As it was announced on 29 February 2012, The Pirates Bay has stopped serving
.torrent files, switching entirely to magnet-links. Reasons for that are unclear and arguments, that it will not cause much troubles, are weak as per me.
So I’m pretty happy that someone has discovered a very easy work-around for this problem.
The Pirates Bay’s admins actually haven’t stopped serving
.torrent files. They only made links to them invisible. You can still access them without any problems, with a slight modifications to your URL.
If you’re URL looks like this:
then you just have to change it to:
In other words: cut-off
torrent subdirectory (part) from URL, and place it both in the beginning of URL (subdomain), with
s at the end, and in the end of URL (file extension) with
. (dot) in the beginning.
For example, if you would like to download “Cloud Atlas” movie and you have this link:
Then simply change it to:
This should work under any Pirates Bay’s domain (since they’ve changing it a lot recently), as long as they continue to server these links under
Since many modern browsers are hiding
http:// part from URL, this is even more easier to achieve.
Source of this trick: geniouspc.com.