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inpheaux
Jul 12, 2001



FISHMANPET posted:

I've got UsenetServer, and there's a file, and it was damanged, and needed 88 more parts. I got a Blocknews block account, and now I need 26 more parts. Any other recommended block providers? A little googling led me to NewsDemon, is that any good?
NewsDemon is Highwinds, as is UsenetServer. If parts are missing on UNS, parts will be missing on NewsDemon. Try filling with a block from Astraweb.

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FISHMANPET
Mar 3, 2007

Sweet 'N Sour
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inpheaux posted:

NewsDemon is Highwinds, as is UsenetServer. If parts are missing on UNS, parts will be missing on NewsDemon. Try filling with a block from Astraweb.

Well, got an Astraweb account, but I still need 26 repair blocks. I also have 20 files that aren't passing their SFV checks. Is there a page that explains exactly what this all means?

maniacripper
May 3, 2009
STANNIS BURNS SHIREEN
HIZDAR IS THE HARPY
JON GETS STABBED TO DEATH
DANY FLIES OFF ON DROGON


Sfv checks the consistancy of the files. It's a reference file that measures every file in the set. Often theres also a set of parity (par) files that can not only check the set for damaged or missing files, but also repair and create them if needed. But each parity set only has a certain amount of blocks to use for repair and if a lot of files are broken or missing you're left to try a different newshost and hope they aren't hosed on that one too. Note that if parity files and sfv files are created from a set broken files then they will think the broken files are a-ok as it has no proper original. Though this isn't your case because a set of files that fails consistancy across 3 distinct usenet backbones is rare and odd. Try running an error check on your harddrive lately?

maniacripper fucked around with this message at 05:27 on Jan 18, 2012

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



For those of you using xsusenet and blocknews as supernews backups, do you have both enabled? Should they be in any particular order? I'd rather they pull the necessary blocks from the [free] xsusenet account first if possible.

Mthrboard
Aug 24, 2002


Grimey Drawer

FISHMANPET posted:

Well, got an Astraweb account, but I still need 26 repair blocks. I also have 20 files that aren't passing their SFV checks. Is there a page that explains exactly what this all means?

Try searching for the filename of the file you're downloading on Binsearch or MysterBin (eg. ubuntu.linux.10.04.lts.r10, search for everything except the .r10 part). If it's an older release, there's always a chance someone reposted it.

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?



Hogburto posted:

Avidemux is really good for merging avi files (which is pretty much always the 700MB filetype). If there are subtitles, you'll want to take care of them first, though.

Unfortunately, I don't know any console apps for me to completely automate these steps.

Newer XviD stuff is actually just standard MPEG-4 ASP (or in some weird cases, SP), which means you can just plop it in a MP4 container. To do this I wrote a script that uses MP4Box to demux the MPEG-4 tracks from the AVI files (and in most cases, fix them since AVI is a horrible lovely non-standard hack of a container that doesn't properly handle things like B-frames), and then concatenate them.

To do this do
code:
mp4box -packed -nodrop avifile.avi -aviraw video -aviraw audio
mp4box -add avifile_video.cmp -add avifile_audio.mp3 -new mp4file.mp4
and if there's more than one file
code:
mp4box mp4file_a.mp4 -cat mp4file_b.mp4 (-cat mp4file_c.mp4, etc..)
which will tack on whatever files you specify after -cat to the first one.

This has the side benefit of being a standardized format, and if you've got an iPhone or iPad, will allow them to play these files normally without re-encoding anything (that is, if the audio track is AAC or MP3).

e: I'd post the script I wrote for this since it goes farther and re-encodes the audio (ffmpeg/LAME MP3 for stereo and multichannel AAC on OS X only) and tags the titles and whatever, but it's bash so its only useful for Mac/Linux (or Windows with Interix I guess)

Beeftweeter fucked around with this message at 00:24 on Jan 19, 2012

Soup in a Bag
Dec 4, 2009


I'd use it if you post it. I have a script that remuxes MKV -> MP4 with MP4, but I haven't gotten around to adding audio conversion yet and I don't have anything for AVI.

