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  1. Dino8

    Transmission 3.0

    Transmission 3.0 Transmission is a fast, easy, and free BitTorrent client. It comes in several flavors: A native Mac OS X GUI application GTK+ and Qt GUI applications for Linux, BSD, etc. A headless daemon for servers and routers A web UI for remote controlling any of the above Homepage : https://transmissionbt.com/ Download : https://github.com/transmission/transmission-releases/raw/master/transmission-3.00-x86.msi https://github.com/transmission/transmission-releases/raw/master/transmission-3.00-x64.msi
  2. BitTorrent Announces Social Media Streaming Platform “BitTorrent Live” BitTorrent Inc. is best known for its file-sharing clients, but after its acquisition by TRON, it plans to expand its repertoire. Today the company announces "BitTorrent Live," a social media platform for live streaming, which will be available for beta testing in the next quarter. The new platform will, ironically, not use BitTorrent technology to stream videos. At least not from the get go. Many people know BitTorrent Inc. for its uTorrent and BitTorrent mainline clients, which have a base of roughly 100 million monthly users. The company has tried to launch many other applications and services over the years, to diversify its offerings, but these efforts haven’t been very successful. After the acquisition by the crypto-startup TRON, there is no shortage of new plans. With solid financial backing and fresh developers, the company has just announced a new product, “BitTorrent Live,” which it hopes the masses will embrace. The “BitTorrent Live” brand itself isn’t new. A similarly named service was revealed to the public in 2013, but after several iterations, this eventually shut down. However, the new BitTorrent Live promises to be something entirely different. The new platform will operate as a social media network which people can use to stream live content from and to mobile devices, anywhere they have access to the Internet. “Imagine chatting with your favorite athlete, becoming immersed in a music festival, or meeting new friends to share your passions – all by simply firing up the BitTorrent Live app,” says Justin Sun, CEO of BitTorrent. “By using our decentralized technology, we aim to create a boundary-free internet but also be at the forefront of a new content experience,” Sun adds. BitTorrent Live Live streaming apps are nothing new of course. Many social media platforms already incorporate some kind of streaming function. BitTorrent Live promises to be different, with a strong focus on privacy and an option for creators to generate revenue. “In coming months, BitTorrent Live also will incorporate blockchain technology that returns privacy and ownership to users while also enabling cryptocurrency to be used as a new payment option,” BitTorrent Inc. says. The problem is that, for now, there is nothing to test. The company has opened the door for Beta testers to apply, but it will take at least a few more weeks before the first invites go out. There are no mockups of the application available either. TorrentFreak did learn that the first version of the platform won’t use BitTorrent to power the live streams. There is no option to access archived content either, it appears. Specifically, BitTorrent Inc. told us that the early version of BitTorrent Live “will be centralized.” This means that, unlike the name suggests, there is no P2P technology involved. “But the team is already looking at ways to integrate decentralized technology into the core of the app. We are also looking at ways to archive the content,” a BitTorrent Inc. representative added. The company further explained that the revenue generating opportunities it plans to offer will depend on “content quality.” These revenues will be paid in BitTorrent’s own BTT token, which launched in January. At this point, it’s hard to tell whether the public will be interested in the live streaming platform. The same can also be said for its ‘get paid to seed’ plans. It would be interesting if BitTorrent Live eventually incorporates BitTorrent technology though. They have the patent for it, after all. Source
  3. LIII BitTorrent Client is a open-source file sharing utility capable of downloading torrents with minimal impact on the system's resources. The software distinguishes itself from the competition with a minimalistic, no-nonsense interface and easily accessible options. Along with the standard features, LIII BitTorrent Client offers convenient downloads managing, flexible settings, etc. It is also possible to open torrents from URLs or magnet links. LIII BitTorrent Client is by far, the easiest torrent client we have used - a great alternative for users who want to keep themselves away from confusing features. Besides speed and low resource requirements, LIII BitTorrent Client includes everything you would expect to find in a torrent client. ----- Requirements: - Windows Vista/7/8/10 ----- Homepage: https://github.com/aliakseis/LIII https://codecpack.co/download/LIII-BitTorrent-Client.html Download: https://github.com/aliakseis/LIII/releases/download/0.1.0.3/LIII_setup.exe Portable: https://github.com/aliakseis/LIII/releases/download/0.1.0.3/bin.zip
  4. BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen is making it clear that he has nothing to do with the TRON cryptocurrency. While the company he founded was recently acquired by TRON founder Justin Sun, Cohen is no longer officially involved. Instead, he's working on this own groundbreaking cryptocurrency. When Bram Cohen first revealed BitTorrent on a public message board on July 2nd 2001, he never imagined it would quickly become a main driver of Internet traffic. In the years that followed, hundreds of millions of people embraced the technology and more than seventeen years later, many still are. As the technology became more popular, Bram Cohen co-founded the company BitTorrent Inc. in 2004. This promising startup raised millions in funding and made millions more through advertising, but financially it never really took off. Cohen himself was more interested in code than money though. As BitTorrent Inc’s lead engineer he worked hard on a live streaming implementation of BitTorrent, believing that it could power the future of online live news and entertainment. Despite the technical achievements, BitTorrent Inc. headed into rough waters. The company tried to reinvent itself under new leadership, but the millions that were spent didn’t translate to greater success. BitTorrent’s inventor lashed out against the company’s management and it appears that he, slowly but steadily, went his own way. Cohen has recently taken an interest in blockchain technology, and he’s working on his own environmentally friendly cryptocurrency Chia. Where