Weebs >>>/out/ edition
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Check out the wiki and update it yourself if you want more instead of complaining like a fucking faggot. https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Private_trackers
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Various tracker IRCs and sites open for signup
Use >>>/g/ptg as a link to find the /ptg/ thread.
Remember the following:
>staff occasionally read these generals and have posted here before.
>staff may pretend to be normal users asking for invites and when you invite them, they ban you for inviting strangers
>people may report emails and other personal info posted here to staff to get you banned.
>most of the invite offers here are people trolling you with false hope - begging for invites is a waste of time and you should just interview
Ok whoever said the autists at BTN took 2-3 hours to upload anime shit, was lying. They somehow up it before it even shows on IRC.
There's no hope guys. It's over.
>mfw beet import -ql
You're looking in the wrong channels probably. You didn't even know that they released everything on nyaa at the same time, you don't sound like someone who has torrented airing anime Tbh my troubled friend.
>Ok whoever said the autists at BTN took 2-3 hours to upload anime shit, was lying
Sorry, was just talking from experience, got more than 12k snatches this way
Maybe you got in other channel? They can't up it before it goes on IRC, as that's the first announce, then it's nyaa.
Horriblesubs doesn't sub anything, they just rip shit from crunchyroll and release it to the public.
The people on BTN are either ripping it themselves before HS does and uploading it or you're in the wrong channel.
You do know you gotta give an explanation to why you're getting a refund for an ebook right? This isn't some computer part you can return cause you don't want anymore, they know people strip the drm with calibre and return them.
99% of what I've seen on BTN has a group tag like [Commie] or [HorribleSubs] so I don't think they rip the content themselves.
If I'm really on the wrong channel, then which one should I be on?
There's only one channel, they're either ripping it themselves and labeling it Horriblesubs anyways since the size of the release should be the same or they're horriblesubs staff.
Just for a comparison...taking the most recent release:
Nyaa = 22:10
IRC = 22:11
BTN = 22:13:06
Time in GTM/UTC. These guys either have 10gbit connections or bots, or both.
Either of those possibilities fucks anyone trying to get some uploads at BTN. I can't compete with this.
you reek of couldn't get a HDB invite salty faggot and it's incredibly funny seeing it manifest every thread.
As we've said many, many, many times now. We (or I at least) download the best copy.
75% of the time that's the encode as it's been zoned, filtered and balanced bordered to fix banding, blocking and dirty lines respectively OR it's a HYBRID of the best BD sources rather than just one with certain flaws.
As a rule of thumb, if a source doesn't compress well, the remux is the only good option. This happens 25% of the time to be generous.
We'v Te shown you examples of this multiple times and the only reason you need to be told over and over again is because you don't want to believe that your own collection isn't perfect.
Get over yourself, learn something, move on.
>I'm in HDB and I don't even use it lel
As with all things on 4chan, pics or it didn't happen grandpa.
Never really took private trackers seriously. Got into a few of them (PTP/AB/What) a couple years ago and have maintained accounts with moderate amounts of seeding, nothing major. I want to start contributing more and make PU on what, but have no idea how.
How do you even find things to upload that haven't been done before? I've managed to get a little more than 2GB of upload by grabbing a couple things off freeleech.
Tbqh I don't believe most of encoders don't choose mostly the screenshots that make their encodes look transparent for comparison. There's always some loss and you don't really know how much there is, because all you can see prior to downloading is info on encode and 5-10 sets of screens at best. You might say that screenshots of a typical problematic scenes could show the whole picture, but I'd say it's not true. I'm encoder myself, did many good ones, but none of them was 100% transparent. And each time I picked frames for comparison, I could easily make tons of screens that looked lossless even in "bad" scenes, but in other similar scenes my encode wouldn't look so good. You say 75% of sources need filtering and that's not true either. Most of them don't. From my experience, dirty lines is the most common issue, but it's typical mostly for DVDs and it's really the most autistic thing, not many care about it unlike banding/blocking/color issues, which are more noticeable. So, that fool is somewhat right, when filtering is not needed (most of the times) and if you don't care about the size, remux or BD is the best and safest option.
Bigboyz is back up and they have a new recruitment thread for Brokenstones for all you Mac queers.