FISHMANPET
Mar 3, 2007

Sweet 'N Sour
Can't
Melt
Steel Beams


Is there a way to export the NZB files in the queue?

It looks like in the __ADMIN__ folder of the incomplete download, there's a <number>.nzb.gz, and that nzb seems to be the right nzb. Can I yank all those out to give to someone else to download?

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011




FISHMANPET posted:

Is there a way to export the NZB files in the queue?

It looks like in the __ADMIN__ folder of the incomplete download, there's a <number>.nzb.gz, and that nzb seems to be the right nzb. Can I yank all those out to give to someone else to download?
Yes.

I don't know how to do it in batches but that is the proper nzb file if you want to use it elsewhere.

FISHMANPET
Mar 3, 2007

Sweet 'N Sour
Can't
Melt
Steel Beams


I changed my Sickbeard web_root, but forgot to change it in the autoproccesstv.cfg file, so I have a download that can't process because it's trying to load a URL that doesn't exist anymore. It's been doing this since last night, so I don't expect it to time out anytime soon.

Is there a way I can get it to stop trying to run the script? I'd like to keep it in my history, but if deleting it from history is the only way to get it to stop, I can do that.

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?



Soup in a Bag posted:

I'd use it if you post it. I have a script that remuxes MKV -> MP4 with MP4, but I haven't gotten around to adding audio conversion yet and I don't have anything for AVI.

Sure, but there's a few requirements:

  • MP4Box
  • ffmpeg and ffprobe (last time I checked ~2 months ago libav won't work since it doesn't support CAF)
  • (non-OS X only; install before ffmpeg) libfaac for AAC encoding
  • (non-OS X only; install before ffmpeg) LAME for MP3 encoding
  • mkvtoolnix for converting MKV files (particularly mkvextract and only needed if you're going to be using the script for that)
  • libsndfile and SoX for remixing AC3 or DTS to AAC

and some caveats:
  • Only looks for the first English subtitle track it can find, but this is easy enough to change (look for "sindex=$" in makemp4)
  • If a file has an AC3 or DTS track, it has to be remixed before being converted to AAC. afconvert on OS X will read AC3 files, but channel mapping is broken on files that already have a channel layout (read: pretty much everything), and ffmpeg's channel mapping is also currently broken so the script first dumps these formats to WAV and then remixes it with SoX (which can't read AC3 or DTS natively ) and outputs this to a CAF file since libsndfile doesn't support giving that a channel map (which is good because it'd be hosed up if ffmpeg/afconvert read it), and then converts this using afconvert on OS X or ffmpeg on whatever else. This means that converting a 5.1 track will temporarily take up about 1.4 GB per hour (so around 3 GB for a typical movie). It also means that this is going to take a while (about 10 minutes on a Q9550 @ 3.2GHz with a lovely 5400-7200 RPM variable speed HDD).
  • iOS 5 won't read MP4 files with MP3 audio tracks, so they have to be remuxed to MOV format. This isn't really a huge deal and only takes about 30 seconds or so, but if you're going to be streaming remuxed files to iOS devices change line 4 of the post-processing script to be "ios=1".
  • the post-processing script will only do MKV or AVI, but if you run the regular script it'll try to remux anything that ffmpeg can read (which is pretty much anything) as long as it has a H264/MPEG-4 video track.
  • I try to avoid XviD/AVI poo poo whenever I can, so I haven't tested the file merging part very much (although I have tested it...), and it'll only work with files in a series with either "cdx" or "a" "b" "c" or "d" on the end (ex. lovely.Movie.cd1.avi, lovely.Movie.cd2.avi and lovely.Movie.cd3.avi). I also didn't really spend a ton of time implementing it because it's not something I use very often, so it might not work as expected.
  • Both scripts are really, really messy since I basically just tacked on functionality whenever I needed it.

Download:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8706979/makemp4
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8706979/makemp4-pp

do chmod +x on both files, then put makemp4 in /usr/local/bin and makemp4-pp in SABnzbd's scripts folder.

mrmcd
Feb 22, 2003

Pictured: The only good cop (a fictional one).



