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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. Dec 16, 2012 #661 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    Same

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 17, 2012 #662 of 1642
    tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    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.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2012 #663 of 1642
    appleye1

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    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?
     
  4. Dec 17, 2012 #664 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    I believe SB uses the same indexing tool that people here try to run on their own.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2012 #665 of 1642
    vertigo235

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    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.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2012 #666 of 1642
    tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I have had problems with the SB Index. It would download the shows in a different format then i liked.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2012 #667 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    Is dognzb down for others too?
     
  8. Dec 19, 2012 #668 of 1642
    vertigo235

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    yes, yes it is
     
  9. Dec 19, 2012 #669 of 1642
    vertigo235

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    "We are doing routine maintenance on our database. We should be back within the hour."
     
  10. Dec 19, 2012 #670 of 1642
    Malcontent

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  11. Dec 20, 2012 #671 of 1642
    Carlucci

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    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?
     
  12. Dec 20, 2012 #672 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    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'
     
  13. Dec 20, 2012 #673 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    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?
     
  14. Dec 20, 2012 #674 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    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.

    http://wiki.sabnzbd.org/introducing-0-7-0


     
  15. Dec 21, 2012 #675 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    Hmmm ok thanks.

    Prob won't turn that on since I would always hit retry to get the backup server a try
     
  16. Dec 22, 2012 #676 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    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.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2012 #677 of 1642
    laria

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    I don't know of a list but I know that I have not been able to download many Nashvilles.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2012 #678 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    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.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2012 #679 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    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.
     
  20. Dec 23, 2012 #680 of 1642
    johnh123

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    Over there
    If dognzb ever opens up invites again, i've got an invite to chicanzb to trade.
     

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