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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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This is almost certainly a network question more than a Usenet question, but I'm hoping that there's an easy and obvious solution.

Linksys Wireless N router (E2500)
Wireless N USB adapter (2.4 GHz) on a desktop running SABnzbd (Windows 7)
Using astraweb, 12 connections

I'm getting slightly faster downloads compared to my old Linksys WRT54G, but downloads seem to completely overwhelm any other internet traffic. I can't get to Google -- nothing but DNS errors.

I don't think I used any prioritizing settings with my older router; can anyone think of any way to resolve this?

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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Wow, thanks everyone. The router is new, but not easily returnable. I will try QoS (which I do think was activated on the old router) and scheduling before looking into return options.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Factor Mystic posted:

Well... Yes, sabnzbd parses the general structure correctly, but the nzbs.org nzb's are missing the episode name, which my tv processing setup in sabnzbd uses... apparently causing the file to not be renamed. And even if it was, it'd still be missing the episode name.


I just miss the newzbin glory days when I didn't have to manually rename everything

When sickbeard pulls nzbs, it automatically renames. This also seems to work if I send a properly categorized tv nzb to sabnzbd from nzbs.org (sickbeard handles post-processing).

e:f;b

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Factor Mystic posted:

I dont want to mess around with running YET ANOTHER background program for this specific task, basically. I guess if it works I'll have to weigh that versus my annoyance.

How many programs are you running, currently? I've only got three, and could honestly get along without couch potato if I needed to. Seriously, though, Sickbeard is great and practically runs itself as far as configuration.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Vykk.Draygo posted:

I decided to try Sickbeard because that guy called me a failure. Here are my current gripes with it:

1) I can't seem to download in both HD and SD. There are a couple of shows that I watch in HD but archive in SD for future viewing.

2) It creates folders for all of my shows which I'm assuming that I can't delete, and so I've just got a mess of empty folders that won't see any action all summer.

Can I delete those folders and can I download in both qualities?

You can delete the folders; they'll just be re-created when a new episode becomes available.

Downloading two copies of every show is a really idiosyncratic demand. I highly doubt Sickbeard does this, or that the designers would ever think to do this. Hell, avoiding that is one of the big reasons I USE Sickbeard.

EDIT: If it's only a couple of shows that you do this with, you can edit the shows' settings for quality and re-run the search. Actually, check: I know there's an "HD-SD-Any-Best" quality setting. There might be an option for both.

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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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I sometimes wonder if anyone at Microsoft actually uses UAC. I turned it off for administrator accounts and have all my Usenet programs built into Task Scheduler in the event of an overnight Windows Update or something.

For those interested, the problem that I had where SABnzbd overrode all other internet access doesn't seem to occur if I speedlimit downloads to 1.2 MB/s. Also, it only seems to happen with SABnzbd: Bittorrent can download at 1.7 MB/s+ without blocking web access. I've set SAB's settings to pause or cap download speeds during high-demand periods, and haven't had a problem since.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Could someone tell me where the script menu is in SABnzbd or, alternatively, how I can switch the theme? Sabnzbd isn't recognizing my sabtosickbeard. This just seems really unintuitive, but I'm sure I'm missing something really simple.

EDIT: Thanks on both counts.

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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Couch Potato is giving me URL failures from Video ETA searches, so nothing's working through there. The site seems to be working, though.

Also, nzbs.org is down. Weak.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Someone has created a Sickbeard/Couch Potato type program for searching Usenet for music.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=103688
https://github.com/rembo10/headphones

It's a little inelegant right now. Like Sickbeard, you basically "subscribe" to an artist, then the program seems to scrape Musicbrainz for all of the artist's official releases. It can also "sync" with your library to determine what songs in a discography you already have.



I've seen people ask for something like this before, and I figure that the coder population here might be interested in taking a crack at helping this guy out.

EDIT: It's parsing through my library now. I feel that the "formal" way that it's organizing certain artists is not going to work well if I try to search for songs or albums by the artist later (scene conventions vs. musicbrain naming conventions). Also, I'm deathly afraid of what's going to happen when this scraper hits "Various Artists"

EDIT: It appears to read the "Artist" tag, rather than the "Album Artist" tag. Still, this is definitely a "set it up, walk away for a few hours" situation.

EDIT: The first two images made me a little uncomfortable because they were kinda explicit. Worth checking out the links if the concept interests you.