Given everything that happened with Megaupload how worried should we be about Usernet?

It sounds like MU was pretty flagrant in only pretending to respond to DMCA takedowns, unlike most Usenet providers, but given the sheer volume of data going through usenet every day, it seems like once the **AAs decide to bring the hammer down they can pretty much claim any infringement is your fault and you intended to profit from it.

wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


mrmcd posted:

Given everything that happened with Megaupload how worried should we be about Usernet?

It sounds like MU was pretty flagrant in only pretending to respond to DMCA takedowns, unlike most Usenet providers, but given the sheer volume of data going through usenet every day, it seems like once the **AAs decide to bring the hammer down they can pretty much claim any infringement is your fault and you intended to profit from it.

I think the Megavideo, Megaporn, etc. sites they operated as well are what made them big targets. They weren't as blatant as those Usenet providers that got shut down a while back, but they were still at best quite deep in to grey areas.

Biowarfare
Nov 8, 2010

I JUST WISH THIS WAS A PONY SO I COULD JERK IT WHILE I PLAY WOW

mrmcd posted:

Given everything that happened with Megaupload how worried should we be about Usernet?

It sounds like MU was pretty flagrant in only pretending to respond to DMCA takedowns, unlike most Usenet providers, but given the sheer volume of data going through usenet every day, it seems like once the **AAs decide to bring the hammer down they can pretty much claim any infringement is your fault and you intended to profit from it.

Not very worried.

Megaupload's founder was a serial scammer/thief/has served time for credit card fraud and more -- very VERY long rapsheet, along with the fact that MU basically was a giant warez hosting operation. They didn't even PRETEND to be a tiny bit legitimate.

Mediafire/Rapidshare/etc at least respond to takedown requests.

I've seen straight up malware going ignored for over two years, much less warez.

Biowarfare fucked around with this message at 15:27 on Jan 20, 2012

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



wolrah posted:

I think the Megavideo, Megaporn, etc. sites they operated as well are what made them big targets. They weren't as blatant as those Usenet providers that got shut down a while back, but they were still at best quite deep in to grey areas.

Didn't they just shut down usenet.com which wasn't an actual provider?

Soup in a Bag
Dec 4, 2009


amf5 posted:

Sure, but there's a few requirements:
Thanks.

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



kri kri posted:

Didn't they just shut down usenet.com which wasn't an actual provider?

Don't forget Newzbin as well.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Well, after messing around with MediaBrowser/WMC7 for the last few days, I'm back to XMBC/SickBeard/CoachPotato combo.

Using different scrapers and doing metadata manually is a pain compared to the ease of those 3 programs together.

inpheaux
Jul 12, 2001



mrmcd posted:

It sounds like MU was pretty flagrant in only pretending to respond to DMCA takedowns, unlike most Usenet providers, but given the sheer volume of data going through usenet every day, it seems like once the **AAs decide to bring the hammer down they can pretty much claim any infringement is your fault and you intended to profit from it.
Until laws change I wouldn't be worried at all. The quantity doesn't matter, what matters is what you cited: how you conduct your business. If a company operates within the confines of current law -- promptly comply with DMCA requests, don't encourage piracy, don't reward piracy, etc -- then there's nothing anyone can do to them.

"Having a bunch of pirated poo poo" isn't what killed MegaUpload. What killed MegaUpload was how they responded to DMCA complaints and, you know, little things like paying their users to upload pirated poo poo.

kri kri posted:

Didn't they just shut down usenet.com which wasn't an actual provider?
IIRC, Usenet.com was an independent company with their own news feed, not a reseller. They were nailed because their website clearly promoted their service as a means to pirate material, and when confronted about this they tried to HIDE the fact that they did that.

FCKGW posted:

Don't forget Newzbin as well.
Newzbin was largely faulted for how they helped their userbase and possibly because their site was user-edited. They had support tickets where instead of just helping with technical problems, they were helping users find specific content. This was very similar to some of the emails cited in the MegaUpload indictment, where you've got people asking "OMG PLZ HALP ME FIND TEH SOPRANOS IN FRENCH LOL?".

