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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 20, 2011 #141 of 1642
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Regarding BlockNews. Can I find out the files I have downloaded by logging into my account? I can't seem to find if they store that or not.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2011 #142 of 1642
    cditty

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    One last question. How does the backlog work? I add shows I want to it and every x seconds, sickbeard queries the nzb servers looking for it? Is that correct?
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 #143 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    No, they only record the amount of traffic you download, not what you download. That's a good thing. It protects you and them.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 #144 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Under 'Search Options' for Sickbeard, what ever you filled in for "Search Frequency" in minutes.

    I wouldn't put in anything under 10 minutes. The NZB indexing sites don't like it if you hammer them every 1 minute. It's considered bad form to do so. Average is 15 minutes for most users.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 #145 of 1642
    cditty

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    Thanks again. That was it. Ofcourse it doesn't help that the nzbmatrix is down at the moment either. :)
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 #146 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    Under 'Search Providers' in Sickbeard, set 'Sick Beard Index" to be the primary search provider. You drag and drop to the first position. Make NzbMatrix secondary. Make sure to save changes.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2011 #147 of 1642
    mrdbdigital

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    Thanks! Good to know I'm not pulling a "stoopid". :)
     
  8. Jun 20, 2011 #148 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    NZBMatrix is backup.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2011 #149 of 1642
    cditty

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    After running for a few days, here is something that I have noticed.

    I set everything up in Sick Beard and tied it into sab. In Sick Beard, I told it to use the folders as season folders. I've noticed that some of the downloads are created within different folders. ie...Franklin and Bash. It got the current one last night, but instead of putting it inside the season folder, it created a new one. Same for Hot in Cleveland and The Daily Show. Sick Beard shows that the shows were gotten, but doesn't show in the XX/XXX listings under downloads.

    Any thoughts?
     
  10. Jun 23, 2011 #150 of 1642
    brettatk

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    You have to set multiple filters within your RSS feeds. You also have to know what order to put in the "Types". This is the proper order: RequiresCat, Requires, Reject, and Accept. All Rejects have to come before any Accepts. I start off all my RSS feeds with: RequiresCat = HD, Requires = 720p. That way it will never download the SD version and only download files that contain 720p (and not 1080). If you are getting duplicates look at all the file names. Then set Reject filters for DD5, FRENCH, REPACK, etc. I rarely get a duplicate any more and if I do I'll go in and add another filter so I will not get it next time.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2011 #151 of 1642
    Gromit

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    Although it's for Ubuntu, I used this guide to help with my Sick Beard config (OS X). It helps with some of those more confusing configuration options.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2011 #152 of 1642
    cditty

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    I see that I need to setup post-processing, but following the directions on SickBeards site, only made it more confusing. I now see post-processing dropdown boxes, but I have to manually configure it for each download. I can't get it to be a all or none option.

    Hopefully all my stupid mistakes will be good for someone else. :)
     
  13. Jun 24, 2011 #153 of 1642
    cditty

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    Looks like I might have it now. I think I went in and tried to do the post-processing setup under categories before I set it up in the folders section.

    So far, 2/2 tests look like they are working correctly.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2011 #154 of 1642
    TiVoJedi

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    The most aggravating part of USENET is when A-holes post password-protected RAR archives within a RAR file that also contains a shortcut URL to some malware-infested lure website one 'has' to visit to get the password to unRAR the show downloaded. More frustratingly is that if you play along, you still don't get the password.. just signed up for a bunch of crap you don't need anyway. Sometimes binsearch.info will label these types of posts as 'password needed', but oftentimes not. Nothing gets my goat more than spending 25 minutes maxed on my 'premium' (highest level available in my area) $64/month Time-Warner 'turbo' 10mbit connection for a ~1GB file and then can't open the stinking thing because some jerkwad posted it in a password-protected RAR file.

    Does that Sickbeard program automatically exclude password-protected posts from its download consideration? I hate wasting bandwidth, even though TW isn't metering it in my area, as they have been testing in others.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2011 #155 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    For the most part yes since it is pulling from indexing sites where people tend not to reference the password protected ones. Also if you get to learn the poster names on binsearch you can generally avoid the password ones also.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2011 #156 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    To minimize your chance of coming across these types of files is to use good usenet indexing sites. One where users and mods give feedback and these types of files are removed by editors.

    Usenet search engines are very powerful but you get the bad with the good in the search results. You have to be more careful using them.

    Sickbeard generally uses usenet indexing sites that do their best to remove pass worded stuff. I've never had a problem with password stuff via Sickbeard. No problem using NZBMartix or any of the other indexing sites below.

    Some good usenet sites are:

    http://nzbmatrix.com/

    http://filesharingtalk.com/content/?

    http://www.nzbsrus.com/nzbbrowse.php

    http://www.nzb.su/
     
  17. Jun 26, 2011 #157 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    For some reason I am getting dreadfully slow speeds today. I have only downloaded a few things but normally I am getting 1.5MB/s average. Today I was dropping out to 186k.

    Not sure if comcast is having issues. Anything I can do to see where the issue is? I never did open any ports on my router, would that help?
     
  18. Jun 26, 2011 #158 of 1642
    Malcontent

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    What usenet provider are you using? It could just be a temporary issue with your usenet provider. In other words, try again later.

    You can try switching servers. Your provider most likely offers more then one server. Usually a server in Europe and the U.S.A. If your using the U.S. one try the European server. Also you can try switching ports. Your provider most likely offers different ports to use, try using another one.

    Opening ports in your router won't have any affect. That only works for torrents.
     
  19. Jun 29, 2011 #159 of 1642
    2004raptor

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    Thanks. changing ports seems to have helped a bit. Still kinda early to tell. Hopefully it will be stable.

    Blocknews is who I went with.

    I also did a speedtest on my comcast line and it was ~8MB/s so I don't think it's on their end.
     
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