the broader public sees crypto as a revenue potential, Cohen is mostly interested by the technological aspects. He’s been critical of “goldbuggism” since the beginning and sees Bitcoin as something that’s fundamentally flawed, especially the wasteful mining process. “Goldbuggism” Considering Cohen’s criticism of other cryptocurrencies and the hype surrounding them, there is some irony to the fact that one of the most controversial cryptos, TRON, acquired the company he founded. TRON’s founder recently launched the idea to “improve” Cohen’s protocol by integrating it into the TRON network. This will allow users to earn TRX currency by seeding files. A controversial idea, for sure. But what does Bram Cohen himself think about all this? When we asked some questions using the regular @bittorrent.com email, we received an auto-response, suggesting that BitTorrent’s inventor is no longer using that address. Cohen hasn’t said anything in public about the TRON deal, and isn’t very talkative, but when we reached out using an alternative email the response was clear. “I have no involvement with Tron,” Cohen noted. We followed up by asking whether this means that he no longer has an official role at BitTorrent Inc. The response was again short but clear. “That is correct,” he said. It is no secret that BitTorrent’s inventor had started to distance himself from the company he founded, but the responses we received suggest that he has moved on permanently, which is a big deal. Unfortunately, Cohen didn’t comment any further on the issue. One can imagine, however, that seeing the company he built from the ground up being placed in the hands of a crypto millionaire, isn’t what he envisioned. BitTorrent Inc. certainly loses some of its flair, without Bram Cohen. It’s the end of an era and, at the same time, the start of an uncertain future. Source
  5. http://llsw.download3.utorrent.com/bittorrent/7.10.3/bittorrent.44495.installer.exe http://ll.download3.utorrent.com/bittorrent/7.10.3/bittorrent.44495.installer.exe http://download3.utorrent.com/bittorrent/7.10.3/bittorrent.44495.installer.exe
  6. BitTorrent Inc, the parent company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, has reportedly sold to Justin Sun, the founder of cryptocurrency TRON. The company's employees were informed about the deal last week but were cautioned not to talk to the press. It is expected that uTorrent and other BitTorrent products will remain available, as usual. Last month we were the first to report that Justin Sun, the entrepreneur behind the popular cryptocurrency TRON, was in the process of acquiring BitTorrent Inc. The San-Francisco based file-sharing company confirmed the interest from Sun but noted that the acquisition was not yet 100% finalized. This position appears to have shifted in the weeks that followed. Last week Sun’s company Rainberry Aquisition filed paperwork related to a merger at California Secretary of State, Variety reports, and BitTorrent did the same. BitTorrent changed its name to Rainberry last year, and new information suggests that the acquisition by Sun was recently finalized. This is further backed up by Variety which learned that BitTorrent management informed employees about the deal last week. The staffers were told not to share any information with the press, but word got out eventually. It’s unclear how much was paid for the acquisition. Sun’s plans for BitTorrent also remain a mystery. In the short term, not much is expected to change. However, it could be that Sun will eventually use BitTorrent’s user base of over 100 million users to popularize TRON even further. With the acquisition, Sun will also own several BitTorrent patents, including one for P2P live streaming. TRON is one of the hottest and most controversial cryptocurrencies. After a successful ICO, it now has a market cap of more than $3 billion, which is surpassed by few others. The TRON mainnet, which went live two weeks ago, has the ultimate goal to “decentralize the web.” BitTorrent would fit well in this picture, especially since the TRON whitepaper mentions torrents as one of its pillars. Source
  7. Hello everyone! In this article, we will talk about what the Bt library is and why it is worthwhile to have it in mind if BitTorrent is planned to solve some problems. Then, as a demonstration of the basic functions and the main API, we implement the simplest console torrent client. Distinctive features of Bt Bt is a modern full-featured implementation of the BitTorrent protocol on Java 8. Compared with existing open-source analogs, Bt has the following advantages: Modular design, which makes it easy to refine and expand. The architecture is based on the Guice IoC container and the standard java.util.ServiceLoader mechanism. Guice provides a transparent addition of new components and a redefinition of standard services, and ServiceLoader makes it extremely easy to assemble a client consisting of several modules, incl. located in a different jar’ah. The absence of binding to the mechanism of data storage. Standard storage assumes the existence of a file system, but, thanks to the use of the interface java.nio.file.Path supports including. and in-memory file systems, such as Jimfs. Full support for the mechanism for extending the standard protocol with your own message types, which can be useful in the case of developing a non-standard client for specific needs. Relatively low CPU and memory footprint and very fast performance, even with a large number of processed torrents and network connections, not least thanks to the use of NIO and a single-threaded kernel for sending and receiving messages (while alternative implementations for simplicity use a separate stream for each connection and blocking I/O). The options required for the serious BitTorrent client options that are supported in Bt include: Extensive tuning and configuration options Integration with Mainline DHT Support for HTTP and UDP trackers, incl. multitrackers and private trackers Search for local peers through multicast Exchange of information about feasts with other participants in the distribution Obfuscation of traffic using session keys and asymmetric encryption Parallel upload/distribution of several torrents Selective downloading of individual files And finally, work with magnet-references. To download a torrent, just specify its unique identifier in the form of a link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:af0d9aa01a9ae123a73802cfa58ccaf355eb19f1 Creating the simplest command-line client For the sake of minimizing body movements and avoiding unnecessary errors, we recommend not trying to reproduce the project code in the text of the article, but immediately download the finished project with GitHub. If interested, please read the entire tutorial < here >.
