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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #181 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Sickbeard will check a number of NZB indexing sites at defined intervals (default is every 15 minutes but can be changed) and when a show appears on an index site it will download the NZB which Sabnzbd will use to download the show. After it's downloaded, Sickbeard will process the downloaded show.

    Sickbeard can move the downloaded show after being processed to any folder that is shared on your network. If you can set up a shared folder on your device, Sickbeard can move the show to it.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2011 #182 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    One of the Metadata options for Sickbeard is TiVo metadata so no need for a seperate tool.

    We use SB even for shows we record just to track in the house what people have and haven't watched by marking shows ignored if we have seen them and skipped if we haven't.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2011 #183 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Thanks. I have a Western Digital Live that I put files on to watch on my TV. So, I think I'll give sickbeard a go.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 #184 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    FYI, Sickbeard can generate metadata for the WDTV.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2011 #185 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    That's cool. Now I just have to google metadata. :D
     
  6. Sep 8, 2011 #186 of 1642
    brettatk

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    Only if you are letting Sickbeard do the post processing I assume? I was planning on letting SABnzbd do the post processing but I might do a test and see what happens with letting Sickbeard do it using the Tivo metadata option.

    Edit: Doesn't look like post processing with Sickbeard is going to work for me. Take the show Chopped for example. With SABnzbd the download will be put in D:\TV\Chopped\Season 7\chopped.s07e01.hdtv.xvid-crimson.avi. With Sickbeard it's D:\TV\Chopped.S07E01.HDTV.XviD-CRiMSON\chopped.s07e01.hdtv.xvid-crimson.avi. With the series folders I create on my Tivo to put the shows in, I need it to do like SABnzbd does and keep all episodes from a show in one folder. Sickbeard is going to create a new folder every time. Oh well, like I said before Metadata isn't very important to me. All I need to know is the show and episode number and I'm good.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2011 #187 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    OK. i downloaded it and configured it for one show tonight so I can see how it goes.

    Do you have to keep it open in a browser (sickbeard and/or sabnzbd)?

    Sickbeard didn't actually "install" it was just an .exe inside of a rar file.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2011 #188 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    No, you don't need to keep either open in a browser. As long as both are running in the background you should be fine.

    Did you download Sickbeard from the official website?

    http://sickbeard.com/downloads.html
     
  9. Sep 8, 2011 #189 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    Sickbeard will do this if you check season folders under options, but yeah you will need to have SB do post processing.

    Under Post Processing you can change the naming scheme and under the shows themselves there should be an option to use season folders.

    This will result in TV\Chopped\Season 7\ and then all your videos and a folder for the TiVo Metadata.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2011 #190 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Yes, the donwload link is here.
    http://code.google.com/p/sickbeard/downloads/list

    I downloaded the first one, Alpha build 488. It may be installed but it's not listed in under All Programs. It's just a winrar file on my desktop that has the .exe in it and some other files. clicking on the .exe opens up Chrome and the Sickbeard main page. So, I don't know how it will run iin the background or even how sabnzbd can. I don't see anything in the systray regarding either one.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2011 #191 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Open 'Task Manager' and you should see Sickbeard and Sabnzbd running. You don't need your browser running for them to do their jobs.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2011 #192 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Cool. They are both running. Thanks.

    I just figured there would be an option somewhere to check whether or not you wanted them to run. Didn't see it in Sickbeard anywhere.

    Guess I'll see how it does its job tomorrow.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2011 #193 of 1642
    brettatk

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    Thanks for the info. I'll give it another test run on a slow night.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2011 #194 of 1642
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    ell, it didn't download the show I set up. I set up late show with david letterman becaus ei figured it would be available easily.

    So, where do I go to manually check if it's been uploaded?

    BTW I left everything at default as far as the other settings.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2011 #195 of 1642
    brettatk

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    HD or SD version?

    It looks like there was a SD version uploaded but I don't see an HD version for last night. I search for everything on NZBmatrix, but any search provider site would work (NZBs.org, Newsbin, etc).
     
  16. Sep 9, 2011 #196 of 1642
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    brettatk

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    See my edited post above. There is no HD version for last night available yet. When it does show up it should download.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2011 #198 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Oh, OK. Wow, kinda surprised. I would think that would be a show that gets uploaded pretty quick even in HD.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2011 #199 of 1642
    brettatk

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    The last HD feed uploaded was for the September 2 airing so it looks like they are a little behind.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2011 #200 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Thanks. So, where can I go to check what the latest things out are? I'd like to test it out again with something over the weekend that is typically uploaded pretty fast.
     

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