File name: A series of numbers and letters???

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File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by mra6368 » March 6th, 2014, 2:18 pm

Dont know what is doing this but it is annoying. When SAB downloads a file it converts the name to lots of letters and digits. Any ideas?

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by shypike » March 7th, 2014, 3:51 am

That's entirely determined by the poster. SABnzbd doesn't make up names.

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by mra6368 » March 7th, 2014, 4:35 am

The name change is happening somewhere after the file downloaded, the file name is correct when it comes into SAB. Then somewhere between there and the end folder it is changed.

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by mra6368 » March 7th, 2014, 4:38 am

Download
Downloaded in 10 minutes 32 seconds at an average of 11.1 MB/s
2 articles were malformed
2 articles were missing
Source
The.Hunger.Games.Catching.Fire.2013.720p.BluRay.X264-AMIABLE-RP.nzb
Unpack
[d4848354ba1cd67717aa22d15ba564698cf72762] Unpacked 1 files/folders in 4 minutes 18 seconds
Repair
[d4848354ba1cd67717aa22d15ba564698cf72762] Repaired in 10 seconds
Category
movies
Path
/Volumes/MediaDrive/Movies/The.Hunger.Games.Catching.Fire.2013.720p.BluRay.X264-AMIABLE-RP/d4848354ba1cd67717aa22d15ba564698cf72762.mkv

This is an example

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by wimpie1 » March 7th, 2014, 6:18 am

The name of the nzb insures the name of the directory for your download (in the complete folder).

The name(s) of the files in this directory are out of SAB's control. Look inside the .nzb file, there you will find the names of the files that this .nzb will download.

If you open the .nzb in SAB (so you see all the individual files), these are the same filenames as defined in the .nzb.

The par repair process could rename the filenames, but usually this is from a "kjsdfgd54f4g65dfgdkbjsdfg.rar" to a "This is a nice movie.rar" (from a unreadable name to a meaningfull name).

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by landski » March 20th, 2014, 7:52 pm

I am also seeing this happening quite frequently now. This has never been an issue (for me) before. SAB does the sorting, but PLEX has no idea what to do with the file after SAB puts it in the correct folder.

Any idea why posters all of a sudden use rubbish file names?

I am escpecially not enjoying cleaning up my wife's rubbish shows, like below : file name ends up being what is between the brackets.


Completed 2014-03-19 03:13:16
Name Glee.S05E12.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION-RP
Size 1.2 GB
Status Completed
Category tv
Path V:\TV series\Glee\Season 5
Download Downloaded in 1 minute 30 seconds at an average of 14.0 MB/s
Source http://xxxx.org/getnzb/5b2ede1a660ff54a ... xxxxxxxxxx
Unpack [e838f39a4f6e0956d82ac54c3d3509172b31a801] Unpacked 1 files/folders in 44 seconds
Repair [e838f39a4f6e0956d82ac54c3d3509172b31a801] Quick Check OK

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by shypike » March 21st, 2014, 2:55 am

landski wrote: Any idea why posters all of a sudden use rubbish file names?
Think: DMCA takedown request avoidance.

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by mra6368 » March 21st, 2014, 4:54 am

Better to avoid the takedown and rename than to loose them altogether, I guess. One solution guys, use nzbdrone with SAB, instead of using sickbeard with SAB. If that is your setup. nzbdrone does the renaming, and it works.

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by landski » March 24th, 2014, 10:14 am

shypike wrote:
landski wrote: Any idea why posters all of a sudden use rubbish file names?
Think: DMCA takedown request avoidance.
aaaah ... Thanks.

Anyway we could get a replaceable value during sorting that would make SAB rename the file name with the nzb file name?

So from my example above I would go from this
e838f39a4f6e0956d82ac54c3d3509172b31a801.mkv

to
V:\TV series\Glee\Season 5\Glee.S05E12.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION-RP.mkv

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by shypike » March 25th, 2014, 2:43 am

landski wrote: Anyway we could get a replaceable value during sorting that would make SAB rename the file name with the nzb file name?
There is: %dn

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by landski » March 25th, 2014, 11:08 am

shypike wrote: There is: %dn
Thanks, that did the job.

The pattern key lists like this

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Meaning 	               Pattern 	    Result
Original Foldername:   	%dn 	        folder
so it wasn't obvious to me that this was the value I needed.

So I went from

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%sn/Season %s/%fn
( Processed Result : Show Name\Season 1\Original Filename.avi )
which gave me
V:\TV series\Glee\Season 5\e838f39a4f6e0956d82ac54c3d3509172b31a801.mkv

to

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%sn/Season %s/%dn.%ext
( Processed Result : Show Name\Season 1\Show Name S01E05 - Episode Name [DTS].avi )
which gives
V:\TV series\Glee\Season 5\Glee.S05E12.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION-RP.mkv

Excellent!! ;D ;D Situation normal again :)

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by merlinsilk » January 15th, 2018, 10:41 pm

And where would I find this
%dn
to use to change my file names?
I looked through all config screen of SabNZBd and could not find those patterns.

Thanks, Merlin

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by safihre » January 21st, 2018, 2:27 pm

It is part of Sabnzbd 2.3.2 in Config Sorting.
It is shown in the Pattern key for all Sorting options.
It is also one of the preset sorting options.

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by merlinsilk » January 21st, 2018, 7:28 pm

thank you so much!

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Re: File name: A series of numbers and letters???

Post by merlinsilk » January 23rd, 2018, 11:03 pm

And Merlin here once more - because I just can't get this to work :-(

Here is what I did and what I get:

Enable TV Sorting checked

using the preset
%sn/S%0sE%0e - %en/%sn - S%0sE%0e - %en.%ext

but after completing the download I end up with a file
c0d6c738b5e6424a9b47368b1879c423 dot mkv


What am I doing wrong ???

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