Due to popular request, it’s that time of the year again when FSF takes a peek into the year’s most requested private tracker invitations. We uncovered some surprising statistics - FtN is no longer on top, plus we have 15 new entries to this 2010 edition (3 in Part One; 12 in Part Two).
FSF made a *best effort
- here to provide data as accurate as humanly possible, with no bias towards one forum or another. We simply counted requests (and filled ones) as best as we could do. Forums included in the statistics are listed below.
|• TorrentInvite.com||• TrackeReactor.com||• Torrent-Invites.com|
|• FileSharingTalk||• BTRACS.com||• Etiv.in|
|• ThePirateSociety||• PTInvites.com||• InviteThe.net|
|• Ratioproof.us||• TopTbdev||• SB-Innovation|
Results shouldn’t be taken literally - there are far too many factors involved for such a list to be deemed accurate. It merely shows a vague concept of current trends among private trackers.
About the results:
We went back 6 months on all forums unless specified below. Requests involving trades, seedbonus or freeleech were not factored into the stats.
- • Special VIP areas were NOT included.
- • Some forums don’t offer info regarding filled requests.
- • TorrentInvite.com, Torrent-Invites.com & FST - deletes request threads after 30 days.
- • Torrent-Invites.com & TrackeReactor - Includes “requests filled” subforums; for T-I.com we went back 2 months.
- • SB-Innovation - We used data only from the “International” (public) forum area.
- 2008 — Invites: The Top 50 Most Requested Private Trackers
- 2009 — The Top 50 Most Requested Tracker Invites of 2009
Due to our Wordpress theme not being particularly fond of articles in excess of 5,000 words, we were forced to break this into two segments. ***Part I
** below lists the first 25 trackers - **Part II
*** can be found here:
#1 - TorrentLeech2009 Rank: #9
Unlike FTN - who won the #1 spot two years running - most everyone who requests a TorrentLeech invite is not looking for a “trophy tracker”. TL & FTN are at opposite sides of the spectrum - TL is requested because of the fact that it’s the best all-around general private tracker on the Internet today; whereas FTN is (most usually) requested by collectors looking for bragging rights. Huge difference between the two reasons. As well (unlike FTN), those who seek an invite to TorrentLeech stand a very good chance of having it fulfilled. TL is that one tracker where both requests and giveaways are just about equal in number. 200,000 members can’t all be wrong.
**Find an invite to TorrentLeech
:** (Easy) It gets easier all the time for a couple of reasons. 1.) Three years ago, in order to apply for a TL invite you’d need to put up some serious collateral: a decent speedtest, crazy ratioproofs from other trackers, and ‘good rep’ on a torrent board. These days, invites are so abundant that a good portion of TL giveaway threads go unanswered. It’s all about supply and demand. 2.) The rate in which TL doles out invites to members has changed considerably. TL was once notoriously stingy, members were lucky to get 1 or 2 invites a year; now, invites come fast & furious to just about everyone. This, and there’s no hard cap on just how many total members can join.
**Why you need TorrentLeech
:** Best selection of P2P group releases on the ‘net, tons of content, has the most peers of all general/0day private trackers, fast speeds & unique packs.
#2 - SCC2009 Rank: #7
After being barely edged-out by TL for #1, it’s no coincidence that last year’s #2 ranking belonged to none other than SceneTorrents, and this year it’s SCC who holds that position. You see, when the other team doesn’t show up for the game, you win by default. As a scene tracker, they truly don’t come any better than SCC, and by their own right they’ve more than earned their #2 spot.
Interestingly, SCC is one of the last remaining scene tracker holdouts that still refuses to index P2P releases, although this hasn’t hurt their popularity one iota. It just means you need a secondary tracker to supplement SCC, that’s all. Without intending to take anything away from SCC’s domination - as by right they are still formidable - “scene-only” trackers are losing ground to those who offer a mix of both scene & P2P. The Times They Are A-Changin’.
**Find an invite to SCC
:** (Hard) The torrent community benefited through their recent 4th birthday promotion which saw countless SCC invite GAs being tossed around like popcorn on torrent forums. At no time was there a better chance of finding an invitation for the regular torrent folk. Things have now returned to the status quo, and inviters are once again extremely cautious to whom they invite. With any luck next year for their 5th anniversary they’ll offer a similar promotion; until then, get in the long line of hopefuls who seek an invitation the old-fashioned way - by begging
**Why you need SCC
:** SCC is the most complete repository of scene releases on the ‘net - period. Great pretimes, insane speeds & busy forums that are a must-see. Take the Internet’s most experienced torrenters and pile them into one tracker and you have SCC.
#3 - FtN2009 Rank: #1
After two straight years in the #1 spot, FtN is finally dethroned by TorrentLeech & SCC. In actuality the reason for the decline in FtN requests is a no-brainer; it would appear that torrenters are becoming more realistic. People have simply given up trying. Been busy hunting FtN for countless months with no givers, then what’s the point in continuing your efforts, right? Exactly. Face it, you’ll never get invited. Either that, or else BT’s entire population of experienced, well-respected members already has FtN by now (and there’s not a ray of hope for the n00b generation behind them). NOTE: If it weren’t for TrackeReactor & Torrent-Invites.com, FtN wouldn’t even be in this Top 50 at all.
**Find an invite to FtN
:** Next to impossible. TIP: After viewing “requests filled” forum areas, we conclude that there are two forums in particular where you stand a decent chance to receive an FtN invite, and that’s at Torrent-Invites.com and TrackeReactor.com.
