Mininova Alternative – As Mininova Movies Torrent are dead! Best Mininova Alternatives

By Sidharth | Web resources

mininova_alternativeYes, Mininova is almost dead now! One of the best torrent site on internet has been forced to provide legal torrent files and delete all existing torrents from their website as they messed up with copyright infringement uploads.

Right now, Mininova doesn’t yield any results for movies or music search. According to the blog, the Mininova guys have officially declared to make Mininova a content distribution site only where the works from individuals are allowed. No contents such as movies, music and copyright works will be available on Mininova now and in the near future; which is pitiful!

Mininova used to generate a lot of money (I mean millions of dollars every month) with the help of advertisements that were placed on it’s website. But now it remains just a story of the past! The relevant, simplistic feature of mininova is no longer useful without the movies, music and PC games torrent. So, it’s almost dead for me atleast (I still remember using mininova and utorrent for downloading files quickly)

Mininova Alternatives – Useful Mininova Torrent Alternative

Here are some of the alternative to Mininova torrent website. You can use these websites for various purposes as an substitute for Mininova torrent tracker. If you feel I’ve missed mentioning any of the useful torrent trackers then let me know. Mininova alternative torrents in no particular order:

  • The Pirate bay (Very popular torrent tracker to Mininova)
  • H33t.com
  • Torrentleech.org (Another HD movie invite based torrent site)
  • Torrentz.com
  • Bit Soup
  • Bit Gamer (Invite based Gaming torrent site)
  • Vertor
  • Iso Hunt
  • Bitme (Educational torrent site, Invite based)
  • Demonoid (Down right now. Should be back)

Any other?

I assume the addicted and loyal mininova followers will make a switch to these torrent sites quite soon. I agree – Mininova was great, it was awesome while it lasted! Sadly, everything should end.. even these top/best mininova alternatives doesn’t have their place reserved, they might be buried soon!

Last note – After 5 years of joyful success, feeding millions of people with entertainment – Mininova made it’s own mark and so did the heroes such as aXXo went popular thanks to Mininova. RIP as of now!

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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needtorant March 9, 2010

I just found out mininova was brought down RIP my good friend I will miss u and all the nights we had together my laptop has been down far to long time to dust it off and get it fixed so I can now hunt the next best thing

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abcus March 5, 2010

Mininova is back with Movies and TV shows. Have a look at the Featured section.
Even better, content is legal and they now include a streaming player for this new content. You can watch stuff before downloading. Only download what you think you’ll enjoy. The overlay banner ads that sit beneath the subtitle line are fine with me – they don’t interrupt content which is the main thing. Streaming quality is superb.

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John January 21, 2010

Btjunkie is good, but you have to search it, can’ts just browse it like you could on mininova.

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aritra January 13, 2010

My fav alternative would be btjunkie. RIP Mininova.

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addo December 5, 2009

Thanks, all above are working with me, but mininova is the BEST. Hope they will get back soon as they said.

HOW TO SPOT A FAKE “aXXo” OR “FXG” RELEASE!!! (MOST OF THE TIME)

aXXo

1 – GENUINE AXXO RELEASES COME WITH 3 FILES: AN .AVI FILE (THE MOVIE) A .TXT FILE (TEXT FILE) AND A .NFO FILE (NFO FILE)

IF THE DOWNLOAD COMES WITH MORE OR LESS THAN THESE 3 FILES, YOU CAN GUARANTEE IT IS A FAKE!

2 – AXXO WILL NOT RELEASE MOVIES IN .RAR FORMAT

IF THE DOWNLOAD COMES COMPRESSED IN RAR FORMAT OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES, IT IS A FAKE!

