Although we post monthly roundups of private torrent tracker open signup updates, the same cannot be said about Direct Download Link (DDL) forums. We have so far featured over 75 DDL forums of various niches on this blog and here’s another recap of some of the most recently discussed ones. Just like BitTorrent, these sites are another frontier in file sharing – they allow users to find and download large files including movies, music, games and other content hosted on one click hosting sites (or cyberlockers, as they are called these days) such as RapidShare, HotFile, Megaupload, Netload, FileServe, Duckload, etc. Since there is always demand for exclusive content, we have chosen to feature in this post some specialty sites indexing rare and unique files ranging from music videos, HD Movies to classic magazines. As usual, updated forum statistics, links to registration URLs as well as links to full site reviews are included with each entry.

While all of the sites mentioned below are currently open for registration, we request our readers to have a look at the full site review before registering. Full review has all the information you need including screenshots, content details, internal encoder group info (if any) and will help you decide if you really need to become a member of a particular site or not. Hopefully this would reduce forums getting filled with would-be-inactive members who signed up just because they can :p

Bolt.CD
BOLT Logo 
Site Name: Bolt.CD (http://bolt.cd)
Registration URL: http://bolt.cd/board/register.php
Stats: 660000+ members and ~350000 threads
Description: Bolt is a huge direct download link (DDL) forum or a link sharing community where you can download everything from movies, music, software, games, E-books audiobooks to TV shows, music videos and even magazines from one click hosting sites. Bolt is several years old and claims to be world’s first link sharing forum. Refer to full review below for more information, 
Full Review: [Click Here]

SoundArea
SoundArea 
Site Name: SoundArea (http://forum.soundarea.org)
Registration URL: http://forum.soundarea.org/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=register
Stats: ~275000 members and 500000+ threads
Description: SoundArea is a direct download link (DDL) forum which indexes download links to full music albums, single tracks, radio shows and even music videos. The site is huge, both in terms of user base as well as content – if you download music online, this is a destination you’d not want to miss. Check out the full review for a detailed overview.
Full Review: [Click Here]

MVDDL
MVDDL.Net 
Site Name: MVDDL (http://mvddl.net)
Registration URL: http://mvddl.net/forum/register.php
Stats: ~16000 members and 125000+ threads
Description: MVDDL is one of the largest music video download forums currently online (read full review for screens). The site, which started soon after the demise of Keitex forum, is home to many ex-Keitex members and indexes a huge variety of both scene and non scene Mvid releases hosted on one click hosting services.
Full Review: [Click Here]

MVHive
MVHive 
Site Name: MVHive (http://www.mvhive.com)
Registration URL: http://www.mvhive.com/forum/register.php
Stats: 1000+ members and 3500+ threads
Description: MVHive is another forum which started after the shut down of Keitex, probably the most popular music video download site back in its time. MVHive indexes scene releases and is also popular for their many user encoded music videos which are not usually found anywhere else.
Full Review: [Click Here]

TVFreeLoad
TVFreeLoad 
Site Name: TVFreeload (http://forum.tvfreeload.org)
Registration URL: http://forum.tvfreeload.org/ucp.php?mode=regy
Stats: 30000+ members and 10000+ threads (stats for year 2010)
Description: TVFreeLoad is easily one of the oldest and largest TV shows DDL forums currently online. It maintains a huge database of direct download links & online streaming links for TV shows, movies, documentaries, sports, anime and even some lossless music - this is a highly recommended forum if you intend to download any of these content for free. Read the full review for a detailed overview and screenshots.
Full Review: [Click Here]

CouchTater
CouchTater 
Site Name: CouchTater (http://www.couchtater.com)
Registration URL: http://www.couchtater.com/register.php
Stats: 16500+ members and 9000+ threads
Description: CouchTater is another direct download link forum for TV shows. Links to both single episodes as well as complete seasons of popular US based shows can be found here. It’s not as large as TVFreeLoad but still a decent forum. Check out the detailed review below for more information.
Full Review: [Click Here]

CoreBay
Corebay 
Site Name: Corebay (http://www.corebay.com)
Registration URL: http://www.corebay.com/register
Stats: 38000+ members
Description: Corebay is a music DDL forum which primarily focuses on a specific genre; Electronic music. The site indexes thousands of links to full albums, single tracks, mixes and livesets of techno, tribe, drum & bass, jungle, dubstep, terror, noise, hardcore and all sorts of other sub genres of electronic music. For more information check out this article.
Full Review: [Click Here]