**Why you need FtN
:** Community, ratiofree, and special bragging rights about being in the FtN Club is what sets them apart from the rest. (By ‘FtN Club’ we mean the ability to login to the site). Scores of new members who finally join are disappointed that, after all, FtN is just another 0day scene tracker. Lower the bar and go for SCC & TL instead.
#4 - Waffles.fm2009 Rank: #8
For a third year in a row, Waffles invitations continue to get requested more often than any other general music tracker. Not necessarily a difficult feat to accomplish, considering that their chief competitor What.CD doesn’t allow invite GA/requests of any kind (not that this stops people). Invite requests to Waffles still outweigh the giveaways, but it’s not as lop-sided as it once was.
**Find an invite to Waffles
:** Two years ago, even less than, it was unarguably more difficult to find invites floating around. Waffles’ invitation system (for regular invites) would - and still does to some degree - open quite sporadically, thus it was once somewhat uncommon to find giveaways. However, now that Waffles is more established, there seems to be legions of deep-rooted members who’ve cashed in their bonus points into “anytime invites”. The fact that regular invites are often not available is mostly a moot point nowadays - everybody converts points into usable invitations. Aspiring members know this and so there are more invite requests.
**Why you need Waffles
**: 313,000 distinct torrents; easier to seed (upload data on) new music releases than What.CD; above-average forums & community.
#5 - BitMe.org2009 Rank: #6
Despite the emergence of new eLearning trackers in late 2009 and 2010, BitMe.org continues to be the #1 destination for torrent brainiacs everywhere. Often imitated, nothing ever seems to change at BitMe - here’s a tracker who’s reputation exceeds the hype.
**Find an invite to BitMe
:** Although BitMe staff is quite generous when dishing out the invites to qualified members (3 per month), only a tiny fraction end up being offered as giveaways on forums. Users are particularly careful about whom they select to be included in their invite tree, and it shows. Best chance to get in is to fill out a detailed request, or else keep an eye out for proper recruitment on other trackers’ forums. To quote BitMe staff directly, here’s why members are heedful with their invites:
“Please be extremely selective and careful with who you offer an invite to as we hold you ultimately responsible for your invitees i.e. - bringing in a bad egg will result in the loss of your invite privileges, or your account disabled in the worst cases, no matter how or where you invite that member from. I can’t stress this enough.”
**Why you need BitMe
:** 14,000 high quality well-seeded torrents on the browse. Also has one of the best recruitment forum sections around, which includes most of the better trackers. *Stats
*: 19,819 members | 17,964 total torrents (includes dead).
#6 - TranceTraffic2009 Rank: #4
Dropping two spots is TT, partly due to the increased interest in mega-music trackers What & Waffles, both of which are more popular this year than ever before. As always, come to expect EDM-specialist TranceTraffic to be hovering somewhere in the Top 10 for most-requested invitations.
**Find an invite to TranceTraffic
:** Very difficult; since invites are only given out to VIPs (which also happen to be donators who cough up $50 or more), and even then VIPs must request invitations. Which is exactly why you don’t see TT giveaways, ever. In a twist of fate, TT was (very) briefly open for signups for a couple of hours recently; this should be regarded as an attempt to accentuate their hype, not as a modest effort to allow more members in.
**Why you need TranceTraffic
:** You’ll find higher quality rips at W&W anyways so you probably don’t “need” TT, and most of the stuff is scene which often can be found elsewhere such as at VIPMusic, SCC or DiDiDave. Grab the opportunity if it falls into your lap, otherwise don’t beat yourself up looking for a way in.
#7 - What.CD2009 Rank: #17
Wow, we didn’t expect What.CD to make a jump up in the rankings like this, but stats don’t lie. So, what’s changed over the past 12 months? We have a plausible theory. While some people suggest that trading has been on a downswing since 2007-08, the reality is, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are more trader-friendly forums than ever before. What.CD used to have control on trading (and even regular requests / giveaways) of their invites, but not anymore. What.CD has lost their grip. Just one year ago, forums wouldn’t be caught dead allowing What.CD transactions, yet now they’re around every corner. Some of the same forums that originally banned What.CD movement have done an about-face and reallowed them. Without knowing for certain, we’d suspect that What’s IRC Interview channel is not nearly as busy as it once was, even though site membership continues to spiral upwards. Simply put, new members are finding roundabout (and easier) ways to join the tracker without the interview.
Find an invite to What.CD: Go look for a rogue forum (or any forum, really) that doesn’t have a no-movement list - often these will be the same forums that support invite trading. Or better yet, come by it honestly and take their IRC Interview (that is, as long as you don’t reside in a dozen or so countries that are banned from the interview room). Just yesterday, What.CD announced that an additional 40,000 invites were handed out to various userclasses.
Why you need What.CD: Astute members & popular forums, which includes an unparalleled recruitment section to other trackers. Did we mention What.CD has 933,000 torrents?!
#8 - PassThePopcorn2009 Rank: #40
The fact that PassThePopcorn has been riddled with controversy over the past year hasn’t seemed to slow them down much. Irregardless of past calamities, few can deny one simple fact: that PtP has evolved into BitTorrent’s most popular movie tracker.
**Find an invite to PassThePopcorn
:** PtP giveaways have been drying up lately which is why requests have gained momentum. It’s hard to predict the level of difficulty in which to find an invite, since their invite rules seemed to flip-flop - there was at least one lengthy period in 2010 when the entire invite system was entirely closed, even to VIPs & recruiters. Recently they bumped up their usercap to 25,000 which added new members, thus right now might a good time to find an invitation. PtP also had an IRC interview but we can’t find evidence that it still exists. The good news is, PtP requests are more often fulfilled than not.
