We sure do have a lot of promising new private torrent trackers popping up these days. Earlier we reported about a new Anime/Comic tracker Animatoonic and now we present you ScienceHD (SHD). ScienceHD is a Gazelle based private BitTorrent site which specializes in Sci-Fi (science fiction) movies, TV shows and premium documentaries related to science, nature, history, physics and lots of other interesting topics. Most of the content found on this tracker are in high definition (HD) format (1080p/720p MKV, etc). If you were looking forward to get into SHD, this could be your lucky day – it’s currently open for public registrations.

sciencehd logo

It’s only been a week since ScienceHD was officially launched and the site has already gotten off to a great start. SHD currently has a user base close to 800 members and tracks 350+ active torrents – excellent stats considering the site’s been closed to the public for the most part.

Speaking of the content on SHD, they can be grouped into two main categories;  science fiction movies, TV shows (entertainment) and documentaries & other educational content (infotainment). From TV shows such as Heroes, Eureka to HD documentaries from premium publishers such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The History Channel, SHD has something for everyone. Following are some of the torrent categories available on this tracker:

SHD categories

Unlike most other torrent sites, SHD is not full of scene releases found almost on every general/0day tracker. They do have a nice collection of unique and exclusive releases (this includes some great ebook packs in addition to the multimedia content) and their dedicated uploader/encoder team will see to it that this collection is continuously expanded.

Another point that must be noted is the download speeds on SHD. When you browse the torrent list, you might come across a lot of torrents with  1 seeder (this may change with the open registrations). Even though there is only one seeder, expect the torrents to have blazing fast download speeds - almost all torrents on SHD are uploaded using seedboxes.

ScienceHD has been closed to the public ever since it’s inception. However we hear from staff that the site is set to have it’s first open signup period sometime today (no one knows the exact time except the SysOP) EDIT: It’s open! All new users will start with a whopping 10GB free upload credit as well as 4 invites. Keep checking the signup URL because this site is well worth being a member of.

Site Name: ScienceHD (http://sciencehd.net)

Signup URL: http://sciencehd.net/register.php

Categories:

  • Video
  • eBook
  • Audio

If you liked ScienceHD you may also like:

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Pirates crack Velvet Assassin (PC)

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 4/30/2009 | | 3 Comments »

A PC Game release after what seems like an eternity! Velvet Assassin, a stealth action game developed by replay studios has leaked on the internet right on the game’s street date (official release date). Source of the leak appears to be veteran scene group Razor1911. Velvet Assassin is protected by Valve’s Steam. However,  Razor1911 seems to have cracked the protection present in the main executable. The release does not appear to be a Steam rip – Full DVD ISO’s present in the leaked version suggest that it might be from a retail source.

velvet assassin cover

As far as I’m aware this title was distributed both via Steam as well as through retail stores. Both versions had the same anti piracy protection (much less intrusive that DRM such as SecuROM) embedded into them. Although Razor1911 have previously released several Steam rips with custom installers, and this release too is seemingly based on a custom installer.. Anyways the release has now spread to private trackers, public BitTorrent trackers, search engines, FTP servers and so on.

Speaking of the game, Velvet Assassin seems to be a fun game to play. Stealth elements are tightly integrated into the game and it actually brings back memories of good old Splinter Cell. Minimum system requirements to run the game are given below:

  • Microsoft ® Windows ® XP / Vista
  • Processor - Pentium ® 4 3 GHz or equivalent Athlon ® 64
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5,5 GB free hard disk space
  • 3D-graphics adapter with 256 MB memory that supports pixel shaders 3.0, compatible with DirectX ® 9.0c (GeForce 6800GS or Radeon X1600XT)
  • A sound device compatible with DirectX ® 9.0s

Although this title was cracked right on the release date, a major worry for pirates still remains. Chronicles of Riddick : Assault of Dark Athena remains uncracked even after more than 2 weeks since releases. It looks like SolidShied is keeping pirates at bay.

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When you work with video files, sometimes the need may arise to separate the audio from video. For example you might want to extract the audio track on a music video and save it as mp3 format so that you can use it as your phone’s ringtone. There are tons of applications that support this functionality but how about a free, lightweight and no-bullsh1t application that gets the job done? Check out AoA Audio Extractor – a great piece of software that allows audio extraction from multiple file types.

AoA audio extractor

With AoA Audio Extractor, you can easily extract audio tracks from AVI, MPEG, MPG, FLV (Flash Video), DAT, WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP video files and save them as MP3, WAV and AC3 formats. Note that FLV format is also supported – most services that rip YouTube videos to hard disk save them as .FLV files. You can use AoA Audio Extractor to separate audio from a video download from YouTube and most other social video sites as well.

Download

As mentioned above this software is free. It’s only 7.7MB in file size and wont take up half your hard disk space either.

[Click Here] to download the latest version of AoA Audio Extractor from official server (Link auto updated with latest build – download managers are supported)

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AnimaTooniC (ATC) is a brand new private torrent tracker for anime, cartoons and comics. It’s only been ~2 weeks since their official launch and so far the site’s performance has been nothing short of impressive. Note that ATC runs on the lightning fast Gazelle codebase pioneered by What.cd crew. This is probably the first and only Gazelle tracker currently online that caters for  Anime/Cartoons/Comics niches. Public signups for AnimaTooniC are closed but that doesn’t mean interested readers cannot get in. We give away 75 free invites for this tracker plus an unlimited number of invites can be obtained from ATC IRC channel.

animatoonic

Ever since their launch, both the user base and torrent index of AnimaToonic has been growing at a rapid pace. As of 29/4/2009 ATC tracks 900+ torrents and has an active user base of over 600 members – pretty impressive stats for a two week old tracker that does not even have public signups.

As mentioned above ATC is a private tracker specializing in cartoons, comics and anime (no hentai or porn allowed). There are some pretty rare torrents online along with some great packs. The screenshot below captures some of the popular torrents on ATC:

Animatoonic screenshot

To get a better idea of the site’s content, refer to the categories section towards the end of this article. Oh and did we mention that the entire site is currently on free leech? All new members start with 2GB upload credit as well as 2 invites.

How to get a free invite to ATC

There are two ways you can obtain a free invite to ATC. The recommended method is via their official invites channel. Here is a step by step guide on how to do this:

  1. Take a speedtest from http://www.speedtest.net and have the direct link ready.
  2. Make a screenshot of your ratio on any other site and upload it to a image hosting services such as tinypic.
  3. Connect to the ATC invites IRC channel.
    Server:irc.p2p-network.net
    Channel: #animatoonic-invites
    Direct Link: irc://irc.p2p-network.net/animatoonic-invites
    If you are an IRC noob, we suggest you read this article.
  4. Wait patiently and see if somebody would be kind enough to invite you. Do not PM the channel OPs and piss them off. You will be voiced when they are ready for you.

