Reports from various online torrent sties have confirmed the latest Season 5 of the long awaited TV-series, Game of Thrones, is slowly being leaked onto private torrent sites.
Mid-Saturday afternoon, Game of Thrones pirates got a huge surprise, with an unknown team of files sharers leaking the first four episodes of Game of Thrones Season 5 online Saturday afternoon.
Game of Thrones season 5 made its debut leak on IPTorrents, one of the largest private torrent trackers on the net today. According to reports, the first file was uploaded mid-day around 5 p.m. PST.
The leak of popular TV-series, Game of Thrones Season 5 comes just one day before its set debut date, Sunday, April 12th.
Exclusive photos sent to FreedomHacker of the leaked copies show encoder, Xclusive, as being the source of the leak. Tagging all the latest leaks with the Xclusive group tag, and have the hundreds of other groups download and re-encode them. In each leaked file, at the bottom of the shows description on the IPTorrents website, the uploader continues to add personal notes, stating:
Would you like to see more episodes this weekend? Make a comment below (BE NICE!) and we just might make your dreams come true. You never know what iPT has up it’s sleeves…..
All our special friends:
Mr.T, ClownPenis.Fart, Forbes, Dunbay and the rest of the MemeTeam
Have something to offer? Need something done right? Feel free to contact us, if you can find us!
Well kids, this is it for tonight. One never knows when we will pop up again, but we will be back since we have so much more in our bag of tricks.
Thanks to Microsoft (IPTorrents moderator) for letting us upload and making them Freeleech, a great gift to everyone.
To all the complainers, Bite me!
To the one who leaked it elsewhere and removed our nfo and data, you are scum.
The description continues to grow with each leaked file, with the first Game of Thrones Season 5 leak only containing the first sentence, then adding to the message each Game of Thrones episode release. With the latest episode four being leaked only an hour before this post was published, the leak is extremely fresh and there are claims the entire Game of Thrones Season 5 will be uploaded by the end of Sunday.
In each description, the uploader continues to state if the comments are kind, the encoders will continue to slowly leak the season 5 episodes online. The reasoning possibly being, many commenters are complaining that the quality is extremely low and almost unwatchable.
The first episode of Game of Thrones Season 5, the specifications in the title read:
Complete name : Game.of.Thrones.S05E01.HDTV.x264-Xclusive.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom
File size : 298 MiB
Duration : 52mn 12s
Overall bit rate : 798 Kbps
Writing application : Lavf53.31.100
Encoded by : Xclusive for iPT
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 52mn 12s
Bit rate : 645 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 392 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.85:1
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Minimum frame rate : 23.952 fps
Maximum frame rate : 24.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.095
Stream size : 241 MiB (81%)
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 52mn 12s
Duration_LastFrame : -21ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 147 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 54.9 MiB (18%)
A few commenters on the torrent sites have claimed the bit rate it to low, and the season is almost unwatchable, while another crowd of pirates state the copies are great and to continue uploading.
How Game of Thrones Season 5 got leaked online a day early remains unknown. The uploader on IPTorrents is uploading under the anonymous alias, and is keeping their encoder group name to Xclusive, a very small scene group. The group appears to have a few torrents uploaded throughout a number of public trackers with the Xclusive tag, but the nothing signifying the group’s recent explosion after the Game of Thrones Season 5 leak.
A thread on Reddit has also confirmed the Season 5 leak of Game of Thrones was exclusive to the IPTorrents website.
The Game of Thrones Season 5 leak updates appear to be coming within hour intervals, but after the latest Game of Thrones S5E04 leak, there have been no ongoing uploads of the season, or any signs the leaks will continue. If more Game of Thrones Season 5 episodes will be leaked online remains unknown, but the leak is said to be exclusively for the IPTorrents community.