**Why you need PtP
:** New movie trackers face a challenging road ahead if ever to become successful (and a little luck doesn’t hurt, either). In terms of popularity (traffic) & content (torrents) PtP has defied the odds and has eclipsed their elders PtN, CN and even TehConnection. Indexing 21,500 active torrents on the browse, their total torrents surpasses both PtN and CN combined. Just sayin’.
#9 - Blackcats-Games2009 Rank: #5
Year after year, Blackcats never ceases to amaze how they’re able to continue unabated as the undisputed champ of games trackers. Folks, it’s true - BCG is a tracker that lives up to the hype.
**Find an invite to BCG
:** Difficult, but not impossible. BCG ‘referrals’ expire after one hour of generation and members don’t get them back if unused, thus rendering them quite useless in a giveaway thread. Hence, BCG is rarely seen offered. Your best bet here is to put in a request, and wait for someone to answer the call. Usually the transaction is completed over IRC or MSN in real-time to ensure the deal is done within the 60 minute window. Also check back for open registration - BCG has opened the doors at least twice already during the last couple of months.
**Why you need BCG
:** Insane forums with a ton of help for console mods, PC setups, and the works. Easy seeding rules with 15,340 active torrents - what else could you want from a games tracker?
#10 - SceneHD.org2009 Rank: #31
As the name suggests, SceneHD is a Hi-Def tracker that caters to scene releases only. No, you won’t be finding any encodes from P2P groups such as WiKi, CHD or CtrlHD - but instead you’ll find DiMENSiON, CTU, THUGLiNE, 2HD, iMMERSE, and the rest of the gang.
**Find an invite to SceneHD
:** SceneHD has an active invite system available to HD Addict userclass and above. Invites are not automatically awarded at this level; rather, they can be purchased using points (250p each) earned through the bonus system.
**Why you need SceneHD
:** It depends upon personal preference. Some prefer HD encodes done by internal groups; others opt for scene only. If you asked me, I prefer P2P groups CHD & Wiki over any
scene release (or other P2P group, for that matter). If you enjoy HD scene releases (I won’t judge), then SceneHD is the place to be. Stats: 7,000 members and 9,300 torrents.
#11 - GFT2009 Rank: #3
Last year GFT was a mover-n-shaker, jumping up from #19 in 2008 to #3 in 2009. Well GFT’s still moving, but this time it’s south. For now. What’s the best thing you can do for your tracker to rejuvenate interest? Launch beta versions! It’s been said that GFT’s v1.337 ‘beta site’ will soon be available to a few select members. Truth told, this has been a long time coming; GFT is well overdue for a complete makeover.
**Find an invite to GFT
:** Getting trickier to find openly-offered GFT invites in the wild, partly because their bonus system has been broken for many months (bonus can be cashed out for invites). This, and their IRC invite channel is seldom enabled. The best option might lie within recruitment found on other tracker forums (BitMe, BMTV - for starters).
**Why you need GFT
:** GFT has more than doubled their torrent count since last year (now has 28,800). For overall scene release completeness, they don’t come much better than GFT. GFT indexes some of the good scene-spam crap that SCC won’t touch (XXX-0day/imagesets, foreign scene releases, and a few other special categories). Each tracker has stuff that the other doesn’t carry.
#12 - Pedro’s2009 Rank: #11
Heading into their 7th year of operation, Pedro’s BTMusic represents the 4th music tracker in the first 12 most-requested invitations of 2010 - a strong indication of how popular music trackers really are. A FLAC-lovers paradise, Pedro’s is a must-have tracker for anyone who’s serious about high quality music.
**Find an invite to Pedro’s
:** Still very difficult - so we’ll quote what we said last year: most eligible inviters refrain from offering invitations openly in regular giveaway venues, aside from VIP areas. You may even be asked (by your inviter) to join an IRC channel or connect live on MSN or IRC in order to finalize invite details. TIP: There’s an active invite thread over at BitMe.org. Pedro’s inviters are very picky; here’s an idea of criteria which is often asked for when applying:
- • A guarantee that you will apply to be an uploader.
- • Your level of experience on how to properly rip FLAC.
- • A picture of your music CD collection.
**Why you need Pedro’s
:** Unique content & great quality is the key to Pedro’s success, and there is no substitute. You’ll discover upwards of 40,000 well-seeded torrents, much of which you won’t be finding on What.CD (or elsewhere, for that matter). Most rips are Accuraterip compliant, properly tagged, contain proper artwork & media info, and contain verifiable log files.
#13 - x264.me2009 Rank: unlisted
No, x264.me isn’t new, although they weren’t listed in last year’s ranking. The rise in popularity of x264/.mkv codec/container versus inferior XviD/.avi is not really much of a surprise, and HiDef trackers everywhere are blooming. However, x264.me isn’t really a HD tracker at all, but instead offers encodes in HD and SD (mostly SD) for both movies and TV - just as long as it’s in x264 codec.
Find an invite to x264.me: Invite requests exceed giveaways, partly due to x264 wanting to keep a low profile. Requests for x264 are often filled, although it should be mentioned that recruitment is a much better option. There’s direct recruitment available through many of the major trackers; including What, Waffles, BitMe & BMTV. Invites found through torrent forums can be a risky proposition, as staff are known to ban users that have known connections to them.
