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EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Is there any reason to use nzb.su if you already have accounts at nzbs.org and nzbmatrix? Or am I not missing out on much?

Also, should my incomplete and complete directories be on the same drive? Right now, I have my complete directory on Z(external) with my In completes on D(secondary internal).

I've noticed a lot of incompletes lately(that shouldn't be), that could either be attributed to my external falling 'asleep' or having Completes/in-completes on 2 separate drives.

I do know my Z drive falls asleep(or something), because after long periods of inactivity, it hangs up when I click on it, and then seems to access the files. Any way to change this?

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EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Lycentia posted:

In Windows 7, go to Control Panel, Power Options, find your active power plan (Balanced, by default), and click "Change plan settings". In the Edit Plan Settings window, click "Change advanced power settings" and expand "Hard disk", expand "Turn off hard disk after", and change "Setting (Minutes)" to "0" or "Never".

Also, if your Z drive is USB, you may want to disable USB selective suspend under USB settings.

Its eSATA but thank you both for the info!

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



It depends on what I'm trying to download but sometimes NZBMatrix will have it before nzbs.org or vice versa.

What I found worth the 10 bucks(besides having an alternative), was that users tend to post 100x more comments on NZBMatrix. It helps to know quality, or if it's corrupted.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Bloody Hedgehog posted:

Anyone using Usenet with Shaw in Canada? So far using the SSL connection seems to prevent any throttling, but I've heard some people claiming that SSL'd Usenet is not being recorded against their bandwidth caps. Anyone know if this is true or not?

I haven't dealt with Shaw(USA Goon here) but SSLed bandwidth will still be held against your caps. SSL just hides which ISOs and horse porn you download, but your ISP will still know you're downloading something.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



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

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



This is more of a Windows permissions thing but does anyone else have issues with Couchpotato or Sickbeard loading when Windows starts up?

Both shortcuts are in my Startup folder with "start as an administrator" checked, yet I manually have to click them which brings a UAC prompt.

I have no such problems with SABnzbd, so it must be something stupid that I'm overlooking.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Has anyone managed to configure Sabnzbd++ for Chrome with Sickbeard/Couch Potato?

I'm aware of the Sabnzbd++ workaround for the categories(otherwise the Nzbs don't sort correctly). However, if I change the category settings around, it messes up post-processing with Sickbeard.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Kind of a Usenet/hardware hybrid question here. I currently have both my complete and incomplete folders pointed at my external 2TB HD, which is connected to my PC via eSATA.

However I'm about to buy a SSD for my primary boot(80-120GB depending on price). My question is, would it speed things up to put the Incomplete folder on the SSD while it extracts, deletes, and then transfers to the completed folder on the external via eSATA?

Or is the entire process CPU-dependent and its not worth separating the folders on different drives?

tldr I basically want to know if its worth putting my complete/incomplete folders on an SSD and transferring the media after.

EconOutlines fucked around with this message at 12:23 on Jun 24, 2011

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



So I'm not sure, and if I'm wrong correct me, but I is it possible that Comcast is throttling me via ports? I have Comcast Business but I recently had Supernews set to 563(SSL). I gave my PC a restart, and no joy on Usenet, yet I could access the regular web. So I switched my SABnzbd port to 443(SSL) and then the SABnzbd downloads start again.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Yeah it's definitely weird because all regular browsing will be fine yet I had to switch ports to get Usenet up and running again.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Le0 posted:

I noticed that when using couchpotato, it finds movies but the category is not correctly set to movies anymore. What gives?

