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]
Rarbg None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 1,115[11]
The Old Pirate Bay None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 1,131[12]
EZTV Television[13] No Yes Yes Yes[14] Yes Yes Yes Yes No 2,618[15]
1337x None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No[16] 1,687[17]
isoHunt None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 1,768[18]
IPTorrents None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 3,028[19]
BitSnoop None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 3,189[20]
T411 None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 3,523[21]
Demonoid None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 3,652[22]
Torrent Reactor None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No[23] 4,072[24]
What.CD Albums Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes 6,471[25]
h33t None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes 7,901[26]
TorrentLeech.org Scene Releases Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7,987[27]
BTDigg DHT Search Engine No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No 8,555[28]
Torlock Verified Torrents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[29] 9,605[30]
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[31] 17,267[32]
AsiaTorrents Asian Media Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No 16,879[33]
broadcasthe.net Television Yes  ? No  ? Yes  ? Yes  ? No Yes 13,395[34]
RevolutionTT None  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No Yes 21,901[35]
Mininova Legally redistributable media No Yes Yes Yes[36] Yes Yes Yes No No No 23,485[37]
HDBits.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23,573[38]
SceneAccess.eu  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 27,786[39]
BT-Chat.com Verified Groups No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 29,170[40]
waffles.fm Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 41,953[41]
myanonamouse.net Books Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 42,080[42]
AnimeSuki Anime & otaku subculture[43] No Yes[44] Yes Yes Yes Only new torrents No No No 45,061[45]
FullDLs  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 50,390[46]
TorrentProject Search Engine No Yes[47] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No[48] 51,575 [49]
Bitme.org Television  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No Yes 52,574[50]
YourExotic Asian Porn Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 57,129 [51]
TorrentUs None No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 60,833[52]
bitmetv.org Television  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 76,952[53]
blackcats-games.net Video Games Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 82,147[54]
etree Live Concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 109,728[55]
Tormovies Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 111,786[56]
Mamega.com None No[57] Yes[58] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 126,211[59]
Seedpeer  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 138,238[60]
thegft.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 144,195[61]
TranceTraffic  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 165,845[62]
Buhaypirata Networks Philippine Media Yes Yes Semi-public Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 342,190[63]
OpenBitTorrent None Yes No Yes No No No No No No 424,489[64]
MovieMagnet Movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 449,429[65]
AniRena Japanese/Asian media Yes Yes[66] Yes Yes[67] Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes 500,549[68]
Legit Torrents Legally free media[69] Yes Yes[70] Yes Yes[71] Yes Yes Yes No No No 524,558[72]
zoozle.org  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 559,878[73]
torrentportal.com  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 866,306[74]
coda.fm Albums  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 959,499[75]
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. ^ Rarbg at Alexa
  12. ^ The Old Pirate Bay at Alexa
  13. ^ "EZTV FAQ". 
  14. ^ "EZRSS". 
  15. ^ Eztv at Alexa
  16. ^ "Contact 1337x". 1337x. 
  17. ^ 1337x at Alexa
  18. ^ Isohunt at Alexa
  19. ^ IPTorrents at Alexa
  20. ^ BitSnoop at Alexa
  21. ^ t411 at Alexa
  22. ^ Demonoid at Alexa
  23. ^ "Torrent Reactor DMCA Info". torrent reactor. 
  24. ^ Torrent Reactor at Alexa
  25. ^ What.CD at Alexa
  26. ^ h33t at Alexa
  27. ^ TorrentLeech at Alexa
  28. ^ BTDigg at Alexa
  29. ^ "Torlock FAQ". Torlock. 
  30. ^ Torlock at Alexa
  31. ^ "YourBittorrent - Legal". yourbittorrent. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  32. ^ YourBittorrent at Alexa
  33. ^ AsiaTorrents at Alexa
  34. ^ Broadcasthe.net at Alexa
  35. ^ RevolutionTT at Alexa
  36. ^ FAQ RSS at MiniNova
  37. ^ MiniNova at Alexa
  38. ^ HDBits at Alexa
  39. ^ SceneAccess at Alexa
  40. ^ BT-Chat.com at Alexa
  41. ^ Waffles.fm at Alexa
  42. ^ MyAnonamouse at Alexa
  43. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  44. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  45. ^ Anime Suki at Alexa
  46. ^ FullDLs at Alexa
  47. ^ Torrent Project at Torrentproject
  48. ^ "DCMA". TorrentProject. 
  49. ^ TorrentProject at Alexa
  50. ^ Bitme at Alexa
  51. ^ YourExotic at Alexa
  52. ^ TorrentUs at Alexa
  53. ^ Bitmetv at Alexa
  54. ^ blackcats-games at Alexa
  55. ^ eTree at Alexa
  56. ^ Tormovies.org at Alexa
  57. ^ Mamega free download at Mamega
  58. ^ "Mamega". 
  59. ^ Mamega.com at Alexa
  60. ^ Seedpeer at Alexa
  61. ^ TheGFT at Alexa
  62. ^ TranceTraffic at Alexa
  63. ^ "Alexa Site Overview". alexa.com. 
  64. ^ Open BitTorrent at Alexa
  65. ^ MovieMagnet at Alexa
  66. ^ Browser at AniRena
  67. ^ RSS at AniRena
  68. ^ AniRena at Alexa
  69. ^ "Legit Torrents". 
  70. ^ Torrents at Legit Torrents
  71. ^ RSS at Legit Torrents
  72. ^ Legit Torrents at Alexa
  73. ^ [1] at Alexa
  74. ^ Torrent Portal at Alexa
  75. ^ Coda.fm at Alexa