Why you need x264: Great community, lots of internal encoders, fast speeds & experienced members make x264.me a popular SD (and HD) destination. The major alluring factor is they offer smaller custom x264 SD DVDrips/BRRips as *.mkv (as opposed to the XviD/avi equivalent) - similar to what’s found in TorrentLeech’s Nonscene/BRRip-x264 category, but with much greater availability.
#14 - BitMeTV.org2009 Rank: #10
TV tracker extraordinaire BitMeTV is by far the most requested TV invitation in all of BitTorrent, year after year. Online for nearly 6 full years, BMTV indexes 21,000 active torrents.
**Find an invite to BitMeTV
:** Registration is not open to the public, even though BMTV’s membership cap rests comfortably under their 25K limit. Qualified members receive 3 invites a month, but you wouldn’t know it from the blatant lack of giveaway threads. Invite requests, however, generally tend to get filled rather quickly - and there’s always the option of recruitment through various tracker forums.
**Why you need BitMeTV
:** Fast pretimes & DL speeds, great selection of 720p HD ‘caps’ (3,773), good selection of Web-DLs (820). Also has some amazing archives for TV shows that no longer air, available as complete series packs.
#15 - IPTorrents.com2009 Rank: #20
Why is a scooter like a fat chick? Because they’re both fun to ride, but experienced torrenters wouldn’t be caught dead surfing IPTorrents. OK, that didn’t make much sense, but neither does IPT. Depending upon which torrent forum you visit, IPT requests are either non-existent, or abundant. Using the same structure, it’s then fairly simple to gauge the overall experience of forum members accordingly. Lots of IPT requests = not too many SCC/FTN GAs, and you probably stumbled onto the wrong place.
**Find an invite to IPTorrents
:** Do I really need to elaborate? Aside from trackers with open registration, this might just be the easiest tracker to get into.
**Why you need IPTorrents
:** You don’t, but it’s not a bad idea to keep around just in case SCC, TL, RevTT, PTM, TD, T-V, FF, FTN, GFT, IPlay, NCore, TTi, SeX, ST, and Demonoid all go offline at the same time. IPT has nearly 140,000 torrents at last check.
#16 - HDBits.org2009 Rank: #13
HDBits is living proof that even when a tracker’s invite system is in a state of permanent lockdown, requests for membership will continue to pour in. For nearly two straight years, only staff, VIPs and uploaders/cappers can invite new blood. It’s been suggested that there exists an inner circle (called trusted gate ?) which actively recruits knowledgeable encoders/rippers into HDBits, but good luck finding it. Even on esteemed torrent forums, upwards of 100% of requests go unfulfilled. It’s not as though staff/VIPs go around searching for people to invite through forums.
**Find an invite to HDBits
:** With HDBits’ birthday looming just around the corner, don’t get overzealous that their invite system will be enabled in celebration. Some people say that the key to HDBits lies in SDBits, but there’s no merit whatsoever to back up this claim. Many have tried to get into HDB through SDB and failed.
Why you need HDBits: Most mainstream releases (scene & P2P) are available on other trackers anyways (or even originate from them first, and are often released faster on their home sites - CHD, WiKi). Although it’s worth mentioning that HDBits possesses their own army of internal encoders - not to mention HDBits is the unequivocal leader of logo-free Web-DL releases. HDBits has 31,330 active torrents.
#17 - MusicVids2009 Rank: #15
Very few trackers can pull off the feat of cornering the marketshare for a specific niche, without having a fear of competition coming in and muscling in on their territory. MusicVids is one of those trackers that continues to earn the respect to be called king of the music videos. Thus it’s no shocker as to why MusicVids is so frequently requested - fans of the genre know MV is the place with the action.
Find an invite to MusicVids: Difficult; giveaways are rare to say the least - and requests often go unrealized. Only VIPs receive just 1 invite per month. Best chance — Apply through other tracker forums (be it from staff, recruiters, and regular inviters). Aspiring members; read these threads carefully before applying - there’s an MV admin who’s actively recruiting, but selected members are chosen by way of qualifying requisite criteria.
- • BitMe.org has an invite thread dedicated to MusicVids here.
- • What.CD has a ’sticky’ thread in their Invites section here.
- • BMTV has an invite thread, found here.
Why you need MusicVids: While the scene churns out countless releases for music videos (MViDs) - ie TV cappers - MV offers much, much more than just scene stuff. And the scene has almost nothing to offer anyways in relation to VOBs, HDs, DVDRs, Documentaries, Concert performances, Collections, Promotional videos, and everything in between - all of which can be found at MV.
#18 - PtN2009 Rank: #14
When it comes to requests, PtN has slipped - just a little - in two consecutive years. Is this a signal that PtN’s popularity is waning? Who can say for sure. Diehard movie fans are usually a loyal group to their home tracker, but one thing’s quite certain: movie trackers with the most torrents are unmistakenly also the most popular (in terms of overall traffic). First & foremost, people want films. Community is secondary.
|:**||**Number of Torrents|
|PtN||3,182 (as of August 6th/2010)||271,963|
Find an invite to PtN: No longer difficult. Most regular PtN userfolk who possess invites do not bother anymore to ask potential invitees to fill out that long-winded questionnaire application. On some of the busier torrent forums, PtN transactions (PtN Request > Response > Invite Sent > Thread Closed) are often completed in under an hour. PtN also has various site recruiters found on both tracker & torrent forums - too many examples to list herein. And periodically check “trackers open for registration” threads as to when/if their comeandplay.php link is active.