I have less than 2 weeks to watch 50 hours, if I want to catch up. So I can't really wait for DON's slow ass.
I forgot to mention, size doesn't matter. Thanks for the help.
They do but it's far easier to get in with the interview unless you've already got old accounts. I think AHD recruitment requires HD-Veteran and a 6 month old account. I assume it's similar at weebytes and others.
How to get Elite:
>find unseeded torrent from application section
>download shit from useless general tracker'
>upload to what
>get 500GB never having to fill requests
God these "private" communities. Such shit.
Hi /g/uys, I was reading this thread for a few days now, and you all talk about this "HDBits" site.
I found a place selling invites for $75 each, and I bought one, and haven't received an email for a few days now?
Was I scammed /g/?
Get GECKOS 720p, or the ntb 720p webrip to tide you over until DON.
NCmt are a new-ish AHD internal group. They've done the first few season like DON, but they're larger filesizes and the quality is worse (if you check the archives I posted comparisons between DON and NCmt S01E01 a while back and there was obvious banding in the NCmt opening titles, and the rest of the NCmt screens looked debatably a little worse than DONs in every instance).
I'm a little into S09 on my rewatch at the moment. Hope you're enjoying them m8. I also hope the new season is reasonable too :^)
Cheers, man! I actually started downloading GECKOS a little while ago, but wasn't sure I made the right decision, but now with your post, I feel good about my choice.
I've never watched the final 2 seasons before, hope there are some good episodes in there! Might do a complete re-watch after the new season.
>On the plus side, you do get the sweet retro charm of lo-res.
Yeah but no though. Retaining 4:3 is one thing - and a good thing, cutting frames to make them fit widescreen is haram. But low res doesn't hold charm over high res 'just because'.
GECKOS is a solid choice. Even though it's scene, it's still bluray, so the quality is great for all but the most autistic viewer (and like we mention, DON isn't available for those late seasons yet).
I actually really like S08. S07 was a bit of a mess in my opinion (too many bad 'funny' episodes), and if you get on with Doggett's character (and can deal with less Mulder) you'll probably have a good time. S09 is a little less good. Mytharc goes wonky and confusing, and most of the MotW eps aren't so great (though my memory is fuzzy about a lot of them). Worth powering through for the finale though.
You're welcome f.am.
Apologies if you're already aware, but did you know that the frames aren't completely cropped to make them 16:9 in the remasters? Most of the filming was actually done with a larger frame in mind, so the rescanned film actually provides a lot more content in terms of the image. Worth noting that on some scenes there is a little bit of cropping, but the majority of the time it's either negligible or outweighed by the extra horizontal content in the rest of the scenes.
Also for some reason X-Files felt fine for me in SD. Probably that 90s VHS nostalgia, but it fits the aesthetic of the show (quietly ignoring the fact I'm replacing everything with the HD rips now).
ALSO, forgot to mention. Hype for Fall S03? I hear it's filming right now for airing later this year. I'll be happy if they conclude the series here, tbqh. I feel like there needs to be some closure to the story arc now.
Only for one thing tbph (to be perfectly honest).
>he's making me do another unnecessary autopsy
I watched the first episode of S2 when it aired, but never got back to it. They still haven't finished that fucking case? Fook in hell. I'll just wait until S3 airs before picking it up again, not like I was in a rush anyways.
Definitely hyped, they left us all in such a cliffhanger last season. I really like these dark crime dramas. Watched Top of the Lake and Happy Valley and had the same vibe. Obviously Gillian pulls off her female protagonism in the best way possible.
The X files bluray boxset might be worth owning though if there is a good enough sale in the near future I reckon.
>"what are you doing with this man's body?!"
lel ur done mulder
>dark crime dramas
Hop on Hinterland, my friend. S02 airing right now. I'm a little bias (based on it's locale), but it's very good.
I'm halfway through S01 of Bron. Not what I expected but pretty good. Looking forward to trying Forbrydelsen too.
Thanks, I have S01 stored. It's Welsh right? I have to finish Wallander too.
Yep, both thoroughly engrossing. But I need breaks between these as I get too depressed sometimes.
Ya got me f.am.
Yeah. Mostly English language though. If I had to pick a flaw, I'd say the episodes can feel a bit same-y, and that's it's very bleak. Perhaps not one to be marathoning!
