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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. Aug 29, 2011 #161 of 1642
    markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    I signed up with Newsdemon.com on Black Friday for $9.99/month for life.

    I use the SABMonitor extension for Chrome.

    I search for NZBs at www.nzbclub.com

    The cool part is I can drop an NZB file in the NZB sub-folder of Dropbox on my work PC, it gets replicated via Dropbox to the NZB folder on my home PC, SABMonitor watches that folder and then downloads the file on my home PC, and it is ready for me when I get home. The NZB file is then deleted by SABMonitor. I could even log into Dropbox on any PC and upload an NZB file to my account and kick the whole process off automatically!
     
  2. Aug 29, 2011 #162 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

    DUDE_NJX Active Member

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    Sickbeard makes this even more automated.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 #163 of 1642
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    Sickbeard is just plain sick.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 #164 of 1642
    brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

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    I have everything pretty much automated using SABnzbd but have wanted to look at Sickbeard. Sickbeard isn't a replacement, I'd use it along with SABnzbd, correct? So instead of using RSS Feeds within SABnzbd, I'd let Sickbeard download all my nzb files and SABnzbd would download the actual files. Just wanted to make sure I was understanding it correctly before I screwed something up. Perfect time to play around with it right now before most shows return in a few weeks.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 #165 of 1642
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    That's pretty much right. Look up "SABtosickbeard" and you'll discover ways to further automate and post-process. The two programs complement each other incredibly well. Sickbeard basically gives you season passes for your nzb files. SABnzb is used for the actual downloading. Or, at least I think that's how it works.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 #166 of 1642
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    So, sickbeard is primarily used for tv shows?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 #167 of 1642
    brettatk

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    Thanks. I've got it setup and will test it tonight with one show. I'm going to let SABnzbd continue to do all the post processing as it does everything I need it to. I was mainly interested in the interface of Sickbeard.

    How does Sickbeard handle duplicate nzb files? Say if it finds 2 nzb files for a particular show. Will it download both of them? From time to time with SABnzbd i'll have duplicates download and I have to go in and edit the RSS feed so next time it will not happen.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 #168 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Sickbeard is smart enough to not download duplicates. There is a Sickbeard option to re-down an episode if a "Proper" release is posted later. For example, if there was something wrong with the original episode, usually the release groups will post a fixed copy. Sickbeard will download the "proper" and replace the original version. This is an optional feature that needs to be enabled in Sickbeard.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2011 #169 of 1642
    brettatk

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    Nice. I saw that option and figured that duplicates must not be a problem. It doesn't happen a lot with SABnzbd, but it does happen. I wouldn't care if AT&T didn't cap my bandwidth. The interface is as good as advertised. I love how easy it is to set up a TV show. I went ahead and set up everything I had in SABnzbd. I'm debating whether or not to enable the option listed above. I'll probably leave it unchecked and if something is wrong with the original I'll manually go in and download the fixed one.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2011 #170 of 1642
    brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

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    From my limited use so far, yes.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 #171 of 1642
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    thanks.

    I haven't tried sickbeard yet but I guess everything I watch is caught on my comcast DVR or my series 2 tivo.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2011 #172 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    You might consider having Sickbeard download the shows that your series 2 records so that you can get the HD captures of each episode.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2011 #173 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    No commercials to FF through!
     
  14. Sep 8, 2011 #174 of 1642
    brettatk

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    Sickbeard worked flawlessly last night. Makes me wonder why I haven't tried it before now. I guess I was confused thinking it was a replacement and not an addition to SABnzbd. I love being able to see exactly when shows will be recorded and whether I missed a show for some reason. Very happy with the way these two programs work together.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2011 #175 of 1642
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    I may try this. So, it will download a show automatically as soon as it shows up anywhere on newsgroups or only certain groups?

    After it's downloaded can it (or another program) transfer the finished file through my network to another device?
     
  16. Sep 8, 2011 #176 of 1642
    brettatk

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    You can set for each show what version you want (SD or HD) so depending on that it will download as soon as that version shows up on whatever search provider(s) you have set in the configuration.

    With my configuration, as soon as a show is downloaded to my computer, it is automatically transferred to my Tivo HD. In order to do this I utilize "pytivo-auto-push". If you are talking about to another device other than a Tivo then I'm afraid I can't help you but perhaps someone else can.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2011 #177 of 1642
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I have the files post-processed (by Sickbeard) so that they are renamed to a format recognizable by my Boxee Box, and then transferred into a directory on my PC that my Boxee wirelessly reads from. In this way, the finished files are transferred through my network to another device. Not sure if that's quite what you mean, though.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2011 #178 of 1642
    harrinpj

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    I built a whole separate computer to play my downloaded files mainly because I couldn't for the life of me get MKV files to play correctly on the TiVo. Did you have to do any tricks to make this work?

    I also couldn't stand the lack of folders and metadata with each of the pushed files. I haven't used pytivo in a while so maybe this is fixed by now.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2011 #179 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    Yeah, Get a PS3 :)
     
  20. Sep 8, 2011 #180 of 1642
    brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

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    I've never had any issues with the MKV files that are pushed to my Tivo HD. Lack of Metadata doesn't really bother me but I also hated having all these files in the Now Playing folder on my Tivo. So I turned to "pyTivo_push_grouping" to solve this problem. Now all my downloaded episodes of Haven go into a Haven folder and so on. I know some people address meta data with "pyTivoMetaThis". I haven't really ever felt the need for it though.
     

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