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karenbear wrote:

I'll backup the recommendation for Plex. I started using it a couple of months ago because Air Video hasn't been active/updated in forever. But Plex is so much better. Took a while to get my 9 TB of content sorted but like g371 I haven't looked back. Use it on my iPad, my android phone and sharing with a friend who accesses my stuff using an Amazon Fire Stick.

As for torrents, nc, as I mentioned a few posts back, I use IPTorrents (via Tor cos it gets blocked otherwise) for most stuff. I don't torrent books though, sorry.

I've tried a few media servers but settled on Universal Media Server in the end.  I like its simplicity.  Everyone in the world other than me seems to use Plex, which I tried once but it seemed over-complicated to me, the way I had to arrange folders etc.

Having said that, I've downloaded Plex again and I'm going to give it another go.  It looks very shiny and clever, I bet the other half will love it smile

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thanks so much guys!
KB, its nice to hear from you.

(to the rest of you, more recommendations will be welcome  smile )

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I'm using Trakt which automaticly tracks the shows/movies i watch, but of course the app with which i watch shows with, has to support trakt for it to work.

And i haven't used torrents in years, switched to streaming mostly.

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nightcrow wrote:

Sorry to revive this OLD thread - but I'm curious to know what torrent sites you guys use for TVs and Movies (oh, and books if you have)

Fire away...

*ahem*

Pirate Bay
EZTV
1337x
KAT
RARBG

...are torrent sites that I've heard exist.  Obviously *ahem* I don't use them though...

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There is a news site dedicated to the subject. No torrents but daily news on the ups and downs, ins and outs (malware, legislation, and techies stuff in general).

https://torrentfreak.com/

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I've mostly moved away from torrents to usenet and its really great for TV and I don't have to worry about VPNs etc, all automated through Sonarr and SABnzBD onto an 8TB Synology NAS that runs PLEX.

I had a friend saying its a waste of time and effort and I should just get netflix etc.....literally that night his internet went out and he couldn't watch anything....I still had my whole library available lol

PLEX is great and I even managed to score a lifetime premium membership at half price so about $75 from memory.

If I ever need to grab anything via torrent its all through TorrentDay onto a seedbox based in the netherlands.

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proteinnerd wrote:

torrents to usenet and its really great for TV and I don't have to worry about VPNs

Why you don't worry about VPNs with usenet?

Pretty nerdy setup you have going on, will check out what can I do with that Sonarr.

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proteinnerd wrote:

I've mostly moved away from torrents to usenet and its really great for TV and I don't have to worry about VPNs etc, all automated through Sonarr and SABnzBD onto an 8TB Synology NAS that runs PLEX.

Yeah, that's the way to go IMO. I have a similar setup (8-bay Synology NAS and a 5-bay as backup), but instead, I use NZBGet instead of SABnzBD. I made the switch several years ago, not that there's anything wrong with SAB, but because NZBGet offered a few extras that I was interested in at the time. SAB has made great strides since then and is an excellent all-around multi-platform binary newsgroup app. I still have SAB installed, but it's disabled. If NZBGet ever gets on my nerves for whatever reason, I have no quarrel with going back to SAB in a heartbeat. I also use a combination of Sonarr, Radarr, and CP for relative use, with Plex on the backend to handle all of the organizing while using Kodi in the forefront to consume the content. And much like HomerS, I use a combination of Trakt and Simkl to track everything I watch along with stop & resume points, in concordance with the services and applications that support them.

My central home media hub used to be NVIDIA SHIELD TV, but I recently upgraded to the Intel Hades Canyon (Intel 8th Gen/ Radeon RX Vega M edition) as my main HTPC for the living room. I also have a smaller Intel NUC and a Gigabyte BRIX in two other rooms. Everything else gets downstream from my NAS to whatever devices I'm using when needed; i.e., smartphones, tablets, 2in1's, laptops. I still use my NVIDIA SHIELD TV for occasional light gaming, and Netflix/Amazon Prime Video streaming though. I also have specific folders mapped as drives in Windows for use with standard Win32 apps like VLC, MPC-HC, and PotPlayer.

Honestly, I haven't used torrents in over a decade, and AFAIC, they're only useful in obtaining specific applications that no one else would even bat an eye over except the money hungry companies themselves lols. IMHO, it's not worth the risks, and headaches, involved in dealing with pirated applications because of potential .exe payloads, unknown keygens, modified DLL files, activators, altered hosts file risks, etc. Besides, if I enjoy using a particular application, and I find it useful, I'd rather buy the damn thing instead. And if I disagree with that specific company's pricing strategy, I'll go with a cheaper or free alternative that works just as good for my needs; i.e., GIMP/Inkscape >>> Photoshop! tongue

proteinnerd wrote:

PLEX is great and I even managed to score a lifetime premium membership at half price so about $75 from memory.