3 – AXXO PUTS PERIODS IN THE NAMES OF THE FILES

A GENUINE AXXO RELEASE WILL HAVE A PERIOD BETWEEN EACH WORD, STOPPING BEFORE THE YEAR OF THE MOVIE. EXAMPLE “MY.MOM'S.NEW.BOY.FRIEND[2008]DvDrip-aXXo” NOTICE THERE IS NO PERIOD BETWEEN FRIEND AND [2008]

4 – AXXO SPELLS HIS NAME AS “aXXo” NOT “axxo” OR “AXXO” OR “AxxO”

SOMETIMES THESE FAKERS ARE SO DUMB, THEY CREATE FAKE ONES WHERE AXXO'S NAME IS SPELLED INCORRECTLY

5 – AXXO ONLY RELEASES MOVIES JUST BEFORE THEY COME OUT ON DVD! NOT WHEN THEY ARE IN THEATRES!

6 – THE MAIN FOLDER OR FILE NAME MUST END IN “aXXo” NOT “aXXo.AVI” OR “aXXo.(1).MP4”

THIS IS ON THE MAIN PAGE OF YOUR SEARCH! THE ACTUAL AVI FILE WILL END IN .AVI, BUT I AM TALKING ABOUT THE MAIN SCREEN WHERE YOU SEE MULTIPLE TORRENTS.

7 – AXXO USES THESE BRACKETS AROUND THE YEAR OF THE FILM [2008] NOT THESE BRACKETS (2008)

8 – THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF PROPERLY NAMED AXXO RELEASES:

My.Mom's.New.Boy.Friend[2008]DvDrip-aXXo
The.Onion.Movie[2008]DvDrip.AC3-aXXo
Over.Her.Dead.Body[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo
Vantage.Point[2008]DvDrip.AC3-aXXo
AS YOU CAN SEE, NOT ALL OF THESE ARE LABLED EXACTLY THE SAME WAY, BUT THEY ARE VERY VERY SIMILAR! ALL OF THEM FOLLOW THE RULES ABOVE AND ARE ALL GENUINE! SOME HAVE “AC3” IN THEM AND SOME HAVE [ENG] IN THEM. IF THE RULES ABOVE ARE FOLLOWED YOU WILL NOT HAVE PROBLEMS WITH FAKES A GREAT MAJORITY OF THE TIME!
9 – THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF INCORRECT FAKE AXXO TORRENTS
The.Love.Guru.[2008]R5.AC3.DvDrip.[Eng]-aXXo – NOTICE THE PERIOD BEFORE [2008]? AND ITS TOO NEW FOR AXXO.
The.Incredible.Hulk.[Eng.2008.DivX].HDTV.AC3.HQ.-aXXo.avi A LOT WRONG WITH THIS! FIGURE IT OUT!
10 – IF YOU ARE EVER IN DOUBT… READ THE USER COMMENTS AND I WILL USUALLY BE THERE WARNING PPL ABOUT FAKES OR TELLING PEOPLE IT IS GENUINE! IF I'M NOT THERE, SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD BE!

FXG (FXG IS A TEAM, AND IS NOT AS CONSISTENT WITH TORRENTS AS AXXO, BUT THERE ARE STILL GOOD WAYS TO SPOT A FAKE)

1 – FXG RELEASES DO NOT COME WITH ANY PERIODS IN THE TITLE LIKE AXXO'S! SOME FAKERS ARE SO DUMB THEY GET CONFUSED AND PUT PERIODS IN FXG RELEASES AND NO PERIODS IN AXXO'S.
2 – FXG RELEASES USUALLY, USUALLY, COME WITH 3 FILES AS WELL: AN .AVI FILE, A .NFO FILE, AND A .SRT FILE (SUBS) THEY ARE NOT ALL LIKE THIS THOUGH, BUT I DO BELIEVE THEY COME WITH AT LEAST 2 FILES NOT JUST 1.
3 – SAME AS AXXO, FXG DOES NOT RELEASE MOVIES IN THEATRES, ONLY WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT TO COME OUT ON DVD.
4 – IN THE UPLOADERS COMMENTS, IT SHOULD SAY WHAT NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBER CREATED THE TORRENT.
5 – GENUINE FXG RELEASES END IN “FXG” AS AXXO'S DO! NOT IN “FXG.AVI” OR ANYTHING SIMILAR!
6 – FXG RELEASES USE THESE BRACKETS AROUND THE YEAR [2008] NOT THESE (2008)
7 – THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF PROPER FXG RELEASES
In Bruges[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG
30 Days of Night[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG
Fool's Gold[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG
AND THE SUMMARY (UPLOADERS COMMENTS) SHOULD LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
Uploader's Comments:
FXG's 151 rip!!! —–> http://www.mininova.org/user/FXG {please, SEED…}
Directory: Fool's Gold[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG

Files:
Fool's Gold[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG.avi 701.14 MB
Fool's Gold[Eng][Subs].srt 98.24 KB
FXG™.nfo 4.74 KB
701.24 MB in 3 files. Torrent created 3 weeks ago.

8 – THE FOLLOWING ARE INCORRECTLY NAMED AND FAKES!!!
Expired.(2008)DvDrip(Eng)-FXG NOTICE THE PERIOD AFTER EXPIRED? WRONG!
The.Incredible.Hulk.[MULTILANG].2008.[BEST-QUALI].HG.FXG.avi JUST PLAIN WRONG!
Kung.Fu.Panda.[FRENCH.2008.DVDRiP].HD.DVDSCR.XviD.-FXG.avi NOPE!
9 – IF YOU ARE EVER IN DOUBT… READ THE USER COMMENTS AND I WILL USUALLY BE THERE WARNING PPL ABOUT FAKES OR TELLING PEOPLE IT IS GENUINE! IF I'M NOT THERE, SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD BE!

I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS TORRENT TO BE USEFULL! IF WE ALL PITCH IN WE CAN ELIMINATE THESE FAKERS!!!
TORRENT CREATED BY “MOVIEHUNTER666”

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addo December 5, 2009

Thanks , all above is working, Mininova is the best, i guess they will be back… soon.

HOW TO SPOT A FAKE “aXXo” OR “FXG” RELEASE!!! (MOST OF THE TIME)

aXXo

1 – GENUINE AXXO RELEASES COME WITH 3 FILES: AN .AVI FILE (THE MOVIE) A .TXT FILE (TEXT FILE) AND A .NFO FILE (NFO FILE)

IF THE DOWNLOAD COMES WITH MORE OR LESS THAN THESE 3 FILES, YOU CAN GUARANTEE IT IS A FAKE!

2 – AXXO WILL NOT RELEASE MOVIES IN .RAR FORMAT

IF THE DOWNLOAD COMES COMPRESSED IN RAR FORMAT OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES, IT IS A FAKE!

3 – AXXO PUTS PERIODS IN THE NAMES OF THE FILES

A GENUINE AXXO RELEASE WILL HAVE A PERIOD BETWEEN EACH WORD, STOPPING BEFORE THE YEAR OF THE MOVIE. EXAMPLE “MY.MOM'S.NEW.BOY.FRIEND[2008]DvDrip-aXXo” NOTICE THERE IS NO PERIOD BETWEEN FRIEND AND [2008]

4 – AXXO SPELLS HIS NAME AS “aXXo” NOT “axxo” OR “AXXO” OR “AxxO”

SOMETIMES THESE FAKERS ARE SO DUMB, THEY CREATE FAKE ONES WHERE AXXO'S NAME IS SPELLED INCORRECTLY

5 – AXXO ONLY RELEASES MOVIES JUST BEFORE THEY COME OUT ON DVD! NOT WHEN THEY ARE IN THEATRES!

6 – THE MAIN FOLDER OR FILE NAME MUST END IN “aXXo” NOT “aXXo.AVI” OR “aXXo.(1).MP4”

THIS IS ON THE MAIN PAGE OF YOUR SEARCH! THE ACTUAL AVI FILE WILL END IN .AVI, BUT I AM TALKING ABOUT THE MAIN SCREEN WHERE YOU SEE MULTIPLE TORRENTS.