Why you need PtN: Recently-released v2 is one of the most stunning tracker frontends you’ll ever have the pleasure of witnessing (here’s a recent review). As with most movie trackers, community is just as important as the content, and PtN is rife with activity despite having a small userbase.
#19 - RevolutionTT2009 Rank: #16
On three distinct occasions in 2009, RevolutionTT put up their signup page to recruit new members. This has failed to happen even once so far in 2010 (although Christmas is right around the corner - a typical occasion when RevTT opens the gate). Closed registration in 2010 hasn’t had much impact upon the number of invite requests.
Find an invite to RevolutionTT: It’s effortless to find an invite to RevTT (unless you live in Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia or Turkey - these countries are banned from signing up). RevTT giveaways have spiked recently, due to a recent promotion which automatically handed out invites to qualifying members (a rare occurrence, considering that members need to request invites in a forum thread).
Why you need RevTT: Seen one 0day general tracker, then you’ve seen them all? Not so with RevTT - what truly stands out is their insanely active request system which provides content unavailable elsewhere. Many times I’ve searched TL, SCC, IPT for that hard-to-find rare torrent or DVDR and drawn a blank; and it’s been RevTT that’s come to the rescue. Only non-members will suggest that RevTT is the same as other 0day trackers, but us members know differently. A great tracker to keep around, RevTT indexes 40,450 active torrents.
#20 - CartoonChaos2009 Rank: #32
CartoonChaos is the pioneering original cartoon/kids tracker, and still generates a very decent amount of invite activity in the torrent circuit. Whereas other cartoon trackers have tried & failed, CartoonChaos continues to be the hotspot of choice for fans of the genre.
**Find an invite to CartoonChaos
:** Somewhat difficult, since there are only about 1,200 - 1,500 members at any given time. Invite requests are often granted (eventually, but have patience). Recruitment does exist, which can be found here at Waffles for example. Open registration is a rare occurrence lately, but has happened on occasion.
**Why you need CartoonChaos
:** Because you’re a fanboi of cartoons, naturally! It’s a niche tracker for hand-drawn and CGI animation only (considered 100% cartoons) and has 2,700+ torrents (including 400+ complete series). *2010-10-28 Stats
*: Members: 1,216 | Torrents: 2,701 (total seeds - 5,089).
#21 - PolishTracker2009 Rank: #29
For English torrenters, there used to be a time when invites to regional (country specific) 0day/scene trackers were almost as equally coveted as their natively-English counterparts. English users everywhere would do just about anything to get into iPlay.ro, TTi.nu, BitHumen, NCore - but for some of these sites, the tides have changed. PolishTracker is one exception to the rule whereby it doesn’t matter where you’re from, you’ll still want membership here - at least that’s what the statistics are telling us.
**Find an invite to PolishTracker
:** No recruitment, no open registration. Online since 2004-10-30, their 6th birthday is coming up tomorrow, perhaps they’ll surprise everyone by doing something special. Invite info: It’s been said that only Polish users are able to buy invites at PT (due to the new SMS system in place), but invites can indeed be sent out to non-Polish IPs, thus just about anyone can register if invited.
**Why you need PT
:** You don’t, unless you’re Polish. Well, that’s not entirely true - since they index most of the mainstream English scene releases in addition to Poland’s own ’scene’, plus the site now supports 8 languages. Very good 0day tracker, unanimously considered to be the best Polish tracker on the planet.
#22 - Bit-HDTV2009 Rank: #25
In some instances, it can be explained that the popularity of one tracker is often directly correlated to the success (or lack thereof) of another. For example - if SCC, TL & RevTT all disappeared at the same time, it would be natural to expect IPT to become a much busier place - but only by default. We’ve hinted before that because HDBits.org is a closed system, it has only brought good fortune to other HD trackers. To some degree it may have assisted Bit-HDTV, but for the most part they’re a self-made tracker to which deserves their own earned adoration and respect.
**Find an invite to Bit-HDTV
:** It’s been a solid two years since BHD has had any form of open registation - not that they need it. Giveaways are not quite as common as requests (which typically go answered). Proof of a seedbox may be required, as many of the torrents are too large for any serious home seeding. As of 2010-09-29 - their invite system is open for Elite Users+ - so expect a greater chance of having a request fulfilled.
**Why you need Bit-HDTV
:** Online since March 2006, Bit-HDTV lists 22,000+ members and 23,880 HD torrents, most of which are 5.1 audio (both scene & P2P encodes OK). Also has a great selection of untouched Blu-rays, anime, docus & adult releases.
If it weren’t for the overachievers that frequent Torrent-Invites.com, then iTS would be a fair bit lower. Suggesting iTS jumped from #41 to #23 rests in the hands of just one forum - a forum that also just came out with an amazing new review of iTS. However, with a little more exposure (for lack of a better word), invite requests will soon escalate.
**Find an invite to iTS
:** Very difficult, although iTS has very recently made available their “invite application” to all iTS userclasses. In short, you’ll have to find an iTS member who can then submit your application for you. There’s an active forum thread at The Horror Charnel (see here if you’re a THC member, AND able to view the forum section ”Trusted Member Stuff - Old Friends”). Someone will contact iTS staff on your behalf.
