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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. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Most of the 'big name' indexers have disabled invites. Either to manage their user base size or because of abuse of the invite system.

    Nzbplanet and Nzbfinder are still open to registration. Not considered 'big name' but they have been around for over a year.

    Nzbfinder specializes in HD content. No SD content is indexed.

    https://www.nzbfinder.ws

    https://www.nzbplanet.net
     
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    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I've tried to set Sick Beard up but found their documentation to be sketchy at best and terrible at worst. Is there a reliable step-by-step setup guide somewhere?
     
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    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    Looks like I got it configured correctly. I had a couple of stumbling blocks. SABnzbd was pointing to an older Post-Processing Scripts folder. This prevented me from choosing sabToSickBeard.exe script for the tv category setting. I also got the following error message when I had SickBeard download an older episode:

    "ERROR: You need an autoProcessTV.cfg file - did you rename and edit the .sample?"

    I assume I got this error because I told it to ignore downloading the .sample files. The file downloaded and runs ok. I won't know if it downloads a scheduled episode until next week.
     
  6. ewolfr

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    Dognzb is open for registration right now, I have no idea how long it will last:

    http://dognzb.cr

    Edit to add: Registrations are now closed
     
  7. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    If you're not in, get in if you can. It's great.
     
  8. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

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    So one of the best ones out there, worth the 1 time fee of $10?

    -Seems to be a free 30 day trial
     
  9. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Nice, I am in... I think. It's really slow. :)

    I don't really do much with Usenet nowadays (the bulk of my downloading was when we were losing a TiVo hard drive last year), but good to have options. :) My primary index site before was NZBs.in.
     
  10. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I have an account now with dognzb but I'm fuzzy about how to configure my newsreader.
    Server is dogznb.cr port is 119 and then I input my usename and password?
    Doesn't seem to be working
    What am I missing?
     
  11. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    It's just an indexing site, not a usenet server.
     
  12. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Oh well don't I feel dumb
     
  13. ewolfr

    ewolfr .

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    It always seems to slow down when they open up for new members. If you try again tomorrow everything should be back to normal.
     
  14. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    I don't have a ton of experience with Usenet but the site is easy to use, looks good, functions well, and seems to have just about everything. It also has Sickbeard-like functionality, in that you can "subscribe" to a show and when the next episode posts, it will push to your Sabnzbd server automatically.

    To me it was definitely worth the one-time $10 fee.
     
  15. logic88

    logic88 Active Member

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    I haven't setup Sickbeard/Couch Potato yet so are those apps useless without a nzb site sub or is there something extra that is offered with a sub?
     
  16. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Those apps are useless without a decent indexer. A sub for an indexer usually gives you more daily nzb downloads and access to their API. Sickbeard/Couch Potato access the API of an indexer in order to download tv shows and movies.

    A good indexer is very important in order for Sickbeard/Couch Potato to work well.

    I would recommend finding at least 2-3 good indexers. Indexers will sometimes have issues and you will need a backup.
     
  17. bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

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    Did I miss it? Clicked the link and there seems to be no place to register.
     
  18. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    It worked.
     
  19. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    It was only open for a couple of hours yesterday.
     
  20. bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

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    Damn, every time they open I'm away from my computer. Any way to maybe predict when they might be open for registration?
     

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