Same goes for me, I'm not sure what changed.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



quote:

************************ SABnzbd 0.6.7 ************************

What's new:
- Prevent immediate exit after startup when queue is empty and
an end-of-queue action like "shutdown" was set
- Fix failure to launch browser when clicking shortcut the second time
- Allow jobs still waiting for post-processing to be deleted
- Plush: button "Purge failed NZBs & delete files" will now actually delete files
- Classic/smpl: add link "Purge failed NZBs & delete files"
- Plush: fix flashing top menu in Safari 5.1

Really glad the 'delete files' button works now. I had almost 50GB of stuff to delete the other week.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



io_burn posted:

A "problem" (if you'd even call it that) which I've noticed is that Sickbeard only seems to be searching for shows after it thinks they aired, which I think is entirely based on the system time of my machine. I'm on the west coast, so most things will have already aired and be uploaded by the time (it seems) that Sickbeard even gets around to being like "Oh hey this aired, let me start looking for it."

Is there a way to tell Sickbeard to just start searching for "upcoming" episodes on the day they're supposed to air or something?

My situation is the same as yours except I have no problem seeing things appear soon after EST times while on the west coast. The only difference I can think of is that my Sickbeard is set to search every 10 minutes along with a custom quality filter(grab standard, replace with HD later). Perhaps try messing with those?

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



GobiasIndustries posted:

Hmm..the modem I don't mind paying for/using theirs, but the actual installation fee might be a bit steep right now..

When I signed up for business, the installation fee was based on how long of a contract you signed. They said 200, maybe 300 bucks but I signed a contract for either two or three years and that eliminated it. I figure I won't be without Internet at all so what the heck.

Everything else said about business class is accurate, although I'm not sure if they're gonna restrict you from signing up again.

Oh! If they'll let you, see if you can get a vanilla modem instead of the gateway. The gateway they give you has a router/modem combo and causes all types of double NAT hell when paired with your wireless router.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



What does everyone use a manual scraper for metadata? Couch Potato usually does a pretty good job of naming stuff but I usually have less processed stuff with Sickbeard. Getting TV shows to be properly organized in XBMC is a pain sometimes.

CP is good because even if I get a movie from another source, say ripping it from DVD, I can put it in my CP processing folder and it'll snatch it right up. With SB, processing only seems to work if I queue it up from SABnzbd(unless I'm doing it wrong).

EconOutlines fucked around with this message at 22:26 on Oct 22, 2011

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



I think its been Supernews for awhile now in terms of price and retention. $10 for 1000+ days, and they're a Giganews reseller.

I've also had that problem, where I had no/minimal connection until switching SSL ports. My guess is its ISP related but I can't prove it.

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.

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.

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.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



WINTER IS COMING posted:

I have my couchpotato loaded with NZBMatrix and NZB.su - I really haven't seen it actually snatch any movie in months.

My other issue from the last couple of months is that when I manually drop a movie .nzb file into the SABNZBD watch folder once it has been downloaded and unpacked - XBMC cannot read the file. TV shows processed via SickBeard work perfect.

Same releases via torrent work fine in XBMC as well. Sigh.

I(and I assume many others) are having this same problem. Not sure if its something with Eden or maybe how CouchPotato writes the NFO files now. Even a lot of the 'manual' media scrapers have been hit or miss for me in XBMC. Sickbeard shows appear perfectly for me as well.

For movies, the only 'workaround' I've found is to uncheck 'Get Metadata' in CP, allow it to rename/clean up the download, and use XBMC's internal movie scraper instead of local NFO files.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



BlackRider posted:

Is there ANYTHING you can do if the scene thinks a show is on season 5 but some official site nobody follows (except thetvdb) says it's season 4 causing sickbeard to download old episodes? I have them paused so it doesn't but it really takes away from the experience.

I tried looking at thetvdb forums but if an official site lists something, that's the final word. They don't care if the scene is mislabeling them. I can see why they do this but it's really unpractical.

I really just want some kind of manual over-ride or something.

I've had this happen a few times and its a pain. Thankfully, its usually only with non-current stuff. Anyways, like you said, if the scene thinks 'This Awesome Show' is Season 5, but SB/TVDB says its Season 4, the only way I've found is manually doing it. Basically, turning off SB with all episodes marked as skipped, manually downloading all the episodes and renaming them SB style. So "This.Awesome.Show.S05E06.720p.REXXXORX-WRZF" to something like "This Awesome Show - 04x06", starting SB up again and running manual post-processing to get NFOs, etc.

