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  1. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    No, not really. Both Sick/CouchP are mainly designed to find the NZB and download it to a folder. Normally that'd be in your sabnzbd watch directory so it loads and will download. Now if you make folders in your watch directory with the same name as your categories, it'll load as this category. Now in Sab you can change the download destination of each category, so you can feed that back to a folder for sickbard to watch, if you cant my drift.

    Sickbeard can be a bit more direct and directly load your tv episodes into sab, and add new shows with the high priority and the back fill with a normal (love this feature) then you can set up the script in sabnzb to auto-poll sickbeard to import the show.

    So whilst categories aren't necessary, they make life easier.
     
  2. mortal

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    I don't quite understand.

    I've created categories for each of my RSS feeds in SAB. Meaning if I download something from that RSS feed it will get put into that category, but all downloads from SAB get put into the same folder after it has finished downloading (P:\Complete).

    Sickbeard and Couchpotato do the sorting of the files that get sent to the main download folder (P:\Complete as configured in SAB) and then distributes them to the correct movie/tv folders after they've finished and have been extracted/deleted (rar files).

    i.e. I search for a movie in couchpotato, it searches and finds a NZB and pushes it to SAB, it then puts it in the correct movie folder (e.g. Z:\1080p). I'm assuming sickbeard does the same thing, but have yet to test (I'll find out tomorrow when next "Coming Episode" becomes available).

    But currently, if I manually place a NZB into SAB which when download has completed it goes to "P:\Complete", couchpotato wants to play overlord, it searches the name of the file after it has downloaded and then tries to move it into the movie folder if it gets some sort of positive hit, otherwise it adds "_UNKNOWN_" in front of the folder and leaves it in "P:\Complete".

    So you are saying, I should change the download folder in couchpotato to say (P:\Complete\Movies), and the sickbeard "tv download dir" to say (P:\Complete\TV)?

    edit: I should also note that the categories in sickbeard and couchpotato match SAB, but doesn't really do anything to help the above problem.
    edit2: I've just changed the categories in SABnzbd to also include the specialised folder paths e.g. Movies category (P:\Complete\Movies), I've then also gone into couchpotato and then changed "download folder" to P:\Complete\Movies. This should be correct?

    Realistically, couchpotato shouldn't touch anything you manually put in, too much room for error.
     
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  3. kambo_rambo

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    sickbeard comes with a python script which you can set to execute in sab for when something is downloaded. the purpose of the script is to give it to sickbeard to handle post processing - rather than letting sabnzbd do it. sorry i didnt read everything, but i get the jist of what your problem is lol.

    you should be using sickbeard for file postprocessing. sabnzbd just dumps in 1 folder, with another folder for each episode - very messy when you download 20+ series at a time.
     
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  4. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Mortal, I think you might want to go back and check the guides again, I can't actually figure out how you've got it set up.

    Should be Sick/CP Search for files, download to a watched folder OR send directly to SAB, then SAB downloads to folders, these folders themselves are watched by CP (to get processed/renamed/metatdata and moved to another location) or Sick where it'll scan ir, process it and move it to your TV directory. The last part with Sick can be sped up with a script to do it on download completion, apposed to every 10 minutes when Sick checks it's watch folder.
     
  5. mortal

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    CP works fine now, it doesn't rip out anything that has a non-movie category, and it correctly adds the movie into the correct movie NZB complete folder, and then sorts it into the correct Movie HDD (plus renaming).

    Sickbeard chucks it into the correct TV NZB complete folder, but then doesn't sort it into the correct TV HDD. Which is weird, because the settings should work.

    I've had a look at that guide, but found it pretty junk. Google doesn't really turn up anything useful. Not surprising though, considering the state of the software (they seem more to be patch ons than anything else). You'd think one piece of software would cover it all.
     
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  6. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    I think I follow now. In the post processing folder for SB, check you've enabled the "process" option for SB to start processing the shows. Its recomended to turn it off if your using the script.
     
  7. mortal

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    I just saw the wiki on SB. And used the script, by changing the category of TV in SAB to sabToSickbeard.exe, and directing the post-processing script folder to SB autoProcessTV. I also didnt have that process box ticked, so that may have been why.

    Hopefully it works now!

    Now I just need to sort other preferences such as pausing items once they've been added rather than starting straight away (e.g. movies), but to let TV shows download straight away.

    And my RSS filters keep changing in SAB! HIGHLY annoying! It keeps adding EVERYTHING in the queue. It was working fine, and then it magically adds another filter in there accepting everyhting. I believe it added the filters when I restarted SAB, huge bug there. Removing 200+ items from the queue just goes to show you how slow and chunky this program is.
     
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  8. Dodoman

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    Why don't you just add the shows you like/want? That way it'll grab whatever is available (according to the quality you've set etc) and periodically search for new episodes automatically.
     
  9. mortal

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    I did? It scanned my hard drive and made a big list....
     
  10. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Then what are you using SAB's rss feeds for? Sickbeard should be setup with the feeds to find your tv, same with CP for movies.
     
  11. mortal

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    Another way to view and see whats available. There are other things on nzbmatrix that aren't movies and tv shows...
     
  12. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Yeah, np. I jumped to the conclusion that you were still using SAB to get your shows.

    Got it worked out yet?
     
  13. mortal

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    Yeah looks to be working.

    Cheers :)
     
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    Considering that most of these programs rename your files. How do you guys manage older files with renaming and scrapping (and what format)? Ember Media Manager / TheRenamer?
     
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    Something like 5-6 usenet transfers fail (~100GB) fucked up due to not enough repair files.

    This is why I fucking hate usenet. Always the same. Never a problem with torrents. The data integrity must corrode on thier servers. Can't trust anything older than a few months. Grrrr.
     
  17. itsmydamnation

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    I almost never have a problem even with stuff thats 1000+ days.
     
  18. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Whilst it can be a problem, finding the pars or uncorrupted rars takes like 10 minutes work tops, so I haven't had a download that wasn't fixable in at least 6 months.
     
  19. mortal

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    I'm definitely not the only one, I've skipped about 20 files due to comments saying they are having problems. Happens all the fucking time, happened to me a few years ago when using usenet. As cool as it is to have the automation, the blasted thing is inefficient when you add in all the bloody par2 files you have to download when shit doesn't work.
     
  20. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    If you want a perfect system, go and get scene ftp access then. Else stick with uploading with torrents or corruption with usenet.

    Or you know... buy it.
     

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