  8. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Greatest Showman' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. 'I Kill Giants' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. The Greatest Showman is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. This week’s most downloaded movies are: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating / Trailer Most downloaded movies via torrents torrentfreak 1 (7) The Greatest Showman 7.9 / trailer 2 (1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi 7.4 / trailer 3 (…) I Kill Giants 6.7 / trailer 4 (2) Annihilation 7.2 / trailer 5 (3) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 7.7 / trailer 6 (6) Black Panther (HDTS) 7.9 / trailer 7 (…) Insidious: The Last Key 5.7 / trailer 8 (4) The Shape of Water 8.0 / trailer 9 (5) Maze Runner: The Death Cure (HDTC) 6.8 / trailer 10 (…) All The Money in The World 7.0 / trailer
  9. A massive malware outbreak that last week infected nearly half a million computers with cryptocurrency mining malware in just a few hours was caused by a backdoored version of popular BitTorrent client called MediaGet. Dubbed Dofoil (also known as Smoke Loader), the malware was found dropping a cryptocurrency miner program as payload on infected Windows computers that mine Electroneum digital coins for attackers using victims' CPU cycles. Dofoil campaign that hit PCs in Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine on 6th March was discovered by Microsoft Windows Defender research department and blocked the attack before it could have done any severe damages. At the time when Windows Defender researchers detected this attack, they did not mention how the malware was delivered to such a massive audience in just 12 hours. However, after investigation Microsoft today revealed that the attackers targeted the update mechanism of MediaGet BitTorrent software to push its trojanized version (mediaget.exe) to users' computers. Researchers believe MediaGet that signed update.exe is likely to be a victim of the supply chain attack, similar to CCleaner hack that infected over 2.3 million users with the backdoored version of the software in September 2017. Also, in this case, the attackers signed the poisoned update.exe with a different certificate and successfully passed the validation required by the legitimate MediaGet. Once updated, the malicious BitTorrent software with additional backdoor functionality randomly connects to one (out of four) of its command-and-control (C&C) servers hosted on decentralized Namecoin network infrastructure and listens for new commands. It then immediately downloads CoinMiner component from its C&C server, and start using victims' computers mine cryptocurrencies for the attackers. Using C&C servers, attackers can also command infected systems to download and install additional malware from a remote URL. The researchers found that the trojanized BitTorrent client, detected by Windows Defender AV as Trojan:Win32/Modimer.A, has 98% similarity to the original MediaGet binary. Microsoft says behavior monitoring and AI-based machine learning techniques used by its Windows Defender Antivirus software have played an important role to detect and block this massive malware campaign. Source
  10. http://download-new.utorrent.com/endpoint/bittorrent/os/windows/track/stable/ Mirror https://www.upload.ee/files/8075639/BitTorrent_7.10.3_Build_44359.exe.html
  11. Torrent Client uTorrent Suffers Security Vulnerability (Updated) BitTorrent client uTorrent is suffering from an as yet undisclosed vulnerability. The security flaw was discovered by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who previously said he would reveal a series of "remote code execution flaws" in torrent clients. BitTorrent Inc. has rolled out a 'patch' in the latest Beta release and hopes to fix the stable uTorrent client later this week. With dozens of millions of active users a day, uTorrent has long been the most used torrent client. The software has been around for well over a decade and it’s still used to shift petabytes of data day after day. While there haven’t been many feature updates recently, parent company BitTorrent Inc. was alerted to a serious security vulnerability recently. The security flaw in question was reported by Google vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy, who first reached out to BitTorrent in November last year. Google’s Project Zero allows developers a 90-day window to address security flaws but with this deadline creeping up, BitTorrent had remained quiet. Late last month Ormandy again reached out to BitTorrent Inc’s Bram Cohen, fearing that the company might not fix the vulnerability in time. “I don’t think bittorrent are going to make a 90 day disclosure deadline, do you have any direct contacts who could help? I’m not convinced they understand the severity or urgency,” Ormandy wrote on Twitter. Nudge While Google’s security researcher might have expected a more swift response, the issue wasn’t ignored. BitTorrent Inc has yet to fix the problem in the stable release, but a patch was deployed in the Beta version last week. BitTorrent’s Vice President of Engineering David Rees informed us that this will be promoted to the regular release this week, if all goes well. While no specific details about the vulnerability have yet to be released (update below), it is likely to be a remote execution flaw. Ormandy previously exposed a similar vulnerability in Transmission, which he said was the “first of a few remote code execution flaws in various popular torrent clients.” BitTorrent Inc. told us that they have shared their patch with Ormandy, who according to the company confirmed that this fixes the security issues (update below). uTorrent Beta release notes “We have also sent the build to Tavis and he has confirmed that it addresses all the security issues he reported,” Rees told us. “Since we have not promoted this build to stable, I will reserve reporting on the details of the security issue and its fix for now.” BitTorrent Inc. plans to release more details about the issue when all clients are patched. Then it will also recommend users to upgrade their clients, so they are no longer at risk, and further information will also be available on Google’s Project Zero site. Of course, people who are concerned about the issue can already upgrade to the latest uTorrent Beta release right away. Or, assuming that it’s related to the client’s remote control functionality, disable that for now. Update: More details about the vulnerability (and a demo) have been published by Ormandy after we finished this article. It is indeed a DNS rebinding issue that potentially allows outsiders to remotely execute code through uTorrent’s remote control feature. Also, uTorrent’s patch appears not to be as solid as BitTorrent Inc. believes, according to Google’s security researcher. “Hmm, it looks like BitTorrent just added a second token to uTorrent Web. That does not solve the DNS rebinding issue, it just broke my exploit,” he writes. Still vulnerable? Fixed? Update 2: BitTorrent inc just released the following statement: “On December 4, 2017, we were made aware of several vulnerabilities in the uTorrent and BitTorrent Windows desktop clients. We began work immediately to address the issue. Our fix is complete and is available in the most recent beta release (build 3.5.3.44352 released on 16 Feb 2018). This week, we will begin to deliver it to our installed base of users. All users will be updated with the fix automatically over the following days. The nature of the exploit is such that an attacker could craft a URL that would cause actions to trigger in the client without the user’s consent (e.g. adding a torrent). A fix for uTorrent Web was released a few hours ago according to BitTorrent Inc and users are recommended to update this to the latest available build as well. To be continued... Note: uTorrent’s Beta changelog states that the fixes were applied on January 15, but we believe that this should read February 15 instead. SOURCE
