Comparison of BitTorrent sites

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There are many different BitTorrent websites. These sites typically contain multiple torrent files and an index of those files. In a typical scenario, a user would enter such a site and browse or search for the content the are looking for, based on the torrent descriptions posted at the site by other users. If a torrent with the sought after content is found, the user may download that torrent. Such sites each have different features to facilitate the user's search.

Features[edit]

BitTorrent Tracker[edit]

BitTorrent sites may operate a BitTorrent tracker. A tracker provides the site with greater control over user interaction with the content offered by the site. Operating a tracker should not be confused with hosting content.

Directory[edit]

A directory allows users to browse the content available on site based on various categories. For example, a directory may let users browse through cookbooks in books section. A directory is also a site where users can find other websites. In BitTorrent's case, users can find trackers and BitTorrent related sites on these directories.

Comments[edit]

Some sites let users post comments about files. Comments allow user to gain additional information before deciding to download a file. This is useful when dealing with larger files which may take hours or perhaps days to download.

Specialization[edit]

BitTorrent sites may either focus on certain content — for example, etree.org focuses on Live Concerts— or may have no particular focus, like Mininova. Some sites specialize as search engines of other torrent sites.

Multi-tracker index[edit]

Some sites like 'Torrentz.eu' or Torrentus index and provide a combined listing of torrents found on multiple other torrent index sites. This saves time looking for torrents on different other sites and increase the chances of finding difficult to find content.

DHT search[edit]

Search over DHT network.

Site comparison[edit]

The following table compares the features of some of the most popular BitTorrent websites. The Alexa global ranking is accurate as of March 10, 2015.

Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search Ignores DMCA Alexa Traffic Rank
KickassTorrents None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[1] 76[2]
Torrentz Search Engine No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No[3] 203[4]
The Pirate Bay None No[5] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 332[6]
ExtraTorrent None No Yes Yes Yes No VIP only Yes No Yes 346[7]
Nyaa Torrents Anime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? 516[8]
YTS Movies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No[9] 707[10]
The Old Pirate Bay None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 1,131[11]
EZTV Television[12] No Yes Yes Yes[13] Yes Yes Yes Yes No 2,618[14]
1337x.to None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No[15] 1,687[16]
isoHunt None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 1,768[17]
IPTorrents None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 3,028[18]
BitSnoop None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 3,189[19]
Torrent Reactor None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No[20] 4,072[21]
What.CD Albums Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 6,471[22]
h33t None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes 7,901[23]
TorrentLeech.org Scene Releases Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7,987[24]
BTDigg DHT Search Engine No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No 8,555[25]
Torlock Verified Torrents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[26] 9,605[27]
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[28] 17,267[29]
AsiaTorrents Asian Media Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No 16,879[30]
broadcasthe.net Television Yes  ? No  ? Yes  ? Yes  ? No Yes 13,395[31]
RevolutionTT None  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No Yes 21,901[32]
Mininova Legally redistributable media No Yes Yes Yes[33] Yes Yes Yes No No No 23,485[34]
HDBits.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23,573[35]
SceneAccess.eu  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 27,786[36]
BT-Chat.com Verified Groups No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 29,170[37]
waffles.fm Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 41,953[38]
myanonamouse.net Books Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 42,080[39]
AnimeSuki Anime & otaku subculture[40] No Yes[41] Yes Yes Yes Only new torrents No No No 45,061[42]
FullDLs  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 50,390[43]
TorrentProject Search Engine No Yes[44] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No[45] 51,575 [46]
Bitme.org Television  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No Yes 52,574[47]
YourExotic Asian Porn Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 57,129 [48]
TorrentUs None No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 60,833[49]
Tormovies Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 111,786[50]
Mamega.com None No[51] Yes[52] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 126,211[53]
thegft.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 144,195[54]
TranceTraffic  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 165,845[55]
bitmetv.org Television  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 76,952[56]
blackcats-games.net Video Games Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 82,147[57]
etree Live Concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 109,728[58]
Buhaypirata Networks Philippine Media Yes Yes Semi-public Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 342,190[59]
OpenBitTorrent None Yes No Yes No No No No No No 424,489[60]
AniRena Japanese/Asian media Yes Yes[61] Yes Yes[62] Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes 500,549[63]
MovieMagnet Movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 449,429[64]
zoozle.org  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 559,878[65]
Legit Torrents Legally free media[66] Yes Yes[67] Yes Yes[68] Yes Yes Yes No No No 524,558[69]
torrentportal.com  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 866,306[70]
coda.fm Albums  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 959,499[71]
Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search Ignores DMCA Alexa Traffic Rank