AfterPre
AfterPre 
Site Name: AfterPre (http://afterpre.com)
Registration URL: http://afterpre.com/signup.php
Stats: Unknown
Description: AfterPre is a unique DDL indexer that resembles a private torrent tracker (check full review for screenshots). The site looks and behaves and exactly like a private BitTorrent tracker running on a TBDEV script, only instead of torrent links it offers direct links for files hosted on cyberlocker sites. AP Used to index a lot of uploads but nowadays it’s limited to XViD and MP3 releases only. 
Full Review: [Click Here]

TranceElite
TranceElite 
Site Name: TrancElite (http://www.forum.trancelite.net/)
Registration URL: http://www.forum.trancelite.net/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=register
Stats: 5000+ members
Description: TrancElite is a relatively new DDL forum that indexes trance music – this includes scene and p2p releases plus a ton of lossless tracks. TE indexes both new and classic music albums, singles and not only that, it even has links to livesets, mixes and weekly radio shows from famous DJs.
Full Review: [Click Here]

RetroMags
Retromags 
Site Name: RetroMags (http://www.retromags.com)
Registration URL: http://www.retromags.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=register
Stats: 700+ full magazines
Description: Retromags is a DDL forum specializing in old video game magazines – their goal is to digitally preserve popular video gaming related magazines (issued prior to 1999), for a new generation to enjoy them. If you want to read some classic scanned magazine issues, check this site out. More information can be found here.
Full Review: [Click Here]

What’s the best download manager for use with DDL Forums?

We strongly recommend you use JDownloader. This download manager is optimized for handling multiple one click hosting site links (commonly found on forums listed above) and includes a host of other features that will make your life a lot easier. The software is  free and comes without adware. To read more about JDownloader and download it for multiple operating systems, refer to this article.

Looking for more forums?

In case you didn’t read our previous DDL forums updates, you can go ahead and check the previous updates here and here (includes details about 21 forums). Most of the sites featured in these updates are still open for signup. In addition, you can see our latest reviews in the DDL Forums section accessed from here.

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13 Comments

  1. aigars // 3/15/2011 12:11:00 PM  

    One and only - warez-bb.org

  2. torrenter // 3/15/2011 12:53:00 PM  

    very nice list. thanks

  3. meszi // 3/15/2011 03:09:00 PM  

    where's warez-bb ???

  4. TEAM FILEnetworks // 3/15/2011 03:57:00 PM  

    @meszi,
    Warez-bb is not included because this post only features sites we recently discussed on the blog. It's by no means a complete list of all DDL forums out there.

  5. meszi // 3/15/2011 04:06:00 PM  

    @TEAM FILEnetworks
    okay, didn't know that :)

  6. Jonathan F. King // 3/15/2011 11:30:00 PM  

    re JDownloader ... I currently use MiPony, and from your earlier article on JD I can't readily see the difference(s) between them. One thing MiPony doesn't do (for me, anyway) is parse Multiupload-type host addresses & ID the links to DDL hosts I have premium accounts with ... I have to navigate to the Multiupload site manually and then feed a premium link to MiPony. If JD can handle this, I'm switching!

  7. carlos // 3/16/2011 02:59:00 AM  

    can anybody tell me if there is a DDL forum dedicated to DVR-R's only?

  8. arpit // 3/16/2011 04:07:00 PM  

    wtf is wrong with trance elite ?
    fonts keeps changing size !
    i joined it becuase i like trance very much !
    but mazor disappointment !

  9. aigars // 3/17/2011 12:17:00 AM  

    carlos, use one section of big general forums :)
    arpit, try clublandlv.com

  10. Michael // 3/22/2011 06:15:00 PM  

    RapidRisers.org [formerly RapidRise.org] is a great community, some super rare downloads I found at that place.

  11. (O)fer // 3/27/2011 08:58:00 PM  

    what about list of forums in other languages than english? sometimes i need to found some spanish etc movie, which cannt be found on any english speaking board

  12. John Tracker // 12/15/2012 05:06:00 PM  
  13. Rich Society Store // 3/22/2016 03:03:00 AM  

    great list but just to add one more that's completely new to the game but a whole lot better. www.mkv360.in ...No long waiting times, no long obstacles of ads on top of ads. just 5 clicks max.