This is a relatively new site written in Ajax code language. Like any metasearch engine, Torrent Tree pulls its results from many other search engines. But Torrent Tree pulls *more* search results than any other current metasearcher. Definitely give this site a try.
2. Kick Ass Torrents.com
This site is a new favorite with a growing community. The interface is a distinctive earth color, and the search results display in a useful format of columns, including torrent health. The best part of Kick Ass Torrents is their comment and feedback system... the user community watches the quality of torrents, and offers their recommendations and warnings. Kick Ass Torrents could become a very big player in the P2P world of 2010. Check these folks out, and let's see if they grow in user size.
VCDQ.com is a new site here. This isn't even technically a torrent site... rather, it is a verification site that employs a committee of serious users to confirm that torrents do indeed exist for what you are seeking. Ideal for movie fans who want to verify if a new release is available for torrent download, VCDQ.com will indeed tell you if legitimate torrent files have been found and verified for that particular movie. You just need to copy-paste the torrent names and use a torrent search engine like Isohunt.com to locate the seeds. Definitely give VCDQ.com a try; this is a great resource for avoiding fake torrent files and finding true files faster.
4. The Pirate Bay
For years, TPB was the premiere torrent search site. But since April of 2009, the Swedish courts changed TPB forever. The four Pirate Bay founders were sentenced to a year in prison and $3.5 million USD in fines. Today, the Pirate Bay operates within the technical boundaries of copyright law: not as expansive nor as deep with its new torrent index, but by using meta-linking to other sites, TPB is still an excellent torrent search destination.
5. Torrent Pond Torrentpond.com
Has been recommended by several users this spring of 2010. As a meta-searcher, Torrentpond will scour other sites for you, attempt to filter out old and fake torrents, and then offer you an easy-to-browse list. You will need to tune out the plentiful advertising and occasional popups, but the site offers very thorough searching in return.
a UK torrent site that is very popular with European downloaders
This Netherlands site offers a simple interface and large index of torrents. It also offers a broad selection of European language movies and music.
8. Torrent Funk
Torrent Funk is the most popular recent addition to this list. Torrent Funk does not use user ratings of torrents; instead they use 'verified status', which some people prefer to ratings. The interface can be difficult to discern between sponsored ads and the actual torrent links. But the Torrent Funk site layout is pleasing, the cross-movie recommendations are very helpful, and several About.com readers highly recommended Torrent Funk. Give this site a try, and watch if it will grow over time.
this site offers something really unique: IMDB ratings and vote information right on the search page. You can see public opinions on the movie itself before you download.
Isohunt is a longtime site that has earned both the respect of P2P users everywhere...and the negative attention of the recording industry. While being sued by the CRIA, the Isohunt team continues to provide solid service. The Isohunt community monitors itself for fake files. When choosing your torrents, read the user comments, and only trust those files that have earned multiple green positive replies at Isohunt. Avoid any torrents that have red font numbers and negative comments, and you should be have good experiences at Isohunt.
11. Alive Torrents
Alive Torrents focuses on torrents that have a solid swarm base and an active readership.
This was recommended recently by readers.
This site is delightfully clean and fast. For high-volume downloaders, this site is a really slick choice.
14. Torrent Root
as another metasearch engine, Torrent Root will scan through other search engines on your behalf, and display the results in a slick tabbed interface.
Now Torrents (allegedly) offers a special service: it filters out fake/dead torrents. It also offers date-range searching, so you can search for specific years of content (e.g. Flight of the Conchords, 2008).
The opposite of yourbittorent.com's clean design, ExtraTorrent.com is very visual and very busy. But the thumbnails and file information at this site are tremendous. This site is definitely worth trying, as it is very browsing-friendly for discovering movies and music artists.
Demonoid is a private community, and members are held liable for any leeching that their invited friends do in this community. If you are lucky enough to get a Demonoid membership, invite your friends carefully, lest you lose your own membership.
btscene is a longtime player in the file sharing game. This website does have annoying popups and adult advertising, but it does offer a solid library of torrents. It does a good job of featuring very recent torrents (good for people who follow television shows), and presenting many browsing choices at a glance.
(formerly known as "Bi-Torrents", BiteNova is a free Torrent site with a spartan look and fast searching format.)
this torrent service claims to filter out bad torrents, viruses, DRM locks, passwords, and fakes.
a very spartan-looking torrent engine, with fast results and icons that denote verified sources.
(special thanks to reader, Jonathan R., for this link)
is another torrent meta-search engine that is gaining popularity.
(formerly Bitoogle.com) (the 'original' bittorrent search engine, which has now morphed into a metasearch engine. The results from your Bitoogle searches will point to various other torrent search sites. This site has been redirected recently.)
which has been rebranded as "Seed Peer"
a competent German search engine for finding specific files, cracks, and serials.
Torrentscan is another meta-search engine that provides reliable results. The interface can seem cluttered, but just use the sidebar on the left to narrow your search results.
(the official Torrent website by Bram Cohen, the designer of the Python BitTorrent format.)
An obscure-but-good metasearch engine. Pore through 8 other torrent sites quickly by using Entertane.com
this is a kind of launchpad search engine that offers choices where you want to search.
Blues Brothers is a private site with a strong community and file-sharing ethic. As a private site, you can expect the leeching (selfish) users to be reduced. The BB community also strives to police itself by carefully watching each member's upload ratio... if you abuse your ratio, you are blocked from downloading until you donate. This policy may seem a bit harsh, but members seem to really appreciate it.
Bitsoup is a favorite with some P2P downloaders, but this summer 2010 has not been a warm time at the Bitsoup community. There are allegations of draconian forum moderation and heavy-handed administrators being abusive to members. If you try Bitsoup, let us know how they treat you there.
(For legal linux torrents and virtual machines.)
(This new beta search site is dedicated to media on progressive political content: audio, video, photos, reports, transcripts and other files. This is a place for activists to share their message, and for people to learn about other political choices. Unfortunately, the owners have had to move the site because of legal/financial pressures. We hope to see it back soon.)
(A newer torrent search engine that several readers are very fond of.)
As of March 2010, Thunderbytes is a private site that you'll need an invitation to join.
One About.com reader, frills, strongly recommends this private site. The download speed is supposedly very fast, and users help each other with their custom requests for torrents. If you are a member of this recommended site, please let us know how you are treated there.
While the name is awkward to type, these folks offer a solid semi-private search site. The memberships might be closed soon, so visit them right away!
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