>mfw u tryna hunt ufos but the skin-man always on yo ass
c-can I make you some scarjo screens?
I AM THE MARLBORO MAN
yfw kryceck is at it again
>Apologies if you're already aware, but did you know that the frames aren't completely cropped to make them 16:9 in the remasters? Most of the filming was actually done with a larger frame in mind, so the rescanned film actually provides a lot more content in terms of the image. Worth noting that on some scenes there is a little bit of cropping, but the majority of the time it's either negligible or outweighed by the extra horizontal content in the rest of the scenes.
I don't know about all 4:3->widescreen content but have you seen what they did to Seinfield? Ouch, that got cut badly.
>spend all this time downloading autism encodes
>no one posts glorious 19yo 1080p scarjo
It's not 4:3 widescreen content. To massively oversimplify for you because I'm lazy, it was filmed is "widescreen" and cropped to 4:3. So the DVD's are actually the shit crops.
>It's not 4:3 widescreen content. To massively oversimplify for you because I'm lazy, it was filmed is "widescreen" and cropped to 4:3. So the DVD's are actually the shit crops.
I understood what you're saying, I'm saying that isn't always the case. Some shit either was filmed in 4:3 then cut for 16:9 or they're sadists who couldn't be fucked rescanning properly.
>Scarlett Johansson said that she was reluctant to be filmed in practically transparent panties until Sofia Coppola modeled the panties herself to show her how they would look.
Yeah, it's a case by case basis. X-Files was how to do 4:3 -> 16:9 correctly. The recent Simpsons 16:9 airing was not.
For more X-Files info:
forgot the fucking image, somehow.
WHERE IS SHE YOU CIGARETTE SMOKING SONNOVABITCH
sorry fox we r doin scarjo now
You're killing me, man. She was too qt in this.
Anyone else have a soft spot for alien ScarJo, even when she's not being lewd?
I haven't seen UTS yet :(
matt pls come quick i need sum dikalso there's a bear
o i am laffin
love you too, anon.
>not just posting your on own images on this imageboard.
You are the cancer. Talk about private trackers for once kid.
Good trump, thanks m8.
>a wild neon demon appears
I don't have any hershlag movies with me right now but I agree. My Jewfu.
That's a good feel! It's a pity PTP is so easy though. It was one of my last trackers when I get in and I was so good at the RPG by then it was kind of dissapointing desu.
Don't all you 'muricans have amazon accounts anyway? Just do it in amongst your legit stuff and nobody will ever give a fuck.
Based W E S.
Just taking a moment out of my day to thank private trackers for the massive increase in /comfort/ that my life has acquired thanks to them.
>"no good will come of it"
Its funny how people like to try to justify torrenting. No you're stealing work and property and if you have to try to morally justify it to yourself then maybe you shouldn't do it. When I torrent I know I'm being a shitty person and I'm sure as hell not going to make excuses, and there's hardly ever an excuse for it.
No one's trying to justify it. I don't think you get it.
We do not give, a fuck.
There are reasons I could give you as to the advantages of torrenting apart from not costing anything but you don't really care.
>When I torrent I know I'm being a shitty person
>I hate this 'argument'. Stealing is wrong, period. No one is entitled to free content even if by some mechanism, the would be seller makes money anyway.
You're still not getting it. We don't, care.
If you really do think of yourself as a shitty person then that's not good lad. Perhaps you shouldn't torrent if you think that about yourself.
I've never had any sort of internal debate with myself about torrenting. I can, so I do.
You don't get it
You don't own ideas. Period. You own things. Data on your hard drive is a thing you own, so you have the natural right to make a copy and distribute it.
If you want to make maximum money off something that can be copied for cheap, don't give away copies to be copied in the first place. Capiche?
>b-b-b-ut then making billions would be hard. i'd only make millions! why can't we have a world where musicians are richer than people that cure diseases!?
>Based W E S
>mfw I deleted my copy of TGBH by accident
I don't know where I'd be without trackers honestly, I don't know how I managed to live before.
step up, famalam
Yeahhhh, I literally just use the PTP guide. Is there a better (but still simple) alternative?
>b-b-b-ut then making billions would be hard. i'd only make millions! why can't we have a world where musicians are richer than people that cure diseases!?
