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uTorrent and XBMC library? - barnis - 2009-05-11 17:47
is there any simple way to have Utorrent place downloaded content in folders that are compatible with the XBMC scrappers? I am running webui and as far as I can tell there is no way to tell Utorrent where to save downloaded files using the webui. It just places them in the default downloads folder. Then I would have to manually move and organize torrents when they complete. is there any easier solution to this?
- kricker - 2009-05-11 21:30
Set utorrent's default directory to a place XBMC uses to import from, and use utorrent's labels to categorize your downloads. That's about your only option without using other apps to move files around automatically for you.
- ethan_9219 - 2009-05-12 01:20
kricker Wrote:Set utorrent's default directory to a place XBMC uses to import from, and use utorrent's labels to categorize your downloads. That's about your only option without using other apps to move files around automatically for you.
If one WERE to use other apps, what would be the best way of automating utorrent downloads into XBMC?
- kricker - 2009-05-12 01:39
For TV shows I use utorrent labels. All my rss fed TV downloads go into a folder called \downloads\tv. That folder is then monitored by EvenGhost (You could also use Dirmon or some other folder monitoring utility). When a new file appears, EventGhost runs theRenamer which finds the proper naming info for the show and then moves it to the proper folder as specified in it's setup. After theRenamer closes, EvenGhost then triggers a library update for that folder in XBMC. The only time I have to intervene is for dated shows like "The Colbert Report" or "The Daily Show" and if the file is broken into .rar files that have to be uncompressed first. Just like many other media scrapers (XBMC included) theRenamer can't find the proper info for shows that are dated and don't use SxxExx in the name, the author says he'd add support for it though if more people asked for it.
- Dam0 - 2009-05-12 02:01
your automated file system does sound impressive, the only problem i see for my useage is that i like to keep my content in *.rar format.(appears easier incase of corrupt files)
i prolly spend about half an hour a day moving files from incomming to xbmc shares, ill look into the renamer.
- kricker - 2009-05-12 02:04
Dam0 Wrote:Kricker,I don't think it's gonna work with .rar files. I'm not sure how .rar protects against corrupt files. It's more likely a file gets corrupt when compressing to .rar.
- rausch101 - 2009-06-05 02:04
For the reader's information and the forum's organization:
ethan_9219 Wrote:If one WERE to use other apps, what would be the best way of automating utorrent downloads into XBMC?
kricker Wrote:... Just like many other media scrapers (XBMC included) theRenamer can't find the proper info for shows that are dated and don't use SxxExx in the name ...
- yellowman - 2009-06-05 08:20
I use µTorrents rss-downloader to download tv-shows, there I can specify which directory they should be downloaded to.
- jballard - 2009-06-05 17:00
Rar by itself will not help recover corrupt files, you need parity data for that. There are various methods to create the additional files containing parity info which is used to repair your corrupt file. Winrar will let you create and use .rev files that contain this data for rar archives. Alternatively the par2 format isn't tied to rars, and can do the same for an extracted file the same as it would for the rars. On Windows QuickPar works really well, or the Linux par2 package should be in your distro's repository.
The .rar files make it easier when downloading large files; if a single rar downloads wrong or is corrupted you only need to fetch that one file again or if you are on a slower connection and are unable to resume downloads you are more likely to complete the download of a smaller file.
I'm not saying either way is right or wrong, just want to make sure no one thinks their going to get more protection than they have.
- MDPauley - 2009-06-05 17:13
here is a script that I ran from scheduler: