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EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


lilbean posted:

If you click "new version available" it'll show you commit comments for the upgrade. I pretty much have been upgrading every time it says there's an update for a few months and haven't had an issue yet.

I update every 15 new commits or so, as that seems to be the time frame it takes me to actually load up Sickbeard (otherwise I just ignore it and it does it's thing). I've never had an issue thus far.

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EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Adding a SSD to my HTPC drastically decreased the times it would take for images to appear while scrolling. I have fairly large libraries, though.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


modeski posted:

I've never used SABnzbd before. In years past I used Grabit with Newzbin for everything, but until I get copper hooked up at my new house (any week now), I'm looking into my options.

I have a Windows Home Server that's always on, and ideally I'd like to set this up to automatically download specific things to specific folders, as I have my media very well organised and don't want to do any more filing.

Is this doable? I understand SABnzbd can be run as a windows service, and forgive me for not RTFM-ing, but hopefully someone can just let me know and I'll go off and do some more reading.

I do exactly this, although I've yet to setup SAB as a service. SAB runs at startup, and I've configured my WHS box to just autologin so it can do it's updates and restart but everything still comes up after. I use Sickbeard to automate the TV show side. CouchPotato can be used for movies, although I rarely use it. SAB handles renaming for those.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Heh, I configured Couch Potato wrong and it copied every file in my porn directory to \Angela's Ashes (1999) cd1.avi, cd2.avi, etc. 104 files, to be exact. I got it all named back, but it's pretty funny (and totally my fault).

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


loving passworded rar files without comments on the original post that have a password.txt file that points to some useless loving website sucking up all my bytes

Ok, I'm better. If you haven't tried it in awhile, Couch Potato seems much more stable for me. I never had major issues, but it seemed janky compared to Sickbeard. The notification options and renaming stuff seems to be working nicely, though.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


inpheaux posted:

We've been intermittently discussing building a pre-processing script that determines: 1) is a post passworded? 2) if not, is the post complete? 3) if not, is the post at least reparable?

Should be pretty easy. We've got stuff to detect passwording, and we've got stuff to detect completeness, and we've got stuff to detect reparability, we just don't have a thing that does ALL of these things and does them as a pre-processing script.

... but it should be doable!

This sounds great! There's nothing more aggravating than downloading 5+gb of useless data on a slow connection.

Anyone that uses Couch Potato: does trailer downloading work for you? It fails when I try to get trailers for existing movies (the logs show that it matches the movies up with trailers on Apple's site, then fails when the actual download starts). Although I have the "download trailer" option checked, all I get for new movies is the nfo and tbn file.

Also, why doesn't it write a XBMC specific nfo file? An implementation like SickBeard, where the user can choose the type of metadata to download, would be perfect.

As an aside, I hope that the Sickbeard guys eventually roll in movies. I just like the way that app works better.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


The nfo just seems wasteful. CP already knows the movie name and everything else, so why not just create the full nfo file for XBMC instead of relying upon XBMC to grab it later? Similar to the way SB writes the full nfo per episode, so updating the library goes quick when it's time to import those shows.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


paradigmm posted:

I would recommend using "My Movies" in nzb.su and uninstalling CP.

CP still does quite a bit more, though. Way more advanced options for categories, metadata/trailer download (when it's working), and notifications. Thanks for pointing that feature out, though, I had no idea it existed.

I also tossed $15 towards nzb.su, just because.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


smackfu posted:

Thanks I didn't realize that was what that was for. I kind of prefer the way that SickBeard does it, where it just calls the options something like SD and HD.

Settings > Qualities > Default Qualities has the CP version. With movies, it isn't as simple as SD vs HD, as there are multiple types of HD any particular user might want (Sickbeard actually allows the user to specify this as well).

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


dj_pain posted:

Is there some way to make Sabnzbd execute the sabtosickbeard.py script again after a file as been completed ? ( I ran out of space on my target drive. I have added more space but I just want to know if there is a easier way)

Just drop the file in a folder somewhere and use the manual post-processing feature in Sickbeard.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Sickbeard can download SD first them replace it with the HD copy. I don't think it will save both though. Why would you want to do that?

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


It's not SAB's fault, but it really brings me down when a multi-rarset nzb fails to extract. This time it was the par sets not being correct, but it takes me back to 1999 or 2000 having to extract things manually. Gross!

I had to redo my SABConnect chrome extension settings recently, and now it's not passing categories from nzbs.com. Where should I be looking to fix it?

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Roving Reporter posted:

I use myNZB but it looks like pretty much the same thing, but prettier.

Jeez, you aren't lying. myNZB looks far and away better than that other app. Also, I don't have any problem with it renaming stuff from any of the search providers.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Turn off post-processing for TV shows in SABNZBd
Configure the autoProcessTV.cfg file that comes with Sickbeard, then move that folder somewhere that SAB has access to.
In SAB > Config > Categories, assign sabToSickbeard.exe as the default script for your TV shows.
In Sickbeard > Config > Post Processing, check to enable Rename Episodes. Scroll down and configure your metadata and naming preferences.

That should do it!

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


angry_zellers posted:

Anything you put on the SSD will speed up. Your OS will boot lightning fast, things will open/update quicker, and yes it's possible that Usenet downloads will experience a speed boost. You should be fine putting only your incomplete folder on the SSD then let it transfer the completed file to the external HDD. I wouldn't recommend having your completed folder on the SSD due to it's size.

Unless you have crazy, insane, Swedish internet, putting the incomplete folder on a SSD will do nothing except speed up the processing of a file, after it's downloaded. I wouldn't recommend moving the folder to a SSD for that reason, and you'll be constantly writing to the thing.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Out of the 900gb I've downloaded from Astraweb (previously I was on Supernews, previous to that Astraweb which I cancelled due to many incomplete files), I've had to hit my Blocknews account for 500mb. Not too bad. Most of my failed entries are related to the NZB file having multiple PAR sets (which isn't SAB's fault, really).

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Way back on page 4, I posted this in frustration:

EC posted:

loving passworded rar files without comments on the original post that have a password.txt file that points to some useless loving website sucking up all my bytes

To which inpheaux said:

inpheaux posted:

We've been intermittently discussing building a pre-processing script that determines: 1) is a post passworded? 2) if not, is the post complete? 3) if not, is the post at least reparable?

Should be pretty easy. We've got stuff to detect passwording, and we've got stuff to detect completeness, and we've got stuff to detect reparability, we just don't have a thing that does ALL of these things and does them as a pre-processing script.

... but it should be doable!

So maybe that sort of functionality is coming down the line. Alternatively, you can spend a few bucks and get a Blocknews account as a backup server, which will alleviate a lot of your missing articles issues. I know it did mine. Right now I'm on Astraweb and haven't had anything fail in a few months.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Vykk.Draygo posted:

I think I already explained this in the Android App thread, but all you have to do is forward port 8080 (or whatever port is listed on the general settings page in SAB) in your router and give SAB a username and password on that same page. Then you should still be able to connect locally with localhost, and connect externally with your external ip address (https://www.whatismyip.com). You'd set up Sab Sheep with your ip/post (ex. 123.456.789.100:8080) and your API key from the general settings page.

edit: on the general settings page, I have Host set to 0.0.0.0. I don't know if that is important to this process or not.

Some routers also allow you to do DNS redirections on the LAN side. dd-wrt, for example, resolves my external address (whatever.serveftp.net) to it's internal address (192.168.1.5) when I'm connected to my LAN. Outside of the network it resolves to the external IP. This lets me run things like myNZB on my iPhone and it'll work no matter where I am (it also works with bookmarks for stuff like CouchPotato and Sickbeard).

It might be worth looking into if your router supports it (for dd-wrt I had to enable "dnsmasq" and configure an additional option like "address=/whatever.serveftp.net/192.168.1.5"). I know m0n0wall and pfSense has this feature as well.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Does anyone know what's up with Sickbeard? I was seeing an update almost every couple of days, and now there hasn't been any commits since 6-27. I'm not really complaining, as it works perfectly for me now, I was just curious if they are taking a break on the project.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


kri kri posted:

This bugs me as well since I cannot use the browse function with UNC shares. I know I set the share in the config but I have been moving files around on my WHS box and now all the shows are hosed up, with no way to edit all of them at once to the new location.

Wouldn't it be easier to just blow out the db file and rescan everything? You probably already have all the nfo files so it wouldn't take that long.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


AlphaDog posted:

Is it worth deleting the files and the .nzb and starting the whole thing again, or is that just going to give me the exact same result? (I think it will be pointless but I'm a brand new newbie at this).

What Marvel said, but also it's worth your time to open up the directory and run QuickPAR (or whatever) and see if you can repair it manually. If SAB tried to repair the file using the wrong par files (some nzbs include par files for samples, for example) it might fail, but you'll still be able to extract the file manually.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


This is probably not even remotely possible, but I figured I'd toss it out here anyway. Is there a way to make SAB download specific files? Say you have a multi-set nzb that contains a bunch of ISOs, but you want to download a specific ISO first. Is there a way to do this manually or automatically?

My internet is super loving slow and waiting on a 20gb download sucks.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


duz posted:

Click the queue entry and rearrange the files.
It won't post process until they're all done so next time don't use combined nzbs.

Man, I don't why I never thought to click the queue entry. I had no idea that was there. Thanks!

Sometimes you get stuck with combined nzbs, this will save me some time for sure.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


What do y'all do when you end up with a password protected file? I've tried googling around to find the password, as well as checking the comments on that particular nzb, but I've had no luck. Is there a recommended program for brute forcing the password? This one particular nzb is something my wife wants that I can't another version.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


drat. The only other version is like 9gb. Oh well...

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


iOS app for CouchPotato was just released, albeit for jailbroken devices only. $2.

