Hi guys, I've made a simple tool to automatically create .Strm files from .Nzb files, here's the first release. Hopefully there's not too many bugs! Let me know if you have any problems.
Pneumatic Nzb Watcher
For use with Pneumatic for XBMC
Pneumatic is a NZB engine add-on for XBMC (http://www.xbmc.org
) Eden, created by Popeye.
It uses SABnzbd (http://www.sabnzbd.org
) as backbone. It can "trick" XBMC into playing movies in incomplete rar set's, allowing streaming of video files from .Nzb files.
About Pneumatic Nzb Watcher
This is a simple program that sits in your taskbar tray and every x seconds scans your Sick Beard and CouchPotato download folders to find .Nzb files. When it finds one, it creates a .Strm file that links to it, and also moves the .Nzb file to reside with the .Strm file.
About .Strm files
.Strm files are playlists for XBMC that can point to specific functions of plugins. The advantage of them is that XBMC treats them like video files, so they can be scanned into the native TV and Movie library. Then when they are played from the library, the plugin will be started with the specified parameters (in this case, Pneumatic will start to stream the specific .Nzb).
About Sick Beard
Sick Beard is an automatic NZB downloader for TV shows. It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally generates metadata for them.
CouchPotato is an automatic NZB downloader for movies. You can keep a "want to watch"-list (or use an IMDB watchlist) and it will search for NZBs of these items every X hours. Once a correct release is found, matching the correct quality, it will download the .nzb to a specified directory.
Extract and run the application. You may want to add it to your Startup folder.
The default time between folder scans is 120 seconds, this may be overkill for most, you could set it to 600 seconds (10 minutes) or even 3600 seconds (1 hour) if you want.
-Hopefully does what it's supposed to