In addition, there’s an iTS invite thread at BitMe.org (see here, VIPs & up) and there’s said to be one at Pedro’s (although I couldn’t find it). TPS still has a iTS recruitment thread (here), but it’s unknown if it still remains an active offer. Or, you can **apply to iTS directly
** - refer to this FILEn post.
**Why you need iTS
:** Great selection of quality content — HD, FLAC/lossless, unique iTS Collections, and not to mention iTS‘ flagship AFR releases (Advanced Filesize Regulation); and a strong, tight-knit community that’s incomparable to any other tracker on the Internet today.
#24 - BTN2009 Rank: unlisted
It took a little bit of time for BTN to eventually find their footing in amongst the lean, mean TV tracker competition - but folks, BTN is very much for real & here to stay. Month after month, BTN’s popularity continues to escalate, with each new month beating out the previous one in terms of traffic and overall growth.
**Find an invite to BTN
:** Moderately easy; but watch out - BTN movement has been banned on at least one torrent forum (tR). With BTN’s (unofficial?) first birthday looming on November 2nd, there just might be a surprise in store. BTN recruitment exists everywhere (on tracker forums, even on select torrent boards).
**Why you need BTN
:** As if there weren’t already enough unique ideas in BTN v1.0, coming soon is BTN v2. Member requests are pouring in for new features; v2 isn’t just set to become the most technically-advanced Gazelle or TV tracker in existence - but perhaps the most complex tracker of all time. *Stats
*: Members - 11,681 | Torrents - 18,281.
#25 - CHDBits.org2009 Rank: unlisted
At first glance it may seem like CHDBits is a dark-horse pick for entry in this list. Few torrenters realize that CHDBits is actually the most-visited HD tracker in the world - more popular than both HDBits and HDChina. For true fans of HD content, the East has met the West; China’s HD trackers aren’t just used by Asians but instead have shown amazing growth in the western hemisphere. So, why the explosion of interest in Asian HD trackers? It’s far too complicated to go into great depths here. Great speeds, loads of English releases, and amazing encoder teams that provide the best transparent quality (Blu-ray to encode).
**Find an invite to CHDBits
:** Their invite system is closed until the end of November, due to their recent promotion which awarded members with 3 invites each. In short, you’ll probably have to wait another full month to have any chance of getting in.
**Why you need CHDBits
:** Home to encoder group CHD and umbrella groups CHDTV (TV releases) & CHDBits (untouched Blu-ray) which provide an incredible 6,817 internal torrents, most of which are only available at CHDBits. CHD releases are sought by most HD trackers (Asian or otherwise) and can be found at HDBits, HDC, HDS, HDR, HD-Torrents and just about everywhere else.
nice article, very interesting to see especially if you’ve been into torrenting for several years.
I join like 4 year ago via this blog and have been member to nearly everyone of them, I abolished my memberships in nearly everyone because you just dont need it.
I sticked with those I liked: PtP, What (just to be PU), BTN (had always a good feeling about it), Waffles because of the puppets and their charity, PTN, I liked their logo.
I recommend to watch for decent trackers… bitme has freeleech btw
http://www.torrent-invites.com/ best way to find your invites
Is PTP really that much better that tehconnection?
Not just content-wise, I mean layout and look. TC is preety well coded.
Register now!!! http://www.torrent-invites.com/register.php
Make your introductions and enjoy!!
Hard to get into …. Doesn’t mean, Worth geting into.
EG.. bitme.tv is a bit torrent status symbol.
Compared to TvTorrents . http://www.tvtorrents.com open !
Tv torrents is a better site to use / rss ect…..
Bitme has better pre times.
TvT has more users and can have faster DL speeds. ( surprising considering the amount of seedboxes on bitme)
Compared to TheBox http://thebox.bz open ! ftm
thebox has more users X4, more torrents X4. Capping team.
OK. thebox only has U.K tv torrents.
But it shows you how bad US tv trackers really are.
Who says that BTNv2 will be Gazelle? *whistles innocently*
BitMeTV best TV Site if you have the speed to Upload enough. But sometimes its not worth the trouble to find its invite rather than just joining tv,torrents.ro
So WHY even bother looking for an invite to bitmetv ?
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the same reason why people keep requesting FTN, E, Pedro’s and HDBits: e-penis.
And that thing sharky said about Pedro’s is wrong. What.cd has almost all the albums that are at Pedro’s for the simpla fact that their uploaders are active there too, it is true that Pedro’s and E got better quality because of booklets and redundant quality checks, but for the music only, What has everything.
1. PtN is lame compared to CN or PtP.
2. GFT best 0day. scc second.
3. FTN is a general/1week tracker.
4. TL/fl.ro is good for the masses.
5. what.cd is all you need when it comes to music.
6. bitmetv/freshon.tv for TV.
Someone have been banned from IPT…. It is actually a good tracker with an easy ratio, and A LOT of content.
IPT has everything 99% of people need. The rest are just immature wankers who seem to enjoy sucking dick at invite forums trying to get into sites that they’ll hardly ever use. The forums at the supposedly elite sites are filled with nothing but spam and useless drivel, and the “community” is composed almost entirely of the previously mentioned types who sucked copious amounts of dick, and kissed a hundred asses to get invited. If those are the people you want to hang with, then find the nearest invite forum, doesn’t matter which one, they’re all the same, and have at it.
http://www.torrentinvites.org - the best forum to get invites for free or to buy them. very nice community aswell
cheers for the update.
