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Guide to Downloading Projects from Usenet — Page 2

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DS-61-4 said:

Man, that was a confusing process, but I got everything downloaded thanks to the amazing instructions in this article. Unfortunately I’m having the exact same message and issue as Sigmoid’s PAR2 issue. Am I missing a whole bunch more PAR2 files? I forced each one (I think there were 7 or 8) to download and attempt a repair. If I look on the Binsearch page where I combined everything into a single NZB, it looks like there are a lot more PAR2 files there than were included in my NZB but I’m not sure. Feel free to PM me if you need to.

I forgot there were problems with that particular upload (4K77 1080p No DNR v1.4). In case anyone else has difficulties, I shall reply here rather than by PM.

Sigmoid discovered that the upload wasn’t split into RARs. Instead, the mkv file had just been chopped up into uncompressed bits. He managed to salvage it on his Mac by using the CAT command. If you have a PC, I believe you can achieve this with the COPY command to concatenate it all back together. Something like this may work, but I haven’t tested it:

  • Press the Windows key, type CMD and press Return. This will open a DOS command window.
  • Navigate to the 4K77 download directory using the CD command. If you are using NZBGet, it will probably be somewhere in C:\ProgramData\NZBGet\intermediate or C:\ProgramData\NZBGet\complete
  • Type the following and press Return:
    copy /b 05-Star.Wars.4K77.1080p.No-DNR.35mm.x264-v1.4.mkv.??? 4K77.mkv
  • Rename the 4K77.mkv output file to whatever you want.
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I was able to download the rar files, but when I merge all the files together, the movie file is all distorted when I play it. I have used the Unarchiver and JDownloader2 to merge the files, so need to know if I’m doing something wrong.

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Are you referring specifically to “4K77 1080p No DNR v1.4” uploaded by “SomethingSomeone”?

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Bluto said:

Are you referring specifically to “4K77 1080p No DNR v1.4” uploaded by “SomethingSomeone”?

No, it was the file “STAR WARS 4K77 2160p UHD DNR” by Obi-Have Kenobi. Wanted to have the highest video quality possible.

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I’ll send you a PM to discuss this. (Click the speech bubble at the top right.)

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Great guide, thanks for putting this together. Was able to get 4k83 and going to try 4k77 later.

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Bluto said:

I’ll send you a PM to discuss this. (Click the speech bubble at the top right.)

Just wanted to thank you for this guide. Found a lot of great stuff on usenet.

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I understand that the Usenet linked in Step 1 is no longer available. Is there a recommended replacement? Thanks-

Situation normal.

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I haven’t been on Usenet for ages and hadn’t realised free-usenet.com was down… Thanks for alerting me! It looks like it disappeared in early December according to a forum on Reddit.

While there are plenty of free trials around from the major Usenet providers, a quick online search hasn’t revealed anything that is permanently free (albeit slow) like free-usenet.com was. If anyone knows of a similar Usenet server, please either respond to this thread or let me know by PM and I shall update my guide.

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Bluto said:

I haven’t been on Usenet for ages and hadn’t realised free-usenet.com was down… Thanks for alerting me! It looks like it disappeared in early December according to a forum on Reddit.

While there are plenty of free trials around from the major Usenet providers, a quick online search hasn’t revealed anything that is permanently free (albeit slow) like free-usenet.com was. If anyone knows of a similar Usenet server, please either respond to this thread or let me know by PM and I shall update my guide.

Thanks!

Situation normal.