Good news for HD fans – specialized high definition torrent tracker Awesome HD is open for signup. Things were not looking good for AHD earlier this year when one of their main internal encoders, EuReKa, left to join HD-Torrents - a rival HD tracker. Although everyone saw this as a critical blow to AHD, the site is very much alive even after 6 months since the incident. In fact, AHD staff and its coders have been busy adding a lot of new features to the tracker during the last couple of months. The site only recently achieved two important milestones – the launch of AHD v4 and migration to Gazelle RC2 codebase. AHD v4 brings is some welcome new features while Gazelle RC2 ensures a more secure, faster hunt for torrents on Awesome-HD. Of course, it’s been about a month since these changes have been implemented but this is the first time AHD have opened public registrations after the revamps.
With over 5100 enabled users, AHD is a medium sized private tracker. The site tracks 720p/1080p x264 movie encodes + DTS/AC-3 + English subtitles in a Matroska container, TV shows ripped from Blu-Ray / HD DVD sources (only complete seasons) and DTS-HD, TrueHD, LPCM & FLAC HD Audio. As of 15/7/2010 Awesome HD tracked 1775 active torrents which included 1100+ HD movies.
Ever since it was launched about an year ago, AHD has been adding new features to the tracker at regular intervals. If you were not satisfied with the 10+ improvements introduced a couple of months back, here are some more changes to keep you hooked. Quoted below are a list of features launched under AHD v4:
- Bonus Points! - You wanted them, we've integrated them!
- Audio Tracks are now linked to movies.
- Films now list audio tracks and subtitles
- New Forums
- All internal releases now 75% free leech
One of the highlights of AHD v4 is the new bonus points system. You can now do some pretty crazy stuff with bonus points including activating half leech, secret free leech or free leech for a random dude on tracker.
Earning bonus points on this tracker is pretty easy. Here’s how it works (quoted from site page):
Bonus points are awarded for seeding completed torrents. Every hour you are awarded 0.1 points for each GB of each completed torrent you're seeding. e.g. for a 10GB torrent you will get one point.
You also will receive an extra 0.1 points where you are in a group of seeds totalling less than 5. You also receive an extra 0.1 for each seed less than 5. e.g. 4 seeds you get 0.1 points, 3 seeds 0.2 points, 2 seeds 0.3 points and if you are the only seed you get 0.4 points
No matter how good a private tracker is, it would be of little use to our members if they can’t get in. Although AHD was closed to the public in the last 4-5 months, signups have now been opened for a limited period of time. If you download high definition video over the internet, you might find the site pretty useful so check it out.
Site Name: Awesome-HD (http://awesome-hd.net)
Signup URL: http://awesome-hd.net/register.php