7 – AXXO USES THESE BRACKETS AROUND THE YEAR OF THE FILM [2008] NOT THESE BRACKETS (2008)

8 – THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF PROPERLY NAMED AXXO RELEASES:

My.Mom's.New.Boy.Friend[2008]DvDrip-aXXo
The.Onion.Movie[2008]DvDrip.AC3-aXXo
Over.Her.Dead.Body[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo
Vantage.Point[2008]DvDrip.AC3-aXXo
AS YOU CAN SEE, NOT ALL OF THESE ARE LABLED EXACTLY THE SAME WAY, BUT THEY ARE VERY VERY SIMILAR! ALL OF THEM FOLLOW THE RULES ABOVE AND ARE ALL GENUINE! SOME HAVE “AC3” IN THEM AND SOME HAVE [ENG] IN THEM. IF THE RULES ABOVE ARE FOLLOWED YOU WILL NOT HAVE PROBLEMS WITH FAKES A GREAT MAJORITY OF THE TIME!
9 – THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF INCORRECT FAKE AXXO TORRENTS
The.Love.Guru.[2008]R5.AC3.DvDrip.[Eng]-aXXo – NOTICE THE PERIOD BEFORE [2008]? AND ITS TOO NEW FOR AXXO.
The.Incredible.Hulk.[Eng.2008.DivX].HDTV.AC3.HQ.-aXXo.avi A LOT WRONG WITH THIS! FIGURE IT OUT!
10 – IF YOU ARE EVER IN DOUBT… READ THE USER COMMENTS AND I WILL USUALLY BE THERE WARNING PPL ABOUT FAKES OR TELLING PEOPLE IT IS GENUINE! IF I'M NOT THERE, SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD BE!

FXG (FXG IS A TEAM, AND IS NOT AS CONSISTENT WITH TORRENTS AS AXXO, BUT THERE ARE STILL GOOD WAYS TO SPOT A FAKE)

1 – FXG RELEASES DO NOT COME WITH ANY PERIODS IN THE TITLE LIKE AXXO'S! SOME FAKERS ARE SO DUMB THEY GET CONFUSED AND PUT PERIODS IN FXG RELEASES AND NO PERIODS IN AXXO'S.
2 – FXG RELEASES USUALLY, USUALLY, COME WITH 3 FILES AS WELL: AN .AVI FILE, A .NFO FILE, AND A .SRT FILE (SUBS) THEY ARE NOT ALL LIKE THIS THOUGH, BUT I DO BELIEVE THEY COME WITH AT LEAST 2 FILES NOT JUST 1.
3 – SAME AS AXXO, FXG DOES NOT RELEASE MOVIES IN THEATRES, ONLY WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT TO COME OUT ON DVD.
4 – IN THE UPLOADERS COMMENTS, IT SHOULD SAY WHAT NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBER CREATED THE TORRENT.
5 – GENUINE FXG RELEASES END IN “FXG” AS AXXO'S DO! NOT IN “FXG.AVI” OR ANYTHING SIMILAR!
6 – FXG RELEASES USE THESE BRACKETS AROUND THE YEAR [2008] NOT THESE (2008)
7 – THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF PROPER FXG RELEASES
In Bruges[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG
30 Days of Night[2007]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG
Fool's Gold[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG
AND THE SUMMARY (UPLOADERS COMMENTS) SHOULD LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
Uploader's Comments:
FXG's 151 rip!!! —–> http://www.mininova.org/user/FXG {please, SEED…}
Directory: Fool's Gold[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG

Files:
Fool's Gold[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG.avi 701.14 MB
Fool's Gold[Eng][Subs].srt 98.24 KB
FXG™.nfo 4.74 KB
701.24 MB in 3 files. Torrent created 3 weeks ago.

