Comparison of BitTorrent sites

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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 some of the most popular BitTorrent websites. The Alexa global ranking is accurate as of 30 January 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] 67[2]
Torrentz Search Engine No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No 208[3]
The Pirate Bay None No[4] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 222[5]
ExtraTorrent None No Yes Yes Yes No VIP only Yes  ?  ? 357[6]
Nyaa Torrents Anime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? 614[7]
YTS Movies  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? No[8] 740[9]
The Old Pirate Bay None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No 1,404[10]
EZTV Television[11] No Yes Yes Yes[12] Yes Yes Yes Yes No 1,598[13]
isoHunt None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? No 1,854[14]
1337x.to None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No 2,079[15]
IPTorrents None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? 2,586[16]
BitSnoop None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 2,963[17]


torrentreactor.net None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No[18] 4,211[19]
what.cd Albums Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 6,628[20]
TorrentLeech.org Scene Releases Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7,495[21]
h33t None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes  ? 8,066[22]
BTDigg None No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 9,322[23]
Torlock Verified Torrents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 10,411[24]
TorrentProject None No Yes[25] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 56,612[26]
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 32,667[27]
AsiaTorrents Asian Media Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No 15,655[28]
broadcasthe.net Television Yes  ? No  ? Yes  ? Yes  ?  ? 13,825[29]
revolutiontt.me  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 22,084[30]
Mininova Legally redistributable media No Yes Yes Yes[31] Yes Yes Yes No No 24,499[32]
BT-Chat.com Verified Groups No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 29,170[33]
SceneAccess.eu  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 27,786[34]
HDBits.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23,573[35]
TorrentUs None No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 33,587[36]
waffles.fm Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 41,953[37]
myanonamouse.net Books Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 42,080[38]
AnimeSuki Anime & otaku subculture[39] No Yes[40] Yes Yes Yes Only new torrents No No No 45,061[41]
FullDLs  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 50,390[42]
Bitme.org e-Learning  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 64,719[43]
Tormovies Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 111,786[44]
Mamega.com None No[45] Yes[46] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 126,211[47]


YourExotic Asian Porn Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No 79,304[48]
thegft.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 144,195[49]
TranceTraffic  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 165,845[50]


bitmetv.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 76,952[51]
blackcats-games.net Video Games Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 82,147[52]
etree Live Concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 109,728[53]
Buhaypirata Networks Philippine Media Yes Yes Semi-public Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 342,190[54]
AniRena Japanese/Asian media Yes Yes[55] Yes Yes[56] Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes 500,549[57]
OpenBitTorrent None Yes No Yes No No No No No No 424,489[58]


MovieMagnet Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 449,429[59]
zoozle.org  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 559,878[60]
Legit Torrents Legally free media[61] Yes Yes[62] Yes Yes[63] Yes Yes Yes No No No 642,636[64]
torrentportal.com  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 866,306[65]
coda.fm Albums  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 959,499[66]
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
  2. ^ KickassTorrents at Alexa
  3. ^ Torrentz at Alexa
  4. ^ Mennecke, Thomas. "The Pirate Bay Trackers Go Offline Forever". Slyck. Slyck. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  5. ^ The Pirate Bay at Alexa
  6. ^ ExtraTorrent at Alexa
  7. ^ Nyaa Torrents at Alexa
  8. ^ http://yts.re/dmca
  9. ^ YTS at Alexa
  10. ^ The Old Pirate Bay at Alexa
  11. ^ "EZTV FAQ". 
  12. ^ "EZRSS". 
  13. ^ Eztv at Alexa
  14. ^ Isohunt at Alexa
  15. ^ 1337x at Alexa
  16. ^ IPTorrents at Alexa
  17. ^ BitSnoop at Alexa
  18. ^ http://www.torrentreactor.net/dmca.php
  19. ^ Torrent Reactor at Alexa
  20. ^ What.cd at Alexa
  21. ^ TorrentLeech at Alexa
  22. ^ h33t at Alexa
  23. ^ BTDigg at Alexa
  24. ^ Torlock at Alexa
  25. ^ Torrent Project at Torrentproject
  26. ^ TorrentProject at Alexa
  27. ^ YourBittorrent at Alexa
  28. ^ AsiaTorrents at Alexa
  29. ^ Broadcasthe.net at Alexa
  30. ^ Revolutiontt at Alexa
  31. ^ FAQ RSS at MiniNova
  32. ^ MiniNova at Alexa
  33. ^ BT-Chat.com at Alexa
  34. ^ SceneAccess at Alexa
  35. ^ HDBits at Alexa
  36. ^ TorrentUs at Alexa
  37. ^ Waffles.fm at Alexa
  38. ^ MyAnonamouse at Alexa
  39. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  40. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  41. ^ Anime Suki at Alexa
  42. ^ FullDLs at Alexa
  43. ^ Bitme at Alexa
  44. ^ Tormovies.org at Alexa
  45. ^ Mamega free download at Mamega
  46. ^ "Mamega". 
  47. ^ Mamega.com at Alexa
  48. ^ YourExotic at Alexa
  49. ^ TheGFT at Alexa
  50. ^ TranceTraffic at Alexa
  51. ^ Bitmetv at Alexa
  52. ^ blackcats-games at Alexa
  53. ^ eTree at Alexa
  54. ^ "Buhaypirata". Alexa. 
  55. ^ Browser at AniRena
  56. ^ RSS at AniRena
  57. ^ AniRena at Alexa
  58. ^ Open BitTorrent at Alexa
  59. ^ MovieMagnet at Alexa
  60. ^ [1] at Alexa
  61. ^ "Legit Torrents". 
  62. ^ Torrents at Legit Torrents
  63. ^ RSS at Legit Torrents
  64. ^ Legit Torrents at Alexa
  65. ^ Torrent Portal at Alexa
  66. ^ Coda.fm at Alexa