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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. Jun 11, 2011 #81 of 1642
    Azlen

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    I don't think that SABnzbd would be the right tool for that as I think that's more geared towards the usage of nzb files. If you just want to go old school, load up the groups and go from there, use an old school program like Xnews or something. http://xnews.newsguy.com/
    I'm sure there are probably some newer newsreaders that could probably handle it better though.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2011 #82 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Yep, Xnews is what I used to use years ago. I've been reading a bit and I don't think it supports SSL without some other program. Jeesh, this used to be much simpler.

    Anyone have any other suggestions? Do you all just use the nzb files?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2011 #83 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    If you want to use SSL connections, you have to use very specific ports on Blocknews. For SSL connections on either server, you may use either port 443, 563, 5563.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2011 #84 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    SABnzbd only handles NZB files. It isn't able to download headers to allow you to browse the groups like you wish.

    To handle NZB and download headers you can use the free client 'GrabIt'. It's been a couple of years since it was last updated but it should work ok.

    http://www.shemes.com/

    For a paid alternative there is 'Newsleecher'and 'Newsbin'. It will handle both NZB and headers. I believe they both have free trial periods.

    http://newsleecher.com/

    http://newsbin.com/

    For a super simple NZB only client (easier then Sabnzbd) there is 'Unzbin'. It's a free and super easy client that will do everything for you. But not headers.

    http://www.unzbin.com/
     
  5. Jun 11, 2011 #85 of 1642
    danterner

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    On the other hand, if you don't want to browse, I've found the combination of Snbnzb and Sick Beard to be phenomenal. Enter a show name in Sick Beard and it takes over from there - coordinating with Snbnzb and even post-processing.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011 #86 of 1642
    orangeboy

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    There are usenet indexing websites. I use http://nzbindex.nl/, which will create (and save) an nzb file if one isn't provided by the original poster. Nzbindex can also create an RSS feed of search terms for use with SABnzbd's RSS feature, which makes it a nice "lights out" operation. Nzbindex has a limited number of groups that it indexes, but you can request to add a group in it's forum. There are other indexing sites, but a lot of them require registering to access them. I've got enough user IDs and passwords to remember, so I tend to avoid those.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2011 #87 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Alright, I''m giving sabnzbd go. Apparently PeerBlock doesn't get along with it. When I disable peerblock I can download. can anyone tell me how to allow blocknews without disabling peerblock?
     
  8. Jun 12, 2011 #88 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    In my opinion peerblock is like a placebo.

    People have reported getting busted for using torrents while using peerblock.

    You don't need peerblock while using usenet. The only one who see's your IP address while downloading from Blocknews is Blocknews. They don't monitor what you download just how much you download. If you use SSL encryption, it's even more secure.

    Another simple and free usenet client is "Unzibin".

    http://www.unzbin.com/
     
  9. Jun 14, 2011 #89 of 1642
    cditty

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    Can someone explain to me how to setup a RSS feed using NZBMatrix? Using torrents, I would just subscribe to the rss feed for shows and filter accordingly. Using NZBMatrix, I see those same RSS feeds, but it's only limited to 25 results, has foreign languages and also contains older stuff.

    Any examples would be appreciated.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2011 #90 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Are you a VIP member? Feeds are limited to 50 results only.

    http://rss.nzbmatrix.com/

    NZBMatrix API / RSS Forum:

    http://nzbmatrix.com/forums.php?action=viewforum&forumid=46
     
  11. Jun 14, 2011 #91 of 1642
    cditty

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    Yes I am. I was actually using the RSS feed from the given categories. (Clicking on the RSS icon). I got the right RSS now, but SABnzdb won't download from the RSS. I setup the RSS and it's reading it. When I create a filter, ie...In.Plain.Site, it ignores it and won't download.

    Should I be using some other RSS reader?
     
  12. Jun 14, 2011 #92 of 1642
    cditty

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    I think I got my filter figured out. How do you handle the duplicates?
     
  13. Jun 14, 2011 #93 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    I think most just use programs like Sickbeard and Couchpotato to handle all of it.
     
  14. Jun 14, 2011 #94 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    In Sabnzb configuration, under switches,


    Queue: Detect Duplicate Downloads should be enabled.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2011 #95 of 1642
    tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    Anybody else having problems accessing unzbin?
     
  16. Jun 14, 2011 #96 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Yeah, their website is unreachable right now. Try again later.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2011 #97 of 1642
    tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    thank you
     
  18. Jun 15, 2011 #98 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    The website is back up.
     
  19. Jun 15, 2011 #99 of 1642
    tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    thank you
     
  20. Jun 15, 2011 #100 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Finally getting the hang of sabnbzb and nzb files. What's the deal with the "connections"? Blocknews says something about 50 connections. What exactly does that mean? I would think it means getting the files faster but I am already downloading at 1.5MB/sec. Can't imagine I can get stuff faster than that.
     

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