Release groups

This page tries to list specifics about release groups: how they package, whether the .nfo has a 00- prefix or not, … or any other stuff interesting enough to add here.

Morgoth MP3 releaser is used when the SFV contains upper case characters in just a few places: ö in the original track name will show up as O in the SFV.

Most original NFO files actually use Windows\DOS line endings. This should be normal since "Code page 437 is the character set of the original IBM PC (personal computer), or MS-DOS." and then they can be viewed with notepad too. [Can anyone confirm or has statistics?]


When the proof image is in the RARs, there is no image in the "stored files"/root folder.


The proof image is in the RARs, but also in the "stored files"/root folder.


The RAR files of these groups were made the same way.

SPARKS has MAC line endings for NFO and SFV.

German groups

The proof files of the German groups are most of the time RAR+SFV with the JPG inside the RAR. The PROOF and SUBS folders are more often in capitals than what I observe in general for the whole scene. (specific groups?)


NFO files can be renamed to match the SFV file name. An example:
Removed file xf-wasseypur2.nfo from release Gangs.of.Wasseypur.Teil.2.German.2012.AC3.BDRiP.x264-XF
(which matches xf-wasseypur2.sfv)
Added file xf-gangs_of_wasseypur_2012.nfo to release Gangs.of.Wasseypur.Teil.2.German.2012.AC3.BDRiP.x264-XF
1 2 3 4 5


NFO files can be renamed to match the SFV file name.
Removed file ar-captainusa-sd-x264.nfo
Added file amb_presents_captainusa_sd_x264.nfo


Capitals in Sample name: only the S is capitalized. e.g. Sample/vhv-aliendw-xvid-Sample.srs


Capitals in Sample name: group name and the S of Sample. e.g. Sample/HaVeFuN-arachnid-xvid-Sample.avi

RARs, SFV and NFO can originally come with capitalization:


Uses ; Generated by DF CrcSfv
Capitals exist in the file names: fixtv-Akte.2014-03-25.nfo


Capitals used in all file names for the group name.


NFO not the same name as the SFV.



FLAC groups

The problem with FLAC releases is that there are multiple proof files around, with the only difference the file name of the proof jpg. Not 100% sure these are originally pred like this.


The name of the proof files should mostly be [basename of .nfo] + '-proof.jpg' or '-tracklist.jpg'.

00-88_fingers_louie-behind_bars-cd-flac-proof-1995.jpg -> 00-88_fingers_louie-behind_bars-cd-flac-1995-proof.jpg
00-98_mute-98_mute-cd-flac-proof-1996.jpg -> 00-98_mute-self_titled-cd-flac-1996-proof.jpg (not the base name here)
00-98_mute-class_of_98-cd-flac-proof-1998.jpg -> 00-98_mute-class_of_98-cd-flac-1998-proof.jpg


The original proof file name should match the nfo/sfv and no -proof string.

00-2bal-2bal-fr-cd-flac-2012-proof.jpg -> 00-2bal-2bal-fr-cd-flac-2012.jpg
00-45_niggaz-justice_sauvage-fr-cd-flac-2003-proof.jpg -> 00-45_niggaz-justice_sauvage-fr-cd-flac-2003.jpg

NFO does not start with 00-

These are just observations and aren't applicable on every release. My best guess is that the NFO exists with 2 possible names due to scripts that rename the NFO file to match the SFV name.

  • hbZ (for older MP3 releases and not for FLAC)
  • BLiZZARD (MP3)
  • CMG (MP3)

Naming of files

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