Well to be fair, musicians and actors make more people happier than surgeons even if surgeons do better work.
Out of interest have you done anything to these images? What copies are they?
They look like they've been really, really badly downscaled. Look at the aliasing in the last screen around their ears/head
They're all 720p, p2p internals. Followed PTP's guide for quick screenshots.
Not for watching. I use MPC (or Plex more commonly, actually). Only for screenshots based on PTPs recc.
Honestly there's something very wrong with those screenshots. Did you see the aliasing I'm talking about? That's not on the encode.
Would you mind taking a shot of this frame
in MPC to compare?
Even so, people aren't actually willing to make musicians and actors richer than doctors. They're so valueless that the need to twist the law in the favor of labels and other promoters to make the money their greedy hearts desire.
The U.S. Constitution specifies, in the motherfucking copyright clause, accursed be that poorly thought out shit: "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries"
Are pop music and film useful arts? Video games?
Is life+70 limited times?
Is the exclusive right transferable to an abstract being like a record label or studio? Can such a thing even be an author or inventor? Should it?
Probably not, but butch actorsman wants a lot of fucking money and goldberg shekelstein needs a big fucking budget to not only pay butch actorsman a lot of fucking money, but one-up previous films with showy special effects so it can gross that money.
Meanwhile, those who indulge in the useful arts inevitably produce products and service techniques, which are PATENTED, not copyrighted, so they don't need copyright anyways. We should just ditch that entire portion of IP law.
>he thinks copyright law applies to torrenting
lolwot are you geniunely retarded?
no one when they torrent something are disputing the property rights
they're simply making copies and sharing them which is perfectly legal in many countries
>The verification tests were therefore performed using reference software encoders that had been developed in the standardization work and used very similar encoding algorithms and configurations that were selected to represent important applications. These publicly available reference software codebases are known as the HEVC model (HM) for HEVC  and the joint model (JM) for AVC 
right, so if you only want to use the reference encoders, it's beneficial to use H.265. not really surprising, but of course not very relevant for real world encoding.
It's a documentary series filmed over 10 years, filmed by 2 film school grads. The video qualify is shit to begin with. Either of the HD copies out there now are fine you stupid autist. It's not a Bluray of a $300 million budget blockbuster. The picture quality looks like shit no matter who encodes it. Only the 10th episode looks like it has been properly filmed.
if the site has bonus points you could trade for upload, that will keep giving you more buffer just from seeding. and the more you seed, the more upload you will also get because people will download more from you. so larger buffer will come more or less automatically.
>tfw chick I met in a Skype thread is sending me lewds
Wat do /ptg/?
>getting your jimmies russled this hard
The current "bitgamer" is not related to the old bitgamer and is shit anyway.
You can get in Blackcats by going on their IRC and asking for an invite, not sure how far you would get with that though to be honest. Your best bet is probably to just get into any half decent tracker you can and work your way in. Do the what.cd interview if you can and go from there. Animebytes is another good one with a decent PU invite forum and much easier to get PU on, if they still have open applications it's worth a try, fucking easy to bullshit your way into it, I don't even watch anime, I just googled some names of some shows and made up some bullshit about why I like them.
GGn is better than Blackcats when it is actually working anyway.
Shit thats hard,Im just a neet.
well its still a PT and as far as one i have.
it is slow though.
Could i maybe get a link to BC IRCA?
I use bakabt but maybe ill try Animebytes.
Ive heard about GG, is that hard to get into?
>well its still a PT and as far as one i have.
It's better than public trackers if you have nothing else but if I were in your position I'd be trying to get into something better.
>Could i maybe get a link to BC IRCA?
Read through the links in the OP, you'll discover more useful info there too.
>I use bakabt but maybe ill try Animebytes.
Animebytes is better than BakaBT if you're actually into anime so I'm told, but that's not really the point I'm making, I'm saying just get into AB and get to PU then you'll have access to a lot of recruitment threads.
>Ive heard about GG, is that hard to get into?
Maybe a bit harder than BCG but not much effort and completely achievable. If you can get in BCG now then you should do that and use it until you are able to get into GGn.
>ill try BC IRC, what should I say.