In addition, Animatoonic admins have been kind enough to give us 75 free invites to give away to FILEnetworks Blog readers. To obtain one follow the steps below:

  1. Create a new email message with the subject Animatoonic. In the body of the message clearly specify the E-mail address you want the invite sent to. Do not use hotmail as there are known issues with the service – invites will not be sent to Hotmail addresses (Gmail works fine).
  2. Send the email to filenetworks[at]gmail[dot]com
  3. Drawback of this method is that it may take us some time to manually send you the E-mail (maybe even 2-3 days). Plus the number of invites we have is limited to 75 while there is an unlimited supply available on IRC.

Please use only one of the methods specified above to request your free ATC invite (either the IRC method or E-mail but not both). Creating multiple accounts will get you banned from the tracker. Do not request invites if you have no plans of actually using the site. And as always, read and respects the rules on ATC. Good Luck!

Site Name: AnimaTooniC (http://animatoonic.org)

Categories:

  • Anime/Movies
  • Anime/Packs
  • Anime/Series
  • Cartoon/Movies
  • Cartoon/Packs
  • Cartoon/Series
  • Comics
  • Manga
  • Music
  • Music/Packs
  • Stop/Clay Motion
  • CG
  • Live Action/Movies

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If you haven’t been living under a rock in the past few weeks, you should be well aware of the mass shutdown of Swedish BitTorrent trackers by now. Sweden’s BitTorrent scene sort of collapsed after Pirate Bay lost the first round of the legal battle about a week ago. More than 18 private torrent trackers were shut down, including popular sites such as SweDVDR, SoftMP3 and SceneHD. However, it seems that some trackers have decided not to go down without a fight - At least two Swedish trackers (Swepiracy and Piratetorrents) seem to be in the process of moving their servers to come back online under a new host.

swepiracy piratetorrents

Swepiracy, a popular Swedish general tracker now display the following message on its homepage (http://www.swepiracy.nu): 

Swepiracy will be reborn with a new owner from a new country. Be patient and do not forget to vote.

Although I'm not sure what ‘don't’ forget to vote’ means, the first part of the message is clear enough – the site will be reborn.

Also set to return is the popular General tracker PirateTorrents. At the time of shut down Piratetorrents had close to 20000 members and tracked over 15000 torrents. Following message (translated from Swedish) is now displayed on the site homepage (http://www.piratetorrents.nu/):

We are currently moving servers and it will be better than the previous setup! By 29/4 everything should be ready and back online. All accounts will be retained – only the servers will be moved to a new home.

It’s always good to see trackers rise from the ashes and give anti piracy agencies the finger. Hopefully other sites that have shut down too will be able to come back online in the near future.

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There has been a lot of dedicated sports trackers featured in FILEnetworks Blog before but we have never posted about a site that entirely focused on Tennis. T3nnis.tv is one such specializes Tennis torrent tracker which has a lot of international event (ATP, WTA, etc) videos, highlights, related TV shows and even movies. Even though this is a niche tracker, it has a strong following and is well established in the BitTorrent scene after being online for over a year. Good news is that registrations are open and interested members can now sign up for free.

t3nnis.tv logo

As of 28/4/2009, T3nnis.tv currently has a user base of 15000+ members (this is a surprisingly large number for a niche tracker). The site also tracks close to 2500 active torrents. Seeding and maintaining a good ratio on this tracker is not that hard – there are tons of free leech and double upload enabled torrents. However in case you need some additional help with ratio building, the integrated karma bonus points system will come in handy.

As for the content, it’s all about Tennis. You can find pretty much anything (both old and new content) related to this sport on T3nnis.tv. The screenshot below captures some of the rare torrents found on this tracker (to get a better idea of what’s available, refer to the categories section towards the end of this article) :

t3nnis.tv screenshot

In addition to the torrents, t3nnis.tv has a great community. If you’d like to become a part of this community, head over to http://forum.t3nnis.tv/index.php where the official forums are hosted.

As mentioned at the start of this article signups are currently open. If you are a fan of Tennis, this tracker is a must have. Check it out!

Site Name: T3nnis.tv (http://t3nnis.tv)

Signup URL: http://t3nnis.tv/signup.php

Categories

  • ATP - ATP-2007, ATP-2008, ATP-2009, ATP-Retro
  • WTA - WTA-2007, WTA-2008, WTA-2009, WTA-Retro
  • DOUBLES - Mens Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Womens Doubles
  • International Competitions - Davis Cup, Hopman Cup, Olympics
  • Other - Official Films, TV Shows

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There are a lot of 3rd party tools such as RivaTuner around for NVIDIA display adapters that offer 100x better functionality than the official NVIDIA control panel. nHancer is one such utility that will enable you tweak your NVIDIA driver settings effectively including an array of advanced customization options that are not available with the drivers by default. A new build of nHancer was released yesterday with support for new ForceWare 182 and 185 drivers as well as Windows 7 compatibility.

nhancer screenshot

Note that the new version (2.5.1) does not support older drivers (pre 182) and older cards (pre GeForce 8000). If you are using older drivers/GPU you should download nHancer 2.4.5. Also note that this software requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 in order to run. You can download it from here.

Features

  • Support of Forceware/GeForce drivers version 60 and later (with nHancer 2.4.5), including the new 185+ versions
  • Support of all GeForce cards, including the new GeForce GTX 2x0 lines
  • Supports Windows Vista, Windows 7 and DirectX 10
  • Support for single card, SLI, Quad-SLI and DirectX 10 SLI systems
  • On-the-fly control of all global quality and performance-enhancing settings for all games
  • Create and manage fully automated profiles for all your games
  • Very easy to use, explains all options and their effects, like Anti Aliasing, Anisotropic Filtering, etc.
  • Special options for nVidia's SLI feature, allowing you to to use almost every game with SLI even if nVidia doesn't support it
  • Offers additional Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering modes, that are not available through nVidia's control panel
  • Allows the modification of fixed settings included in nVidia's predefined profiles.
  • Flexible user interface: change the size of the window and all sub areas
  • User interface and help texts available in various languages (right now English, German, Polish and Italian)
  • Coexists perfectly with nVidia's own control panel and other tools, like aTuner or RivaTuner. nHancer will immediately detect any changes made by any other tool.

Download

[Click Here] to download nHancer 2.5.1 (and older versions) from the official download page

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Currently there is a lot of panic among members of various BitTorrent forums and torrent news blogs. Reason? The world's largest BitTorrent tracker, The Pirate Bay has been inaccessible for the past few hours. We ourselves have got more than 50 emails in the past few hours from concerned members asking whether TPB has been taken down. The panic is justifiable given what's been going on in Sweden since Pirate Bay lost in court. However the good news is that TPB has not been shut down. They are just suffering from a routing problem.