So far I dig it. You can look at your watchlist, search for new movies, or look at a recent list of movies that are in theaters (I guess?). Adding movies to your watchlist prompts you for the quality you want to look for it in, including any custom qualities you've built.

It'll be way easier to add movies using my phone now, which is almost the only time I think about using CouchPotato.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


FISHMANPET posted:

So, CouchPotato.

I'd like to use it to manage my existing collection. So I can't figure out how to setup the "renaming" section. If I input the source directory with a trailing slash, it keeps trying to move the directory into itself, if I put it in without a trailing slash, it thinks the directory itself is the file it's trying to process.

Is there a guide somewhere on how to set this up?

E: It looks like the file needs to be in a folder, and that's how it's going to read it? I can't just dump the files themselves into my "Download" directory?

When I set it up, I pointed SAB to a dir outside my movie dir. Then I configured CP to move files from there to the main location, and it scanned through and found all my movies.

It's worth nothing that this doesn't really get you anywhere, though. Unlike Sickbeard, there's no built in ability to upgrade your files. You can't even change metadata. There's a new thing on the XBMC boards that does, although I haven't tried it. It's called Automatic movie downloader, I think.

Edit: AutoMovies is what I was thinking of.

EC fucked around with this message at 13:42 on Sep 4, 2011

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


How are you using XBMC to pick fanart and posters? When I run an update it just picks something, and I've never figured out how to download new images within XBMC.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


When I do that, all I get is a prompt for finding more local images. Is there some sort of add-on that lets you browse remote images?

Sorry for seeming so dumb, but I've always wanted this feature since I moved from Meedio to XBMC.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Probably your provider configuration. Check the logs.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


uh zip zoom posted:

okay, so I've got all of this set up using supernews as my provider, NZB.SU as my indexer, and sabnzbd/sickbeard as my reader. If I'm unable to find all of the content requested by my reader, how would I be able to fix that? Do I need to add another USENET provider or NZB indexer?

You originally said that all three episodes showed up as Missed, which means Sickbeard couldn't find them on any of your configured providers. It could be a couple of things:

- Your provider settings are incorrect. Try having Sickbeard search for a show you know is on one of your providers.
- Your quality settings are configured in such a way that Sickbeard can't find anything. If you've configured SB to only look for BluRay rips of currently airing episodes, you're not gonna find it.
- Your providers suck. If you're using NZB.su or NZBMatrix, this probably isn't the case.
- The shows suck. Do a manual search of your providers and see if the episodes you're looking for are actually available yet. There are some shows that the internet decides isn't worth the time to rip and then upload.

About Sickbeard updates: the windows builds do seem to get updated less than the others. It's pretty easy to configure git and pull it that way, but there hasn't been any updates to the main branch since the dev went on vacation. He's back, so there should be some updates coming down the pipeline.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


inpheaux posted:

Nope, you're stuck manually upgrading on Windows. I'm not sure you can even do it if you use Git to download it on windows, unless you also have commandline Git in your $PATH.

I downladed Sickbeard via git on windows and haven't had an issue updating it using the auto-updater. Apparently midgetspy showed back up because there was 27 updates the other day.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


I did this, but ages ago. There were Windows versions of the required stuff in the Linux directions.

http://sickbeard.com/install.html

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Evil Trout posted:

So now that Notifo is shutting down what should I use for notifications to my phone when shows download from Sickbeard?

I use Prowl for my iPhone. There's Growl support as well, which I think has an Android app if you're using that.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Evil Trout posted:

I've got a couple of iOS devices. From the posts above Prowl looks like it will work well. I don't mind spending the $3 it seems to cost.

I forgot to mention that Boxcar supports Prowl notifications, so if you already have that setup it might be a better option.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Syano posted:

I am sure this is something simple but I have been looking to fix it all morning and coming up short. I have a couple items in couch potato that refuse to download. I checked my logs and the log indicates it found the item but it is outside '300 retention'. My NZB provider has a 1200 retention. Why is couch potato disagreeing?

Settings > NZB/Torrents > Retention. What do you have configured there?

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


I just got hit with the tv shows not updating correctly bug, and I'm running from source. Guess I need to apply these latest updates that I haven't done yet. So far as I can tell, it's only one show.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


I've never seen nzb files like that. Where are you getting them from? The whole point of a nzb file is so that you don't HAVE to download a bunch of different files.

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Will $11/mo hold you back from a car? If not, get Supernews. Then install SAB + Sickbeard, and you'll have an automated TV solution. Add Couch Potato for movies. As far as indexers, I believe nzb.su is still open registration, although you'll have to kick in some money if you need a bunch of nzbs per month.

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EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


wolrah posted:

They still work just fine here and I haven't used Newzbin in ages. nzbdstatus seems to support them on every site I use, so it's nice to have different content get put in different places and more importantly run different postproc scripts per category (sabtosickbeard, autojoiner for split movies, etc.).

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.

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