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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 17, 2011 #121 of 1642
    HellFish

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    This thread is full of great info. I've setup SABnzbd & Sickbeard with great success. Thanks for everyone who has contributed.

    Are you saying you can setup SABnzbd to do this automatically? If so,how? The only manual interaction I have to do is if the download isn't successful. I think this is the first I heard of setting up a different provider as a backup. It's a great idea.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2011 #122 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    Yeah just mark those servers as backup servers. This way it will only use those servers when a piece is missing.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2011 #123 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    In Sabnzbd Configuration:

    Servers:

    Under the specific server:

    Enable as "BackUp Server"

    The usenet provider you configure as a backup server will automatically be used to download missing or damaged parts when your primary provider has problems with downloads.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2011 #124 of 1642
    Gromit

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    I never noticed that option. This thread has made me realize the benefit to buying a block account from another usenet provider. :up:
     
  5. Jun 17, 2011 #125 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    Yeah I am thinking I may need to grab one since lately I have had some issues with completion on astraweb.

    Anyone have recommendations or know of a deal from another reseller?
     
  6. Jun 17, 2011 #126 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Blocknews.net has the best prices and completion. I use and recommend them.

    http://www.blocknews.net
     
  7. Jun 17, 2011 #127 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    Thanks, for some reason I was thinking they were just a reseller of the same provider that astraweb uses.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2011 #128 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    No, Blocknews is a different reseller then Astraweb. Isn't a Highwinds reseller either.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2011 #129 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    I'll skim back through the thread but any other recommended nzb sites beside FST?
     
  10. Jun 17, 2011 #130 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    NZBMatrix is probably the best indexer. It has a lot of user particiaption. For a one off $10 cost you can get VIP membership.

    http://nzbmatrix.com/
     
  11. Jun 17, 2011 #131 of 1642
    Fofer

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  12. Jun 20, 2011 #132 of 1642
    cditty

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    I tried it, but when I searched for "The Daily Show" it only found the first 4 seasons and not the whole 16 seasons. Didn't give me great faith. I'll try it again though.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2011 #133 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    Make sure you setup the various providers you have an account with and the free ones that don't require an account. Some providers only do current RSS while others allow you to search old postings.

    Also one thing to note even if you don't use SB to grab what you won't it can post process the files if you have your usenet program dump the shows into the watched folder.

    I even use it to track shows I am watching on Netflix and TiVo recordings. Skipped are episodes I haven't watched and ignored are ones I have.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2011 #134 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    You have to give Sickbeard time to process the Daily Show when you first add it. It's 16 seasons after all.

    I just added the Daily Show to Sickbeard and after waiting awhile it's up to season 10. Restart Sickbeard and let it run for an hour and it will process the Daily show.

    This is not typical behavior for Sickbeard. Processing 16 seasons of a show that airs multiple time a week takes time. Over a hundred shows a season.
     
  15. Jun 20, 2011 #135 of 1642
    mrdbdigital

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    Anyone know what has happened to nzbmatrix.com? I got the "server not found" message last night and this afternoon.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2011 #136 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    http://nzbmatrix.info/

    Main router has died at the hosts, ETA to fix 1hr. Still not fixed, awaiting update from hosts....
     
  17. Jun 20, 2011 #137 of 1642
    cditty

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    yeah. I see that now. I guess I was a little impatient that day. :)

    So sickbeard finds the stuff and sab downloads it for me. Any suggestion on how to get rid of all the folders that are left behind? So far, I have folders for game of thrones(last week and this week) and Daily show(every episode) and so on and so on.
     
  18. Jun 20, 2011 #138 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    Wow completely miss read your problem lol.

    There should be an option in SB under post processing I believe that lets you pick whether or not you leave the folder contents. The options vary though depending on what version you are running.
     
  19. Jun 20, 2011 #139 of 1642
    cditty

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    Thanks for the answer. I'll let this run for a day or two and see what it actually does and report back. I'm a little under the weather today, so it is prob not a good day to be screwing with technical stuffs. :D

    Thanks again.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2011 #140 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    As innocentfreak mentioned look in the Post Processing configuration of Sickbeard. I think you have to uncheck, "Keep Original Files" option.
     

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