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 Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    Wired or WiFi?

    Are the downloads new content that have not been DMCA?

    Are you using the same ISP? Have you run any speed tests besides usenet?

    Are you using SSL? If not, give it a try.

    How many connections are you using to download from your usenet server? You can try increasing the number a little to see if it makes a difference.

    You can try changing the Port number you use for usenet in Sabnzbd. Check which ports your usenet provider supports. Also, try alternative usenet servers that your provider has. Most usually have multiple servers to download from.
     
  2. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I don't know what's going on. I decided to address this today after tiring of crappy performance. I was going to change ports but sabnzbd prompted me for credentials and wouldn't accept what I entered. From that point on, it wouldn't load the console without prompting for userid and password that it didn't like. I decided to try downloading some files as a test to see if sabnzbd was hosed and was surprised that everything I've downloaded this morning has been at my usual zippy 11.3 MB/s. I can't load the console but right clicking on the icon shows me the download speed and it's always my expected speed so far. I might have to reinstall sabnzbd but that'll be a pain in the butt if I can't see my current settings.
     
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    You can get the username and password from the sabnzbd.ini file.

    C:\Users\<yourusername>\AppData\Local\sabnzbd

    Scott
     
  4. innocentfreak

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    I started switching to Sonarr since the v1 API on TVDB will be sunsetting soon.

    My biggest complaint is the web UI takes forever to load on a remote PC. Sometimes it loads instantly, but other times it just seems to sit with the background image. I run SAB on the same PC and connect to that without issues. Has anyone found any tricks to speed up the UI? It just feels superslow compared to sickbeard.
     
  5. HerronScott

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    Regarding your first statement, does that mean that Sickbeard will stop working when that happens? I only use Sickbeard and SABnzbd on the rare occasion that I miss a show so I haven't really kept up with developments since I got both installed.

    Scott
     
  6. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    You could try clearing Sonarr logs regularly. Nothing else comes to mind at the moment.
     
  7. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    I am guessing it might. I don't know what it would take to point the program to the new API. I am also guessing it is using a different api address, but won't know until we get closer to the sunset date.
     
  8. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You can try sickrage or sickgear if you don't want to switch to sonarr.
     
  9. john4200

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    Or Medusa, which seems to have more and better developers than the other SickBeard forks.

    Medusa
     
  10. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    That's one I have not heard of.
     
  11. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

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    It has come on strong in the last 6 months. Several of the Medusa developers previously contributed to the SickRage fork (not the echelon one), but the owner of that fork, miigotu, is something of a tyrant, so they started Medusa (PyMedusa at first, you will still see that name on github).

    The lineage is something like this: SickBeard -> SickRage(echelon) -> SickRage(miigotu) -> Medusa

    If you check the "pulse" of Medusa on github, you can see that it is currently a lot more active than the other SickBeard forks (and has been for around 6 months), and the commits are more spread out over developers rather than almost all coming from one developer.
     
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    MikeMar

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    So my NAS got all screwed up (long story) but short version is I lost all my movies/TV shows I had. I mean 90% of them I'd never watch again, so no problem there. But have to re-download a bunch of stuff

    So right now I just have Frugal as my main thing and then Blocknews and Astra in block accounts as backups

    So if you were going to download a LOT over like a month or two, what's a great large retention unlimited service to get for a month or two?
     
  13. May 1, 2017 #1693 of 1871
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    With DMCA long retention isn't a guarantee of successfully downloading older content. You already are using Highwinds and Astraweb backbones.

    Using another provider that uses a different backbone would be my suggestion.

    I would suggest looking at XS News. It's Dutch.

    They offer a free 14 day trial. You might be able to download most of what you need during that trial.

    Home - XS News
     
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    Jeff_in_Bklyn

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    Have been using Newsgroup Ninja without any problems. And I download alot. But yeah DCMA does kill older stuff.
     
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    KungFuCow

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    Are you running this on Windows by any chance? I cant get it to run and I cant find an install guide for it anywhere. Going to look at the SickRage guide and see if that helps any.
     
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    HerronScott

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    I just installed it using the Windows Installer and the service won't start (stays at Paused).

    python.exe for service Medusa exited with return code 3221225794.

    Haven't had time to follow-up yet.

    Scott
     
  17. May 3, 2017 #1697 of 1871
    john4200

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    No, I run it on my linux server.

    The developers are pretty helpful. Try writing an issue report and see what they say:

    Issues · pymedusa/Medusa · GitHub
     
  18. May 3, 2017 #1698 of 1871
    HerronScott

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    I decided to try and run it manually versus the service first. Running start.py seemed to start it as I got a lot of starting/updating information on the python console window and it opened the following in a web browser - http://localhost:8081/home/ but it's a blank dark screen (which is better than not finding anything).

    Scott
     
  19. May 3, 2017 #1699 of 1871
    BrettStah

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    You don't have anything else running using that same port, huh?
     
  20. May 3, 2017 #1700 of 1871
    KungFuCow

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    Same issue I'm having. I changed the port to something I know is free and it doesn't connect for me either.


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