According to information posted on official 'site status' thread on SuprBay forums, a fiber link related to the site's operations is broken. There is however a temporary workaround to access TPB since IPV6 connectivity is not affected:

Originally Posted by Nospmoht

ONLY IPv4 connectivity to the website is down. The site can still be accessed by following this link: http://ipv6.thepiratebay.org.ipv4.sixxs.org/ and all torrents can reconnect if this tracker is added: [http://open.tracker.thepiratebay.org.ipv4.sixxs.org/announce]

Stop the panic!

Although browsing and downloading and is possible with the above workaround, uploading is not. For that you'll wait until the fiber link is fixed. Anyways the site has not been raided or shut down and there is no reason to panic. Just wait till Brokep and Co do their magic and bring it up again.

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There has been some good news on the HD Trackers front in the past few days. Earlier today HD-Bits.Ro opened signups (now closed) and now we feature another specialized HD torrent tracker that is open for public registrations. HDChina is a BitTorrent tracker of Chinese origin which has a lot of English, Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean HD content including movies, TV shows, documentaries and music videos. HDChina is an underrated HD tracker- people seem to get turned off by the Chinese interface but there is actually a lot of English releases available on this site.

HDChina logo

Something that most people don’t know is that there is an option to change the language at HDChina. hdchina language Once logged in, just click on the English flag icon on the top left corner of the page to set interface language to English (there are 3 more language options – Chinese, Japanese and Korean). Also note that this site labels almost all torrents including English only releases using both Chinese and English wording. Just because a torrent has a Chinese name does not mean it’s a Chinese localized release.

Language woes aside, HDChine is in fact a decent HD tracker. It has a 25000+ strong user base and tracks over 10500 torrents. Torrents found here includes US, UK TV shows/movies as well as Asian content (see categories below for more). Asian releases can usually be identified by the following tags on torrent title: CN – Chinese, HK – Honk Kong, TW – Taiwanese, JP – Japanese, KR – Korean. Both scene and non scene p2p releases can be found on this tracker. 

There are some great packs online on HDChina. Some of these are pretty huge. Largest I found was a massive 436GB pack which included 68 Blu-Ray movies released by group ESiR. Some packs however seem to be taken (stolen?) from other torrent sites such as TheBox and HD-Bits.Ro.

HDChina Torrents
Image: Although there is Chinese wording on every torrent, all releases featured in this screenshot are actually English

Signups for HDChina are usually closed and when they do open it’s usually for a short period of time. This time however signups will stay open till the 29th of April:

Free signups will be open from 2009-04-24 12:00pm to 2009-04-29 12:00pm (Beijing time). Please inform your friends about this. Duplicated accounts will be banned! So, please tell your friends to register for just one account.

If you are looking for a place to download HD content at good speeds, this site is worth checking out – get in while you can.

Site Name: HDChina (http://hdchina.org/login.php)

Signup URL: http://hdchina.org/signup.php

Categories:

  • Movie: Blu-ray, 1080i, 1080p, 720p
  • TV Episode: TV EP (CN/HK/TW), TV EP (JP/KR), TV EP (US/UK)
  • TV PACK: TV Pack China (HK/TW), TV Pack JP/KR, TV Pack US/UK
  • Others: Sports, Animation, Documentary, Music Video
  • Audio: Lossless, Audio Track

Note: If you encounter ‘page cannot be displayed’, ‘page currently not available’ errors or other similar error messages, keep trying. These are apparently caused by server issues and not because the signups are closed.

Thanks to mymsday for the heads up!

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A new release candidate (RC) build of Blender has been released. Blender is a software that allows you to create 3D animations such as TV commercials, technical visualizations, character animation and even business graphics. It’s a powerful yet simple application which only takes about 50MB hard disk space & does not require behemoth of a computer to run. Although it may not have all the features of industry leading 3D animation tools such as 3DMAX or Maya, Blender can be used to create some pretty cool animations quickly and easily – not a bad feat considering it’s totally free.

blender logo

One of the downsides of this software is that the user interface is not that user friendly – I found it a bit too cluttered for my liking. And note that Blender is not that easy to learn. Thankfully, there are lots of free video tutorials available on YouTube that’ll make things a lot easier. Just do a search for ‘blender tutorial’ on YouTube and you should get plenty of useful results. Once you get the hang of it, you can do some pretty amazing things with this software.

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The current final, stable build of Blender (as at26/4/2009) is v2.48a. A new release candidate build 2.49 (RC1) was also released yesterday. Download links to both are included below

[Click Here] to download Blender 2.48a for Windows, Linux and a wide range of other operating systems from official download page

[Click Here] to download Blender 2.49 RC1 from FileHippo– this is a test build.

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Scene release group BIE calls it quits

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 4/26/2009 | , | 6 Comments »

If you’ve ever downloaded a pirated Microsoft Windows release from the internet, you may have heard of the name ‘BIE’. BIE is a veteran release group who focused mainly on cracking Microsoft operating systems such as Windows Vista. In addition to official builds, BIE also released OS versions which had latest hotfixes and new features from Windows Update integrated into them. Anyways bad news for pirates and good news for Microsoft – BIE seems to be quitting the scene, at least for a limited period of time. Quoted below is the SceneNotice titled SINCERELY-BIE they released on the 19th April:

Now its time....BIE quits. Because of the economic crisis we had to release our members. But seriously: Our friends know, that we have got careers, families and even a real-life! We brought you fine releases a long time. But in the past month the gossip went up, the fun went down.

BIE was made just4fun. So for now we will quit to take care of our live and our loves. We will not leave the scene, so perhaps we will start again someday. So please dont take this as an "GoodBye", its just a "StandBy".

Who thinks we have to do some payback for all the gossip, would perhaps be right, but didnt recognize us and our ideology at all. We dont give a fu*k on this kiddy-shit! Fu*k the "Scene", we have got friends!!! We would like to thank our friends, we appreciate! Thank you very much! 

To preventore gossip: No....we dont quit because of Microsofts new WGA. Our friends already got a new crack. If u havent got a new crack, perhaps u are not our friend..... ;o)

cYa
The
BIE-Leader 

(There was also a German version of this message included with the SceneNotice - BIE is a German group).

It would be interesting to see which group will take over Windows releases in the absence of BIE. Earlier on it used to be ETH0 but they too quitted the scene long ago. Anyways folks from Microsoft will be extremely happy with this news – no doubt they still remember the infamous message displayed when a BIE crack is applied to a Windows installation “Please wait while BIE cracks Billy’s ass”.

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Update: This was originally posted 6 days ago but open signups didn't last for long back then. Since Hd-Bits is open again, we are reviving this post.