ClassH
Mar 17, 2008


Roving Reporter posted:

Well, after messing around with MediaBrowser/WMC7 for the last few days, I'm back to XMBC/SickBeard/CoachPotato combo.

Using different scrapers and doing metadata manually is a pain compared to the ease of those 3 programs together.
Sickbeard outputs to media browser metadata also. You need the same amount of setup for it to work. I think you can even have media browser just get its own meta data.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



IDK, I've been having problems with metadata in general as of late. Hell, XMBC won't even read the NFOs from CouchPotato half the time(missing art or description), although it could be the fact that I'm using Eden. But if I clear out everything but the movie and let XBMC scrape everything, all is well.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong with MediaBrowser or WMC7, but their built in scrapers suck compared to XBMC.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



Roving Reporter posted:

IDK, I've been having problems with metadata in general as of late. Hell, XMBC won't even read the NFOs from CouchPotato half the time(missing art or description), although it could be the fact that I'm using Eden. But if I clear out everything but the movie and let XBMC scrape everything, all is well.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong with MediaBrowser or WMC7, but their built in scrapers suck compared to XBMC.

I wrote the nfo generation code for Couchpotato. All that it contains is the IMDB URL for that movie so that xbmc scrapes the right movie.

Maybe Eden doesn't support that anymore....

Ingram
Oct 18, 2006

"Do you know how rare it is to find a girl who genuinely honest-to-god absolutely loves it up the arse?"


Sabnzb has been having a lot of issues lately renaming folders from UNPACK_x to the normal folder name. Seems to have started since I updated Sabnzb to the latest version. Anyone else getting this?

Cheese Bridge Area
Jan 27, 2008


Ingram posted:

Sabnzb has been having a lot of issues lately renaming folders from UNPACK_x to the normal folder name. Seems to have started since I updated Sabnzb to the latest version. Anyone else getting this?
It's happened to me a couple of times, did it with the previous version also.

HammerOfHope
Apr 20, 2003

Pounding away since 1984.

I've been trying to set up SABnzbd/Sickbeard/Couch Potato on my Synology NAS, so I have a couple questions about configuring index sites:

Do I need to set up these free indexing sites with each program or do I only need to set them up inside SABnzbd?
Do the free indexers even work internally to SABnzbd (I don't want to have to use their web interfaces, just Sickbeard/Couch Potato) or do I have to pay for a NzbMatrix account to do this?

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Both CP and SB will need to be configured with your index of choice in order to search. SB includes its own indexer, which should be fine if you're just looking for new stuff.

TheShrike
Oct 30, 2010

You mechs may have copper wiring to re-route your fear of pain, but I've got nerves of steel.


Either the quality of usenet is lower than I had thought, or blocknews is pretty much a terrible usenet provider. Either way, after having to slog through many failed downloads and random slowdowns of speed with blocknews, I really recommend that you guys stick with providers like supernews rather than block ones. I don't know why, but my experiene has been pretty terrible.

Shy
Mar 20, 2010



Kontradaz posted:

Either the quality of usenet is lower than I had thought, or blocknews is pretty much a terrible usenet provider. Either way, after having to slog through many failed downloads and random slowdowns of speed with blocknews, I really recommend that you guys stick with providers like supernews rather than block ones. I don't know why, but my experiene has been pretty terrible.

Try supernews then and keep blocknews as a fill backup, it will be perfect.

inpheaux
Jul 12, 2001



Kontradaz posted:

Either the quality of usenet is lower than I had thought, or blocknews is pretty much a terrible usenet provider. Either way, after having to slog through many failed downloads and random slowdowns of speed with blocknews, I really recommend that you guys stick with providers like supernews rather than block ones. I don't know why, but my experiene has been pretty terrible.
I've never personally had problems with Blocknews in the past, but as Shy mentioned, I use it as a fill-server. Some people in IRC have complained that Blocknews has been having trouble over the weekend, though, so it might be that.