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "KAT DMCA". kickasstorrents. 
  2. ^ KickassTorrents at Alexa
  3. ^ "Help". Torrentz. 
  4. ^ Torrentz at Alexa
  5. ^ Mennecke, Thomas. "The Pirate Bay Trackers Go Offline Forever". Slyck. Slyck. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  6. ^ The Pirate Bay at Alexa
  7. ^ ExtraTorrent at Alexa
  8. ^ Nyaa Torrents at Alexa
  9. ^ "Contact Us - YTS". YTS. 
  10. ^ YTS at Alexa
  11. ^ The Old Pirate Bay at Alexa
  12. ^ "EZTV FAQ". 
  13. ^ "EZRSS". 
  14. ^ Eztv at Alexa
  15. ^ "Contact 1337x". 1337x. 
  16. ^ 1337x at Alexa
  17. ^ Isohunt at Alexa
  18. ^ IPTorrents at Alexa
  19. ^ BitSnoop at Alexa
  20. ^ "Torrent Reactor DMCA Info". torrent reactor. 
  21. ^ Torrent Reactor at Alexa
  22. ^ What.CD at Alexa
  23. ^ h33t at Alexa
  24. ^ TorrentLeech at Alexa
  25. ^ BTDigg at Alexa
  26. ^ "Torlock FAQ". Torlock. 
  27. ^ Torlock at Alexa
  28. ^ "YourBittorrent - Legal". yourbittorrent. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  29. ^ YourBittorrent at Alexa
  30. ^ AsiaTorrents at Alexa
  31. ^ Broadcasthe.net at Alexa
  32. ^ RevolutionTT at Alexa
  33. ^ FAQ RSS at MiniNova
  34. ^ MiniNova at Alexa
  35. ^ HDBits at Alexa
  36. ^ SceneAccess at Alexa
  37. ^ BT-Chat.com at Alexa
  38. ^ Waffles.fm at Alexa
  39. ^ MyAnonamouse at Alexa
  40. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  41. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  42. ^ Anime Suki at Alexa
  43. ^ FullDLs at Alexa
  44. ^ Torrent Project at Torrentproject
  45. ^ "DCMA". TorrentProject. 
  46. ^ TorrentProject at Alexa
  47. ^ Bitme at Alexa
  48. ^ YourExotic at Alexa
  49. ^ TorrentUs at Alexa
  50. ^ Tormovies.org at Alexa
  51. ^ Mamega free download at Mamega
  52. ^ "Mamega". 
  53. ^ Mamega.com at Alexa
  54. ^ TheGFT at Alexa
  55. ^ TranceTraffic at Alexa
  56. ^ Bitmetv at Alexa
  57. ^ blackcats-games at Alexa
  58. ^ eTree at Alexa
  59. ^ "Alexa Site Overview". alexa.com. 
  60. ^ Open BitTorrent at Alexa
  61. ^ Browser at AniRena
  62. ^ RSS at AniRena
  63. ^ AniRena at Alexa
  64. ^ MovieMagnet at Alexa
  65. ^ [1] at Alexa
  66. ^ "Legit Torrents". 
  67. ^ Torrents at Legit Torrents
  68. ^ RSS at Legit Torrents
  69. ^ Legit Torrents at Alexa
  70. ^ Torrent Portal at Alexa
  71. ^ Coda.fm at Alexa