It sucks with anything current because you obviously would have to do that every time...

EconOutlines fucked around with this message at 09:20 on Feb 2, 2012

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Thanks! I'll give it a try and see how it plays out.

In other news, I've stopped using Blocknews for the most part for backup, due to it getting raped without my knowledge. I bought a 50GB chunk, and set it up to download a few NZBs overnight. Turns out 3 of the 5 NZBs I queued up were completely nuked from the Supernews server. So, I ended up eating up 20GB of Blocknews due to them being fully intact there.

Since sabnzbd is [mainly] automated, anyone know of a way to set it as a backup with a MB limit? I don't mind it grabbing 100-500MB of missing/incomplete files but not an entire post. For now I'm sticking with free xsusenet for backup.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Devil Wears Pravda posted:

Total newb question here, and sorry if it is super-dumb (I'm not too good at computing) -- I just downloaded blocknews and everything and am up and running (successful downloads), yet I set this up while I was at a different location from my home (different ISP and IP address). When I get back to my house and try to download again, will the different IP address and ISP cause me any problems requiring some change in setup?

Just don't try to download from more than 1 IP at the same time. Most providers won't let you.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Thermopyle posted:

IIRC, backlog stuff is normal priority, currently airing stuff is high.

I'm pretty sure this is it. I've had stuff randomly downloading in the background and then randomly see something that just aired appear and jump to the top of my list.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Would my provider(Supernews) have any problems with me running 2 instances of Sabnzbd concurrently on the same IP? Will they know?

I plan to move one to my HTPC for CP/SB stuff and keep my desktop install for random ISOs. I don't see it happening often but the download times might overlap.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Uuudar posted:

They often waive that fee if you are merely "switching" over from the resident packages. Also, I've easily 2TB+ in a month on Comcast and never heard a word.

That's good to hear, since I average a little over 1TB/month on my business account. I got this in the mail from Comcast today and was wondering if it was just marketing spam or if they were being passive aggressive about upgrading my business account tier.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



FISHMANPET posted:

Is it possible to get business internet along with consumer TV? Right now I've got an HD package that includes a DVR, and I don't see anything like that for business class TV.

That's what I have. Only bad thing is you don't get any of the bundle discounts. You actually have 2 separate accounts, one being residential and one business.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



messiercup posted:

Comcast business class is not even close to being the same price as residential plans, and yes, it generally requires a 1 or 2 year contract and install fee.

Have you tried running a "Force full update" in Sickbeard?

The Starter package is with 12 Down, 2 Up but anything faster is much more pricey.

http://business.comcast.com/smb/services/Internet/plans

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



This is a triple XBMC/Usenet/Hardware question. Sometimes I'll be watching a movie and a movie from CP will start downloading. However, when SABnzbd goes into the verify phase, my movie shorts out for a few minutes and says buffering. My guess is that because my incomplete/complete folders are on the same drive, the transfer bandwidth is being exceeded.

I have an SSD, a 640GB 7200 drive and two 2TB Green drives. Both incomplete and complete are on the same green drive. So should I put the incomplete on the SSD or 7200 drive with the complete on the green?

If anything, I'll try it out anyways when I have time to run a few trials but I'm just curious about SH/SC's viewpoint.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



eames posted:

I have a similar setup and put my incomplete folder on the 7200 RPM drive.
Never ran into any bottleneck issues with this setup. SABnzbd will verify and repair the files on the faster drive, completely independent of the other disks IO, and then copy them over to the main storage after everything else is done.

The whole verify/repair/extract process is also quite CPU intensive though, so it might also be a processor bottleneck if you’re running a lowly setup. I'd say anything below a Core 2 Duo will run into trouble without hardware acceleration.

That's weird....I'm still using an i7 for both PC gaming and HTPC stuff via HDMI. I'm gonna switch my incomplete drive to something that is not the Green one and report back.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Just a word on block accounts, watch what you download, particularly older stuff. Usually, when places like Supernews get a DMCA request, they'll pull a few blocks and a blocknews account will handle it.