  12. The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Thor Ragnarok' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Shape of Water'. 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Thor Ragnarok is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. This week’s most downloaded movies are.. Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating / Trailer Most downloaded movies via torrents source 1 (2) Thor Ragnarok 8.1 / trailer 2 (1) The Shape of Water (DVDScr) 8.0 / trailer 3 (3) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (HDTS) 7.3 / trailer 4 (…) Bright 6.5 / trailer 5 (4) Blade Runner 2049 8.9 / trailer 6 (…) Murder on the Orient Express (Subbed HDrip) 6.7 / trailer 7 (…) Downsizing (Subbed HDrip) 5.8 / trailer 8 (5) Geostorm 5.4 / trailer 9 (8) Justice League (Subbed HDRip) 7.1 / trailer 10 (7) Coco (DVDscr) 8.9 / trailer
  13. Flaw exists in Transmission app and possibly other clients A major vulnerability in the Transmission BitTorrent app allows hackers to remotely control a vulnerable computer, and Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy says there’s a good chance the same security flaw exists in other clients as well. The bug resides in the feature that allows users to control BitTorrent clients from their browsers, and such functionality is available in the majority of apps, including Transmission. Ormandy says many users run this feature without a password because they believe physical access to the system is required to control it, but a hacker turning to a method called domain name system rebinding can hijack it and in the end get remote control of the computer. Loading a malicious site that hosts the code needed to exploit the vulnerability is all it takes for a hacker to get access to the system, and right now, it appears that both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Windows and Linux can be used as part of an attack. Transmission ignored the private disclosure The technical analysis of the vulnerability indicates that hackers can change the download directory of torrents and, at the same time, use Transmission to run commands when downloads come to an end. The worst thing about the vulnerability is that Transmission developers have until now ignored the private disclosure, with Ormandy explaining that he even included a patch to address the flaw when he first contacted the company. “I'm finding it frustrating that the transmission developers are not responding on their private security list, I suggested moving this into the open so that distributions can apply the patch independently. I suspect they won't reply, but let's see,,” the Google researcher said. “I've never had an open source project take this long to fix a vulnerability before, so I usually don't even mention the 90-day limit if the vulnerability is in an open source project. I would say the average response time is measured in hours rather months if we're talking about open source.” Security flaws discovered as part of the Project Zero program are typically disclosed after 90 days since the first report if the parent company does not issue a patch and sooner if a fix is released. This time, however, Ormandy decided to make the details public after only 40 days following Transmission’s failure to answer his disclosure. Source
  14. Anyone can publish any digital content they like using BitTorrent and over the years that has led to all kinds of weird and wonderful curiosities ending up on the Internet. Movie fans might be interested to learn that there are plenty of unfinished versions movies, plus others with additional footage that was never officially released. One of the most fascinating things about early “shared folder” P2P networks and protocols such as FastTrack (Kazaa) and Gnutella (LimeWire) was the amount of unusual content that turned up online. In the end, however, this ungoverned and unmoderated publication of content became the undoing of these and similar networks, with malware, viruses and badly (even maliciously) labeled files taking over. With the advent of BitTorrent with its reliance on managed indexes, publication of content became significantly less accessible. That cut down hugely on junk but also much of the desirable oddball content too. However, torrents ate big files for breakfast and heralded something new and exciting – leaks of movie content never intended for public consumption plus exclusive fan-modified versions. Also noteworthy with BitTorrent is longevity of content availability. With both in mind we took a browse around to see what unusual movie content is still being seeded today. Fight Club – Workprint – 1998/1999 According to the iMDb, Fight Club is one of the world’s most-loved movies with countless millions having seen it to date. However, lurking away on file-sharing networks is a special version of the movie sporting hundreds of changes from the final version including 13 reported cuts for violence. Showing that something as important as the intro isn’t always set in stone, this video claims to depict an earlier intro to the movie accompanied by “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters instead of “Stealing Fat” from the Dust Brothers. Curiosity value: At least 127 documented differences compared with the original. Halloween – Workprint – 2007 As the world waited for the return of Michael Myers in the 2007 remake of Halloween, scene release group mVs (Maven Supplier) had a surprise in store. On August 27, 2007, three days before its official release, mVs released an unfinished version of the movie online. Curiosity value: Missing final edits, some scenes added, and general polish. Full extensive details are available here. Alien “Virtual Workprint” – 1979 From release notes: A fan-edit of the film ALIEN which interpolates all existing deleted scenes and a variety of unseen footage and unused score cues to create a version that runs considerably longer than both the 1979 theatrical release and the 2003 director’s cut. Curiosity value: Runtime of 139 mins (117 mins original, 116 mins director’s cut) Apocalypse Now – Workprint – 1979 According to the information posted along with the release, this is the best workprint copy of the movie outside “Mr Coppola’s archives” although as the screenshots show, quality is stuck in the VHS era. “I was given this on VHS many years ago. It was from a higher up source on the food chain and quite possibly one or two generations down from the source that leaked it to begin with,” a note with the release reads. “The workprint ended right during the cow slicing. I then tacked on the finished5film ended but before the credits I also added the Kurtz compound destruction. Now you have a super edition of the film running 30 mins short of 6 hours!! Curiosity value: Unfinished, yet still 5.5 hours long. (original 153 mins) The Mask – Workprint – 1994 This Jim Carey classic was nominated for a special effects Oscar in 1995, but people who stumbled across an unfinished version of the movie were seriously but interestingly short-changed in that department. This workprint copy is missing many special effects and in some of the more dramatic morphing scenes everything is replaced by hand drawn story boards. Curiosity value: A full 20 mins longer than the DVD with unfinished scenes, scenes not present in the final version, additional dialogue and Jim Carrey acting scenes before CGI is added in. Dune The Reconstructed Workprint Edition – 1984 From release notes: This edit attempts to reconstruct David Lynch’s workprint better than the official Extended Edition. It removes most (if not all) of the offensive elements that led Lynch to remove his name from