YIFY / YTS Shutsdown Permanently
YIFY group and their website YTS have finally close the curtain to all the avid torrent fans. Founded in 2010, YIFY torrents started to move up to be the most visited torrent sites around 2013. Their releases includes the clearest and highest definition for popular and known movies.
YIFY group members uploads quality rips in various format like DVD, 720p, 1080p and a few 3D releases. They are able to do this since they wait for official releases for movies then rip and encode them to new HD formats using a popular x264 encoding software called Handbrake.
Handbrake is an open source video encoder that can handle various video formats including the famous file containers known as MP4 (mp3 audio and video) and MKV also known as the Matroska Media Container .
Handbrake also supports the following video encoders, H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8 and Theora. This greatly reduces the file sizes without losing a lot of details. Handbrake uses AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis for the Audio encoder. Audio Pass-thru are in AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 tracks format.
YIFY 1 Million Unique Visitors
YIFY has been one of the more popular groups in recent years. Earlier this year the group confirmed to TorrentFreak that they had about 1 million unique visitors per day, and prior to their shut down they had about 6,000 releases to their name.
The YTS/YIFY shutdown doesn’t mean that piracy will end anytime soon, but it’s one of the most significant changes to the landscape in recent history. YIFY releases were consistently among the most-pirated movies, week after week.