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Dec 25, 2008

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So, fourteen hours or so later, I would say DO NOT let Headphones scan your hard drive. It will pull up a full discography and subscribe to every single artist it finds. It doesn't matter if you don't particularly want stuff by the artist, or if you only have one song by the artist. If you delete an artist, it will restore the information without asking.

If you don't have it scan your library, however, it seems to be a pretty cool way to simplify searching for specific pieces of music. The "auto-seek" only works for pending releases -- there's no "backlog," though you can always search individual pieces within a catalog.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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skipdogg posted:

I've been an easynews subscriber for years, pretty much only used the web front end to find stuff, but they have much better NNTP retention (since I get sent to astraweb servers anyway), but Holy loving poo poo is SABNZBD+ + SickBeard and CouchPotato amazing. It's just mind boggling how well it all works.

If anyone is on the fence about this, DO IT.

I still haven't been able to get couch potato to work since my videoETA searches started failing.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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ambushsabre posted:

Double posting for my question: is there an application like Sickbeard and Couchpotato except for music?

https://github.com/rembo10/headphones

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Vykk.Draygo posted:

Is anybody else having an issue with Sickbeard not updating the upcoming airdates for shows? There's a show that aired last night and I can't get it to add the new season. I've restarted the program and I've forced a full update on the show, but it won't update. TheTVDB is up and the new season is on the site so I don't know what the hell the problem is.

I've had to delete the show, then re-add the existing show from the folder.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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mpeg4v3 posted:



All I can say is that you're probably doing it wrong, tbh. Rarely had a problem with what I was looking for.

Actually was coming on to ask: is there a easy place to scan/read single newsgroups? There are a few groups that I would like to review regularly that don't get picked up by nzbs. They do show up in binsearch, but I'd rather browse than search.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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EC posted:

Yeah, I have separate categories for movies so that CP can deal with them, TV shows so that Sickbeard can do its thing, music and music videos. The less amount of time I have to spend moving files around a directory structure, the better.

This. NZBs.org used the same category divisions, which made automated use of third-party apps much easier.

I don't mind doing it manually, but what's the proper division for multiple tags? Commas? Spaces? Simple question, but it's hung me up for a while.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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I had written a while ago about having trouble using the web while Usenet was downloading. Specifically, I was unable to connect to any other pages while SABnzbd was running downloading.

All this talk about how connections actually work got me thinking. I currently run 8 connections through an Astraweb server, but my maximum network speed is only about 1.6-1.7 MB/s. I went into the server settings and dropped to 2 connections. Now, it appears that I'm getting my normal rates (maybe 1.4-1.5 MB/s), and the rest of the internet works.

Does it make sense that the redundant connections would prevent me from accessing other websites, or is this just a "it works, don't worry about it" situation.

vvvvv plausible, but I would honestly be surprised. It's relatively new, and a reliable brand. My speeds are about the same with this new configuration, and I don't have the same issues with bittorrent (though those speeds aren't generally as high).

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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Each indexer searches a set list of groups. If you use binsearch, for example, you can select if you want to search common news groups or specific ones.

I don't think it would be feasible for anyone to facilitate an alt.binaries.xxx.* search. It would be too overwhelming.

Edit: xxx meaning "whatever," not porn necessarily.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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maniacripper posted:

Did astraweb just die?

Seems to work for me on the east coast, though I freaked out when you said that. As easy as it may be to switch from one provider to another, there's still a bit of inertia that makes it hard to just jump ship on a whim.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Welp. Now I can't connect to Astraweb on the East Coast. SABnzbd's "Test Server" option is just spinning, and the download is listed as "waiting".

Not sure why it hasn't just switched to my blocknews backup (which I can connect to).

EDIT: Seems to have resolved. Not sure what the hiccup was, but I'll leave this up since it seems to corroborate what someone else was saying before. Other than this, I've had 0 problems with Astraweb, and don't even mind that I'm paying a couple dollars more a month (kept the $11 Kleverig special, though I think that $9/mo is the new standard pricing for unlimited accounts).

EDIT: Sorry, don't mean to give a real-time account of my experience. Speed's dropped to 1 K/s, and now the whole thing's shut down again. I'll wait until things are actually resolved before I post again.

EDIT: Next day. Switched the port back from 443 to 563 (had switched to 443 after experiencing what I thought was throttling last week). Download jumped back, but I was only grabbing one file so I can't say it's "fixed." What's the new hotness when it comes to unlimited downloads?

