rss

Other Recent Articles

Subscribe rss

It's very easy to stay up to date with Seedpeer.
Get the latest news and updates by subscribing to
our news feed.

Share this news

10 Great tips for finding real torrents

Posted by Markus | 10 years ago on Monday 10 September 2007 10:58:21 to be more exact
We thought it would be a good idea to write a tutorial on how to find those "real" torrents in this day and age. Over the past few months we've seen an increase of released fake and passworded files. This tutorial should help you find what your looking for and will save you a lot of time and trouble.

1. Read the comments


No matter what torrent site you visit, always make sure to read the comments. If a file is fake you will almost certainly get a warning or recommendation from other people who downloaded the file.

2. Check for member uploads


Like many other torrent sites our members have the ability to upload torrents with their own username which is displayed on the details page. When hovering over their names a tooltip shows up and you can view the general rating of that member. If the rating is good then you can be assured that the file is real. However some members haven't been rated yet, in those cases we suggest you to check the other torrents uploaded by this user and read those comments.

3. Check the files


Always check the internal files of a torrent, if the title contains the words eztv or axxo for example and the file content has been packed then you can be sure that the file is fake or passworded. Generally speaking good release groups never pack files (video groups that is). You should also make sure that there are no files with suggestive words like password.html or something in that direction.

4. Check the flags!


On Meganova we have a function where users can report a file, when the report count hits a certain number a warning flag is displayed under the download link accompanied by a warning image (warning)

5. Not sure? Move on!


Lets say that you want to download a file and your not sure if its real and you don't see any comments or warnings. In this case I strongly advise to search for an alternative or ask the community for help by posting a comment.

6. Has it been released?


A lot of times we see torrents being uploaded even before something has been released. Make sure that the file you want to download has been released by its publisher, you can do this by simply checking the website of the content creator.

7. Check the verified section


A very easy way to tell if a file is real is by checking the verified torrents section on Meganova, we have several moderators who handpick the most requested

Show your support by digging this article!

41 comments

muzzleflash9600 10 years ago


I think these are great suggestions!

Smarty 10 years ago


Nice article, Im sure many people dont know all that!

Mast3R7 10 years ago


great list, helpful hints for the inexperienced. Would have been nice if I would have read something like that when I started messing with torrents, it would have saved me a lot of trouble and frustration.

Thanks

bkt 10 years ago


unexpected small video files or packed files usualy are fake and they contain link.

Great 10 years ago


Great stuff, definitely a good tutorial for the noobs amongst us.

garmin 10 years ago


thanks for the tips, ive downloaded a file thats taken ages!! only to open it and find out you need a password, its a right ballache

SANKOSENATOR 10 years ago


HELLO,
I AM VERY HAPPY WHEN I AM ON YOUR WEBSITE

scotia 10 years ago


Fanatastic good info for all thanks

salem 10 years ago


thank you for evry thing

al pacino 10 years ago


Thanks for the advice. If we all remember to put our comments in after a download, it will make life easier for everybody.

watcherz 10 years ago


Great advice Mate, And as al pacino said "If we all remember to put our comments in after a download, it will make life easier for everybody" Thx to you too Mate.

sartan 10 years ago


Id add that if there are a high number of seeders and leeches then the torrent is popular enough to warrant legitimacy. Be a lemming!

Hey! 10 years ago


How about this...


10) If your still unsure just trust your gut instinct or dont download it.

Fae 10 years ago


On #3, whats wrong with aXXo? I frequently download torrents by this user, and have never had any problems.. Is there something I should know?

Goatie 10 years ago


Another good thing to try is checking the data as you receive it, Azureus allows you to prioritize the downloading of the start and end of files, you can then use a program to ensure that the file is a legitimate file and not random data, for instance the UNIX file command is handy to check (but make sure you have the first piece of the file), also most video files can be previewed while they are partially download, so get a few % then try opening it in something.

Paul 10 years ago


No Fae, aXXo is legit. but if you ever see an aXXo video torrent and the file inside it is packed (.rar, .zip etc) then its fake. aXXo never compresses their videos.

