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Anyone know a good BT tracker?

Postby Bakemaster » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

I've been using torrents for a while but never created one before. Now I need to distribute a 1.68 GB avi render of a concert DVD that I produced and would like to use BT, but don't know my way around this tracker business. I do know that some trackers require the creator to register and that some also require people to have a password or an account to download. I am fine with registering myself but need for people to be able to connect to me without needing a password or account with the tracker.

I looked up Demonoid since it's gigantic and I find a lot of torrents marked as hosted there, but it's invite-only. I don't really know where to go from there.
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Postby Alpha Omicron » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:39 pm UTC

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Postby Castaway » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:39 pm UTC

I'm not sure if this is what you need, but Azureus can make .torrent files. Then you can just submit it to any big sites, like Isohunt and torrentspy.
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Postby Ketzerei » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:40 pm UTC

I can PM you a Demonoid invitation if you want.

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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:45 pm UTC

That would be great, Ketzerei.

@Castaway: Unfortunately no, I can make the file with uTorrent, and Isohunt/Torrentspy are search engines, not trackers.
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Postby Castaway » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:47 pm UTC

hmmm, i'm an idiot and have no idea what I'm talking about. I thought you could just host it from your computer and distribute it yourself.
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Postby Ketzerei » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

Bakemaster: sent.

Castaway: You need a tracker to do the coordination stuff, I believe. It's not something most people's computers are in a position to do themselves.

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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:41 pm UTC

Well, there's decentralized tracking, but not all BT clients have that ability and I'm not sure if it works as well.

I'm all set on Demonoid now, thanksya. Already got a peer. \m/
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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:46 pm UTC

You can be your own tracker with µtorrent, no tracker site necessary.

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Postby stormgren » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:41 am UTC

I know I will probably be torn to pieces and fed to wild animals for asking this, but could I please have a demonoid code? Somebody, anybody? I tried to register last time it was open, but never got an e-mail.

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Postby umbrae » Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:06 am UTC

Sent.

And my name is Chris.

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Postby Castaway » Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:19 am UTC

That's be a nice girls name. Doesn't it mean shade?
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Postby Gelsamel » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:26 am UTC

Demoniod isn't too great. I use Isohunt.com for games and movies.
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Postby stormgren » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:19 pm UTC

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Postby elminster » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:18 pm UTC

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Are the top 2 trackers i know of. Demonoid seem to be hosting more and more of the top content these days.

Alot of the others are just search engines (Mininova is pretty good btw).
µtorrent is nice, does the job well with little resources. Azureus is by far the most feature filled and the most popular atm, but a resource hog (*sigh* stupid java).

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Postby Øsse » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:42 pm UTC

I'd really like a Demonoid invite, as my current dorm doesn't have a local DC-hub, which my previous one had! It was great!

Hmm, I wanna see a movie. *Downloads 4GB rip and goes to the store to buy candy* And when I'm back it's finished!

I can offer another invite in return.

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Postby Ketzerei » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:06 pm UTC

I PM'd you one, Øsse.

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Postby Gifflen » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:15 pm UTC

suprnova.org is back online so you might wanna check that out
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Postby Bakemaster » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:58 pm UTC

Oh, in case anyone's interested, the file I'm torrenting is a DVD I produced of the meetup/concert series, SongFight! Live 2005: Sox and Rock. It's 2 hours, 11 minutes in duration and includes both good music and... not so good music. I doubt it will be of much interest to people who aren't into SongFight already, but what the hell, here's a download link.
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Postby Gelsamel » Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:32 am UTC

I got a Demonoid account but I never really use it, because it's Invite only what's uploaded is really specialised to the people who are invited. Often they don't have the anime or games I'm looking for.

isohunt.com is the easiest one to find stuff with imho.
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Postby Tractor » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:31 pm UTC

Øsse wrote:I'd really like a Demonoid invite, as my current dorm doesn't have a local DC-hub, which my previous one had! It was great!

Hmm, I wanna see a movie. *Downloads 4GB rip and goes to the store to buy candy* And when I'm back it's finished!

I can offer another invite in return.


That's one thing I miss about school, running the DC hub. :(
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Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:56 am UTC

Gelsamel wrote:I got a Demonoid account but I never really use it, because it's Invite only what's uploaded is really specialised to the people who are invited.

Yes, but you do have the advantage of far fewer dead torrents when users are required to keep a certain share ratio (except it doesn't update for some people).

And any torrent file you find on demonoid can be easily given to another person. They don't have to register to get the torrents. And it doesn't have any negative effect on your share ratio. Now that I've said this, I'm sure they'll do something about it. (or not, you never know)


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