Comparison of BitTorrent sites

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

There are many different BitTorrent websites. They 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 they desire, based on the torrent descriptions posted at the site by other users. If a torrent with the sought content is found, the user could download that torrent.

Such websites 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 like filesharingz.com where users can find 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 especially useful when dealing with larger files which may take hours or even 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 (see below).

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 chances of finding difficult-to find files are increased.

DHT search[edit]

Search over DHT network.

Site comparison[edit]

The following table compares the features of various BitTorrent sites. It is by no means exhaustive. Alexa ranking is accurate as of 2014-05-19.

Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search Alexa Traffic Rank
KickassTorrents None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 86[1]
The Pirate Bay None No[2] Yes[3] Yes Yes magnet only Yes Yes No No 87[4]
Torrentz None No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 163[5]
extratorrent.com None  ? Yes Yes Yes No VIP only Yes  ?  ? 324[6]
EZTV Television[7] No Yes Yes Yes[8] Yes Yes Yes Yes No 957[9]
nyaa.eu Anime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? 1,517[10]
BitSnoop None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 2,425[11]
iptorrents.com  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 2,548[12]
1337x.org None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No 3,087[13]
torrentreactor.net None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No 5,801[14]
TorrentLeech.org Scene Releases Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 6,117[15]
Torlock Verified Torrents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 8,044[16]
Torrentproject None No Yes[17] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 11,789[18]
yourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 12,312[19]
BTDigg None No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 13,550[20]
fenopy.se None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 15,006[21]
what.cd Albums Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 17,652[22]
broadcasthe.net  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 21,098[23]
revolutiontt.me  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 25,016[24]
Mininova Legally redistributable media No Yes Yes Yes[25] Yes Yes Yes No No 25,835[26]
BT-Chat.com Verified Groups No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 28,645[27]
TorrentTree.com None No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No 33,367[28]
sceneaccess.eu  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 35,723[29]
HDBits.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 39,755[30]
Torrentus All categories No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 39,509[31]
fulldls.com  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 42,160[32]
torrentportal.com  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 47,306[33]


Bitme.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 48,602[34]
TorrentSnap.com None No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No 59,618[35]
myanonamouse.net Books  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 56,054[36]
AnimeSuki Anime & otaku subculture[37] No Yes[38] Yes Yes Yes Only new torrents No No No 67,046[39]


Mamega.com All categories No[40] Yes[41] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 71,869[42]
Tormovies Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 82,586[43]
trancetraffic.com  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 142,782[44]
thegft.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 148,829[45]
bitmetv.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 208,912[46]
etree Live Concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 240,570[47]
blackcats-games.net Video Games Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 243,156[48]
zoozle.org  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 369,030[49]
coda.fm Albums  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 460,550[50]
OpenBitTorrent None Yes No Yes No No No No No No 489,946[51]
feedthe.net  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 835,467[52]
MovieMagnet.net Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 875,272[53]
Legit Torrents Legally free media[54] Yes Yes Yes Yes[55] Yes Yes Yes No No 1,168,827[56]
AniRena Japanese/Asian media Yes Yes[57] Yes Yes[58] Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes 1,334,225[59]
h33t.eu None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes  ? 2,337,107[60]
Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search Alexa Traffic Rank

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ KickassTorrents at Alexa
  2. ^ Pirate Bay Tracker Shuts Down for Good at Torrent Freak
  3. ^ Pirate Bay
  4. ^ Pirate Bay at Alexa
  5. ^ Torrentz at Alexa
  6. ^ [1] at Alexa
  7. ^ EZTV FAQ
  8. ^ EZRSS
  9. ^ Eztv at Alexa
  10. ^ [2] at Alexa
  11. ^ [3] at Alexa
  12. ^ [4] at Alexa
  13. ^ [5] at Alexa
  14. ^ [6] at Alexa
  15. ^ [7] at Alexa
  16. ^ Torlock.com at Alexa
  17. ^ Browse Torrents at torrentproject
  18. ^ [8] at Alexa
  19. ^ Your Bit Torrent at Alexa
  20. ^ BTDigg at Alexa
  21. ^ [9] at Alexa
  22. ^ [10] at Alexa
  23. ^ [11] at Alexa
  24. ^ [12] at Alexa
  25. ^ FAQ RSS at MiniNova
  26. ^ MiniNova at Alexa
  27. ^ BT-Chat.com at Alexa
  28. ^ TorrentTree at Alexa
  29. ^ [13] at Alexa
  30. ^ [14] at Alexa
  31. ^ Torrentus at Alexa
  32. ^ [15] at Alexa
  33. ^ [16] at Alexa
  34. ^ [17] at Alexa
  35. ^ TorrentSnap at Alexa
  36. ^ [18] at Alexa
  37. ^ Anime Suki
  38. ^ Anime Suki
  39. ^ Anime Suki at Alexa
  40. ^ Mamega free download at Mamega
  41. ^ Mamega
  42. ^ Mamega.com at Alexa
  43. ^ tormovies.org at Alexa
  44. ^ [19] at Alexa
  45. ^ [20] at Alexa
  46. ^ [21] at Alexa
  47. ^ eTree at Alexa
  48. ^ [22] at Alexa
  49. ^ [23] at Alexa
  50. ^ [24] at Alexa
  51. ^ Open Bit Torrent at Alexa
  52. ^ [25] at Alexa
  53. ^ [26] at Alexa
  54. ^ Legit Torrents
  55. ^ RSS at Legit Torrents
  56. ^ Legit Torrents at Alexa
  57. ^ Browser at AniRena
  58. ^ RSS at AniRena
  59. ^ AniRena at Alexa
  60. ^ [27] at Alexa