There’s not a site on the Internet that can claim what SceneDDL.net accomplishes. Not a single one. No, they don’t index DDL (direct download links) like thousands of faceless sites. They create them. No, they’re not a “release blog” that waits for affiliate comments to post or upload valid working links to RS, MU. When it comes to pretimes, SceneDDL beats out blogs and even competes with the some of best ’scene’ torrent trackers. SceneDDL uses a unique autoposter feature: to oversimplify this process, they take scene releases from topsite sources (not from trackers) and index these releases on the site while uploading the files to multiple file hosters at the same time. What’s remarkable is that the entire process is completely automated; the end result is the fastest turnaround time for ‘scene releases to direct download links’ found on the Internet. From the top of the piracy pyramid to the bottom of it, in literally just minutes.
SceneDDL has developed quite a following, and for good reason. New releases are announced in their IRC channel, which could just be the coolest feature of SceneDDL. From IRC, releases are first added to the Upload Queue page before being packaged & uploaded to filehosts. The progress of each release is documented here, for example:
During the Uploading stage, filehosters where the release is being uploaded to are shown: (RS = RapidShare; MU = MegaUpload; NL = Netload.in; UJ = UploadJockey - etc).
Releases at SceneDDL: What You’ll Find
Unlike most other sites, everything at SceneDDL is auto posted upon release, and every pack contains unspoiled scene releases. Naturally some releases are much faster than others. For example, an MP3 release will take less than 2 minutes to be posted after it pres, whereas a standard TV/XviD release will take about 4 minutes. SceneDDL currently boasts more than 8,250 different releases, ranging from Movies (DVDRips) to TV (x264 and XviD) to scene music. On an average day, approximately 100 new releases are added to the site.
What you won’t find are DVDR releases, or movies in HD (x264) or BluRay; since typically these take much longer to package.
Automated DDLs with multiple FileHosters
New releases are packaged and uploaded to a variety of different Filehosters for maximum redundancy (primarily through RS, MU & UploadJockey.com), which is great for assuring valid alternative working links for each release. This can also be helpful for users that don’t possess premium accounts at any.
Aside from finding blazing-fast releases ready-to-download from popular 1-click hosters, SceneDDL’s IRC channel is nothing short of amazing. IRC’ers can use a variety of commands, including requesting new releases (that don’t yet exist) and searching for ones that do. New scene releases are announced in their IRC channel as [Queued] before being added to the site frontpage. These queued releases will appear in their Upload Queue page. [New] denotes a new release to the frontpage (ready for general downloading from filehosters), whereas [TV-XViD] is a new addition to the preDB (i.e. new PRE) but has not been added to the queue (and may or may not be).
SceneDDL IRC hotlink - irc://irc.efnet.org/sceneddl
One really cool IRC feature is the interaction, as specific TV, music and other scene releases can be requested in their IRC channel. IRC user commands include:
- .tvreq <release name> — Used to request a tv scene release. It searches the SceneDDL preDB for a specific tv release - if already found (in the queue or as already posted) you’ll be notified that it already exists. If not, a request is sent to the bot, and the release should then be added to the queue. “Have a nice day” will be shown; which means the release was successfully queued (it shouldn’t be long before it appears on the site frontpage). Always check the site before making requests in IRC.
- .autoreq <release name> — Same as above, but searches the preDB for general (all) releases (not older than 21 days). All other “non-tv” requests should be submitted with this command.
- !tonight — Lists the TV schedule for today. Results are from major tv networks (Fox, GSN, ABC, CBS, Pay-Per-View channel, HBO, NBC, Adult Swim, etc.)
- !next / !nextep — This command is used for a specific TV show, to show when the next episode will air. For example, !nextep Lost will display the next scheduled broadcast and episode name, along with an estimated time to PRE.
- !last / !lastep — Similar to above, but shows the last episode to air.
NOTE: You’ll need to be idle in the channel for a minimum of 6 hours prior to using most commands (and then voice [+v] will be given to you).
The SceneDDL Engine - Edrad & Raptuli
The backbone that SceneDDL is built on is known as Edrad - a project being developed alongside SceneDDL.
Edrad is the name of the powerful backend behind the automated DDL site SceneDDL. It’s highly configurable and extendable plugin support allows for automated release uploading to almost any file hosting website, and allows for publishing to almost any platform (blogs, forums, eggdrops, etc). More info can be found in the links below:
Raptuli — Raptuli is the upcoming open-source Rapidshare upload accelerator that powers the Edrad Rapidshare upload module. It makes use of Rapidshare’s hidden upload API to upload the same file to multiple servers at once, thereby bypassing the 3,500k/s upload limits enforced in Europe. It optionally enables download links to be made available immediately and uploading to continue in the background.
Saw the site a few months ago, it’s very cool.
Though I was pretty sure they used to just use torrents, but they’re really onto top sites now?
take a look at afterpre very similar
yeah this site is pretty sweet
can’t wait till Edrad finally gets released.
does somebody know which topsite there using?
request system is very promising…
The Truth Says:
Clearly all they are interested in is money. Simple.
I’ve been using this site for months.. Great Site…
Their going to get SO many rapidshare points, lol
Running really slow for me but sounds cool will def check it out
loading slooooooooow. did you break the site sharky?!
The site is running fast with me… Doesn’t seem to have any prob with the speed…
they are autoing from tl2 purge and kill
You fuckin bastards reporters
Paypal suspended SceneDDL donations account and Afterpre closed.
So much for security.
I am really puzzled with you sharkey, have you got something against filesharing, because you are making if very easy for people to get hurt, by showing the powers that be were to start looking?
Security? WTF are you two above on about… it’s a public site in case you hadn’t noticed. Who knows if anti-copyright infringement agencies read this blog but if they do or do not it makes no difference. Calm down people - they can easily find it in other ways. Sheesh.
Anyhow, thanks for another fine and informative article Sharky, all the best to you. Hadn’t heard of this one before, sounds great!
uploadjockey is driving me nuts…so much work just to get a link to put into your download manager
Use jDownloader and the RS or MU links!
Do they beat RenegadeArmy.net too?
Anyone have a copy of raptuli, there was a deb and tar.gz, but I shred’d them a while ago and now the code isn’t there anymore
i suggest visiting the sceneddl irc channel and requesting it ANON
I preffer site with human content like http://www.hearsay24.com