June 16, 2011
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5. Torrent Cafe
This young new private site needs users, but About.com readers already like the service. The interface is not as clean as some of its competition, but the seed-to-leech ratios are excellent right now. Sign up and give Torrent Café a try... let us know what you think of it.
Fenopy has some compelling features. Fenopy is fully integrated with IMDB and Last.fm radio, so it has some friendly methods for browsing and discovering movies and music. A graphics gallery of large and motivating thumbnails adorns the home page, and the fake finder feature is also very useful for avoiding bad files. Definitely give Fenopy a try.
Isohunt is offered at three different servers: 'Isohunt Lite', 'Isohunt.hk'. and the original Isohunt.com. The Canadian Recording Industry Association has forcibly compelled Isohunt in April of 2010 to change its torrent indexing, or else be prosecuted for secondary copyright infringement. Accordingly, Isohunt Lite is formatted to be a form of 'Web-wide torrent Google', but with the sorting, ranking, and user rating features of Isohunt.com. Isohunt.com continues to operate under an umbrella of threat of being shut down, so don't wait to use this service while you can. Details of the CRIA lawsuit are available at the Isohunt Lite web page above.
August 2010: Isohunt.com has been fueled by adult advertising. It's not quite pornographic, but Russian dating service ads abound. This will be a turnoff for some users, but the Isohunt.com service is still one of the very best torrent indices you will find online.
NEW: BitSnoop was recommended by reader Melody, who speaks very highly about its navigability, reliability, and clean design. Using a growing community of users to help police the content, BitSnoop offers minimal advertising and reassuring tagging of good torrents. Look for the green 'verified' tags, and you're bound to find good downloads here. Definitely try BitSnoop.com, and let us know what you think of this newer site.
Demonoid is the benchmark private torrent site. All other private P2P communities compare themselves to Demonoid, and even with the massive competition, Demonoid still remains a top site in the eyes of downloaders everywhere. If you successfully get a registered membership at Demonoid, do not abuse it. Thousands of people are happy to take your spot if you do not share files and maintain your requisite ratio.