One of the best private HD trackers currently in existence, HD-Bits.Ro, has been opening its doors to the public at regular intervals in the past couple of days. There is however no guarantee on the tracker being open for a long period of time – there is no official notice of an open signup mentioned on the homepage. However at the time this post is being written, registrations are open to the public. They seem to be deleting inactive members frequently which frees up slots within the user limit of 18000 members.

hd-bits.ro

With over 17500 active members and over 3700 HD torrents, HD-Bits.ro is easily one of the best and largest HD trackers currently online. Download speeds on this tracker are superb – you are likely to max out your high bandwidth internet connection when downloading torrents. Pre times are also pretty decent around here.

As for the content on this tracker, HD-Bits.Ro indexes HD movies, HDTV series, HD Documentaries, adult content and even some lossless music and HD music videos. Scene releases as well as a lot of p2p and home user encodes are available for download. Content on Hd-Bits.Ro includes lots of torrent packs (collections). The screenshot below captures some of the many HD packs available on this tracker:

hdbits screenshot

Before jumping on the bandwagon and creating an account on HD-Bits.Ro – there is something you should know. This tracker imposes monthly minimum traffic requirements. That is “Accounts with a cumulate traffic (download and upload) less than 10GB/month will be disabled after a 1-week warning.” (More information about this rule can be found in our article located here). So if you are not planning to use this site for heavy downloading, don’t bother creating an account.

As mentioned above signups are currently open. If you get user limit reached error messages, keep trying. It’s been occasionally opening and closing for the past few days and eventually you should get in.

Site Name: HD-Bits.Ro (http://www.hd-bits.ro)

Signup URL: http://www.hd-bits.ro/signup.php

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Great news for punk music lovers – Kraytracker is open for public registrations. For those of you who don’t know what it is, Kraytracker is a private BitTorrent tracker and a community which specializes in punk/ska/hardcore and other alternative music genres. It’s a highly sought after BitTorrent tracker which is almost always closed to the public (just do a Google search and you’ll see many invite request threads for Kraytracker). In addition to the torrents, this site is known for its close knit community of members.

kraytracker

As of 25/4/2009, Kraytracker has close to 3000 members and tracks over 6600 active torrents. It has a nice, clean layout that is very much navigable. Search features on this site are also very good with users being able to sort the results by many elements such as the no. of seeders, leechers, snatches etc as well as the ability to search for free leech torrents.

Speaking of the content found on Kraytracker, I'd say it’s similar to that of PunkTorrents (Open). A lot of punk/hardcore/rap (see categories below for more) music is tracked here, both old and new. Some of the torrents found on Kraytracker are pretty rare and not usually found on other music trackers.

As mentioned above registrations are currently open. Kraytracker is not a site that opens up frequently and we do not know for how long it will stay open this time around. Get in while you can.

Site Name: Kraytracker (http://kraytracker.com)

Signup URL: http://kraytracker.com/?cls=56

Categories: Alt. Rock, Brutal, Celtic, Dub, Electronic, Emo, Experimental, Folk, Garage, Hardcore, Horror Punk, Indie, Jazz, Metal, Noise, Oi!, Pop-Punk, Post Hardcore, Post Punk, Post Rock, Psychobilly, Punk, Rap/Hip-Hop, Reggae, Rockabilly, Screamo, Ska, Ska-Punk, Spoken Word, Street-Punk, Surf Rock, Swing, Techno, Divx-XviD, DVD-R, VCD-SVCD

IRC: irc://irc.p2p-irc.net/kraytracker

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As we reported earlier, lots of things related to file sharing in Sweden changed with the Pirate Bay verdict. Some trackers shut down completely and some underwent changes. TTi.nu (The Internationals), which was one of the best General/0Day private trackers with lots of scene and p2p releases (most of them copyrighted material) has turned into a BitTorrent tracker with only legal music torrents. In order to get more exposure to the ‘new’ TTi, public signups and invites for existing members have been re-opened.

tti

All older torrents have been deleted from TTi and they are currently left with only 39 torrents in the database. This however is sill a huge tracker in terms of the number of registered users – there are over 23000 of em. As for the content, the following should explain what you can expect from TTi in the future (quoted from a news post on site homepage):

From now on, TTi will only concentrate on bands/artists that want to spread their material on the Internet and waiting for a record contract. As you might have noticed, we have had our own music releases with bands that want to be spread around the Internet, hoping for a record label to spot them for quite some time. Because of all the turbulence and insecurity about whether it's okay to run a tracker or not, we have now decided to go full out on bands that want to be discovered through the Internet.

And given  below is a screenshot of some of the torrents currently tracked by TTi:

tti torrents

Although the decision to become a legal site might not be a popular one among members, it’s still a lot better than closing the entire site down IMHO. If you want to show your support to TTi and want to discover some music not found anywhere else, go ahead and create an account. And if you are looking for a place to release your music and gain more publicity for your creations, you now know where to go.

Site Name: TTi (http://www.tti.nu)

Signup URL: http://www.tti.nu/signup.php

By the way I’m just curious to see what will happen if Pirate Bay verdict is reversed due to a possible mistrial. Will all the trackers that shut down come back online, giving Antipiratbyran the finger?

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When it comes to mounting Clone DVD’s of games and software, Daemon Tools is my favorite application. It' doesn’t eat system resources, has minimum compatibility issues and almost always does a perfect job in emulating certain anti piracy protections. A new version of Daemon Tools Lite was released about two days ago with some great new features including support for Windows 7 beta and the ability to create compressed images. This version also includes a new version of SPTD (SCSI Pass Through Direct) – SPTD 1.58.

800px-Dtp

As far as I know image compression was a feature that was previously included only with Daemon Tools Pro, the paid version. Note that I have not been able to test this on a Windows 7 system so far to check out the new Windows 7 beta functionality. I can however confirm that v4.30.4 works just fine with both 32bit and 64bit editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista (but you already knew that). Anyways given below is the changelog for the new build over 4.30.3:

  • Windows 7 beta supporting (SPTD 1.58)
  • Protected images creation: Password field on Disc Imaging dialog
  • Compressed images creation: Compress option on Disc Imaging dialog
  • Image Catalog item was moved to the first level of Main Menu
  • mdf-file type association option;
  • Languages updates.
  • Devices speeds detection
  • Lite-ON DHXXXXX drives supporting
  • Large RAID volumes issue
  • Mounting/converting B6T DVD images
  • Setup improving: Unicode supporting
  • Some minor GUI bugs

Download

[Click Here] to download the latest version of Daemon Tools from official site

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There’s been a lot of Demonoid open signups lately and here goes another. Regardless of the many open registration periods, we sitll get a lot of requests for Demonoid invites posted in our previous giveaway threads and the open signup period is a great opportunity for those readers to get themselves a free Demonoid account without the need for an invite code. For signup URLs and solutions to possible error messages that may pop up during registration, read on.

demonoid

As of 24/4/2009 Demonoid.com indexes close to 250000 torrents. All sorts of rare and popular stuff including movies, music, software, comics, games and other content can be downloaded for free from this site. In addition to the huge torrents database, Demonoid has one of the best BitTorrent communities in the world as well (according to my experience).