RICHUNCLEPENNYBAGS
Dec 21, 2010


I've always found Blocknews slow and unreliable.

Vykk.Draygo
Jan 17, 2004

I say salesmen and women of the world unite!

Well, you jerks can finally rub it in my face because I finally have a problem with Newsdemon. For the past week or two I've been getting max 2.5 megabytes per second and I just assumed that it was my internet connection. Speedtest shows a solid 30 megabit though so I tested with my backup blocknews account and sure enough, full speed. I'm hoping this is a temporary issue. If it's not, I still can't say that I'll jump to another provider.

sharktamer
Oct 30, 2011

Shark tamer ridiculous

I assume I'm safe given the crowd I'm speaking to, but I hope you're all trying multiple ports before giving up and blaming the providers. I was definitely getting throttled by Virgin media on the lower ports I was offered by my provider.

Makes me wonder what I could possibly do if the secondary ports were throttled too.

frameset
Apr 13, 2008



sharktamer posted:

I assume I'm safe given the crowd I'm speaking to, but I hope you're all trying multiple ports before giving up and blaming the providers. I was definitely getting throttled by Virgin media on the lower ports I was offered by my provider.

Makes me wonder what I could possibly do if the secondary ports were throttled too.

Most providers will let you use 443, which is a port ISPs are generally not keen to throttle.

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Thermopyle posted:

I wrote the nfo generation code for Couchpotato. All that it contains is the IMDB URL for that movie so that xbmc scrapes the right movie.

Maybe Eden doesn't support that anymore....

I just checked this the other day and it certainly includes more than just the IMDB url.

I think Eden handles nfo files differently though, my sickbeard nfo files don't let me select new fanart/posters after I import them into XBMC.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



kri kri posted:

I just checked this the other day and it certainly includes more than just the IMDB url.

I think Eden handles nfo files differently though, my sickbeard nfo files don't let me select new fanart/posters after I import them into XBMC.

Oh, well someone worked on it after me then.

I don't know why it was worth the extra work, but whatev...

SlipperyNipple
Jan 23, 2010


Kontradaz posted:

Either the quality of usenet is lower than I had thought, or blocknews is pretty much a terrible usenet provider. Either way, after having to slog through many failed downloads and random slowdowns of speed with blocknews, I really recommend that you guys stick with providers like supernews rather than block ones. I don't know why, but my experiene has been pretty terrible.

Used my blocknews account quite heavily this weekend without issue (only 20 MBits). What were your failed downloads? Missing pieces or what?

SlipperyNipple
Jan 23, 2010


Vykk.Draygo posted:

Well, you jerks can finally rub it in my face because I finally have a problem with Newsdemon. For the past week or two I've been getting max 2.5 megabytes per second and I just assumed that it was my internet connection. Speedtest shows a solid 30 megabit though so I tested with my backup blocknews account and sure enough, full speed. I'm hoping this is a temporary issue. If it's not, I still can't say that I'll jump to another provider.

Nothing new with a highwinds provider!

SlipperyNipple fucked around with this message at 16:44 on Jan 23, 2012

FISHMANPET
Mar 3, 2007

Sweet 'N Sour
Can't
Melt
Steel Beams


Any way to prioritize backup servers? I've got blocknews and astraweb, but blocknews is way cheaper so I'd rather it go for that first (and it's also the one I added first), but somehow astraweb is listed first, and has downloaded about four times as much as blocknews. (though we're talking 60 MB vs 240 MB, so I guess it really doesn't matter.

WINTER IS COMING
Oct 6, 2011


Ingram posted:

Sabnzb has been having a lot of issues lately renaming folders from UNPACK_x to the normal folder name. Seems to have started since I updated Sabnzb to the latest version. Anyone else getting this?

Get this quite often - fustrating. Have put troubleshooting to the side and wait until I setup my new media server and set Sab/SB/CP up again freshly.

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FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


Looks like Fileserve and Filesonic have jumped ship. Sharing is disabled.

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