Nice one sharky, spot on everywhere.
these days if u seen one tracker u seeing all…i got banned from TL and i though my torrent world will end but guess what…i dont need it so do u if u are a member of IPT for instance u seen TL cuz is same s**t …TL staff besides woot thinks they r BIG s**t and ban people for trying to trade their invites like they r the ONE and ONLY tracker in this world but they r full of crap now that they upload a lot of garbage.
i found a ratio free tracker http://www.thorbits.org/ membership still open, fast uploads and you only have to seed for 36 hrs and they even gives you credits if you didn’t make it to 1:1 ratio
BTN is so much better than Bitme.tv or Freshon … it’s my favorite site and when V2 rolls out it will kick both of those trackers’ teeth in. BTN is the most beautiful and useful tracker on earth if you like tv. Screw ratios
CHD players came into view, celebrate CHDBITS TOP25 ~ ~ ~
BTN + TVTorrentZ.org = all you need for tv
bitme.tv is much overrated
CHD players came into view, celebrate CHDBITS TOP25 ~ ~ ~
where the hell did all the chinese gooks pop up from all of a sudden!?!
as usual, such a “Top 50″ list just encourages more inviting trading and selling. yawn
http://www.torrent-invites.com/ Register NOW!!!!!!!!!!
Glad to see I’ve partaked in making one of the top 10 tracker… and that from there, a second in the top 10 was born.
torrent-invites.com SUCKS BALLSACK, DAVE IS A SCAMMER
SCC is 0day King and TL its Queen Says:
most Realistic list I have ever seen, TL and SCC deserve current position forever and ever after and these are perhaps the most successful and no doubt the best 0day trackers of all times with true experience.
FFS, this isn’t about the best trackers, but about the most requested ones.
torrent-invites sucks so much. most of their staff are assholes
IPTorrents been my world all the time.
F**K THE REST !
You need one and only ===> IPT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You don’t need sh!tty Trackers like TL or SCC.
Get one IPT invite and live happily.
IPT FTW <333333333333333333333333333333333
Is BTN down? It’s saying that the page is unavailable
@ethicks yeah for sure, staff really are assholes there.
* BTN is worth getting into, although TvT is pretty much just as good and well underrated
* if you have a combination of PtP and TC that’s all you need. i rarely visit PTN or CN any more
* if you have what.cd you don’t need waffles, however TT and DB9 have loads of stuff on neither of those trackers
* SCC and TL are the only general trackers you need. IPT is ok, but lacks in quality content in some areas, although they have some communities that provide some good packs and content.
myanonamouse is my favourite though
Hey, I’m one of those Torrent-invites.com asshole staffers, ethicks trained me justt right.
what.cd is the best when it comes to music!!!!you get any album in any quality you need!!!u have 0.2million perfect flacs compared to 40k at pedro’s…what has 900000 torrents !!!it clearly beats all the other music trackers like pedro’s and e***o….i love what
waiting for part 2
just some words about scc
for me the only different between scene and p2p torrents is that you can find most of the scenes on every tracker and for that i didn’t want to get in scc because i thought i will only find torrents that other trackers have… ……………………………….. i was so wrong scc have amazing torrents that i haven’t seen on any other tracker with great speed (i little harder to seed but no ones prefect)
Don’t forget SCC has an awesome archive where everything is freeleech.
i have screwed invites for months and traded with the best
Charlie Wood Says:
I don’t get the hate on IP Torrents in this article. I have Torrent Leech, RevoTT, and IPTorrents, and IPTorrents has just as much, just as fast. And it’s SUPER easy to maintain a ratio–tons of peers, tons of free-leech (good stuff, too), and, if necessary, you can “donate” for gigs, at reasonable prices (they have extremely frequent “double” values). I donated when I first started to get a good ratio margin, and haven’t donated since, as I have no trouble with uploading, even with my crappy connection (not the case with some of the others). Not knocking the others, I’m just sayin’.
iptorrents best general tracker about
i use it 9 times out of ten
what to trade what.cd invite for FTN. email
re: “Is PTP really that much better that tehconnection?
Not just content-wise, I mean layout and look. TC is preety well coded.”
PTP and tehconnection are both gazelle-based, so the site layouts on each are pretty damn similar (nearly identical). PTP has about twice the # of movies, torrents, and users.
“1. PtN is lame compared to CN or PtP.”
I’m not really a fan of the content at any of those three (I prefer tik, KG, TC, and goem) but from my experience PtN has the best community of the bunch. Really an awesome group of people.
“2. GFT best 0day. scc second.”
So few peers at GFT though. I’d personally go with TL or FTN
“5. what.cd is all you need when it comes to music.”
For 99% of people I’d agree, but there’s several other trackers/sites that have content not found on what
“6. bitmetv/freshon.tv for TV.”
IMO bitmetv is amazing for rare content and BTN rocks for scene. never used freshon.tv
Free public account on DDT scene tracker……
Fast pre’s Fast downloads & now no need to join unless you wish to….
All torrents downloadable via the public RSS feed or via the news site….
Portuguese Language Invite forum and general talk.
Comunidade de Torrents em Língua Portuguesa.
Fórum de convites para Trackers e convívio geral.
I used to be on Pedro’s.. I let my account expire, its a horrible tracker.. all you people making it #12 should just save your time and look elsewhere.
“I used to be on Pedro’s.. I let my account expire, its a horrible tracker.. all you people making it #12 should just save your time and look elsewhere.”
