Release Blogs that automatically post scene releases seem to be quite popular these days. SceneDDL, XLDR and NewSceneFiles are some of the well known names in this arena and this post is about a promising new entrant; SceneFlux. SceneFlux is a feature packed release blog that posts detailed information and download links for scene released material including movies, music, games, TV shows, games, etc at lightning speeds. From posting articles to uploading releases to one click hosting services, everything on this site is fully automated. Detailed posts that even have images and screen captures are featured on the homepage and TV releases and MP3 albums have their own sections along with sorting and searching functionality promoting ease of use and discoverability.
Launched only a few months ago, SceneFlux has so far uploaded over 4000 releases. That’s 4000 blog posts spanning across 300 pages. As said above this process is fully automated - this is what SceneFlux’s owner told us about how the script and the site works:
The script RARs the release, uploads it to RS and Uploadjockey (UJ links are then extracted into the website), and posts them to the website. NFO, SFV and screenshots from the sample are taken and displayed in the site. As well as show/album/movie information and size, number of files, pretime (which usually is around 5 minutes when the auto is on...we use scene FTPs as source, not torrents). All those steps are displayed on the website in real time (main page and upload queue page).
That’s not all – SceneFlux has an IRC channel irc.sceneflux.net #sceneflux (irc://irc.sceneflux.net/sceneflux) which announces the release as soon as it is finished downloading and therefore enters the queue, as well as a permalink that will show the status of the upload (with links updated in real time) and the usual show/album/movie data. Also, the site is AD FREE, therefore we need donation to survive...as we need upload servers to create the links, and not just index them as any other ddl blog.
As I said, UJ links are automatically extracted to the website so at the end, we upload to:
The uploading progress is indeed displayed in real time on the web interface. You can even see a sneak peak of which releases will get uploaded next if you visit the ‘Upload Queue’ Page.
If you are a fan of TV shows and MP3 music albums, chances are that you’ll like SceneFlux’s dedicated pages for TV releases and its MP3 Archive (accessible from the top toolbar). These pages make it easier for you to find a release – for example the TV shows page allows users browse for listed shows by name/alphabetical index/genre, search for a specific show and even offers links to additional information about the show (which usually points to TVRage, IMDB and TheTVDB). Similarly, the MP3 archive page makes music more discoverable with the addition of many usability features.
While SceneFlux already has several great features up it’s sleeve, there are plans to add more. We’re told that many additional features such as a request system based on newsgroups are in the making. If you would like to check the site out, use the link below to visit their homepage – signup, registration or log in is not required, even to download.
[Click Here] to visit SceneFlux homepage
Special thanks to SceneFlux owner for the heads up.