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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Is it appropriate to ask about an IRC presence for Usenet? I want to ask some questions that are probably wrong for this thread.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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GobiasIndustries posted:

Is there a way to get Sickbeard to accept a TV episode split into multiple files (ep1 part 1, ep1 part 2, etc)?

If you're talking about shows that are broken into 15-minute "episodes," then no, not by default. Some people have talked about scripts, but I haven't investigated it.

EDIT: Well, poo poo.

The Modern Leper fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2011 around 16:18

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Got my first missing blocks failure with Astraweb. 7 blocks missing in a 7 gig download. The download is several files, though, so it may not affect what I actually need. Still...

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Searched back five or six pages and wasn't able to find an answer, and the Sickbeard forums don't seem to be particularly helpful on this one. I had Sickbeard running from an external hard drive (G:), but removed the drive after it failed. Everything is now working off of C:, but when I try to add new shows, it keeps defaulting back to the old G: directory. I can change it, but the setting resets every time I restart my computer.

Everything in settings seems to default to the C: drive, so I can't figure out why the configuration settings don't persist.

\/\/\/\/\/ I know that much. The problem is that it resets every time I restart the program (e.g., when I turn my computer on in the morning).

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Dec 25, 2008

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FISHMANPET posted:

Is sickbeard smart enough to not try and digest a file while it's still being copied into TV Download Dir?

I've only seen sickbeard as a post-processing script or as a manual processing option, so yes.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Demented Guy posted:

Thanks for the insight.

I just saw somebody mentioning about Astraweb's 3-month deal for $20. That's $6.67/month on the average for the same 1200+ days retention or only 67 cents more than FrugalUsenet. After the lapse of the first three-month period, can it be renewed for another three months and so forth? Because if that would be the case (instead of a one-time thing), that would be so worth it and I might just get that over FrugalUsenet.

As someone pointed out, it caps at 10 Mb/s. It's not awful (my average downloads cap at 1.8 MB/s anyway), but it's something to keep in mind.

I'm considering it, but I've been riding their $11 Kleverig Special for a while now, and I'm afraid of changing now that they've bumped the price back up to $15.

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Dec 25, 2008

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Shy posted:

Seeing all my downloads from > 500 days I wouldn't see 300 days retention as something worth paying for.

Yeah. I'm not one who generally knows about things in real-time, so I rely on the backlog a lot. Also, I have to think (speculate) that the existence of such extensive retention means that there's a lot less reposting than there used to be.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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I'm waiting for the community to get their hands on the new atv. It's built for 1080p, which may resolve the biggest (only?) gripe people have had with it.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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drat it all! I just got RSS feeds to work for shows in conflict with sickbeard.

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Dec 25, 2008

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kri kri posted:

NZB.su seems fine, the only thing I want them to put in is a top day/week/months list. And I love nzb.su movie cover mode.

Feh. I've done some side by side searches and found things on nzbs.org that weren't on nzbs.su. Not obscure test searches, either.

Nzbs.org was special

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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EC posted:

Yeah, I got it working. My SAB install is available on the internet so I can use myNZB and what not. Thanks for the info!

I haven't been able to get it to work. The link appears, and it turns green when I click it, but it never actually goes to SAB. Did you do anything besides entering your NZB key into the profile?

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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EC posted:

I used the full API key, but I doubt that would make a difference. Remember to use the full path, including /sabnzb on the end. The ports have to be forwarded as well, I would imagine.

Thanks... the reference to the full path made me go back and check. The original site would read directly from "localhost," but the new site requires an actual IP address. Made the correction.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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EDIT: Issue resolved. Didn't realize pyopenssl could come from different providers, and was trying to install a 32-bit version to 64-bit version of python.

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Dec 25, 2008

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Having a very odd problem, but not sure if it's sabnzbd or my ipad. When I access sabnzdb from my ipad (localhost:8080), it's only showing a random freeze frame from a week or two ago. It's fine at my desktop, but it's the strangest thing.

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Dec 25, 2008

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Keito posted:

I'm assuming you're not running sab on your iPad?

No. Just viewing the service from the browser. Apparently, Safari doesn't like to release its cache regardless of what's happening on the server side. Resolved.

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Ipad issue. For some reason, Safari doesn't like to let go of its cache. Also, by localhost, I meant "my double plus secret IP address"

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The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

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Billa posted:

I have an account on nzbs.org and it aint loading for me, so it's kind of kaputt.

PS: Unicorns are great!

That kinda sucks. I'd pretty much moved off of Usenet for everything but Sickbeard, but it was helpful to have RSS for stuff the tvdb people were being d-bags about.

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