However, depending on the post, an entire post will be nuked on Supernews/Giganews but work fine on blocknews.

I ate up 30 GB or so of my block the hard way a few times. :-/

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Should an i3 be beefy enough to watch 1080p and have SABnzbd unpack at the same time without any slowdowns?

I'd like to offload my Airvideo/SABnzbd/streaming load to the HTPC I'm building.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



I'm glad that it's not just me or something weird with Sickbeard. I cleared out my error log today and all of them were from NZBMatrix.

I think I'm just going to uncheck it in Settings and see if it still pulls everything from nzb.su or the new beta nzb.org.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



B-Nasty posted:

Yep. I guess because of their size/prevalence, Giga, and the dependents, seem to DMCA very quickly when the rights owner asserts it.

I'm thinking of doing a block plan on Astra to fix those issues, as many of the nzb site comments indicate no issues with downloads that have been removed from the Giga feed.

edit: Check out the comments on either nzbs.org or nzbmatrix to see if anything you would d/l is 'high profile'.

Definitely agree with this one. Some of the stuff I grab is like that and Giga/Super tend to nuke the whole post vs removing a few rar files. I removed my blocknews from SABnzbd due to this because I'd come back later with 8GB missing from my block.

A lot of comments on the NZB sites indicate that Astraweb is better for this with less harsh/complete DMCA takedowns overall, plus using their EU servers. I think I'll give them a shot this month and see if my Giga failed downloads work on their servers.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Switched to Astra from Supernews. All of my nzbs that were either incomplete or nuked work fine now!

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



I've had some weird issues with CP V2 Renaming the last month or so. It won't rename any downloads until it is given a manual restart. File(s) will sit in Downloads/unprocessed for hours until I restart. Suddenly *poof* Boxcar sends out crazy alerts and everything is processed to downloads/processed folder.

I tried a fresh install from Git today with no luck. The only other thing it could be is that I'm using pooled storage in Flexraid (5x2TB HD). However, I've been using Flexraid for almost 3 months with no CP issues and Sickbeard Post-Processing works fine. I guess I'll make 2 folders on my SSD drive and see if it still requires the restart to be sure.

Frustrated to say the least.

Edit: I didn't manage to find a direct answer to problem but a pretty easy work around. Since SABnzbd now supports python scripts for post-processing, you can use the one made for CouchPotato without a dedicated .exe. Just replace your version of python with the ActivePython 2.7.2.5 (32 bit) one and it should work fine.

EconOutlines fucked around with this message at 07:36 on Aug 28, 2012

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



c0burn posted:

What's the best service these days for avoiding all this DMCA takedown stuff going on?

Astraweb hasn't failed me vs Supernews/Giganews for high profile stuff.

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Tapedump posted:

A question about the iOS app XBMC Constellation that's most likely to get answered by the crowd in this thread...

Since Apple forced the dev to remove SAB/SB/CPS integration as of 2.8.3, can I buy the Pro in-app purchase in my existing, non-gimped version without having to get force-updated to 2.8.5?

Experiences, guesses?

Usually IAP only unlock features that are already there. The exception to this being when you have to download content for the IAP, like maps in Navigon. You should be good without updating. Don't quote me though.

I'm so glad I still have Qouch. Here's a link to their Facebook page.

Worst case scenario, I can still download it from the purchased section of the AppStore if I need to right? I vaguely remember owners of the DOS app being allowed to download it after it was pulled awhile back.

EconOutlines fucked around with this message at 09:44 on Oct 12, 2012

EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



Speaking of Astraweb, any idea why SABnzbd is yelling me for 'server exceeding maximum number of connections'? In server settings, I put it at 20 and Astraweb advertises 20 connections, so...

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EconOutlines
Jul 3, 2004



There's always the seedbox/private tracker route.

That requires a little too much effort IMO though and ends up costing more than usenet.

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