the Extended Edition. Erroneous FX shots are eliminated, and as much of the Theatrical Edition as possible is used for the sake of better sound and score. It also restores most of the deleted scenes that were not present in the Extended Edition but finally showed up as a supplement on the DVD. Curiosity value: 41 mins longer than the official 137 min runtime. The Nightmare Before Christmas Workprint – 1993 From release notes: The film was half-complete at this point. You’ll see a lot of finished scenes, including a few that don’t appear in the final movie, but you’ll also see scenes which are only storyboard drawings. There is a lot of temporary audio and music. Oogie Boogie’s scenes, for example, aren’t ready yet – they’re storyboards, with temporary audio on his song, which is a longer version probably sung by Danny Elfman. “Making Christmas” is also just storyboards with an extra verse. The final confrontation between Jack and Oogie (and pretty much the entire ending) is also just storyboards, and a bit vague compared to the final film. Curiosity value: Seriously unfinished This Is Spinal Tap (1984) – 4.5 Hour Workprint From release notes: This workprint of the film contains about 3 hours of footage not included in the commercial release. The picture quality is pretty bad; it’s dark and muddled, but you can see everything pretty okay. The sound is really great, however. The audio also falls out of sync at certain points because it is an extremely rough cut of the flick and that stuff wasn’t finalized yet. Curiosity value: Three hours of extra footage. If you’ve found any obscure video content hiding away online, please feel free to detail your discovery in the comments section below. Please do not link to any copyrighted material or torrents since those posts will be removed. Source: TorrentFreak
  15. Ever since the inception of the App Store, Apple has notoriously banned all BitTorrent related apps. However, this week a native BitTorrent client managed to get approval, albeit not without sacrifice. Hoping to prevent trouble, the developer only allows users to download from a small selection of known legal sources. Over the past years dozens of apps have been rejected from the App Store because they mention the word BitTorrent. Apple defended this policy and told developers that their apps were not allowed “because this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights.” This BitTorrent aversion is also one of the main reasons why popular BitTorrent clients such as uTorrent, Vuze and Transmission don’t have an Apple-approved presence on the iPhone and iPad. This week the BitTorrent client “Blue Downloader” was approved by Apple and added to the App store. The application allows users to control and add torrent downloads through a built-in browser. The torrents can then be directly downloaded to the device. The application handles torrent downloads without any problems, but there is one rather big restriction. The developer has decided to only allow downloads from a few trusted sources. Trying to add files from The Pirate Bay or KickassTorrents won't work, but white-listed sites such as Archive.org, Linuxtracker and Bitlove are freely accessible. Talking to TorrentFreak, Blue Downloader developer Harrison Tyler says that he implemented these restrictions to improve his odds of getting the app approved by Apple. “Apple is very restrictive about torrent downloading, so I thought I would take the same precautions. If Apple were to see a completely unrestricted torrent downloader, they would not take it as well as what I have now,” Tyler tells us. “I am not for restrictions normally, but as I am bending the accessibility of the app based on Apple’s will,” he adds. This strategy appears to have worked, for now, as the torrent client is still available in the App store. There is a chance that it may not be around for long though. Blue Downloader carefully avoided the B-word and Apple may still ban the app if they spot the connection. The self-censoring developer believes that BitTorrent is unfairly stigmatized. Pirated files can be found all over the Internet, and Apple has no restrictions for apps that download from direct sources. “There is an unfortunate stigma associated with torrent downloading. Even though there is almost an equal amount of illegal files on the Internet to regularly download, people still crack down on the evils of BitTorrent,” Tyler says. For those interested in giving the rather limited Blue Downloader a try, it’s available in the App Store for $2.99. Update: Censorship no more? The developer is now allowing access to Google as well. This provides access to all torrent sites on the Internet. Source: TorrentFreak
  16. Description: BitTorrent's software client allows you to quickly download high-quality digital content such as video, music, and games. Available in over 20 languages, it leverages our community of over 70 million users to securely deliver files to your PC faster than anything else out there. Features include detailed graphs and stats on the health of digital media files provide you a safer, more controlled downloading experience, local peer discovery and automatic port mapping increase file transfer speed without the need to reconfigure routers or other hardware, and dynamic bandwidth management allows you to download content without disrupting Web browsing, e-mail, or other applications. Homepage: http://www.bittorrent.com/Downloads links: BitTorrent Plus Stable [Official Link]: http://download-new.utorrent.com/endpoint/bittorrent/os/windows/track/stable/BitTorrent.Plus.v7.9.2.xxxx.Patch-REiS [Only the crack] http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/ZTERCV4Z/ Note: You must unpack the file "BitTorrent.exe" with PE Explorer or other unpack programs because the files are protected by UPX, and then apply the patch. If you want how to patch BitTorrent correctly, see here: Credits to: knowledge On the other hand, if you search the new patch for uTorrent, see here! :showoff: :showoff: :showoff:
  17. When the Popcorn Time app brought BitTorrent streaming to the masses this year the "Netflix for pirates" gained the hearts of millions. Today, one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks continues to innovate by adding Airplay support, and a native iOS app is coming soon. The Popcorn Time phenomenon is one of the biggest piracy stories of the year thus far. The software became an instant hit by offering BitTorrent-powered streaming in an easy-to-use Netflix-style interface. While the original app was shut down by the developers after a few weeks, the project was quickly picked up by others. This resulted in several popular forks that have gained millions of users in recent months. Today one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks releases a highly anticipated feature. The developers inform TorrentFreak that the latest version now has Airplay support, making it possible to stream movies directly to Apple TVs and other supported devices. Ironically, Airplay support is currently limited to the Windows release, but a Mac version is due early next week and the Linux release will follow shortly after. The latest feature follows the addition of Chromecast support a few weeks ago, but this is by no means the last planned development. Popcorn Time adds Airplay support Looking ahead the developers hope to bring the Popcorn Time experience to as many operating systems and devices as possible. “Our ultimate goal is to bring Popcorn Time to every platform, operating system and device that can play videos, so Airplay is one particle of a huge revolution we’re making to the torrents and movies world online,” the time4popcorn.eu team told us. “This is only the beginning… You know us, we have many more surprises coming your way,” they add. One of the “surprises” is a native iOS app. Although it probably won’t be featured in Apple’s App Store anytime soon, Popcorn Time will be available on jailbroken iPhones and iPads in the near future. “Support for iOS devices will be ready in August. It’s already working in our development environment and it’s looking beautiful,” the team notes. Popcorn Time’s popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed by Hollywood. A few weeks ago the MPAA pushed back and managed to get two popular forks removed from Github claiming that the apps are hurting the major movie studios. While this was a setback, it doesn’t seem to have hindered development much. Both Popcorn Time forks are still around and new features are being rolled out faster than ever. Source: TorrentFreak
