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YIFY - The Man, The Myth, The Legend..... but who the f##k is he?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. BreaknBrix

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    Anyone who knows a thing about torrents.... anyone who's ever downloaded a torrent in their life KNOWS who YIFY is...... yet nobody actually seems to know who YIFY really is. He's just this strange anonymous character who seems to completely dominate the torrenting industry. And you see his name on like half of all movie trailers on youtube lol.

    The reason I'm asking today is I went over to kickass.to looking for any cool new movies (didn't find any), but I noticed that 90% of the movies on the first page are dominated by YIFY... which is pretty crazy (idky).

    I can't help but wonder how many anti-piracy organizations must have this guy on their list.

    And what I wonder even more about.... WHAT in the world is his motivation? Does he make money by uploading torrents? Is "he" even a "he" or is YIFY really a team of people?

    Are there any "insiders" on here who hang out in the torrenting industry?

    Because for many years I've always thought "YIFY has got to be one of the most giving, altruistic people on this planet".

    But there's GOTTA BE money behind his motivation. The thing is, I can't figure out HOW he makes money.... or if he even is making money. I see he has a site. But it seems to be just for torrent trackers. So can someone please explain to me how this guy makes $$$? Call me stupid but I just can't figure it out. :D


    Thanks - BB
     
  2. purewealthinc

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    I'm one of his downloader and fan of his uploaded movies efforts..

    YIFY is the man.. I bet if i am suspecting it was you? :D
     
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    I'm not sure who he is but I definitely appreciate his work. He reminds me of the great aXXo from years ago. I always thought aXXo got busted but maybe it's the same guy?
     
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    Maybe its him?
     
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    I doubt if he is planning to make money by uploading torrents but what I know is he is sharing his torrents with his HD clear copy movies with under a thin or small file. I don't think he is making money on this but maybe a lil but what i was suspecting is he is starting building his reputation with his name YIFY.
     
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    Maybe the advertising is in a text file? have you checked?, like a ReadME or an about us txt file. I know when I download movies some uploaders have a text file with the download. And some advertise links to other places etc..
     
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    I bet he is making big money!
     
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    It's unbelievable that you posted this today...

    Out of all days, today you post this, hahaha...

    It's crazy because just an hour ago I was - supposedly - downloading some movies and YiFi was often the uploader. And I remembered aXXo and went to google to see if there's any news.. Supposedly aXXo's last online activity was in 2009 I read somewhere.

    Personally, I would take aXXo's movies over YiFi's movies Any Day! aXXo was better in my opinion. But I'm not an expert on movie formatting and audio and video and avi and mp4 and mkv (meh, disgusting) and such video encoding things... As a regular Joe, I prefer aXXo's uploads, the reason, sometimes YiFi's movies (1 out of 10) doesn't work well, every 10 seconds I get a second or two of audio not playing, it's really weird.. I never had any issues with aXXo though, never ever!

    Thanks for starting this thread OP... :)
     
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    I've always wondered this also so I went over to the site with my adblock off and at the bottom of the site is this.

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    They link to wrymedia(dot)net a website that's about downloading tv shows and movies for free so it's a very targeted ad for yify's audience. It seems to be a landing page for ad-center(dot)com a CPA company that says they pay 25$ per signup or whatever. The site also has popunders that redirect you to landing pages for other offers and such. It's safe to say they are making some money off of torrents for sure. I'm not sure how much but i'm sure it's a fair bit.
     
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    I think torrenting sites pay YIFY for the uploads or in general they pay to every top uploader I guess.
     
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    The founder of YIFY has already retired few months back!
    A team is still working under the same name. Everything else is speculation?
     
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    I always think of aXXo as the original "YIFY". I'm not sure if you guys realize how easy it is to do what he's doing or not, but it's not hard in the least. The quantity of content he's uploading would be about the only issue. If someone wanted to gain that kind of popularity/credibility it could be done inside of a couple months. From what I can see, there's nothing special about his uploads at all. It looks like there's only really 2 things that they stick to, the first is that there are no uploads of any sort of "cam" quality movies. The reason for that I imagine is peoples opinions vary so much about cam quality. The second thing is to upload the 720p and 1080p version. This lets your potential downloaders choose which version they'd rather have based on size/speed/quality. Basically if you were to buy all the new releases every Tuesday, or at least rent them, you could start uploading them to different torrent sites. If you labeled everything correctly, and stamped it, I would be willing to bet that within 2-3 months you'd have a name for yourself. Monetizing it from there would be another story.
     
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    Shaanig is still on fire though :)
     
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    their HD files are too small to enjoy watching to. I prefer to watch larger movies with more vivid colors and less pixeling.

    5-8gbs each should do
     
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    Yes....his work is good.

    BUT, how is he making money from this?
     
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    they get paid for each download. because downloads (yify) equal pageviews (torrent site) which equal banner income (advertisers)

    a lot of people just copy paste torrents from elsewhere to make a few hundred bucks. people like yify who create the original media get thousands a month
     
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    i can vouch for aXXo , ever single torrent of his/her is superb.