Bit torrent Question.. I need someone to walk me through like I am 5

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scubagal, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    If anyone's wondering why the word "Properly" is in there, it's because they released a band-aid patch and said "All fixed!", when all the band-aid did was break the sample exploit that was presented to them, it did not fix the underlying problem. So the researches fixed the exploit to work around their 'fix'. Then they released another patch and said "All fixed!", except since they blew it in such a half-assed way the first time, nobody really trusts them. (I don't know if subsequent fixes fixed the problem 'properly' or not - but the whole kerfuffle was yet another nail in uTorrent 3.x's acceptance coffin).
     
  2. logic88

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    One thing that I've always been leery about is if a VPN tunnel fails. Can you configure the torrent client to quit/stop if that occurs?

    That's why I've been using a proxy instead. You can configure the torrent client to only use the proxy so if the proxy fails, torrent activity also stops.
     
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    markp99

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    Figured this was best place as any to ask:

    Sonarr and Radarr are supposed to do their things auto-magically, correct?

    I think I am set-up correctly, and can manually trigger these apps to go out and grab my selected title. Works great, connects with Plex and adds to my library. I generally default 1080p with a reasonable filesize definition. Manual search almost always returns viable candidates not excluded by my criteria.

    I cannot say for sure, but I really do not recall seeing a single title appear in my Plex library without some intervention/initiation from me. Are there settings needed to permit these two tools to do their thing hands-free from my Wanted lists? Maybe there is some other constraint I have applied accidentally.

    Unsenet: newshosting.com
    Indexer: NZBGeek
    DL Client: SABnzbd
    Plex Server
     
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    robojerk

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    Settings > Connect
    Add your plex server, that will tell Sonarr/Radarr to tell Plex the item has been added.
     
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    markp99

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    Yep, have that set. When I manually trigger a download, titles will appear in my library as expected.

    It's the initial automation of triggering grabs from my Wanted lists without my assistance that seems to be eluding me.

    What tells Sonarr/Radarr to go off and search in the first place?
     
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    robojerk

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    In Sonarr, are the episodes "monitored"?
    Open up a series that you have to do manually and look at the flags on the left of the episodes where they're listed and see if they're monitored.
     
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    markp99

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    OK, looking at Radarr's logs I see RssSyncService - kicks off every ~5min, but consistently returns "Found: 100, Reports grabbed: 0"
     
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    robojerk

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    Try asking on reddit. I haven't had to mess with Radarr or Sonarr too much other than general config.
    r/radarr

    Also mention if you're using NZBHydra2 or Jackett/Cardigan (if searching for torrents.)
     
  9. ayedee

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    How is Index Of different from Torrents? Is Index Of activity monitored and risky to download from?
     
  10. logic88

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    So what's a good TV tracker these days? Anyone have a BTN invite handy?
     
  11. mwhip

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    I still us abnzb and right now registration is open.
     
  12. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, I just registered.

    Still would be nice to have a good TV tracker though so if anyone has a BTN invite, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
     
  13. aadam101

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    I have a very valuable invite available. I don't even want to say what it is because I have heard this site is brutal when it comes to public trading. Let's just say that if Orville Redenbacher ran a torrent site this is probably what he would name it.

    I am looking to trade it for a BTN invite. Send me a PM. I will not respond to posts about it.
     
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    aadam101

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    I still have the invite for Popcorn. Anyone want to offer up a trade? Ideally for MTV or BTN..
     
  15. JohnB1000

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    Not sure if this is the correct thread.

    Anyone got any tracker site leads? Mainly for UK shows. I moved and did not have my "torrent" PC running and got booted from Nebulance and man they are a bunch of children when you ask them for help :)
     
  16. markp99

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    I have a few iptorrent invites; pm your email. Not sure about UK coverage.
     
  17. mwhip

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    Question. Been updating stuff I had in SD to HD and I am getting down to some hard-to-find stuff. Had to go back to torrent for them and I am using rarbg with qbittorent and a proxy from btguard with that. However, a lot of stuff is always stalled and it is taking forever to download. One friend said they could be limiting me so to reset my proxy IP but that doesn't seem to be helping either. Ideas?
     
  18. mr.unnatural

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    It's going to depend mostly on how long the torrent has been active and how many people are still seeding it. If you're using a VPN then they can't theoretically be able to see what you're downloading and therefore shouldn't be throttling your download speed, but some ISPs can just be dicks about it regardless.
     
  19. logic88

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    How many peers with complete copies? For some obscure stuff, I left the download open and it took a couple of months to complete as there was only one complete peer and they didn't seem to be online that often.
     
  20. robojerk

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    You're not really describing the problem. If just slow it's probably VPN. If you're downloading older stuff the torrent could be unhealthy. If they're stuck being idle at 95% it could be that last 5% nobody on the torrent has. Your options are to wait it out and hopefully someone else fixes it or returns. Could take months. Or sometimes I've had luck joining other trackers and I might find one were someone has the same file but 100% of it.
     
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