applications like sickbeard

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  1. anark1

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    ive been manually grabbing my torrents.

    but are people on here using apps like sickbeard etc to automate this process and how to they find them?
     
  2. sTeeLzor

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    I used Sickbeard. It worked fine.
    I switched to Sonarr/Radarr. Its slightly prettier and works mostly as well.

    I think I preferred Sickbeard but it was so long ago, its probably totally different now. They work well. I couldnt manually track all mine.
     
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  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I don't even know if Sickbeard even still works/supported/etc??
     
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    Er, don't we have rules about this?
    https://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Forum_Rules
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    The torrents that he's acquiring automatically using utilities like Sickbeard/Radarr/Sonarr? Damn right I'm assuming that.
     
  7. luke o

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    Personally I run a bunch of Linux virtual machines on my lab box. I use sonarr to do that, I'm subscribed to all the popular repos for about a dozen favours of Linux. Each time a new iso is released I automatically grab it and spin up a new VM install it. Works great!
     
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  8. Dilbery

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    It's not supported however still works. https://www.sickrage.ca/ this rose from its source code and is still actively supported AFAIK.

    Use Sonarr/Radarr they're much better IMHO.
     
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  9. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I'm using SickRage, and honestly don't like it. Silly things like being forced to log in to your local instance with a web account to hook up to their APIs and whatnot. Plus it's really slow on my oldish file server (even so, it's a Athlon II X4 640, 2.8GHz quad core, so it's not RPi level stuff).

    But it's in and working, and I'm too lazy to test Sonarr/Radarr.
     
  10. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    Discussing torrent technology and programs etc is fine. As far as I'm aware the tools aren't illegal and do have legit uses. Discussion of specific places to get pirated content wouldn't be allowed, obviously..
     
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    Torrenting itself is not illegal. It's just a type of tech, in a matter of speaking. The content that is funnelled through said means is what makes legality questionable.
     
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    Torrenting is not illegal. Let us, however, quickly check in on what Sickbeard is for....

    Ah, right.
     
  13. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    What aren't you understanding here guy? :rolleyes:

    The software can be used for legitimate purposes. Don't discuss obvious specifics and there isn't an issue. Move on.
     
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    There is no legitimate use case for Sickbeard. It is an indexing service and automated downloader for TV shows. I'm not making a moral judgement about that, but it is absurd to argue that Sickbeard is not a piracy tool.
     
  15. alvarez

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    Sickrage was hijacked by disgruntled developer. I would recomend you get off it as soon as possible, unless you are personally checking updates. It might be doing something malicious.

    SickChill is the current community supported fork https://github.com/SickChill
    But I would use Sonarr/Radarr if I was starting from scratch.
     
  16. GumbyNoTalent

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    http://www.publicdomaintorrents.info/
    https://archive.org/details/feature_films
    https://www.vuze.com/content/

    Just a few publicly available content that is open and free. How you choose to use something doesn't make the something illegal, if I use a legally registered firearm illegally the act is illegal not the firearm.

    PS - I would also like to point out that format changing (video recording) a public broadcast is not illegal in Australia, so downloading a show that was broadcast on TV and watching it in your house and not distributing it is not illegal.

    NB *Not legal advice... no legal counsel was sort, this is just my recollection of a debate on the subject.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Right. The program in and of itself isn't illegal and doesn't breach copyright.
     
  18. Bass

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    Went from Sickbeard to Sickrage to Sonarr. I like Sonarr the most.. does everything I want. I'm only using public torrent sites and it seems to grab all new content fine.
     
  19. evilasdeath

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    Also using sickchill, if your using sickrage there are ways to force it to update to sickchill. I never bothered getting into sonarr heard it was good, but sickchill handles it all fine. The only thing it handles poorly is special stuff.
     

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