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[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

I have good experience with rarbg.to, but I'm always interested in new trackers.

If anybody want to invite to private, I'm interested. Used to hang out at BaconBits with a very respectable ratio.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Tigole is 100% HEVC x265 = smaller files higher compression best quality

1337x has both x265 and x264, I think

qBittorent search engine is good

RARBG is my backup = only x264 though. small files have artifacts or quality files are huge

Torrentz2.eu/my is a glimpse into popular stuff

https://www.digbt.org/ is similar, catches all torrents and hashes - even if they aren't released

I don't know what private means. Or BaconBits. What are they?

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Im not the biggest fan of h265, partially since I think I see a small loss of visual quality at the gain of a much smaller file size, partially since none of my players have built in h264 hardware decoding (h264 is the bluray standard, hardware decoding is widely supported).

Private is private. Invitation only and often cool rares or uniques. High upload ratio is a must.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

A quick search (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=BaconBits) reveals:

"BaconBits, A BitTorrent Tracker for Redditors Only" (2009-12-28) https://torrentfreak.com/baconbits-a-bittorrent-tracker-for-redditors-only-091228/

"Applications have closed!" https://opentrackers.org/baconbits/

"What about BaconBits ?" https://www.reddit.com/r/trackers/comments/3ncvrt/what_about_baconbits/

https://www.narutoforums.org/members/baconbits.14748/

https://torrents.me/site/baconbits/

Maybe HappySmash will get his VPN going for us to start our own.

https://baconbits.org/ = some flash game (virus? mebe?)

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I think one of the greatest problems with any codec but seems to be much more obvious with x265 is that folks never state the quality of compression (ie. L1 to L4). You've been watching stuff that's been compressed hard with one pass and it's gonna be small but look like shit. Maybe that's a kid in a basement or maybe they've got 100 more episodes to do so they don't take the time to do mulitple passes and more complex encodes.

A futher problem is that for all the crunching down it takes processing to uncrunch it - so many phones still don't do x265 much less use it and suck up their batteries.

Tigole is always A+++ I've been a fan of various release groups but I've never been a fanboy until now. I even wrote this article: https://infogalactic.com/info/Tigole

I still don't understand what you mean. I'm interested in invite to private. Where is it, and and how do I get invited?

Right now I have high-down and low-up but will be getting fibre in my area within the year. We'll see how much that changes anything. I may need to get a VPN, like what Happysmash is building.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The #2 1337x is my jam, but today they're down so I was looking for news about it.