Here’s some great news for those who prefer to download (leech) scene releases from 1-click hosters instead of using torrents - two popular scene-to-DDL sites are back up and running. This couldn’t have come at a better time, with the new season’s TV fall lineup just beginning to kick off. AfterPre, which took a 5-month hiatus has now returned; and SceneDDL recently launched a kickass new beta.
AfterPre.com is a scene DDL site that resembles a torrent tracker (yes, you’ll need to signup), but instead serves up links to filehosters as opposed to torrents. Built over a customized (simplified) version of TBDev, AfterPre provides scene releases only. Presently, AP provides download links from HotFile.com, but expect other hosters to be added to the list soon.
AfterPre is once again proving to be a contender among scene to DDL sites. In just two short days, scene releases are coming in fast and furious - in a slew of different categories. AP also has a forum section, multi-lang support (English, German & Polish) and request system is also in the works.
A Look at ‘Pretimes’ at AfterPre:
If you’ve signed up (and not changed the timezone in your profile), AfterPre’s added pretimes may seem somewhat misleading. At first glance, it would appear that AfterPre is adding pres far in advance of scene torrent trackers - when comparing the times on the “Added” column from both (a good example here is SCC). This is not accurate, nor even possible. It’s not that AP wants to misguide you on this; it’s just a simple matter of the settings in the profile. By default, all members at AP are set to ‘GMT 0′ but the site/domain is actually at “UTC/GMT +1 hour”. This means that: while SCC and others are set to GMT 0, releases at AP would thus be announced one hour earlier (on their site). To get a true look
at AfterPre’s release times, simply go into your Settings at AP and change the Time Zone to +01 CET.
Note: This could soon change when the DST reverts back to standard. Adjust accordingly.
Release Times, and AfterPre
There’s only one way to compare if AfterPre can compete with scene trackers & blogs, and that’s to look at the times of a new release comparitively. While this is just one example (and shouldn’t be taken literally for all), a popular scene tracker recently released “Two.and.a.Half.Men.S07E01.HDTV.XviD-LOL” - uploaded 29 seconds after it was pred:
Impressively, AfterPre indexed the same release in less than 15 minutes after pre. However, not as a torrent - but as a direct download link.
The same release was found on popular release blogs such as SceneReleases within three minutes of AfterPre’s time:
Bottom line: If we had one complaint about AfterPre - it’s downright inconvenient. A captcha needs to be entered before download links are displayed. Then on Hotfile.com, you’ll need to enter another captcha to download it. Moreover, you’ll need to wait 15 minutes between downloads on Hotfile (for non-premium). Alternative hosters would be a welcomed addition.
SceneDDL / xldr.net
SceneDDL has recently been experimenting with a new autoposter, which presently resides at http://beta.xldr.net or http://archive.xldr.net. Since débuting on Sept. 9th, xldr.net already reports more than 3,000 releases (mostly music), with some TV Rips now also being added. Hands down, there is no other site on the interwebs that offers such completeness in scene music releases.
Releases are automatically added to xldr, which guarantees a good turnaround from pretime-to-DDL; we can only expect this service to become extremely popular. Aside from a potentially staggering amount of content that xldr can provide, they also use UploadJockey in their DL links so that users can opt from a variety of alternative hosters to download from. Bravo!
morons inc Says:
loser.. get a life
Finally DDL with the same comfort of the trackers nice layouts !
Uploaders are far quicken at Warez-BB.
Popular torrent site.
Tuesday September 22 2009 2:36:11am @ Warez-BB.
3:12:26am at Warez-BB.
quicker at giving hijacked-ips links like yours?
john doe Says:
what is love baby don’t hurt me don’t hurt me no more.
Matt B. Says:
Jay was (is?) offering his xldr autouploader for beta testing on IRC.
Nice. I have a quaint site we post scene releases at the time they were pre’d, we go back and post old stuff too, not just new. All scene releases though.
nice, the only downside is that it only has scene releases, why dont they just add a new category for p2p? lazy asses
short default layouts Says:
Hey, I came in from Yahoo. Bookmarked, aloha.