  18. BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent , unveiled its serverless chat client today. BitTorrent Bleep allows users to communicate via text or voice, fully encrypted and without the need for central servers. Encrypted Internet traffic surged worldwide after the Snowden revelations, with several developers releasing new tools to enable people to better protect their privacy. Today BitTorrent Inc. contributes with the release of BitTorrent Bleep, a communication tool that allows people to exchange information without the need for any central servers. Combined with state of the art end-to-end encryption, the company sees Bleep as the ideal tool to evade government snooping. Bleep’s main advantage over some other encrypted messaging applications is the absence of central servers. This means that there are no logs stored, all metadata goes through other peers in the network. “Many messaging apps are advertising privacy and security by offering end-to-end encryption for messages. But when it comes to handling metadata, they are still leaving their users exposed,” BitTorrent’s Farid Fadaie explains. “We reimagined how modern messaging should work. Our platform enables us to offer features in Bleep that are unique and meaningfully different from what is currently available.” Bleep Bleep The application’s development is still in the early stages and the current release only works on Windows 7 and 8. Support for other operating systems including popular mobile platforms will follow in the future. Aspiring Bleep users can create an account via an email or mobile phone number, but an incognito mode without the need to provide any personal details is also supported. The new messaging app is not the only ‘breach safe’ tool the company is currently working on. Last year BitTorrent launched its Sync application which provides a secure alternative to centralized cloud backup solutions such as Dropbox and Google Drive. BitTorrent Inc. is inviting people to test the new Bleep application, but warns there are still some bugs. Those who want to give BitTorrent Bleep a try can head over to BitTorrent’s experiments section to sign up for the pre-Alpha release. Source: TorrentFreak
  19. The makers of the popular file-sharing software Vuze have released a brand new BitTorrent client. Vuze Leap is a dummy-proof application with a simple interface, which uses minimal resources. According to the company there is a massive demand for a clean and straightforward BitTorrent client. Vuze is one of the most recognized BitTorrent brands. Their client is used by millions of people each day and has a steadily growing user-base. In recent years Vuze’s core BitTorrent client has evolved into an advanced download solution with every complex feature heavy BitTorrent users could wish for. The downside of being so complete is that the application can be quite overwhelming to newcomers. In addition the application is somewhat of a resource hog. The Vuze team has taken these complaints to heart and coded “Vuze Leap,” a brand new client that is both simple and lightweight. “We sought to deliver a simpler experience as a counterpart to the powerful, full-featured core Vuze BitTorrent Client that has pleased millions of users for years. Even with file-sharing being a part of internet usage for years, we continued to hear, from some users a desire to have a simpler experience that was less resource intensive,” Vuze’s Claude Tolbert tells TorrentFreak. Today the first Vuze Leap beta is unveiled to the public. The torrent client works out of the box. Users are presented with a big search box which they can use to search for torrents without having to leave the application. When a search term is entered, Vuze Leap will automatically search for matching content on Google, the Internet Archive and elsewhere. This can then be downloaded with a single click. After a download is completed users can play media files directly from the client, or navigate to the download folder as they would do with other torrent clients. Vuze Leap automatically categorizes files into various categories to keep the library organized. Vuze’s new BitTorrent client is best suited to less tech-savvy users who don’t necessarily need all the advanced features the core Vuze client has to offer. Through its simpler interface Vuze Leap should make BitTorrent more accessible to people who are new to torrents. “We believe that Vuze Leap extends usability to users who may be new to filesharing or don’t require the power and functionality that the core Vuze BitTorrent Client provides. However, both provide an outstanding experience to users,” Tolbert says. TorrentFreak tested the application and it works as advertised. It certainly feels much lighter and faster than the core Vuze client. The built-in search is handy as well, although users may have to scroll down to get the best search results, which often come from Google. The application is currently only available for Windows but support for other operating systems is expected to follow in the future. Those who are interested in taking Vuze Leap for a spin can download the latest beta release after signing up for the beta test. The download link comes with the confirmation email. Source: TorrentFreak
  20. BitTorrent Inc, the company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, will allow artists to charge for their content starting in September. The paywall option aims to generate a healthy revenue stream for artists and film producer Marco Weber will be one of the first to try it out. Weber will share a pilot of his upcoming TV-show "Children of the Machine" which will be made if BitTorrent users cough up $2.5 million. Following in the footsteps of FrostWire and VODO, BitTorrent Inc. launched an artist promotion program a few years ago. The idea was to let artists share their work for free, exposing it to millions of BitTorrent users all around the world. Helped by a massive user base of more than 170 million the program has been very successful. But, aside from promotion some artists would also like to see some hard cash in return. This is now an option thanks to the “paygate” uTorrent’s parent company will launch this September. The walled content can only be accessed and shared after a user pays a fixed fee to the creator. To prevent users from sharing it without permission there will be some restrictions in place. The paywall idea was initially announced last year and film producer Marco Weber will be one of the first to try it in the wild. Through BitTorrent, Weber will release a pilot of the new TV-series “Children of the Machine” and those who like it can pay $9.95 to buy the entire series. “If viewers fall in love with the show, they can purchase the entire series in advance via Bundle paygates. Once the funding threshold is reached — 250K subscribers — the first season will be produced, and delivered back to the fans who kicked in to support the project,” BitTorrent announces. The filmmaker chose the crowdfunding format, which means that if the project is not funded the series will never see the light of day. This is a serious possibility as no artists have ever raised more than a few thousand dollars, even though many have tried. The film producer is nevertheless confident that the the project will turn into a success. “With over 170 million users, BitTorrent is a powerhouse. Add in paygates, and you have a fantastic tool to distribute content to a growing, influential youth audience,” Weber says. The good news is that many of these millions of BitTorrent users are already familiar with downloading TV-shows, be it without permission. However, an often heard excuse for this deviant behavior is that it takes too long before an episode becomes available through legal channels, so whether these people will be patient enough to prepay a series months in advance will remain to be seen. Both Weber and BitTorrent Inc. have to be applauded for giving it a try and it will be interesting to see the results. BitTorrent isn’t the first to experiment with these new models though. The VODO platform has used a similar paywall system for quite some time, and together with The Pirate Bay and several other torrent sites they helped to crowdfund the TV-series Pioneer One. Source: TorrentFreak
