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Anybody want to explain Usenet to me like I'm seven?

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

  1. Apr 19, 2012 #301 of 1642
    Bighouse

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

    Pretty clear article for the history of usenet.

    I remember when it was considered crass and rude to use the Internet for commercial use by many back in my usenet newsgroup days. That was, I believe, before there was a dotcom domain.

    (Sheez I'm old AND ugly!!!)
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 #302 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Another option that is not quite as sophisticated but dead simple and can be used from a smart phone, Ipad, computer, ect, with out the need of an installed APP:

    While not exactly what your asking about but you can have Sabnzbd automatically download any files you 'bookmark' on Nzbmatrix. Not bookmarked in your browser but the bookmark option next to your desired file on Nzbmartix. As long as you can access the Nzbmatrix website and bookmark your desired files, Sabnzbd will automatically download those files from home.

    In Sabnzbd configuration under 'Indexing Sites', enter your 'NzbMatrix Username' and 'NzbMatrix API key' (located in your Nzbmatrix account profile).

    Now as long as Sabnzbd is running and has internet access, all the files you 'bookmark' on the Nzbmatrix website will automatically be download to your home computer.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 #303 of 1642
    crowfan

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    Cool - I did not realize that! I'll try that for a while and see how it goes. Thanks!
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 #304 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Sorry, forgot that you have to enter a Nzbmatrix RSS feed in Sabnzbd to make the bookmark auto download to work. I was pulling the details from memory from things I've read on forums. A simple Google search should give you the help you need with it.

    http://rss.nzbmatrix.com/
     
  5. Apr 20, 2012 #305 of 1642
    bareyb

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    I decided to give EasyNews a try. They have a 20 Gig deal for ten bucks a month with a 10 Gig/14 day FREE TRIAL.

    It's very easy to use obviously, but it didn't have the show I was looking for. Unfortunately, the only one they had was a month old...

    I know this is available "out there" as I've seen Torrents for it. Does anyone know if EasyNews gives you ALL of the available videos or just a partial list? Am I missing something or is it simply "not available" on UseNet? :confused:
     
  6. Apr 20, 2012 #306 of 1642
    Ment

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    Can't believe Easynews is still in business with how simple setup it is to started on Usenet these days. Still outrageous prices I see. Bareyb, that particular show posts about 4 days after OTA so its not up yet.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2012 #307 of 1642
    bareyb

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    Yeah. I'll probably end up doing what most of you guys are doing, but I figured this would be a quick way for me to get an idea of what UseNet is all about. Plus they had a free trial. I get ten Gigs or 14 days free before I have to pay.

    It sure as hell can't be much easier though, I will say that... All you do is plug in a search and the results come up with a Thumbnail and Link to the Video. You just right-click on the video and download it. Alternatively, if you click on the link it plays the video in your browser.

    Question: How does the system you use differ from EasyNews? I assume you Search and Download. Does it compile all the bits together in one file for download too? :)
     
  8. Apr 20, 2012 #308 of 1642
    Ment

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    I use SabNZBd and then Newzbin for indexing. Once its setup its much the same: click on a link, downloads the .nzb, SabNZBd picks it up and few minutes later you have your file. If you find the setup more hassle for someone new to Usenet, you can subscribe to a Usenet provider like Newshosting which has a client/index tied to the Usenet service like Easynews but with better retention and no DL limits.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2012 #309 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    KungFuCow

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    Im having an issue getting Sickbeard to post process my shows. All it does is move the whole directory to my destination directory. Even when I have subfolders for seasons set it, it doesnt work. Anyone got any ideas?
     
  11. Apr 20, 2012 #311 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Can you clarify the Bold part please?

    This might help.


    http://code.google.com/p/sickbeard/wiki/PostProcessing
     
  12. Apr 20, 2012 #312 of 1642
    KungFuCow

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    I already have mine set up like that. Lets say I download Free Public Domain TV Show Season 1 Episode 1. It comes in as Free.Public.Domain.Show.S01E01 into my /Downloads. I have my post processing folder as C:\Processed Shows. All that happens is it moves Free.Public.Domain.Show.S01E01 from \downloads to c:\process shows without actually processing it.
     
  13. Apr 20, 2012 #313 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    Ahh so yeah I think I do that. So for me it downloads it to a desktop, then when complete it moves it over to my NAS in the right folder and season folder.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2012 #314 of 1642
    KungFuCow

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    Yea.. I can only get the move to happen and not even into season folders. Im running the beta version of SAB.. maybe thats why. Im going to roll back and see if that helps.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2012 #315 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Also, go back and redo your Sabnzbd and Sickbeard integration setup. It could be that something isn't configured correctly.

    Here is a simple guide. Just ignore the part about XBMC.


    http://www.users.on.net/~dholmes66/sb_guide/
     
  16. Apr 20, 2012 #316 of 1642
    The Spud

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    Did you rename ‘autoProcessTV.cfg.sample’ to ‘autoProcessTV.cfg’ in the script folder? If you are running windows and you have extensions hidden then you may not realize that the .sample is there.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2012 #317 of 1642
    bareyb

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    Well this is weird... I used Binsearch to search and it has both of the shows I'm looking for. They do NOT show up on EasyNews... Why is that? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  18. Apr 20, 2012 #318 of 1642
    bareyb

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    It seems as though EasyNews doesn't have all the files on their site. The cost of convenience I guess... I think I'm gonna venture out and look at the more standard options...

    They have a Sabnzd+ that is supposedly compiled specifically for Mac. Is that the one to use? :)
     
  19. Apr 20, 2012 #319 of 1642
    Ment

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    Easynews may not index less popular groups or perhaps you don't have a global search setup in your query? I'd just use Binsearch and import the nzb into Easynews in any case.
     
  20. Apr 20, 2012 #320 of 1642
    bareyb

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    Oh. Cool. Didn't know I could do that. I'll have to give that a try when I get back. Thanks.
     

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