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dan110024
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sabnzbd not picking up nzb's in watched folder

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I'm pretty sure I've done everything right.... Although I may have completely missed the most simple thing, however, I think not as I have been Googling for the last hour....

SABnzbd is not picking up and downloading the NZB files that are in the watched folder.

-I have double, triple, quadruple checked the folder address.
-sabnzbd WILL download an nzbmatrix URL that I throw into the 'add NZB' toggle
-sabnzbd will NOT start downloading a FILE that I manually add into the 'add NZB' toggle. It doesn't come up with an error, it just doesn't do anything after I press 'Add' except for refreshing the page and coming up as if there was nothing in the queue.

My eyes are getting heavy and my brain is starting to stall...so forgive me if I've skipped over something obvious....but I'm pretty sure I've covered all bases....


Any help would be HUGELY appreciated!

edit: I've just found an error in the log...

Invalid NZB file Rules of Engagement S05E03 720p HDTV X264 DIMENSION.nzb, skipping (reason=syntax error, line=1)

What would that mean? It's a normal NZB file which is only 5 weeks old.

edit #2: OK, so I've found that it doesn't like the NZB files that Sickbeard is creating. I tested an NZB that I'd downloaded previously, and it worked fine. Now to figure it out....any input would be great!

edit #3: Looks like the NZB files that sickbeard are downloading are only 1kb :-/
Last edited by dan110024 on November 10th, 2010, 7:07 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: sabnzbd not picking up nzb's in watched folder

Post by shypike »

Have you looked at the content of the NZB?
Compare it to one that does work.

The first part looks like this:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE nzb PUBLIC "-//newzBin//DTD NZB 1.1//EN" "http://www.newzbin.com/DTD/nzb/nzb-1.1.dtd">
<nzb xmlns="http://www.newzbin.com/DTD/2003/nzb">

<file poster="blabla" date="1287657548" subject="blablabbla; yEnc (1/1)">

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Re: sabnzbd not picking up nzb's in watched folder

Post by rascalli »

dan110024 wrote: edit #3: Looks like the NZB files that sickbeard are downloading are only 1kb :-/
What site are they coming from ? ( see your SB LOG for this)
This is not the fault of SB , but the fault of the indexing site that makes the .nzb's

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Re: sabnzbd not picking up nzb's in watched folder

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Open up the faulty NZB in notepad or something simular. It might tell you in there what the problem is.
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Re: sabnzbd not picking up nzb's in watched folder

Post by dan110024 »

Thanks for the replies/sorry for the late update..

I got it working. It turns out I must have put in my username or API key wrong when configuring Sickbeard as when I opened the NZB in notepad, it said 'incorrect login details', or something along those lines.

She works fine now.

Thanks!
Last edited by dan110024 on November 12th, 2010, 7:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: sabnzbd not picking up nzb's in watched folder

Post by H3RB5T »

Removing this line allows the nzb files to process

line 2

<!doctype nzb public ... ... >

it looks like the NZB (XML) parser is no longer recognizing XML comments (or perhaps doctype) properly causing almost all nzbs to fail.

have have countless nzb files that worked before and do not work now... all have the above doctype entry.

I hope this helps.

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Re: sabnzbd not picking up nzb's in watched folder

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Can you email a few examples to [email protected] ?
So far, I have never encountered such files.

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