  21. Vuze, one of the most-used BitTorrent clients with millions of active users, is speaking out against piracy. The team behind the popular file-sharing software is urging their users not to "steal" from rightsholders. In addition, they encourage people to consider reporting illegal behavior. Following in the footsteps of the makers of uTorrent, the Vuze team is now taking a stand against piracy. The California-based company says it will focus more on highlighting legal content through social media and other outlets. Vuze emphasizes that its technology is completely legal, but wants its users to understand that sharing files without permission of copyright holders isn’t. “Although torrents themselves are a legitimate way to share files, understanding the rights of copyright holders and what content they have or have not authorized for free distribution is the core to understanding the difference between it being legal or illegal to share or distribute content using Vuze,” the company notes. “Remember, if you use Vuze torrent client software for P2P file sharing then use it responsibly. Be aware of illegal torrents and avoid downloading them. Don’t infringe copyright,” Vuze adds. This position is sensible for a technology company to take. Also, Vuze does highlight that copyright is a complex issue, and that there are ongoing discussions with varying positions. The bottom-line according to Vuze, however, is that downloading something without the permission of the owners is stealing. “Now we can get into all sorts of political, social and even religious discussions on this topic, but right now as the laws exist in most places downloading and sharing content without the authorization of the rights-holder is stealing, and even if one copy was purchased, passing digital copies around via P2P is still illegal, sometimes criminally so.” “Sharing and downloading infringing MP3s and MPEGs is virtually the same as swiping from a brick-and-mortar,” Vuze adds. The “stealing” mention is a touchy subject. Many people, including scholars and a U.S. federal court, believe that this term should be avoided when talking about piracy. Even the MPAA’s Chris Dodd agreed on this. “We’re on the wrong track if we describe this as thievery,” Dodd said two years ago, although the MPAA still uses the term today. Vuze, however, doesn’t avoid this type of strong language. The company wants to make it clear that piracy is not allowed. In fact, the company encourages its users to follow suit, and “consider reporting illegal content infractions.” Aside from the promise to highlight legal content on its blog, they also provide some tips for users to spot infringing content. Vuze hopes that with these guidelines, users will be able to steer away from any illegal behavior. “We want to again stress that we respect the rights of copyright holders, and hope and expect that you do too,” Vuze concludes. Whether that’s going to happen remains to be seen. Several studies have shown that more than 90% of all public transfers via BitTorrent are copyright infringing, and it will be hard to flip these numbers around. Source: TorrentFreak
  22. Here's a guide on how to possibly increase your torrent speeds by a significant amount. Protocol EncryptionProtocol Encryption makes it to where your ISP can not identify torrent traffic, which decreases the chance of them throttling, or limiting your bandwidth while downloading torrents. Open utorrent, from the menu, select Options > Preferences select BitTorrentSet "Protocol Encryption" to "Enabled" and check "Allow incoming legacy connections". BandwidthIt usually result in a dramatic increase in download speeds. Select Bandwidth.Set "Max upload rate," and "Max download rate" to Zero (which means unlimited).Now go down to Number of Connections,Set "Global Max number of connections" to 2500,Set "Max number of connected peers per torrent" to 500 andSet "Number of upload slot per torrent" to 10. Last But Not The LeastClick on advanced. "Ignore all warnings"Set "bt.allow_same_ip" to 'True'.Set "gui.show_notorrents_node" to 'False'Set "rss.update_interval" to '20'Apply and close out of Advanced settings. Restart uTorrent or torrent client.Enjoy your faster download speed! Ofcourse there are several factors to speed up your torrent downloads speeds. Depending on your the speed of your internet connections. Also, the number of seeders on a file you want to download. Source : techfate
  23. BitTorrent Inc, the parent company of the popular file-sharing applications uTorrent and BitTorrent, is demanding $5.8 million in damages from its German namesake. The San Francisco company accuses Bittorrent Marketing GMBH of misleading prospective users and intercepting sensitive company email. As the owners of two of the most-used BitTorrent clients on the Internet, BitTorrent Inc. is catering to an audience of close to 200 million regular users. Needless to say there is plenty of interest in the BitTorrent brand, and in some cases this demand is being exploited by third-party companies. One of the outfits that has operated in this space is the German-based Bittorrent Marketing GMBH. The company owns the German and European trademark for Bittorrent and has several related domain names such as Bit-Torent.com, Bit-Torrent.com and Bitorrent.net. These domains have been mainly used for advertising, pointing people to paid products. This has been a thorn in the side for BitTorrent Inc. who launched a lawsuit against its German nemesis two years ago. Since the German company and its owner Harald Hochmann failed to respond in court, BitTorrent is moving for a default judgment. In a filing submitted this week they demand $5.8 million in damages. “BitTorrent filed this action to put an end to Defendant’s use of BitTorrent’s trademarks to promote what Defendant touts as an ‘advertising affiliate program’ used to ‘post ads and earn commissions..’,” the company explains. According to the complaint the sites don’t link people to the free software, but to sites where people have to pay for a mere redirection to third-party services. “For example, after paying over $50 to sign up for ultimate-downloadscenter.com, U.S. users are redirected to third-party websites of other digital media providers, like Netflix.com and Hulu.com, and invited to sign up for membership with those services.” These “scams” are a problem for BitTorrent Inc. as they reflect negatively on the company’s brand. However, there is another issue with the domains. Since the German company owns a lot of domains based on misspellings, they occasionally get emails that are intended for the U.S. company. “Hochmann admitted that his company registered many misspellings of BITTORRENT as or as part