I don't know for sure what they're looking for or if there is an official invite avenue, but from what I've heard there is an IRC channel where people give out invites. Have your proofs from bitgamer ready, they will probably ask for at least one proof, maybe even two, but if you have decent stats on bitgamer that may be enough on its own.
The best trackers generally take more effort to get into. GGn is harder than any other video games tracker but also better than any other. It's fine to not get into it right now and use what you have available, but you can work towards it by building up decent proofs from a variety of trackers.
please go back to /b/
Why do you enjoy people hating you and coming to places so people can tell you to leave?
What is your end-game anon? Do you plan suicide later this week?
So you didn't come from /b/ but from reddit eh?
Anyone, I know I sound like a retard but im not sure what im doing wrong. My browser might be blocking it but even after i allow it, it says server was not found.
Does anybody want to help me try to restore some quality to these threads?
Any /ptg/ newcomers, feel free to ask any question, no matter how stupid other people say it is, and I'll try to answer.
Protip: Check the links in the OP for some answers to basic questions but also bear in mind that some info is outdated.
In mirc when i join //irc.blackcats-games.net/invites, it just connects me by myself with no other quests. Is it because im using the webchat server? or do i put the full //irc.blackcats-games.net/invites (games) link , you know with (games).
goddamn..open mirc, click on the hammer icon (second from the left), click on servers-add description: blackcat server: irc.blackcats-games.net port: 6667..connect..you will be automatically thrown into #waitingroom and there in the topic it says "referrals: join #invites..click on #invites
Thank you, im just a old retarded neet, sorry.
Still not sure what to say, I do have a bit gamer account, thats all I have.
Yeah I know, I kek'd myself. I guess I'm just used to just deleting shit if I don't want in like on WCD. I knew they had HNRs on shows, VNs and MANGA like PTP and shit but I had no idea they enforced HNRs on music, that's just fucking retarded.
Go into the channel first and just lurk, see what happens there, try to figure out how people get invites. Once you have an idea (maybe it's pm a specific person, maybe it's wait and see til someone offers invites, maybe it's a channel command) go forward with it and just tell them what you have, a bitgamer account with (presumably) decent stats. I can tell you right now if you can't even produce proofs with at least one good account somewhere with decent stats you have zero chance. But assuming your bitgamer account is good you may have a chance. Wait and see what people ask you and just be honest. Mostly, try to appear to be an honest person if you can't appear to be knowledgeable, and show an intent to learn and improve yourself. If at all possible also show them that you may be a potential uploader in future because all sites look for good uploaders.
I have a technique that is fairly effective. I'd tell you but I don't want to give it away because I'll need to use it myself when I get back into what. All I'll say is that there are ways of doing it without having to ever drop a penny on anything and you have the ability to do it at your fingertips. Just try to think of places you can get content that may be grabbed. Think about what kind of content is grabbed and if there are any special cases that are safe bets.
It's not usually a test but it's always a safe bet that a PT admin is being a cunt in some way. However, in this case they probably simply don't dedicate that much time to recruitment. It's a laborious endeavour for them, you just have to wait it out.
I get manga from our sexy goddess, I don't really play VN's that much but I got the new Fate VN from GGN and I've not needed to download anime old anime in ages.
Meh i can get all the manga i want at madokami and i probably got more manga in my drives than there is on ab
Yes, you could eventually grab it with your BP but it's a good point
Not really interested
Already fapped to all the good hentai there is and it already grew old on me.
You are part of the problem with /ptg/. I'm on all the trackers I want to be. I don't brag about it, it's not supposed to be a special thing. We're supposed to help people here and talk about the trackers. Not act like it's something special or difficult to get into.
Your logic is warped. It's precisely the autistic nature of PT admins that make the best trackers the best, so the better a tracker is, the more autistic the people that run said tracker are as a general rule. Therefore, the best trackers have the worst IRC networks,
What earthly sane reason do you have for associating with admins who are known to get their jimmies rustled over the most inane bullshit and will find literally any reason they can to ban you. Stay under the radar for your best bet.
I'm just showing that things can change for people. I'm 28 now but I first got into PTs when I was about 18 (DAE OiNK), even by the time I had accounts at pretty much all decent trackers like five years ago I was still a penniless virgin, but things turned around for me and I brought my PTs along for the ride.