Update: we decided to alter this post to a list of public pre channels rather than recommending a certain channel.
Most of our visitors are probably users not extremely familiar with scene slang and with a deep knowledge of the whole “the scene” thing. It’s actually not really needed to know these details in order to find and download a great copy of latest movies. However, if you want to feel little more “pro”, there is one thing which can help you a lot in order to stay updated with all the new releases: joining an IRC PRE channel.
A PRE channel is an IRC channel where certain bot announces new scene releases. They are announced with no delay as here on RLSLOG, where it can take from few minutes to few hours until we post about new release. The cons are obvious: you get just the release name, nothing more, while RLSLOG informs about quality details, plot/features and links to downloads. Most of the PRE channels are strictly private and it’s impossible to get in. However, there are few public channels which are open for everyone to join.
Joining a PRE channel is simple: just install mIRC and click on one of the following links. Please note these channels are open and public right now, but it can easily change within few days or months.
#PRE at tehconnection.eu (irc://irc.tehconnection.eu:6667/Pre)
#PRE at p2pirc.org (irc://irc.p2pirc.org:6667/pre)
#GP.PRE at p2p-network.net (irc://irc.p2p-network.net:6667/gp.pre)
#PRE at zenet.org (irc://irc.zenet.org:6667/pre)
#Bitgate-PRE at ircline.org (irc://irc.ircline.org:6667/bitgate-pre)
#PRE at irchighway.net (irc://irc.irchighway.net:6667/pre)
#PREchat at zenet.org (irc://irc.zenet.org:6667/prechat)
#Br4inW0rM~PrE at wondernet.nu (irc://us.WonderNet.nu:6667/Br4inW0rM~PrE)
Alternativaly, you can also click on this link to join our IRC channel and ask for help. After connecting to a pre channel, you should wait a while to see how it works. It’s nothing complicated: there’s a bot announcing all the new releases at the time when they are pred. Each release is also put into a category like XviD, 0day, DOX, TV, etc.
That way, you will be able to see all the new releases instantly after they are released on the scene. However, it’s nothing that exciting after a while. That’s where a real pre bot comes into the play – this one is way more interactive and more useful. You can use it to search for old releases, find info about nukes and release size and you can also get details about various scene groups.
The basic command for communicating with the pre bot is “!pre RLS_NAME”. If you type in for example “!pre Wanted”, a bot will return you latest release of movie Wanted. You will be able to see the exact pre time of the release as well as its size and eventually nuke reasons, if it has been nuked. The output is always limited to 1 release.
If you want to see 10 releases, use command “!dupe” instead of “!pre”. The output will be returned to you in a private message after a while. This is especially useful if you are not looking for a concrete release, but rather a best version of some TV show or a movie.
The last important command is “!group GROUP_NAME”. This will give you a fairly detailed stats about any scene group, including the number of their releases, number of nuked releases and first and last release. You will also be able to see a “nuke ratio”, which obviously expresses the portion of nuked releases.
Other commands are pretty straight forward, feel free to try them out (they don’t have to work everywhere): !lastnuke, !lastunnuke, !last, !last10 and !stats. I am sure that many of you will find this information useful as it allows you to stay even more up to date with the scene. If you need to ask about anything, just switch to #rlslog and shoot your question in public chat. Please note, we are not affiliated with any of these PRE channels at all, we are just informing about them.