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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Apr 27, 2011.
Just wanted to let you know that your site worked perfectly with sickbeard last night to download some shows. Thanks for putting up the site.
I'm not clear on this. I was a nzbmatrix user. After I saw the takedown notice for them I went into SB and changed the search provider to SB Index. I haven't had any problems getting any of my regular stuff since then. When am I likely to start experiencing problems? Just when I add a new show?
I believe SB uses the same indexing tool that people here try to run on their own.
yes,the SB index is a newsnab index, they only index the TV groups
It does a good job, I have it low on my priority list, but it still manages to pick up some shows for me on a regular basis.
I have had problems with the SB Index. It would download the shows in a different format then i liked.
Is dognzb down for others too?
yes, yes it is
"We are doing routine maintenance on our database. We should be back within the hour."
Dognzb is back up.
Any way to tell if a TV show is a "takedown" before you try to download? I think Supernatural episodes from S08E06 to most recent (the ones I've tried) are takedowns, but I have no way of knowing.
When I try to download them, sabnzbd says "download failed - out of your server's retention?" which in the past I've gotten when a show is a takedown.
In the past, I could view comments on nzbmatrix to confirm this, but now with the smaller indexing site, how can I know?
There is a setting in Sabnzbd which will have Sabnzbd check to see if the file is complete on your usenet server.
Under: Config: Switches :Queue, 'Check before download'
How does that work w/ a backup provider
So if 5 blocks (or whatever) are missing on blocknewz, but astraweb has them
Would Sabnzbd download that or not?
I haven't used it my self but if the 'Pre-check' fails, you will be given the option of manually starting the download if you wish. Giving your back up server a chance to repair.
Hmmm ok thanks.
Prob won't turn that on since I would always hit retry to get the backup server a try
Speaking of takedowns, is there any sort of list of what shows are currently affected? I am behind on many shows so I want to make sure I start recording the ones that I won't be able to use SB to catch up on. I had also gotten low on space so many were paused.
I also need to start researching the various profiles so I can encode those shows once transferred off my TiVo into a comparable format like the 720p mkvs.
I don't know of a list but I know that I have not been able to download many Nashvilles.
There is no list. It's just safe to assume every show you like is being DMCA'd. But I have a suggestion but you probably won't like it. To save space, download the SD version of your shows. The majority are encode using x264 and produce DVD quality resolution. The x264 codec produces significantly reduced SD file sizes while having higher resolution then the old Xvid.
Download a SD x264 encoded show and see if the quality would be acceptable. If it is you can simply switch the quality in Sickbeard to SD.
True I guess I could do that. I forgot about the switch to x264.
At the same time I do still want to learn the encoding profiles since not all of the content I want to keep is out there such as some of the Unplugged episodes and concerts I tend to keep. I will be building a new PC soon anyway for the living room so I will have a PC that only gets used occasionally free to encode the rest of the time.
If dognzb ever opens up invites again, i've got an invite to chicanzb to trade.