Also, if you manage to get into the site, you might want to read the following news post:

Apr/02/2009

Fake DRM
There have been reports of torrents including an info file that states that the file came from Demonoid.com, and that you need to 'install a DRM identifier' in order to play a video file. Those files are fakes, and someone is trying to make you install some trojan. If you come accross one of those, delete them and report them in the tracker or indexing site you got them from so they can remove them
Thanks

Site Name: Demonoid (http://www.demonoid.com)

Signup URL: http://www.demonoid.com/register.php

Note: If you get “We are full. Sorry, since the server is too saturated, we can not accept more members at the moment.” error message, try the solutions mentioned in this article.

Categories:

  • Anime
  • Applications
  • Audio Books
  • Books
  • Comics
  • Games
  • Miscellaneous
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Music Videos
  • Pictures
  • TV

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Private torrent trackers that specialize in E-Learning content always have huge demand in the BitTorrent scene. Most of the good E-Learning trackers are usually invite only and getting in to some of the high profile sites such as Bitme is considered difficult. Here is some good news for those who are looking to get into a decent E-Learning tracker – you can easily obtain a BitSpyder invite from their IRC channel for free. BitSpyder is an excellent torrent site which tracks many E-books, test kits, test engines, video training modules and other content related to a wide range of categories both educational and non educational.
Update: BitSpyder has blocked invites so there is no point of joining the channel. “I'm not in the mood to screen 100 screaming noobs wanting invites”.

bitspyder

Also, the following is posted on the IRC channel:

Timed Message: All users joining for an invite.. such as those who have heard about us from a particular blog will not be successful. The channel is set to +m, and will remain so for several hours, or days if necessary. Current members can PM me with your username to gain a voice (allows you to speak). Password recovery/Banned users-> PM me your username and email.

Original Post: From my experience at BitSpyder, I'd say it’s an equally good tracker as Bitme which is considered as the best E-learning tracker currently online (I've been a member of both sites for more than a year). With over 23000 members and 8400+ active torrents, it’s one of the largest trackers catering this niche as well.

To get a glimpse of the content available on BitSpyder, have a look at the screenshot below (screen removed at the request of site administrators)

Now let’s get back to the main topic of this article – invites. Yes, you can get a free BitSpyder invite if you spend some time on their IRC channel. You might need to prove that you are not a hit and runner/cheater or any other scammer in order to be invited. For this you will be asked to provide a ratio proof from any tracker that you are a power user of and have a ratio above 1.0 (such preconditions may not always be the same – they usually depend on the inviter).

Step by step tutorial on how to get an invite:

  1. You’ll need to download an IRC client first. I’d recommend you download and install mIRC – download links and tutorial can be found here. (Or you may use a web based IRC client such as Mibbit)
  2. Once IRC client is set up, change you nickname to whatever nickname you want to have on BitSpyder tracker (in mIRC, nickname can be changed in Tools—>Options menu.
  3. Join the BitSpyder IRC channel. This is located on IRC server irc.bitspyder.net and the channel name is #bitspyder. If you are using mIRC click on this direct link irc://irc.bitspyder.net/bitspyder to instantly visit the channel. 
  4. Once in the channel, type !rules and press enter to get the IRC channel rules via PM. Read them thoroughly because if you want an invite, you better not break any of these.
  5. Ask for an invite in the main channel (do not PM members or spam the channel). Wait for staff to respond.

As it has happened many times before, BitSpyder IRC channel will be flooded with users once this post is published. Staff will have their work cut out and you might have to idle for a long period of time on the channel in order to get invited. However the wait may be well worth it because eventually you’ll get into one of the best E-learning trackers currently in existence.

Good Luck!  

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Managing a Windows application can be a real pain if there are un-attended or hard to remove processes present. Process Hacker is a tool for viewing and manipulating processes and their threads, modules, memory and handles, and viewing and editing services.  A popular use of this tool is to find traces of viruses in memory – It can search through process memory and find hidden services and threads or other malware usually left behind/ in use by viruses and Trojans. Once detected, these stubborn processed can easily be removed or manipulated using Process Hacker.

process hacker

A new version of process hacker, v1.3.7.0, was released on the 23rd of April. The new build features many bugfixes, performance improvements and some new features. You can all download and give it a shot because the software is free of charge and pretty small in file size.

Changelog

  • Terminating processes and threads now bypasses all but the most Advanced anti-termination methods
  • Better hidden processes scanner (similar to Blacklight's and IceSword's) Which can now detect both Hacker Defender and FU
  • Basic support for Windows 7 in Process Hacker and KProcessHacker
  • Proper symbol support with dbghelp.dll
  • Private, Shared and Shareable Working Set columns
  • Improved handle viewing with KProcessHacker - more object types are visible, Including ALPC Ports and protected process handles
  • Stack viewing uses KProcessHacker on Windows Vista
  • Handle highlighting
  • Lists now have column sorting priority
  • Memory list is much faster
  • Better thread start addresses, especially on Windows XP
  • Job termination
  • Elevation button in Options now spawns a child options window instead of Restarting Process Hacker elevated
  • Can open process properties from the handle list
  • Better "could not initialize configuration" message for Windows Vista
  • New Terminator method: assigns a job object to the process and terminates it
  • Process Properties menu item in the handle filter window
  • Can now close multiple handles at once from the handle filter window

Download

[Click Here] to download Process Hacker 1.3.7.0 from SourceForge (Direct Download)

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You are probably tired of hearing about trackers being shut down because that’s been happening a lot lately. LeechersLair, a large General/0Day tracker that was featured on FILEnetworks Blog several times, too was forced offline by the Malaysian government due to possible copyright infringement (at the time of shut down, LL was hosted by Shinjiru, a hosted based in Malaysia). However, we learn that this will not be the end of LeechersLair – tracker staff are determined to bring the site back online, even if it meant moving to a host in a different country.

We’ve been getting a lot of E-mails from concerned LL members so thought it was best to post an update on this Blog. Quoted below is what Felix2003 (LL Moderator) told us about the current status of the site:

At the moment the Malaysian government ordered prominent webhosting provider Shinjiru to close down the site LeechersLair.com. to inspect the server for illegal file sharing.
We have taken all action in protecting our members data and the site will be back online in the next day maybe 2 as we are unsure as to how long there investigation will take regardless of the outcome LL will not be shut down and we will be moving servers to a more secure location as Shinjieu can no longer be trusted

At the time it was forced offline, LeechersLair had a user base in excess of 18000 members and tracked over 6000 active torrents. We at FILEnetworks Blog wish LL admins and staff best of luck in their efforts to restore the tracker and the site quickly.

