This is our first post for the year 2011 and it’s good news for fans of high definition video content. Awesome-HD (AHD), a specialized HD tracker based on Gazelle RC2 codebase, has opened registrations for a limited time in celebration of the new year. Despite the loss of one of its main internal encoders (EuReKa) last year, this tracker managed not only to survive through the turbulent times but staff were also able to add many new features and enhancements as planned. AHD v4 now comes with a streamlined user interface, a new bonus system, subtitle and audio track integration for movies, requests, polls, collages and numerous other bug fixes. For those unfamiliar with the content on this tracker, it indexes HD movies, TV shows and documentaries including a lot of internal encodes unique to the site.
Although not as large as leading HD trackers such as HDBits.Org and Bit-HDTV, Awesome-HD has a strong user base of ~6000 members. As of 15/7/2010 AHD tracked 2700 active torrents which included 1500+ HD movies. These torrents include both scene and non scene releases. In fact, majority of the torrents indexed at AHD are P2P uploads ( a common characteristic of most specialized HD trackers). Video and audio content 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
In addition, material with highest video quality are are tagged as AHD Gold encodes. AHD Gold encodes are usually 720p/1080p video that meet a rigorous set of encoding standards (full details can be found on upload rules page).
Apart from the usual set of releases you can find on almost any other HD tracker, AHD has some internal encodes released by groups such as FoRM, HiFi, FTW-HD, D-ZON3. These groups actively upload on AHD and this is a good place as any to find their latest encodes.
Registrations for AHD are currently open. The current max user limit of the site is set to 8000 and provided that registrations remain open until this limit is reached, there are around 2000 free slots available for the taking.
Site Name: Awesome-HD (http://awesome-hd.net)
Signup URL: http://awesome-hd.net/register.php