8 – THE FOLLOWING ARE INCORRECTLY NAMED AND FAKES!!!
Expired.(2008)DvDrip(Eng)-FXG NOTICE THE PERIOD AFTER EXPIRED? WRONG!
The.Incredible.Hulk.[MULTILANG].2008.[BEST-QUALI].HG.FXG.avi JUST PLAIN WRONG!
Kung.Fu.Panda.[FRENCH.2008.DVDRiP].HD.DVDSCR.XviD.-FXG.avi NOPE!
9 – IF YOU ARE EVER IN DOUBT… READ THE USER COMMENTS AND I WILL USUALLY BE THERE WARNING PPL ABOUT FAKES OR TELLING PEOPLE IT IS GENUINE! IF I'M NOT THERE, SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD BE!

I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS TORRENT TO BE USEFULL! IF WE ALL PITCH IN WE CAN ELIMINATE THESE FAKERS!!!
TORRENT CREATED BY “MOVIEHUNTER666”

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    Sidharth December 5, 2009

    Now that's one heck of a comment.. why are you posting this when there is NO mininova now :)) But, useful info.. thanks again buddy!

    I am afraid to say that mininova went legal already so I won't see 'em back soon.. but who knows? :))

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Rajaie AlKorani December 1, 2009

Hey Sid, how's it been going man? It's been quite a while hasn't it. Just thought I'd drop by here and say hello 🙂

By the way, I don't think that the Internet can be censored. If Mininova goes down today, a million other sites will pop up to take its place.

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    Sidharth December 1, 2009

    Hey Rajaie, it's awesome to see you here! Things are going great in both the offline+online aspects. I got featured in print media (thought to let you know) and it feels awesome you see..

    Things have changed and perhaps you should come back to blogging (or tell me about your new site) as I see Rajaie talks is doing some paid sponsor posts on debt consolidation.. 😐 hope all is well with you!

    Take care.. – Sid

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      Rajaie AlKorani December 2, 2009

      Hey man, that sounds awesome buddy, you deserve it! I don't think I'll be coming back to blogging anytime soon, but you never know… For now I'm focusing on other ways to make money and am seeing some pretty good results!

      I haven't seen you on MSN for a while, I've still got the same email as before so be sure to buzz me whenever you see me online!

      -Rajaie

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        Sidharth December 5, 2009

        Definitely I will buzz you soon.. do teach us ways to make money 😛 j/k..

        I hope your venture is going awesome mate :)) take care and have a nice time minting the moolahs.. take care and have a nice time. Merry christmas :]

        -Sid

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Rahul November 29, 2009

I think traffic of mininova will reduce. Check mininova alternatives..http://rahulbuzz.com/best-torrent-search-engine-huge-list/

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    Sidharth November 30, 2009

    Thanks for reference link but they are removed to maintain the integrity of the site. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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Sandesh November 29, 2009

I have been using mininova and it was one of my favs. Its very sad to see mininova go……….. 🙁

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    Sidharth December 1, 2009

    Indeed.. but hey, that's the reason I made this post with the title – Mininova alternatives 😉

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ankit_gmw November 27, 2009

Try KickassTorrents!! A new one on the block but has decent torrents and a refreshing UI too

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    Sidharth December 1, 2009

    Hey ankit_gmw, thanks for your inputs. Will definitely add it to the list.. thanks!

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bestalternativetotorrents November 27, 2009

I remember Supernova, i loved that site, had all the good AXXO releases.

Problem with torrents: people don't seed

25 comments and no one has posted this: http://bit.ly/newTorrent

I find all the old and movies people do not seed and its always at maximum download speed.

Am I the only one using it?

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    Sidharth November 27, 2009

    It was a rapidshare link which I had to remove.. rapidshare has huge server which premium and free access to download files.

    These doesn't require any seedings or anything compared to mininova or other alternative. The point it, torrents allow you to stop and resume downloads anytime unlike file hosting sites such as Rapidshare, megaupload until and unless you have premium accounts 🙂

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      blue December 3, 2009

      not true with the right program you can resume downloads anytime you want with a free acount. see jdowloader very good

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        Sidharth December 5, 2009

        I know.. I already wrote about that.. 🙂 thanks for the mention about the program though. If you want you can check these free rapidshare downloader http://blogote.com/2009/resources/best-rapidsha… which are pretty much helpful but still torrents rock 🙂

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