of domain names, and that, as a result of registering these domain names, he was able to intercept internal emails of BitTorrent when employees and executives of BitTorrent misspelled “bittorrent” in typing the domain name,” the company explains in its motion. Among other emails, the owner of Bittorrent Marketing GMBH obtained internal financial projections from early 2008. Based on this intercepted communication Hochmann allegedly suggested that BitTorrent Inc. should buy the German company for millions of dollars. Through the U.S. federal court BitTorrent Inc. now hopes to obtain an injunction against its German namesake. In their motion for summary judgment they demand a total of $5.8 million in damages and in addition BitTorrent Inc. wants ownership of all the BitTorrent related domain names. “BitTorrent requests an award of statutory damages in the amount of $100,000 per domain name for each of the 58 Infringing Domain Names identified in the accompanying memorandum of points and authorities, for a total statutory damages award of $5,800,000.” Interestingly, while Hochmann and his company failed to respond to the complaint in court, he did release a long statement and supporting documents which are available via the Bittorrent.eu domain. In the statement Hochmann details his version of the dispute, which started more than a decade ago. Among other things, he disputes that he offered BitTorrent Inc. the opportunity to buy his company for millions, and he points to domain disputes his company won in the past against BitTorrent Inc. Talking to TorrentFreak, Hochmann said that in a week or two he will issue a more detailed response explaining why not he, but BitTorrent Inc. are the “scammers.” For the U.S. case this may be too late, due to the lack of response in the past it’s likely that the default judgment will be entered. It’s now up to the judge to decide what the exact punishment should be. Source: TorrentFreak
  24. German researchers have noticed an alarming development in the BitTorrent ecosystem. Since last week, the number of users on the BitTorrent DHT has doubled in size. The exact reason for the increase hasn't been confirmed, but all signs point to a bug in a recent uTorrent release. Day in and day out dozens of millions of people use BitTorrent to share files online. Most of these transfers are coordinated by public trackers such as OpenBitTorrent, but torrents also work without trackers thanks to Mainline DHT. The BitTorrent Mainline DHT creates a network of users through which people can find peers sharing the same file. This makes the BitTorrent ecosystem more stable, especially since public trackers tend to go offline every now and then. Since it was first introduced nearly a decade ago the BitTorrent DHT has been growing steadily. However, this changed last week when researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology noticed a dramatic increase in peers. “Since 2010, the DHT size has been relatively stable. It grew from 6 million to around 10 million, but that’s it,” says Konrad Jünemann, researcher of the Decentralized Systems and Network Services research group. “This suddenly changed last week we saw a sudden increase in participating peers. I double checked our measurement engine, but everything seems to be fine, so the DHT was indeed growing,” he adds. As it turns out, the number of peers in the DHT had more than doubled in a few days. The graph below shows this surge in peers as observed by the German research group. Initially the researchers were clueless about the sudden increase. There were a few possible explanations, such as malware distributors using the network, or changes in a popular BitTorrent client for example. After contacting several developers, they learned that the latter was the most plausible option. Arvid Norberg, one of the developers of BitTorrent’s uTorrent client, explained that a recent change in client may have resulted in a bug which resulted in “flapping” node IDs. “We have some indications that this is caused by an issue in our node-ID function. We have had a mechanism to tie the node ID to one’s external IP address. We’ve had this feature for a while but made some tweaks to it recently,” Norberg wrote on a mailing list. If this is indeed the case, then it could cause serious performance issues for the DHT, as people would get IP-addresses that are no longer online. Currently, however, there is no evidence that this is indeed the case. TorrentFreak asked BitTorrent Inc. for more details early this week, but this far our inquiries remained unanswered. The same is true for a bug report from a user in the support forums. Perhaps the mystery will be solved in the days to come. Source: TorrentFreak
  25. Cinefi is a brand new service that allows users to stream movie and TV-torrents directly to their browser, with no external torrent clients, plugins or video players needed. The unique "patent pending" technology streams videos on-the-fly, and works on pretty much any device that has a browser. A few weeks ago a new piece of software called “Popcorn Time” made headlines around the world. The key to this success was the app’s sheer simplicity, something that was missing from most of the earlier torrent streaming services. Today, a new torrent streaming service launched, one that’s just as simple, but doesn’t require any extra software. Using only HTML5 technology, Cinefi can stream video torrents directly to a browser. There is no need to install any software or plugins and it works on every platform. This is not limited to PCs and laptops either, since it also includes mobile devices and game consoles. TorrentFreak caught up with the main developer Rich, who says that the main motivation to develop the service was to see if it was possible to make a torrent streaming tool without any additions. “We started the project for the sheer challenge of seeing if we could stream torrents directly to the browser without any other software,” Rick explains to TF. The result is a web service that looks awfully simple, but works as advertised. Similar to Popcorn Time, it taps into a database of YTS movies, but users can also stream other videos by pasting a magnet link into the search box. “Right now you can search for movies, which come from YTS, but Cinefi will play any torrent or magnet link, except videos encoded in AVI. Just paste and click,” Rich says. As can be seen below, a trailer of the fourth Game of Thrones season plays just fine after a few seconds of loading time. As with any torrent streaming service, the playback is the smoothest for files that have relatively many seeders. Cinefi: Game of Thrones Trailer Cinefi is closed source and uses a “patent-pending technology” which blends several HTML5 technologies. According to the developer, this makes it the first torrent streaming service of its kind, and since it doesn’t depend on extra software, it can be used by pretty much anyone, anywhere. Of course, the entertainment industries are not going to cheer on this development, but the technology itself isn’t infringing on any copyrights according to the Cinefi team. In fact, they advise people not to use the service in any way that might break the law. “As stated on the site, the site is legal to use, but downloading illegal torrents isn’t. We don’t encourage any illegal activity on the site. We do not host or store any torrents,” Rich tells TF. “We merely provide the technology and it is up to the user’s discretion,” he adds. Those who are interested can head over to Cinefi.com and take the service for a spin, with this torrent for example. It’s free to use, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Update: Cinefi appears to have some trouble loading every now and then, probably due to the sudden increase in vsitors. Source: TorrentFreak
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