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A new meta-search engine has emerged on the p2p file sharing scene. Called Torfinder.com, the site scans through 14 different sites to help you find what you’re looking for and in doing so “will use its smart filter to remove any of the fake and slow torrents that we wouldn’t want to download leaving us with high grade download material.”
Any regular downloader knows the usefulness of this sort of service as it easily allows you instant access to sites where you can find and grab the files you want – be they movies, songs, games, ebooks, etc.
While TorFinder is a free service where there are no subscriptions, or products to pay for, it links instead to other popular sites which do require you to buy accounts.
When searching for a title, the results will automatically display detailed info about the file you want: its location (the sites you can go to download the file), its size, the number of seeds and peers, the health of the download. A great feature is that the results are placed into different categories – when I entered Metallica, for example, I was given results under various such categories – from music and games (Guitar Hero – Metallica) to movies and eBooks (Best of Metallica – [Piano-Vocal-Chords]).
Currently, TorFinder supports the following filesharing sites: TorrentReactor, isoHunt, FullDls, Fenopy, BTJunkie, TorrentBit, Extratorrent, KickAssTorrents, SuprNova, Monova, NewTorrents, SeedPeer, TorrentBox, ExtreamNova so there’s plenty of chances to find what you’re looking for. It also offers you the ability to tick off all these sites or just the ones you prefer in your searching and view 50 most recent searches.
As a final treat, on the homepage you will also be kept posted about what’s going on in the file sharing world with the latest information from specialized file sharing news sites.
Filed under: Announcements & Events, Downloads, File-Sharing Programs, Networks & Services, Tops
To get a better view on how the peer-to-peer scene is evolving with respect to what file sharing software people prefer to download, we keep you posted weekly with the latest numbers. So here’s a list with last week’s top ten most downloaded p2p file sharing programs – the chart is based on figures published by Download.cnet.com and it refers to the number of times a p2p client was downloaded from their site (click on the names for download):
Week ended February 28
|P2P Client||Number of downloads (last week)||Number of downloads (total)|
|1.Limewire (current version 5.4.8)||411,731||202,045,809|
|2.Frostwire (current version: 4.20.2)||144,398||27,534,055|
|3.BitComet (current version: 1.19)||126,483||76,605,086|
|4.uTorrent (current version 2.0 build 17920)||68,142||7,359,255|
|5.Mp3 Rocket (current version 5.3.8)||44,038||5,662,121|
|6.BitTorrent (current version 6.4)||31,530||16,190,313|
|7.ZapShare (current version 3.6)||86,437||26,283|
|8.Vuze (current version: 188.8.131.52)||12,329||7,154,564|
|9.Limewire Pro (current version: 5.4.8) (buy)
|10.Ares Galaxy (current version: 2.1.5)
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We’re back this week with the music chart posted by the guys at Kickasstorrents, a site we like a lot (and whose traffic has already beaten Mininova’s) . The Music Top 5 presented here applies for this site alone and represents just a random selection from the most popular album downloads picked by the site’s crew.
The old meets the new in this week’s chart with albums from Drake, John Mayer or Snoop Dogg – the top also features the discography of a very loved rock band – Red Hot Chilly Peppers.
You can watch (and download) the albums below. Enjoy!
Last week’s top
Filed under: Announcements & Events, File-Sharing Programs, Networks & Services, Legal P2P News & Issues
Russia’s largest file sharing website has been shut down by police for copyright infringement.
While this is not the first legal operation against such a site the premiere consists in being the first shutdown operation and it caused a torrent of protests. Part from this, an increasing number of users (currently more than a thousand) have started formed their own protest movement.
However, its owners wasted no time and in spite of impending legal charges, and registered torrents.ru under a different domain name, saving their database and clients.
“This out-of-the-blue decision is proof of the incompetence of our police. What was done was utterly illegal – you have to have a decision from the court before you can just cut off a website,” commented editor of Hacker magazine, Nikita Kislitsyn.
Emphasizing the danger of creating such a precedent Yury Romanov from the Community for Legal Exchange of Information said: “This is an alarm bell. Today it has happened to a torrent website, but tomorrow it could be anyone.”
Of course views upon the issue are split – one of Russia’s leading film directors, Yury Grymov, for example, hailed the news:
“Piracy takes away ninety percent of our profits. It has destroyed cinema in this country and we can’t finance the films we want as a result. It is high time the government did something about pirates.”
Watch below a video dealing with the shutdown (via RT):
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Grabatorrent.com is a new file sharing website where music and movie buffs can search for and download their favorite artists and flicks or discover new content in terms of entertainment.
The site’s main categories (besides the ones for each of its specific type of files) are: new movies, most popular movies, new albums, most popular albums, new series, most popular series; you can also check out the site’s top most downloaded movies, music albums or series. If you’ve used another popular site, Coda.fm, before then downloading music with Grabatorrent will be quite familiar.
A nice feature (which is still under development) is the ability to browse content by artists, when searching for music, or by actors, when searching for movies. Each movie comes with a full description of its cast and other useful info. Also quite useful, when clicking a specific genre, the site lists alphabetically all the movies included in that genre.
All the films and music albums the site offers come with the original cover arts. We liked that you get detailed info about artists, album reviews, even the official releasing date, track listing, and the number of downloads for each album.
We’re waiting for more content on Grabatorrent – the site could use some improvements but being at an early stage let’s give it some time: ‘We launched just a while ago, Please, help us grow and build a great community for everyone to enjoy.’