By now you should be familiar with our collective private tracker & DDL Forum open signup updates. This post is something similar but you won’t find any BitTorrent sites or direct download link repositories here. This is a summarized list of utility sites (related to BitTorrent and scene) we’ve come to blog about in the past couple of months. The article features a varied collection of sites and services ranging from search engines, BitTorrent RSS feeds, tracer channels, tracer services to scene news portals that might be useful additions to a pirate’s toolbox. While these sites are not essential when it comes to downloading stuff from the internet, knowing about them can definitely come in handy and will expand your knowledge about BitTorrent, the warez scene, etc.

As usual, we have included a link with each item that will take you to a detailed article about a particular service. If you need more information, it’s highly recommended that you read the detailed article first.

Tottler
Tottler    
Homepage URL: http://tottler.org/
Type: Web based tracer, search engine
Description: Tottler is a web based release indexer which monitors over 30 private trackers. It also records top pre time stats for each indexed release. For detailed information on how this site operates, please refer to the detailed review below.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

NukeNet
NukeNet  
Homepage URL: http://rules.nukenet.info
Type: Scene information portal
Description: rules.nukenet is a site that contains an up to date list of scene rules (for a number of different release types) as well as some well documented articles on nukes and nuke reasons.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

TRAC3.ME
Trace.Me 
Homepage URL: http://www.trac3.me/
Type: Web based tracer, pre database, scene releases index
Description: Trac3 is a multi role site that acts both as a scene releases index and a web based torrent racer. Provides private tracker rankings based on best pre times. Refer to detailed article for more info.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

SCENENOTiCE
SceneNotice 
Homepage URL: http://scenenotice.org/
Type: Scene information portal
Description: This site indexes internal scene notices sent among groups in the warez scene. If you want to read a lot of flaming, e-drama and the occasional useful information, you should check this out :)
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

NFOOGLE
Nfoogle 
Homepage URL: http://www.nfoogle.com/
Type: Search engine
Description: NFOOGLE is a search engine for NFO files. Make sure you select the correct category from drop down menu before you do a search.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

ezRSS
EzRSS 
Homepage URL: http://ezrss.it/
Type: Torrent RSS feed
Description: ezRSS is a service that provides custom RSS feeds for all EZTV released TV shows (which are available on eztv.it) along with torrent download links. In other words, you’ll find individual RSS feeds for almost any US/Canadian TV show on this site.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

TRACERS
Tracers 
IRC Channel Links: irc://irc.p2p-net.eu/tracers, irc://irc.p2p-net.eu/tr.chat
Type: IRC Tracer Channel
Description: #Tracers on p2p.net.eu is one of the popular public tracer channels available. For a detailed explanation on how this channel functions and a list supported commands, refer to the detailed article below.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

VCDQUALiTY
VCDQuality 
Homepage URL: http://www.vcdq.com/index.php
Type: Movie releases index
Description: VCD Quality is a site which indexes latest movie leases both by scene and p2p groups. Not only does it index the latest releases but also includes the release .NFO, screen captures from the release, any nuke information, user comments and ratings.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

Uptime Checkers
Isthatsitedown 
Homepage URL: http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/, http://isthatsitedown.com/
Type: Misc
Description: Uptime checks help you determine if a site is actually down – these will help you verify that a site is not inaccessible due to a problem at your end.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

DVDRFiXES
DVDFixes 
Homepage URL: http://www.dvdrfixes.com/
Type: DDL
Description: DVDFiXES is a site that contains patches and fixes for scene DVDR releases that have problems. You can download fixes for issues such as out of sync audio, missing menus, missing or out of sync subtitles, etc.
Detailed Article: [Click Here]

Bonus - Defacto2
Defacto2 
Homepage URL: http://www.defacto2.net/
Type: Scene information portal.
Description: According to the site’s own description “Defacto2 is a web site that is dedicated to the preservation of the computer underground counterculture, with a focus on the PC cracking scene.”. This is one of the best places to download cracktros, TGSC magazine, and overall a good source of history related to the warez scene.
Detailed Article: N/A

If you know more similar sites, feel free to post them in the comments section or E-mail us on filenetworks[at]gmail[dot]com. We might be able to do detailed postings on your suggestions, if and when time permits.


14 Comments

  1. J.squareD // 3/22/2010 06:26:00 AM  

    Great list. One site that i'm not sure was covered on this blog that would fit the list is...

    www.opentrackers.net

    Automated tool created by torrent-invites.com for checking open private trackers.

  2. Preddy // 3/22/2010 07:10:00 AM  

    Yow papa check out that sites;
    www.pouet.net
    www.prescene.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Razor-1911/317095087342 :D

  3. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 3/22/2010 09:58:00 AM  

    Preddy,
    Thanks for the list.
    RZR FaceBook page is from their Demo division i think.

  4. P7 // 3/22/2010 12:12:00 PM  

    And for HD releases http://hdrls.com/

  5. tinto // 3/22/2010 02:36:00 PM  

    Reddit.com has some subreddits which specialise in p2p.

    For general private trackers, http://www.reddit.com/r/trackers has some nice user submitted links from various blogs and sites.

    Plus it has its own private tracker on http://www.reddit.com/r/baconbits.

    They suffer from lack of participation though.

    For scene releases my favorite is http://www.orlydb.com

  6. Triad_470 // 3/22/2010 09:17:00 PM  

    nice collection.
    http://showsdb.org/ - index of tv scene releases.

  7. joel // 3/22/2010 09:43:00 PM  

    http://orlydb.com is great as well, a bit slow at times but has indexed releases as old as 2003

  8. trippwojohn // 3/23/2010 12:25:00 AM  

    what is "nuke information" and how is it used, and what does it do? Thanks!

  9. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 3/23/2010 12:43:00 AM  

    @trippwojohn,

    Some info on nukes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuke_%28warez%29

    http://www.rlslog.net/nukes/

    @others,
    thanks everyone for sharing the links.

    cheers

  10. Hiccup // 3/23/2010 01:41:00 AM  

    I would definitely add http://doopes.com/

    and

    http://pre.scenedb.org/

    These two are just awesome.

  11. arne90 // 4/13/2010 06:20:00 AM  

    m2v.ru has huge database of releases.

  12. ro // 4/17/2010 02:31:00 PM  

    CHECK OUT http://opentracker.us/ for private trackers with open registration!

  13. Alexander // 10/06/2010 09:16:00 PM  
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  14. bbiscuits86 // 6/23/2013 07:28:00 AM  

    I can confirm that m2v.ru and orlydb are good and still operational. Lot of them taken down looks like.