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For BitTorrent trackers that are hosted in Sweden, these are indeed dark times. Once a safe heaven for torrent sites, Sweden’s BitTorrent tracker scene has been collapsing ever since The Pirate Bay lost their case in Swedish court. In addition to the bunch of private trackers that closed earlier, two more popular Swedish trackers have decided to shut down their operations; SoftMP3 and SweDVDR. Another popular site based in Sweden, TTi.nu, has undergone major changes fearing legal action - It looks as if TTi will refrain from tracking copyrighted content in the future.

tti swedvdr

We have quoted below some of the messages posted on these sites informing members of the shutdown/changes. Note that some of these are translated versions since the original messages were in Swedish/Hungarian.

Following is now displayed on the homepage of SoftMP3, a popular private tracker that specialized in music torrents:

It is with great sadness we inform our members that this tracker is closed indefinitely on grounds of safety.

And quoted below is a new post from SweDVDR – a large torrent site that tracked untouched DVDR releases of Swedish and English movies. They were apparently threatened by Swedish Anti-Piracy Agency with legal action:

2009-04-22 - Swedvdr's future
Most Swedish trackers including Swedvdr has received threats from the Anti-Piracy Office so torrent activity must stop.
Since I do not want litigation against me will be sadly Swedvdrs tracker and torrents disappear within a week.
Like Swebits page will still be evident, including the Forum remains. / / Soft

Popular General/0Day tracker TTi.nu too have undergone a shocking policy change ahead of the mass shutdown of Swedish trackers. Below is a message posted by TTi staff on site homepage:

The future of TTi
All of us in Staff just came back from a 1 hour long meeting regarding the future of TTi. The meeting is now over and we have finally come to a conclusion.
From now on, TTi will only concentrate on bands/artists that want to spread their material on the Internet and waiting for a record contract. As you might have noticed, we have had our own music releases with bands that want to be spread around the Internet, hoping for a record label to spot them for quite some time. Because of all the turbulence and insecurity about whether it's okay to run a tracker or not, we have now decided to go full out on bands that want to be discovered through the Internet.
The forum will stay as normal. We know how much you like our forum, and we will do everything we can to keep up the awesome spirit that we have today. We will however make some small changes, all for the greater good.
More things will come up, but more info about that will come up later on.
We of course realize that many of you are disappointed about this suggestion, but we have decided that this is the best for the future of TTi, because closing down the site completely is something that will never happen. We hope that you will still hang around the site and help us out keeping the site as good as we have always been!
Best regards,
TTi Staff

Meanwhile the elusive and well hidden general/0day tracker DarkSide (DS – not to be confused with the torrent index DarkSide_RG) too have decided to shut down. Unlike other sites mentioned in this article, DarkSide is not shutting down due to legal threats (Swedish law has no impact on DarkSide since it’s a Hungarian tracker). As far as we know reasons for DS closure include the bad behavior (Hit and Run, etc) and attitude of majority of the site’s users as well as a flurry of low quality releases uploaded to the tracker recently. Anyways DarkSide was a great tracker and it will no doubt be greatly missed by it’s loyal members.

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Yesterday we talked about how a bunch of private trackers closed down for good and today we talk about the birth of a new BitTorrent site. That’s how it is in the world of BitTorrent  - sites get shut down, new sites go online and the Hydra lives on. Dead-Skull.net is a brand new private torrent tracker that specializes in Horror movies. As you may not there aren’t many specializes horror trackers out there apart from a handful such as Scarethe.Net, The Horror Charnel, & Cinemageddon. Therefore, Dead-Skull has great potential for growth in this almost untouched niche category.

dead skull tracker

As mentioned above Dead-Skull is a new entrant to the BitTorrent scene. At the time this post is being written there are only 26 members and 5 torrents on this tracker. Before you say ‘duh!’, note that Dead Skull has only been online for 5 days - all new trackers start small so give it some time for the news to spread and user base and torrent index to expand.

Dead Skull seems to be a private tracker from Russia. The interface language and the indexed content (so far) however are all English. This tracker actually has a nice, uncommon layout which is easy to navigate.

dead skull torrents 

At this point of time not much else can be said about Dead Skull since it’s so new. Like all new BitTorrent sites it’ll have to face the test of time and survive the early stages. The start however looks promising and if you are looking for a new horror movie tracker, check this site out (signups are open).

Site Name: Dead-Skull (http://www.dead-skull.net)

Signup URL: http://www.dead-skull.net/signup.php

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Over the past few years, Microsoft have released some really crappy software – this definitely isn’t one of them. Microsoft Photosynth is a cool, innovative app developed by MS Live Labs which lets you construct three dimensional views using a collection of related images. The official page describes the software as “In simple terms, Photosynth allows you to take a bunch of photos of the same scene or object and automatically stitch them all together into one big interactive 3D viewing experience that you can share with anyone on the web”.

microsoft photosynth

It’s really not easy to describe the functionality of Photosynth in a simple blog post such as this – you’ve got to try it out to really get an idea of what it can do. Thankfully the software is free of charge and is not a huge download. A new build of PhotoSynth (2.0.109.0415.1554) was released just a day ago and we have included the direct download links to this version below.

Download

[Click Here] to download Microsoft PhotoSynth 2.0.109.0415.1554 from FileForum (10.5MB)

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After what seems like an eternity, Torrent Bully is open for public signups. Torrent Bully is a General/0Day private torrent tracker with movies, music, games, E-books and specially a lot of TV series and MMA/UFC content. Although you may have not heard about this tracker before, it’s a well established private trackers with an active community of its own. TB is several years old and there hasn’t been many public open registrations during this time.

torrent bully

Torrent Bully currently has close to 8500 members and tracks 3500+ torrents. It’s a general tracker but as mentioned above they’ve given a lot of focus to TV shows and MMA/UFC related events. Popular torrents are well seeded, usually by over 50 seeders.

torrent bully screen

One of the downsides with this tracker is that it does not have many exclusive release or packs. There are some UFC packs but these seems to have been obtained from TorrentBytes tracker and are not exclusive. However, there is no shortage of 0day torrents here.

As mentioned earlier the site has opened signup after a very long time. A notice is posted on homepage regarding the open signups:

We are briefly opening up the site to let in some new blood, so to all our new members welcome!

In order to ensure high speeds for all our users we enforce a strict seeding policy here. Every member must seed every torrent they download to a minimum of 1:1 or for 72 hours failure to do this will result in an instant ban. Also any spoilers regarding ufc events either in the shoutbox or forums will also result in an immediate ban.

If you are looking for a General/0Day private tracker, check this out.

