enhancements to the tracker & web interface on top of the open signup. We have conducted several invitation giveaways for AHD in the past but our supply of invitation codes (over 200 of them) never seemed to meet the huge demand there was for this tracker. If you missed out on an earlier invitation giveaway or if you are a new reader of FILEnetworks Blog, here’s a golden opportunity to get into this highly sought after private torrent tracker for free.

Awesome HD

If you didn’t know already, Awesome-HD (AHD) is a gazelle based BitTorrent site that specializes in high definition movie and TV show releases. Founded by veteran HD encoder EuREKA, AHD quickly became one of the better places on the net to find and download scene and non-scene HD encodes. If you are looking for well seeded, high quality HD rips (including some internal encodes), this is a tracker you should definitely check out. 

So what exactly can you find on Awesome-HD? It’s mainly movies, music and TV shows – all in High Definition formats (lossless when in comes to music). As mentioned earlier there are both scene and non-scene releases indexed on AHD. In fact, majority of the uploaded torrents are encodes by p2p groups such as  EuReKA, ESiR, CtrlHD, BTT, DON, iLL, etc. Releases uploaded to AHD usually meet the following standards:

  • Movies - 720p/1080p x264 encodes + DTS/AC-3 + English subtitles in a Matroska container
  • TV –  Only Blu-Ray / HD DVD sources. Only complete seasons.
  • HD-Audio - DTS-HD, TrueHD, LPCM, FLAC

The recent site update has resulted in some changes to the allowed movie/TV encode types list as well. There are now four different types of encodes available on AHD:

  • AHD GOLD encodes
  • AHD GOLD + DXVA compliant encodes
  • Standard + DXVA compliant encodes
  • Standard encodes

If you want to know more about the differences between above types, we suggest you have a look at this page on AHD rules section.

Awesome-HD runs on Gazelle codebase (started out on XBTIT, later migrated to Gazelle) and the site inherits the organization, navigation and speed enhancements provided by this excellent tracker script pioneered by the crew at What.cd.

Awesome HD index

If the existing set of features was not enough for you, AHD staff have come up with a whole new set of enhancements in a new reload of the site just two days ago. A summary of new features is presented below (quoted from a mass PM sent to existing AHD members):

1. Improved IMDB script.
This gives a lot more information than our previous script. Check out a movie to see for yourself.

2. Collages.
Collages are a feature that came from What.cd They allow you to group a collection of torrents graphically and share them with all the users. HD Veterans will have the ability to create collages.

3. Forum Upgrades
The forums have been upgraded to work a bit better and add some new features. One of these can be seen at the top of the screen in the form of the Subscribed Threads link. Others include the new spoiler tag. Anybody revealing plot details and not using a spoiler tag will receive a warning

4. Reseed Request
A lot of you have been asking for this one. It works by showing a request a reseed button in the uncollapsed details when there are no seeds on a torrent. The uploader and everyone who has snatched it gets a PM.

5. Comments on your uploads
In your profile click view beside torrent comments to see your comments on other peoples torrents and especially for the uploaders there is a 2nd link in there to show comments on your uploads. On the index page you can also find a link to torrent comments on your uploads.

6. MediaInfo Checker
We have built our own mediainfo checker to check your encodes with. It is built into the upload form or available as a standalone page.

7. Numerous Bug Fixes
As above.

As the title of this post indicates, AHD registrations are currently open. Signups will probably stay open till the current user limit (7000) is reached. At the time this article is being written, there are over 2300 free spots left.

Site Name: Awesome-HD (http://awesome-hd.com)

Signup URL: http://awesome-hd.com/register.php

This news was first broken via our Twitter feed @filenetworks!


20 Comments

  1. hanlover // 10/09/2009 05:48:00 AM  

    Thanks to you, FILEnetworks, I became a member of STMusic, Asian DVD Club and now AwesomeHD. I have good expectations for AHD. Thanks again.

  2. irraban // 10/09/2009 10:40:00 AM  

    Awesome !! (what else i can say ... there is only one word to describe this ;) )

  3. Andre van Looij // 10/09/2009 11:44:00 AM  

    You will not find a better HD tracker around people...

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/09/2009 12:33:00 PM  

    1500 signups in the past 12 hours or so. Only 700 spots left

  5. Sara // 10/10/2009 02:16:00 AM  

    Thanks for the news. I signed up, seems great. Maybe someone could help with my problem...

    I have spent the past few days trying to figure out the best way to play/stream movies in at least 720p on my new tv through my Xbox 360. From what I can tell me only choices are brrip xvids, h.264 mp4's, or wmv-hd. It's sad that the Xbox won't play mkv. It seems some mkv's can be converted to h.264 very fast (about 10 minutes) using GotSent. But some mkv's need to be re-encoded to h.264, depends what's in the mkv container. Tversity can stream mkv to the 360 sometimes, but I'd need a super computer to do it in real-time.

    I guess I am asking if there is any HD trackers that specialize in h.264 mp4 files in 720p or 1080p. Since that seems like my best bet. Or any other ideas, thanks.

  6. theother // 10/10/2009 01:06:00 PM  

    Registration is now closed.

  7. Calinki // 10/10/2009 05:18:00 PM  

    dammit, too late, again.
    can anyone give me an invite? appreciate it, thx.

  8. Radjesh // 10/10/2009 06:18:00 PM  

    Can som1 give me an invite plz??

  9. Radjesh // 10/10/2009 06:46:00 PM  

    Can som1 send me an invite plz to jeroen_578@yahoo.com

  10. trunks9us // 10/11/2009 09:42:00 AM  

    plz send a invite to trunks9_us@yahoo.com

  11. trunks9us // 10/11/2009 09:42:00 AM  

    plz send invit to trunks9_us@yahoo.com

  12. John // 10/11/2009 02:22:00 PM  

    Would love an invite if anyone has a spare...my email address is shewbrookj@googlemail.com

    Thankyou.

  13. scsinutz // 10/12/2009 01:36:00 AM  

    I missed this! Anyone kind enough to send me an invite? Please send it here: scsinutz@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

  14. deano // 10/12/2009 10:45:00 PM  

    I also missed out can someone please send me an invite to the3trimbles@yahoo.com
    plz!!!

  15. David // 10/14/2009 06:48:00 PM  

    Missed out. Anyone with invites please.
    DJK66@hotmail.com

  16. Ken // 10/15/2009 02:04:00 PM  

    I also missed out can someone please send me an invite to telion170@hotmail.com
    plz!!!

  17. zanbeel // 10/17/2009 10:25:00 AM  

    Can anyone please send me an invitation to join Awesome-HD???
    Thanks in advance...
    imisa2@yahoo.com

  18. mauro // 10/21/2009 07:03:00 PM  

    can i have an invite please? fiaskone31@gmail.com

  19. mauro // 10/21/2009 07:03:00 PM  
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  20. wack0jacko // 11/13/2009 02:53:00 AM  

    could someone PLEASE send me an invite?

    jakkofalltradez@aol.com