- You can use boolean operators (-, |, OR), wildcards (*, ?), and phrase search (") in your query
- For BitTorrent: Paste in a 40 characters info_hash, to search for that particular torrent and get all trackers for it
Active torrents indexed from websites and trackers across the internet, unique by info_hash
Sites: 551 • Trackers: 224,619 • Active Torrents: 12,300,575 • Files: 267.08M • Size: 16,569.03 TB • Peers: 81.83M |
|Celebrate! 8 Years of isoHunt Torrent Search|
|Posted by IH on Aug. 2|
It's been 8 years since isoHunt began searching the internet for torrents, almost as long as BitTorrent itself. 8 years since isoHunt began its life, hosted off a cable modem and on my home PC. Since then, isoHunt has grown from a hobby to one of the 200 largest websites on the internet, with users worldwide conducting over 12 million searches per day (or 142 queries every second). We now operate 2 server racks, collocated in 2 separate datacenters, in Canada and in Sweden. I believe we are the oldest, major BitTorrent search engine still in operation since 2003, and perhaps the only one with servers in simultaneous operation in 2 different corners of the world. While we cannot claim zero downtime, we pride ourselves in bringing you the best, fastest and most reliable search results available for BitTorrent files.
All of these give reasons to celebrate. Perhaps especially that during these years, 6.5 years ago we received our letters with the MPAA, and 5.5 years ago they sued. Counting the years, it amazes me really that we've lasted this long. Many other P2P networks and services have failed, legally or financially. We are still fighting our lawsuit in the US with a pending Appeal. A trial by jury is what we asked for, and we can only hope that for the sake of search engine neutrality and your freedom to search that we be granted a fair trial. We'll need your continued support in this. Same goes for our other lawsuit with *cough* Music Canada.
To commemorate 8 years of awesome torrent search, we've designed a new T-shirt. It sports a sleek design that is scientifically proven to make you look thin (as our model at Jinx demonstrates), and with text running vertically that is guaranteed to "turn heads". During beta testing, some of our users have commented that the front design looks like a tie and the "8" looks like an infinity bow tie. This is indeed true! You'll look smarter in it without sweating like a pig wearing actual shirt and tie in the summer. The back design features a working QR code and a barcode used as a design element, generated with the slogan "Freedom to search, Freedom to share". So what are you waiting for, go buy one and spread the isoHunt love! Not convinced? For limited time only (infomercial voice), with the code "IH8YEARS", you'll receive 25% off at checkout. And not only for our T-shirt of awesomeness, the discount applies to every item you buy at Jinx. And I wasn't kidding about the limited time offer, the discount code will expire by August 31. In buying our merchandize, you'll directly contribute to us financially for continued operation of isoHunt, (including our legal costs) and for that we thank you in advance!
|Job Posting: Anti-Piracy Programmer|
|Posted by IH on Apr. 1|
isoHunt is the most comprehensive BitTorrent search engine on the interwebs. It comes as no surprise that losers online share links of copyleft and copyright materials which isoHunt indexes, both in indiscriminate amounts. Each possible infringement from such links are worth tens of thousands of dollars in statutory damage. With 166.2 million files indexed within torrent links on isoHunt, the amount of potential claim is worth TRILLIONS of dollars.
However, the conundrum isoHunt faces is determining who owns copyright over what files are described within torrent files that isoHunt indexes, and what are the wishes of these copyright holders. Is a file's copyright owned by hippies such as Richard Stallman and similar Free Software gang with these ridiculous beards? Or socialist commies such as these filmmakers posting free films and shows at Vodo, (absurd, I know) and similarly free music at Jamendo, and any other sites hosting such so-called copyleft non-sense? Or such copyright holders, whoever they are, hang on to their copyright as they rightfully should and intend on suing any who infringes on their copyright? Afterall, victories in court or settlements are worth more than customers. These copyright holders are our friends and isoHunt seek your expertise in bringing copyright thieves to justice. And profit.
Candidates for a position as Senior Architect and Programmer for Anti-Piracy has the following requirements:
* Semantically determine from names of file listings within close to 7 million .torrents isoHunt indexes, the following: copyright holder of such files, and metadata on the copyright status of such files
* isoHunt do not host or have access to such files (isoHunt can't be a hypocrite and download these files like all the pirates do), so your job it is to determine the above by solely file names
* No master database referencing copyright ownership and status with files shared on P2P networks currently exist, so your job it is to build such a database
* Desired, but not required: to determine names and addresses of pirates participating in the piracy of copyrighted works, for law enforcement purposes (not those owned by copyleft hippies, after having determined copyright status of files). Note that IP addresses does not suffice, even a child can copy out IP addresses of fellow pirates in his BitTorrent client.
* 30+ years experience in C++, Java, Python, Perl, TCP/IP, BitTorrent protocols, and strong magic are required for this job.
Should you qualify, please reply ASAP. Trillions of dollars of profit await, and your compensation will be almost as impressive.
This was mostly a April's Fool joke. Or a parody for any other day.
|isoHunt Lite fixes, want feedback|
|Posted by IH on Apr. 9|
IE6/7 bugs are fixed, and common complaint with dead links is addressed. The title in search results link to the original site which may be down or changed, but the
link is the same as the Download .torrent link on regular isoHunt before. Many of you don't seem to realize that, so we made changes to make that cached link more obvious. See http://isohunt.com/lite/#q=ubuntu for an example of the cached links I'm talking about.
True that we have disabled comments in Lite for legal reason, but ratings (with thumbs up, down) are still displayed, and it is factored in in the combined torrent search ranking, which includes seeds/leechers, ratings, search relevance and age. Many of you complain about missing sort and that is really uncalled for, the combined ranking is better in most cases especially with more spam trackers misreporting seeds/leechers stats. This ranking again is the same default ranking used on regular isoHunt which you come to love.
Sort by age for newest torrents is a valid feature missing and if you want this, we'll work on adding sort option for that.
So, if you don't like Lite, tell us why so we can improve it. Complaining that "it sucks" doesn't help. Nobody likes change but sometimes it's necessary, so help us change it for the better with constructive criticism.
Sorting options & table-like attributes formating now on Lite, as you requested
Search suggestions doubling as spell check, bug fixes
Regular isoHunt interface available again for US with a twist: until we are able to appeal the US court injunction, categories and top searches are disabled.
is still available if you want it.
15% discount! Code "isohunt15"
membership is only $1/month, with perks like turning off all annoying ads. We dislike ads as much as you do!
NEW 8 Years Anniversary Tee!
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