Site Name: Torrent Bully (http://torrentbully.com)

Signup URL: http://torrentbully.com/account-signup.php

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Until recently, Sweden was a popular safe heaven for both public and private BitTorrent trackers. However, the outcome of the recent Piratebay trial and the introduction of the IPRED law seems to have changed this perception. Soon after the Pirate Bay lost in court, several private BitTorrent trackers hosted in Sweden have decided to voluntarily shut down their operations fearing legal action. Some of these sites have entirely closed down while some have shut down only the BitTorrent tracker.

swedish trackers

Over 10 Swedish private torrent trackers have so far closed their doors during the few days since TPB verdict was given. Popular trackers such as Swebits, Nordicbits, Swepiracy, ZineBytes, Piratebits, Wolfbits, Swebay, MP3Nerds and even the popular ratio free tracker Seedit are among those that have shut down. Talks of a possible shut down have surrounded the HD torrent tracker SceneHD as well (EDIT: SceneHD is not closing down).

Following message is quoted from Nordicbits homepage:

We have to shut down the site now due all circumstances. We don.t have time to do anything to the code, we don.t have interest to it, we don.t have any more money and the biggest reason is The Pirate Bay info.
We want to say thanks to everyone who made NordicBits possible, users, uploaders, seeder, moderators and administrators.
Hopefully the page will come back online late, but we new design, new information.
Thanks for us and keep the leeching up!
RIP Nordicbits (2005-04-10 - 2009-04-17)

And the following news post can be found on Swepiracy:

Honored members!
Swepiracy is now one of several filesharing sites shutting down the tracker after the conviction of The Pirate Bay. Of course we are all very sad making this decision, but as you can understand, none of us want to risk that much for a non-profit activity that Swepiracy always has been.
The site will remain, but the tracker will for now be closed. Maybe we one day are able to open it again!
We want to thank all faithful members which have been supporting us with donations and making the activity possible.
Yours sincerely Staff

Meanwhile Seedit have released a torrent with all info related to the shutdown (RiP.SeedIT.We.Have.always.been.the.best.of.the.best.Love.love.love.XXX-RIP) . Following is a partial translation of the text included in the torrent:

Today April 20, 2009, we at Seedit.org Down because of piratebay's conviction.
I (Vearstingen) would like to thank all other staff members for a wonderful fun & nice cooperation.
All days and nights we worked hard together to get all our secrets, which eventually dissolved.

Similar messages are posted on several other sites that have shut down/planning to shut down. Some trackers however have completely closed down by now and are not accessible anymore.

This does not mean that Sweden no longer hosts private torrent trackers. Some of the large and well established sites hosted in Sweden such as SweDVDR and RARBG continue to function normally. Ironically, the site involved in the case that triggered mass shutdowns, The Pirate Bay, too is still online.

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When it comes to PC security software, Kaspersky Lab’s products usually kick ass both in terms of usability and effectiveness. Heads up if you are interested in new Kaspersky product releases – new beta builds of both Kaspersky Anti Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 have been released. These new builds however are still in early beta testing stages and are nowhere near the final release. In case you are willing to install and try these new versions out, we have included direct download links at the end of this article since they are still not available via the official web site.

kaspersky

I have not yet had the time to test KAV 2010 or KIS 2010 betas extensively. Some of the differences over v2009 that were noticeable included a new revamped user interface as well as improvements in manual scanning time. More information about v2010 beta releases can be found on KIS/KAV2010 beta testing thread on Kaspersky Labs forums.

Download

Kaspersky 2010 series beta products are still not available for download via the official web site (I could not find them there). We have however included direct download links for both KIS and KAV 2010 products below.

[Click Here] to download Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 V9.0.0.313 Beta

[Click Here] to download Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 V9.0.0.313 Beta

Note that these builds are still in beta and you might run into undiscovered bugs or glitches while using them. Proceed at your own risk.

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From the responses we get to our comics related posts, we know that a lot of comic fans read this blog. This posts goes to them. Out of the 1000 odd private torrent trackers out there, there are hardly any dedicated comics trackers. Take FILEnetworks Blog for example – we have reviews of over 150 General/0Day trackers but of only one comics tracker. Good news is that a new specialized comics tracker has stepped in to fill this void. It’s simply named Comics Torrent Tracker, or CTT. CTT has not been around for that long but the site certainly looks promising.

CTT Logo

For those concerned with statistics, CTT currently has over 1200 members and tracks over 900 active torrents. Some of the torrents that are indexed use external trackers such as TPB (these are of course all free leech). CTT does have their own BitTorrent tracker (which is private) - there is a good number of indexed torrents tracked using this as well.

Speaking of the content, there are all sorts of comics available for download. This includes both US/English and non English comic books (see categories below for more information). One of the thing I’ve noticed in CTT is that they index a lot of 0day comic packs – a valuable resource for hard core comics fans.

comic torrent tracker screen

There is a bonus system present on CTT – you can exchange bonus points for upload credit. All new users start with 100 bonus points as well as 1GB upload credit.

CTT is currently open for registrations. If you are looking for a site to download electronic version of comics, give this site a go. You might end up liking it.

Site Name: Comic Torrent Tracker (http://comictorrent.net)

Signup URL: http://comictorrent.net/signup.php

Categories

  • Comic Covers
  • Comic Edition
  • E-Books
  • Erotic comics
  • European comics - Belgium, Croatian, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia
  • External Torrent
  • Japanese Comics - Anime, Hentai, Manga
  • List's
  • Other - Various collections
  • U.S.A. Comics - Dark Horse Comics, DC, Image Comics, Marvel, Vertigo
  • Veseli Cetvrtak - Brad Baron, Dampyr, Dragonero, Dylan Dog, Komandant Mark, Leo Pulp, Martin Mistery, Mister No, Tex Willer, Zagor
  • VIP Downloads Comics
  • Written comics

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About two weeks ago we held our fourth Cinematik invitation giveaway with 99 free invite codes. The response we received for that was quite overwhelming – over 250 requests were received within a few hours. Unfortunately, we only had 99 codes at our disposal and a lot of readers missed out on getting an invite. The good news is that Cinematik admins have agreed to provide additional invitation codes and we are now ready to conduct our fifth Cinematik invite giveaway - this time with over 200 invites.

What is Cinematik tracker?

We’ve seen people signing up for this tracker ‘just because they can’ and then abandoning their accounts without even using them. Please do not do this – read the Cinematik tracker description below and if it’s not your thing, don’t waste an invite code.

Our mission is to provide cinephiles of classic, independent, rare and outlandish films a friendly location to discuss and share their own interests with current members of this ever-growing community."

We are a ratio-based tracker. It's a purely DVDR (DVD5/DVD9, PAL+NTSC) community, with a lot of rare releases. There are a lot of quality films as far as as classic, cult, foreign and indie go. Once you join you will soon get a feel for what is and isn't allowed on the site by browsing through it.

We do carry a lot of films that were big hits in their day, but you won't find the latest blockbuster flicks here.