The Profit 10 years ago


good suggestions for the newcomers and more advanced alike.

keep up the good work

goatse 10 years ago


Great advice! It makes my heart swell to see this...or at least I am moderately to extremely happy.

salman 10 years ago


good suggestion for a torrent this is my site http://believe-or-not.blogspot.com

bd926y2k 10 years ago


how do we ban the fakers? whats the purpose of psoting FAKE ASS TORRENTS? info was helpful tho thanks

Wraith 10 years ago


There IS a ten:

Check the SIZE. If what youre downloading is supposed to be a 2-hour movie, its not going to be 3MB, I dont care WHAT kind of amazing compression tricks theyre using.

Dia 10 years ago


Good video groups dont pack their files, eh? :/
I try my best to download only original releases, which are rarred.

http://whyrar.omfg.se/index_eng.php

jon 10 years ago


paul axxo is good but fake axxos r out there just beware if its dennis stalker it is fake never download dom player it is virus

jon 10 years ago


as a rule i only download ticked items and hundred percent real axxo it wiil tell u in comments

Alex 9 years ago


First of all aXXo is one of the best uploaders on this website, although some organizations like Media Defenders (DUMB ASSES!!!!!!!!!!) try to spam,virus, corrupt or just simply try to F*** up your expirience with torrents. And that way try to make you drop this kind o file sharing. Something thats not going to happen. !!!!!!!!!RIGHT!!!!!!!!!

jrblack60 9 years ago


I usally have too wait on a torrent to be in 1 file before I can download

How do I take mutiple files and turn them into movie

How do I handle rar files

Hans 9 years ago


You need 7zip or winrar to extract rar files

Damien 9 years ago


I'm new to downloading, I found your info very useful.

ohdare 9 years ago


excellant guide list u mentioned axxo i have had brill downloads of him he only does dvd rips
i think any others are fake and only using his name

sjayd67 9 years ago


brilliant!!!!!!!!!a little bit more specific would be great,

jester71 9 years ago


well smack my pony an call it harry very good blog didnt know half of it till now

junglistmaster 9 years ago


great work with the updating on this webpage. i think we all know that this is a good place to be in. say..... (goodbye to fake downloads) and dom x player we all know these ones are no good. it be great to download movies as iso file format ....rip 2 disc

ReBeLiOz 9 years ago


This may be silly but to make it compulsory to verify fake, real or poor quality files. This can be achieved by doing the following...
1: Making everyone register
2: In their account login, show the files they have downloaded so they can easily navigate back to the original download page for them to easily verify the file.
3: Setup an "EBAY like" feedback system to easily determine who the great folks and the culprits. Like a platinum seller for example would be similar to a "POWER SELLER"
Just a suggestion....

xrobo6 9 years ago


new to this. found your advice very helpful. THANK YOU ALL.

dungeon dave. 9 years ago


is Klaxxon and aXXo the same person?

foxxyredd67 9 years ago


Great advice everybody!!!
I love this site and I am proud to say so.
I even tell others that ask that ur site is the one to go to.
I've also downed fake files and hate that.
I have found that RAR files for movies (some) have backdoors and trojans in them!
so If a movie file is in RAR or ZIP of any kind I pass it by and not download it.
It is sooo sad that these people screw with people.
What is the point!!!!!!!!!!
GREAT JOB EVERYONE AT SEEDPEER!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!

oldnewone 8 years ago


i once downloaded a .rar that claimed to be songs about jane by maroon 5.....i was being dumb coz i went to the tpb page and saw all these comments bput a password and shit.I wasn't sure i shld download it bt i went ahead anyway...turns out the file ws effed up!!!!!LESSON:trust ur gut pple!!!if not ur gut,ur head.thnx for the tips,their brilliant!!!

theeman2009 8 years ago


this site rules heheheheheehehehehehheheeheheheheheeheh

theeman2009 8 years ago


Great advice everybody!!!
I love this site and I am proud to say so.
I even tell others that ask that ur site is the one to go to.
I've also downed fake files and hate that.
I have found that RAR files for movies (some) have backdoors and trojans in them!
so If a movie file is in RAR or ZIP of any kind I pass it by and not download it.
It is sooo sad that these people screw with people.
What is the point!!!!!!!!!!
GREAT JOB EVERYONE AT SEEDPEER!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!

some1 new 8 years ago


if u like being naked when 100 100 year old ladys with poop hangin from their mouths r lookin at u when ur naked.lol

Bill Gates 4 years ago


Apple sucks!