Actually, Pedro’s is my favorite tracker, as it has one of the most amazing communities of any bT site, and it has incredible FLAC content that you’d find no where else. The staff and uploaders are dedicated to giving members the ultimate tracker experience, and I think you should think about how hard they’ve worked to maintain the tracker for the past seven years before you start flaming them. They are the farthest from a “horrible tracker” that I’ve ever seen.
it will never be in the rankings but myanonamouse is the best audiobook/ebook/music sheet tracker.
jesus christ people, this is not a rank of the best trackers. Its which ones are the most requested by people.
people ask 4 them because of the “hard 2 get tracker” section on those forrums(most are childrens, noobs, traders and sellers), and not 4 the quality of a tracker…so lets say thats your fault that people trade…don’t recomand any of those 12 forrums..4 the safety of u’r accounts use trackers forrums most have GA section.
Too bad you forgot LastTorrents.org who meanwhile became one of the best 0day tracker with a large content (over 39000 torrents) exceptional peers and over 180,000 users. Charged probably because free registration. Filelist.ro is unfortunately more full of malicious content and design reminiscent of early p2p. Once they are no longer on the charts, even in Romania. Too bad …
If you wont invites for the best tracker go there
We are hidden and secure and more private then Obama’s mail account. HAHAHAHA.
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bla bla Says:
Where is iTP????
IPT is not requested, its not a list of most asked trackers no, only requests.
There are sooo many IPT giveaways that requests of ipt ARE NOT THERE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NEEDED.
Why do you say experienced torrenters wouldn’t be caught dead using IPT?
I use some of the most elite sites out there, but I still find IPT to be one of my favorites - it’s far more comprehensive than most “elite” trackers and usually offers great speeds. Sure you may need to sift through some crap, but there’s a lot of treasure there. Don’t be a snob.
It’s so hard to get an invite to TL and SCC. I’ve got high ratios on a few private sites but since talk of other trackers isn’t allowed I can’t ask around for it. I actually turned down a TL invite last year back when I didn’t know what it was. If anyone’s a member of these sites, please email me.
no cheat Says:
I don’t like IPT coz i hate cheaters :O.
lot of Pakistan cheaters there .
hell Pakistan f**king cheaters
IPT is shit, all they do is take torrents from another trackers…so what will happen to IPT if all trackers with axx died?
learn and then talk Says:
” I don’t like IPT coz i hate cheaters :O.
lot of Pakistan cheaters there .
hell Pakistan f**king cheaters”
how do you know that or are you just a racist Bastard
”IPT is shit, all they do is take torrents from another trackers…so what will happen to IPT if all trackers with axx died”
you just try to play it smart with saying what sharky said, because if you knew better you will know that ipt have some of the best pre and lots of uplod groups that you can’t find anywhere else and what if someone take torrents from other trackers ??? fuck filelist.ro take torrents from other trackers and guess what, that it’s one of the things that make it one of the best trackers so if you try to play smart again make a little research first
and sharky nice article , i ‘ve been waiting for this like forever thx
Irregardless of past calamities, few can deny one simple fact: that PtP has evolved into BitTorrent’s most popular movie tracker.
Irregardless isnt a word btw its just regardless
passthepopcorn is the least active movie site out there. Maybe OK for the low quality downloaders, but it’s not a good site for DVDR/DVD9 downloaders. DVD9 uploads can go weeks without ever attracting a single downloader. Start a download and you can see why. Speeds hover around 5 KB/s for a 7+GB download.
Agree 100% about IPTorrents. Quality has gotten so bad. Uploaders are perpetual newbie glory whores (KaN1Ve=MORON). Their lack of knowledge is downright astounding. Knowledgeable torrenters jump ship to better sites and feel shame for ever having used IPT.
Torrentleech is definetely the best 0-day tracker I’ve seen. I was so excited when I got my FTN and SCC invites way back when. It really is more about bragging rights than practical use though. Every upload on TL will max out your connection. Not much community atmosphere, but that’s what specialized sites are for.
BitHQ is THE best untouched DVD and bluray site out there. There’s not even a site that is comparable. Bluray rips are not bluray.
hi….can anyone send me an invitation..
i will be greatful …thankx
Torrent-forum is good p2p forum .every month is given 10 ftn ,fsc etc..
Everything is good that finishes well.
Ok if you can’t get into some of these Top Sites you might wanna try http://dragons-dungeon.com They are going invite only soon!! To be honest they can’t beat some of these Top Sites on SOME of there pretimes but they are DAMN close. Really what do you have to lose sign up and check them out. If you don’t like them then don’t return but if you sign up you’ll will find they are very very close to some of these Top Sites ups and don’t have as much pressure as you’ll find at TL. I actually use this site to leech off of and use it as a supplier for my site shhh pmsl. I seed then use the bonus points for my upload credit can’t beat it lmao. Don’t hate on me please I am just trying to help some people out that might be trying to supply there tracker with torrents
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http://bitsarena.net is the best traker ever thei hawe new muvie,games, and apl..
and is Free SignUp.
IPT rocks… I’ve been with them for 2 years almost! I’ve tried other trackers like SCC and RTT, the admins there are assholes and the trackers don’t have the content I want. IPT has just about everything!
kempas *THC* IPT kicks ass Says:
@ 067 • HighQuality: you are a fuck twad. The encoder KaN1Ve goes out of his way to make high quality torrents. Constantly tweaking settings, and doing requests too. Just cause he’s excited bout the many, many hours of hard work put into something that turned out well. All he ever asks is for people to include his tag or at least give thanks when upLing elsewhere.
TL sucks, the new layout licks the same butt crack that , 064 • Nike, and 067 • HighQuality do.
IPT has basically same pretimes as all others, TL’s have gone down though.
have many tracker like scc, tl bitme, bitmetv, and all the above trackers invite.
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