Yep, me too, back in 2013! big_smile

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g371 wrote:
proteinnerd wrote:

torrents to usenet and its really great for TV and I don't have to worry about VPNs

Why you don't worry about VPNs with usenet?

Pretty nerdy setup you have going on, will check out what can I do with that Sonarr.

Torrents require peer to peer connections that can easily be joined and tracked so companies can effectively join your swarm (or start it) and they can see every IP address of every computer that connects to it, they can tell exactly what you downloaded and how much you uploaded, thus the need for a VPN

With usenet you connect directly to a server that hosts the whole file, using SSL encryption, anyone monitoring your activity can only see that you connected to a Usenet server. What you download is impossible to observe. Just pick  a provider in Europe with no data log retention and you should be fine.

You will need to pay a small monthly fee if you want a decent usenet service, I pay about ¢7.50 a month with Eweka (which ironically also bundles in a VPN service). I've been with them for years now and never had an issue.

Its a bit of a learning curve to begin with but you can google guides that give step by step instructions and once its set up its awesome.

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proteinnerd wrote:
g371 wrote:
proteinnerd wrote:

torrents to usenet and its really great for TV and I don't have to worry about VPNs

Why you don't worry about VPNs with usenet?

Pretty nerdy setup you have going on, will check out what can I do with that Sonarr.

Torrents require peer to peer connections that can easily be joined and tracked so companies can effectively join your swarm (or start it) and they can see every IP address of every computer that connects to it, they can tell exactly what you downloaded and how much you uploaded, thus the need for a VPN

With usenet you connect directly to a server that hosts the whole file, using SSL encryption, anyone monitoring your activity can only see that you connected to a Usenet server. What you download is impossible to observe. Just pick  a provider in Europe with no data log retention and you should be fine.

You will need to pay a small monthly fee if you want a decent usenet service, I pay about ¢7.50 a month with Eweka (which ironically also bundles in a VPN service). I've been with them for years now and never had an issue.

Its a bit of a learning curve to begin with but you can google guides that give step by step instructions and once its set up its awesome.

So...  Is it possible with Usenet to keep track of TV shows, and the automatically download them when they're out?

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proteinnerd wrote:
g371 wrote:
proteinnerd wrote:

torrents to usenet and its really great for TV and I don't have to worry about VPNs

Why you don't worry about VPNs with usenet?

Pretty nerdy setup you have going on, will check out what can I do with that Sonarr.

Torrents require peer to peer connections that can easily be joined and tracked so companies can effectively join your swarm (or start it) and they can see every IP address of every computer that connects to it, they can tell exactly what you downloaded and how much you uploaded, thus the need for a VPN

With usenet you connect directly to a server that hosts the whole file, using SSL encryption, anyone monitoring your activity can only see that you connected to a Usenet server. What you download is impossible to observe. Just pick  a provider in Europe with no data log retention and you should be fine.

So you must trust that there is no log retention, that's basically was my question. So it's just a bit more secure and you gamble on the assumption that the service is not run by the authorities. I'm protected by the laws of my country, nobody here cares enough to even use VPN, these are problems for Americans. We can get fined just for listening to a radio in a workplace (need to pay a small tax to do that, because it falls under the broadcasting of the music big_smile).

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graybags wrote:
proteinnerd wrote:
g371 wrote:
proteinnerd wrote:

torrents to usenet and its really great for TV and I don't have to worry about VPNs

Why you don't worry about VPNs with usenet?

Pretty nerdy setup you have going on, will check out what can I do with that Sonarr.

Torrents require peer to peer connections that can easily be joined and tracked so companies can effectively join your swarm (or start it) and they can see every IP address of every computer that connects to it, they can tell exactly what you downloaded and how much you uploaded, thus the need for a VPN

With usenet you connect directly to a server that hosts the whole file, using SSL encryption, anyone monitoring your activity can only see that you connected to a Usenet server. What you download is impossible to observe. Just pick  a provider in Europe with no data log retention and you should be fine.

You will need to pay a small monthly fee if you want a decent usenet service, I pay about ¢7.50 a month with Eweka (which ironically also bundles in a VPN service). I've been with them for years now and never had an issue.

Its a bit of a learning curve to begin with but you can google guides that give step by step instructions and once its set up its awesome.

So...  Is it possible with Usenet to keep track of TV shows, and the automatically download them when they're out?

Yes, I use Sonarr but I have also used sick rage and sickbeard in the past.

It automatically searches for the .nzb file(equivalent to .torrrent) from your nominated .nzb release compilers (think torrentday, Pirate Bay etc) that matches your file size boundaries, downloads it, complies/extracts it, moves it to your selected folder which is monitored by PLEX or whatever you use and can even edit the file name to how you like it....all you need to do is tell it what shows you want.