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Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Just popping in to say I updated and I absolutely love the new UI.

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Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Has anyone used SABCommand for the iPad with sabnzbd? I like it a lot but it names nzbs from nzbmatrix the most bizarre titles. I realiz I can change them but it's a pretty big annoyance.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Roving Reporter posted:

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

It's nice for naming, but I like SABConnect because you can see the entire site and aren't limited to 100 search items per category.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Can anyone remind me how to have SAB sort downloads by apps/movies/TV/etc? The folders are there and I just reinstalled SAB but I can't seem to find the sorting method. I'm able to see where it does TV sorting but I'm thinking more lower level stuff, as in just the apps/movies/anime/misc/books/whatever else section. I even tried NZB Status but it shows an asterisk next to each of them.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

The Gunslinger posted:

The categories section? Just hit categories and you can create your own there, define the folders where they go and whatnot. If you mean by keywords from nzb providers then you do need nzbdstatus for that.

Yeah it seems like categories are correct but in the previous version I had, it was all filled out and I just had to turn it on.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Posts Only Secrets posted:

They took the default list of categories out of the newest builds. Now its up to you to make your own. Remember, they are CaSe-SeNsItIvE. (Don't know why I still do that, it just drives the point home more.)

Any idea what the last version was where the list was in? I'll just uninstall, install that version and then upgrade. Thanks for the info

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Any reason my SABnzbd would be downloading from the European Astraweb as opposed to the US one? My server is set to news.astraweb.com but my servers are all being used by eu.astraweb.com and I'm getting a third of the usual speeds between all 20 connections.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

SlipperyNipple posted:

you are seeing which server the articles were posted through. i wish Sab would differentiate this somehow. See this come up so much in forums.

Oh that was a simple answer, thanks. I couldn't seem to have it come up in a simple Google search.

Guess it's just my internet being slow then.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Looks like NZBs.org is gone, hopefully short-term.

Edit: Nevermind, works again. Was only down for a minute or two.

Godinster fucked around with this message at Dec 17, 2012 around 03:46

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Any recommendations on getting the mobile apps to connect to SABnzbd over the same Wi-Fi connection as the host computer? I can connect to it no problem on 3G from my S4 and Note 8 but as soon as I connect to Wi-Fi it gives me connection errors.

I've tried changing the host to localhost, 0.0.0.0 and my no ip redirect to no avail though it'd be ideal if I could use the noIP redirect from both Wi-Fi and 3g. I remember finding a solution for this years ago but Google isn't turning up what I'm looking for.

It isn't just the apps either, if I attempt to connect to myip:port from any other device on the network it doesn't work, if they're on another network it connects no problem.

Thanks

Godinster fucked around with this message at Jun 1, 2013 around 14:48

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Should I bother setting sickbeard to Astraweb's actual retention rate of 1750 days? When manually downloading I typically look for <500 but even those are nuked often enough that I can't imagine it makes a big difference.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

It was slow enough that I cancelled and went to AstraWeb a few weeks ago, haven't had any speed issues outside of SuperNews but I definitely wasn't getting top speeds with SN.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

God drat, Nzbdrone is way better than Sickbeard. Thanks for suggesting it thread!

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

I don't know why I waited so long to switch from Astra to Frugal but I finally did. Things are finally not failing all the loving time, my Blocknews account was being brutally pillaged for the last month or two. Dspite the supposed 300 days of retention, I've been able to pull things as far as ~500 days without issue in my limited use so far.

Their owner/rep person said on reddit that they'll be doing a promo soon so hopefully the $3.99/mo plan comes back because that'd be a steal. So far as a Highwinds reseller, it isn't as awful as it seems to be made out to be by some.

Godinster fucked around with this message at Nov 17, 2015 around 16:21

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Yeah I'm compelled to go with another reseller on Black Friday if there's a $5/month offer from one of them like there apparently was last year. Having a higher retention would certainly be worth it but I am so loving done with Astra.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

I cancelled my Astraweb account a week ago [a day before billing cycle ended] and they still haven't cut my account off

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

If you need a block account, NGD has 1TB blocks for $35 for the rest of the day. Might be good if you're using Supernews, Astraweb or another non-Highwinds as your primary.

https://www.newsgroupdirect.com/black-friday

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

As a continuation of Black Friday deals, NZBCat has registrations for $5. Hopefully they don't pull the Lifetime > 1 year switch that Dog did, but if you care it's up at http://nzb.cat

Cheaper than NZB.su which is pretty much the only other indexer open to the public right now it seems.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Tide posted:

What indexer is preferred these days?

If you have access to an nzbs.org account, it's free and likely the best. But they suspended all invites so getting in is a bitch. Dog is pretty good but I am not renewing next year on account of them changing lifetime subs into 1 year. NZB Cat is probably one of the best ones with open registrations if you have access to neither .org nor dog (dog closed registrations for the time being too).

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

I dumped Astra a few months ago because of the almost consistent broken files and speed slowing to a crawl on Sundays. Since switching off it, I've had much better luck.

If you're looking for stuff posted recently, there's really no better deal than Frugal at $6/mo which uses Highwinds servers. It has 600 days retention which isn't amazing but their speeds, price and website are all pretty good otherwise. Adding a block account on top of that isn't a terrible idea and usenet.farm has some deal right now where the current centigrade temperature is the % off.

