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Old 19. Jan 2013, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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During the years I have tried many torrent search engines, but after some time the developer abandons it and it doesn't work anymore. Others never worked.

Some that I use are: Bit Che 2.0 build 35, GetTorrent 1.0, Peer Spider 2.12, Torrent Search 0.11.2

But my question is: do you know any good search engine, that "really searches and checks if the torrent is alive" through all or a good number of torrent sites and bring results?

Many thanks
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Old 19. Jan 2013, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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More than the software, the torrent search sites are a good option. You will find a review here :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...g-torrents.htm
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Old 19. Jan 2013, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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At one time, I was going to make a listing of such torrent search software here at TSA, but all the programs seemed to go obsolete. (As you know).

Sites like Torrentz and BitSnoop are meta search engines that cull results from many sites and trackers on the web and are the best bet when looking for all results or rare items
http://torrentz.eu/help#indexed
http://bitsnoop.com/trackers/

For most uses, any of the sites at the page linked by Anupam are capable. Some are large search engines and others are niche sites that generally offer only torrents verified to be clean and real.

Some of the bittorrent programs, like qBittorrent and Vuze have meta search engines built in to the program that perform much like the softwares. However, there is some limitations as these need someone to create templates to be inserted into the meta search.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ent-client.htm

For whatever reason the separate software search engines went away and it does not look like they are coming back.
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Thanks for all the information
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I have always used this site http://metasearch.torrentproject.com/ which searches many of the popular torrent sites and displays the results from all sites on one page.
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Sites like Torrentz and BitSnoop are meta search engines that cull results from many sites and trackers on the web and are the best bet when looking for all results or rare items
http://torrentz.eu/help#indexed
http://bitsnoop.com/trackers/
Which one do you prefer out of the two?
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Old 20. Jan 2013, 03:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Which one do you prefer out of the two?
I prefer Torrentz. Primarily because I like to check comments, even on a verified torrent, to see about the quality of the content - is it a good video, good CD rip of audio and Torrentz gives links to the various sites where I can hopefully find some meaningful comments on quality.

I also prefer their listing of trackers for the torrent over BitSnoop. BitSnoop has a big list of trackers not all of which are carrying the torrent. Torrentz only lists the ones for the torrent. Both provide an option to copy and paste into the torrent in your bittorrent client. Generally, it is not necessary to add trackers as DHT and PEX will find additional, but on small torrents adding trackers can help. Since I usually use these site for rare stuff, they are usually not healthy swarms and the extra trackers help.

I also like the layout as I can see the seeds/leeches better, but that is just personal preference.

BitSnoop does tend to be better at finding rare stuff as it indexes more places. So my usual rare search starts at Torrentz and if not there, then BitSnoop.

I do most of my activity through private sites nowadays, but when not there I first go to KAT. I like their system of showing the different versions of the same content and their comments and quality ratings are good.

All of them have a large amount of verified torrents.

@ rikishi19 I like that site. I think I personally would still prefer Torrentz or BitSnoop, but I will add that one to the listing at Best Free Torrent Search Sites on my next update there. Thanks
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Old 20. Jan 2013, 09:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I also like how Torrentz have a uTorrent compatible trackers list.
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Old 25. Jan 2013, 01:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have always used this site http://metasearch.torrentproject.com/ which searches many of the popular torrent sites and displays the results from all sites on one page.
I was updating the torrent search site page and was going to take a look again at this site, but the page is not loading now.

I do not know if it is temporary or not.
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Old 06. Feb 2013, 08:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I am using Vuze. With reference to your post of 20th January 2013:

(1) In which way can I use the tracker list found in bitsnoop?

(2) In which way can I use the copy and paste option. Do I paste the infor hash to the Vuze search box?

(3) What are the 'private sites' that you mention and what are the advantages of using them?

(4) Of the bit torrent clients mentioned in your page here at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ent-client.htm, which one of them gives the best web security

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