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SuperLeech Question

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:30 am
by bigolyt
So Im looking to grab a couple episodes before they get ripped off usenet.

I set it up to do "match all" and set the interval for daily. This basically grabs any copy it finds on that 1 day interval. Fills my NAS up with a bunch of copies, etc.

So I tried the "match once" feature. Im not sure how it really works. I set it up the same way (seriesname.s01.) and the interval to be ran daily. Seems to have matched once and sits idle for a day? Maybe I need to let it go for a week or so?

What Im really looking for is something that will scan the NG's for a series (seriesname.s01.e0x, x being the the episode I dont have).

So I setup the "match episode", interval daily. query "seriesname.s01) I changed the filter to match this episode & newer put the series as 01 and the episode as 03.

Will the match episode get me what I want? I really want it to see what I already have on my NAS and then download the next episode if its not there. Should I use couchpotato or something?


Thanks for reading the lengthy post.

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:15 am
by Insyder
First of all, don't use s1 as part of your seriesname.s1 query. I don't know for sure, but this might mess up "Match Episodes" mode if it thinks s1 is part of the series name instead of season number. Just use seriesname as query or something along the line of this:
series name hdtv x264 -720p -1080p -sample Group:alt.binaries.teevee
Make sure you don't put quotes around series name or it won't find any series.name episodes.

From my experience with tv shows and superleech if you set up match mode to "Match Episodes" and episode filter to "Match All Episodes" it will match all episodes that have not been matched by superleech before. FYI superleech only searches for queries that have been posted after the query was created, it won't search for existing posts.

If you are looking for older episodes that have been posted before, don't use superleech. Use supersearch or any nzb indexer sites to find episodes that you are looking for and download them.

If for some reason you are unable to download old episodes (they have been deleted from your newsgroup server) and you are waiting and hoping anyone will repost those episodes or some new version will be uploaded of those episodes then just use match mode "Match Episodes" and if those episodes get reposted, it should find them and download.

If the episodes you are looking for have already been matched/downloaded through superleech, but it was a wrong match, open the series query in superleech, select the wrongly matched episode in list on the right and click "Remove and Rematch" button.

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:01 pm
by bigolyt
Good info. I'll wait a couple days when the shows air and see if my query's work.

Thanks

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:31 am
by bigolyt
Only bad thing about this I've noticed is the shows that get removed quickly typically aren't named the actual show name. Usually random numbers.

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:18 pm
by Insyder
bigolyt wrote:Only bad thing about this I've noticed is the shows that get removed quickly typically aren't named the actual show name. Usually random numbers.
I think it's because some shows were removed quickly that some uploaders started to rename their files into numbers so that they wouldn't be removed. But that doesn't seem to stop them from being deleted anyway. At this point I think renaming the files is actually worse then just using real names. Shows that are uploaded using real names at least could be auto-downloaded using superleech or something similar, but with encoded file names it's harder.

Few month ago I didn't have internet for like a month. When I came back I couldn't download some episodes from newsgroups, because they got deleted, so I had to download them using bittorrent. I think it's better then just waiting for someone to repost them, that might never happen, well maybe like in a year when dvdrips of that season appear.