Blu-ray Wesley Novack on 20 May 2007
HD torrents on BitTorrent update
HD Torrents on ThePirateBay.org
I did a quick search for “Blu-ray” on ThePirateBay.org (one of the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker websites) and it resulted in 34 hits within the video category. I took a quick screenshot of some of the results and edited the image to remove whitespace and undesired columns.
That’s quite a lot of ripped Blu-ray movie torrents. A search for “HD DVD” in the video category produced even more hits, resulting in 141 torrents! Don’t be fooled by the label @CHINA HDTV appearing on all of the torrents. These are mostly English Blu-ray videos, but they were added by the PirateBay user named “CHINA HDTV”. Apparently he labels his torrents with his username. A search for Blu-ray titles on TorrentSpy.com came up empty, but a search for HD DVD turned up approximately 10 HD DVD rips. Looking at the TorrentSpy results, it is clear that the PirateBay has a much larger selection of hd torrents.
The future of hd torrents
Will these Blu-ray and HD DVD torrents continue to grow in numbers? Definitely. As more and more consumers acquire Blu-ray and HD DVD optical drives, more and more Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD titles will be ripped and then shared as hd torrents on the net. But just because these hd torrents are available, it doesn’t mean that most pirates will actually care about them.
Keep in mind that this is just a quick snapshot of the current available hd torrents listed on a couple of the public torrent trackers. There are other elite, non-public communities such as HDBits.org that specialize in high definition content that will most certainly contain very large listings of hd torrents.
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