If you want longer retention for your main server, Supernews is among the more reliable with higher completion rates from what I've seen/heard recently. I'd still suggest a block account from an alternative server source such as Blocknews (Highwinds, don't go this route if you use frugal) or usenet.farm which use their own servers for 30 days, XSnews 31-1000 days and Highwinds up to 2800 days.

Another thing to try, if you haven't already, is to add the European servers to your lower server priority on Astra. DMCA takedowns are notoriously high on Astra's US servers but their EU ones respond a lot more slowly or not at all. I'd still suggest dumping Astra all together but it might be worth a shot.

Godinster fucked around with this message at Jun 22, 2016 around 18:14

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Nzb Cat can often be slow to have stuff posted but in general it's nice.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Newsgroup Direct is doing an unlimited account for $5.50/month for tomorrow only. Some dudes on Reddit said they had their accounts deleted by NGD for using several TB a month but I'll try cancelling my Frugal for the extra .50 cents a month & 2700 more days of retention (300 Frugal, about 3k NDG). I figure if they cancel my NDG I'll just go back to Frugal.

https://www.newsgroupdirect.com/blo...ne-day-special/

12AM Eastern tomorrow until 11:59PM tomorrow.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

It's Highwinds. Forgot that, sorry

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

This seems to be the most current Usenet map

https://m.reddit.com/r/usenet/wiki/...ct&compact=true

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Trillest Parrot posted:

Sweet, made a new profile with HD resolutions that weren't HDTV, changed profiles on the series, hit search, and I'm off. Thanks!

If I could offer a suggestion, don't bother with 1080p WEB-DL rips. They're generally upscaled poop and often look worse than their 720p WEB-DL comparable, in particular if they come from iTunes source.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

It's because TVBD kept timing out. I wasn't able to add anything to Sonarr last night because the site kept going down, it's fine now.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Quite frankly I have no idea how that site survives while remaining free. They feed content to Kodi as well so they must get hammered constantly.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Smeep posted:

How do you get Sonarr to quit making folders inside of folders that already exist for TV seasons created before I started using Sonarr?

Rename the folders that existed before, ideally. Unless you change it, it should be Season 1, Season 9, Season 10 etc without a 0 before the number.

Maybe I'm not properly understanding the question but I haven't had Sonar make unwanted folders if my stuff is named properly "E:\TV\TVShow\Season 1" for example.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

You pretty much need a second server now, especially for certain networks' shows and certain studios' movies.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

I've never used Spotnet but it seems like NZB.cat is the consensus on a good option for people needing a new home. I use it as a backup to nzbs dot org when it's down and it's worked quite well.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Stanley Pain posted:

If you're going to recommend something at least make sure that registrations are open

I think you can pay to register? Most of the good sites now are paid anyway and at least Cat is a one time deal... for now.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

That's what they said about DogNZB.

Don't bring back memories

Dog is still somewhat useful on their BS "light" account to pull APIs when NZBs dot org is down, aka every night after 9 PM

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Dot org works for me. Make sure you're signing in on /forum or /beta at the end of the url, especially if you haven't signed in for a while.

EL is right though, it seems to go down nightly around midnight for an hour or more.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

The Black Friday deals are starting, at least with one.

https://www.thundernews.com/signup_bf_2016.php

Going to grab this and a Usenet Farm block this time around I think.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

NZB Cat is a solid alternative for when NZBs.org goes down overnight. I have .org, Cat for when it's down and 6box.me for a free API-friendly account but Cat is my first go-to when .org is down.

Well worth the $5 imo and it's a much better UI than the only other real alternative, NZB Geek

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

The Usenet Farm is decent for blocks but its monthly special is only good for either the first month of a sub or a block of months (i.e. pay for a year). I'd recommend getting on the Thunder News or NewsGroupDirect deals as a main then supplement it with a Usenet.farm block as a backup or Astraweb block as a backup.

Or go on the Astraweb special, $3 a month cheaper than you are paying now, at http://www.news.astraweb.com/specials/8paypal.html

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

No problem. I'd still recommend getting a block on Usenet Farm for completionist's sake unless you aren't getting any completion errors.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Unless I'm missing somethimg, buying a block from anyone but Usenet.Farm seems like an odd choice. With their own servers for 30 days and both XSNews and Highwinds as a backup, I can't see any reason to get a just-Highwinds backup server.

Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Hydra is handy if you have multiple accounts. I use it for my manual searches instead of automated.

I've got accounts at dot org, 6box, Cat and NZB.su but funny enough it's 6box with its free account and limited registration that pops up with files before the others.

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Godinster
Jan 2, 2005

Robble Starfish

Lemons posted:

Been getting a lot of incompletes on Supernews with a Blocknews backup. I haven't even looked at the usenet situation in years, what are the current goon-approved providers?

There's nothing really "goon approved" but a Supernews or Astraweb unlimited account with a Usenet.Farm block backup account is generally quite good.

Some stuff on the network with dragons and thrones might give you problems no matter how many servers you try but generally the setup I referenced above works well enough.

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