We're part of the Golden bandwagon, thanks to our lovely bastard-sister-site AsianDVDClub, with a freeleech Movie of the Week and usually at least a dozen other torrents, picked by staff or suggested by members rotated semi-weekly. All the largest torrents have Silver status - usually big box sets - which is that only 1/2 the downloaded stats are counted.

Some more information and an screenshot of the tracker can be found in our last giveaway article located here.

IMPORTANT:

  • Do not make multiple accounts. You will be banned.
  • Read Cinematik Rules and FAQ

Note: This is a FILEnetworks exclusive giveaway. We don’t mind you sharing this news with your friends at other BitTorrent forums/sites but please do not post direct links to the giveaway.php page or copy paste invitation codes from the giveway.php page. If you want to share the news, feel free to link to this article. This giveaway should be productive for both the users as well as the tracker itself – we do not want random people signing up without even knowing what Cinematik is all about.

Invitation Codes List: http://cinematik.net/giveaway.php

Signup URL: http://cinematik.net/register.php?with_invite=1

The giveaway.php page lists all currently available invitation codes. At the start of this giveaway there are 210 codes. Used invite codes will automatically be removed from the list. Good Luck!

Special thanks to Cinematik administrator team.

Keep reading FILEnetworks Blog, our Giveaway threads, and our private trackers section for more free invites and open signup updates.

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Releases groups from the warez scene are hugely popular among online pirates. These groups release high quality warez material at amazing speeds and are responsible for leaking majority of movies, music, games, E-books and other pirated material out there. Due to this very reason, release groups have attained celebrity status and are hero worshipped by even the average torrenters. Here is an article that will be useful for those who collect ‘souvenirs’ related to the warez scene.

scene group logos defacto2

Scene releases are often accompanied by NFOs or cracktros - groups usually make it a point to include their logo in such external files. This article features a massive downloadable collection of scene release group logos released at various points of time. There are over 1500 images included in the pack - most are in full color and some are in B/W.

Note that this Art Pack is brought to you by Defacto2 – a long running scene new portal. Following information is quoted from Defacto2 home page:

Today we have released a new file pack, the Group Logos Pack. This is a collection of over 1,560 scene group logos and art pieces that were once collected by Climbatiz. Climbatiz once ran a web site at http://crackart.95mb.com/ which housed all these pieces but it has long since been abandoned. So the collection has been donated to us for hosting.

The pack is released under a Creative Commons (cc) Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike licence. The artworks within are still copyrighted by their respective artists.

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The logo collection is roughly 57MB in size – the archive is freely downloadable from Defacto 2.

[Click Here] to download scene group logos pack from Defacto2

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Here is a quick update on 10 private torrent trackers that are open for signup as of 17/4/2009. This update roundup includes up to date information about ElbitZ (E-Learning), ExDesi (Bollywood), CCFBits (HD), 7Track (General), AceTorrents (General), FreeTheScene (General), Scene-Inspired (Ratio free/General), PMTorrents (Mobile), STMusic (Music) and Spirit Tracker (Educational). Almost all of these sites have been reviewed in detail here on FILEnetworks Blog – if you missed them the first time around, here is another chance to get in.

ElbitZ
 
Site Name: ElbitZ (http://elbitz.net)
Signup URL: http://elbitz.net/signup.php
Stats: Unknown number of users and close to 5500 torrents
Description: Elbitz is a great E-Learning tracker with lots of E-Books, video tutorials and test engines. This should be a good alternative to those who are suffering from the shut down of Docs.Torrents.Ro. For category details. screenshots and more information about ElbitZ check our previous article located here.

ExDesi (ExD)
Extreme Desi
Site Name: ExDesi (http://exdesi.com)
Signup URL: http://exdesi.com/register.php
Stats: 3200+ torrents and 61500+ members
Description: ExDesi is a BollyWood/Hindi/Pakistani movies and music tracker. For full tracker review refer to our previous article located here (Screenshots included).

7Track
7track logo 
Site Name: 7Track (http://7track.org/)
Signup URL: http://7track.org/register.php
Stats: 1000+ users and ~1050 torrents
Description: 7Track is a fairly new general tracker which runs on the Gazelle codebase. For full tracker description including category details, screenshots and mini review refer to this article.
IRC: irc://irc.7chan.org/7track

AceTorrents (Ace-T)
ace torrents
Site Name: Ace Torrents (http://www.acetorrents.net/)
Signup URL: http://www.acetorrents.net/signup.php
Stats: 8100+ users and 7850+ torrents
Description: Ace-T is a decent general tracker with good pre times. Full review can be found here.

Free The Scene (FTS)
free the scene
Site Name: Free.The.Scene (http://www.freethescene.net)
Signup URL: http://www.freethescene.net/register.php
Stats:7800+ users and  2300+ torrents
Description: FTS is a decent general tracker that runs on the Gazelle codebase. Full review including screenshots can be found here.

Scene Inspired
scene inspired
Site Name: Scene Inspired (http://www.scene-inspired.com)
Signup URL: http://www.scene-inspired.com/signup.php
Description: Scene Inspired is a community based general/0day tracker that’s been around for quite a while. This site is technically a ratio free tracker via the permanent free leech system. We hear from the admins that the site will close its doors on the 3rd of May.

PMTorrents
pmtorrents 
Site Name: Portable Media Torrents (http://www.pmtorrents.com)
Signup URL: http://www.pmtorrents.com/signup.php
Stats: 5550+ members and ~500 torrents
Description: Portable Media Torrents (or PMTorrents) is a private torrent tracker that specializes in applications, games and video (movies and TV shows) for mobile devices.Full tracker review along with screenshots can be found here.

Spirit-Tracker
spirit tracker 
Site Name: Spirit Tracker (SpT)
Signup URL: http://www.spirit-tracker.org/signup.php
Description: Spriti Tracker is a large educational site with lots of documentaries. Currently only 14 open slots are available for the taking – if you couldn’t make it inside, check back frequently. They tend to have few slots open almost daily. Full tracker review can be found here.

STMusic (STM) 
stmusic tracker
Site Name: STMusic (http://stmusic.org)
Signup URL: http://stmusic.org/signup.php
Stats: 39000+ torrents and possibly over 40k users
Description: After being down for quite a long time, STMusic is now back online. STM is a good music torrent tracker and a great alternative if you aren’t a member of What.cd or Waffles.fm. The site has a unique layout, tracks both scene and non scene music torrents and generally offers good download speeds.

CCFBits

Site Name:  CCFBits (http://ccfbits.org)
Signup URL
: http://ccfbits.org/signup.php
Stats: ~16000 users and 7000+ torrents
Description: CCFBits is a Chinese private torrent tracker with lots of HD content (majority English scene and p2p releases). Interface language is Chinese but all major functions have English labels.

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