Have you tried to manually download an episode? (click on a show
cover, then on the arrow icon next to any episode) If it shows a
connection error, then your ISP is probably blocking The Pirate Bay
(where we get most of our shows from) and you will need to activate
the "prioritize magnets" option in TVShows Preferences.
If it isn't the problem, please send us the log (About tab ->
View logs, please paste the content into a text file and attach it
to the message) so we can take a look.
Murse, if you don't see any episode in the list then it's a
different issue. Does it happen with specific shows (which?) or
with all of them? Custom or preset list subscriptions? Can you
attach the log?
raoel, when you try to manually download an episode, does it
give you any error message? Is it possible that the destination
folder is an external drive and it isn't mounted?
I'm sorry koumis, I don't understand your issue. You can avoid
the pop-up window if you follow the steps from the knowledge base
article I linked. When you say "the downloading does not start",
you mean after you click "ok" in the pop-up window? What do you
mean by "does not start", it is added to Transmission but stopped?
It's added but it has no seeds? It's added but it stalls at the
"red zone" (when using magnets, it takes a little longer to start
downloading because Transmission has to gather the information that
was otherwise in the torrent file, when Transmission is doing that
it shows the download in red with a magnet icon)? It's not added?
If so, is there any error message? Please provide more
the problem is not the pop-up window. I know this is due to the preferences i have, i want it there!
the problem is that the episode is not downloading, either because there are no seeds or something else. When i put the magnet links it stays red (for days). It does not stop, there is no any error message.
Just doesn't download. I have files-episodes at 0% for days.
ok, thanks koumis. This is a completely different problem (and
then there were three...), in this case TVShows is working properly
but either the torrent files/magnets are not working or there's an
issue with your torrent client.
Does it happen with specific shows/episodes (which?) or with all
of them (please provide examples)? Custom or preset list
subscriptions? Can you attach the log? Can you try the same torrent
files in another torrent client and/or Mac?
All the shows i am subscribed has the problem above; Bib Bang theory,Homeland,How I met, Newsroom (plus House of cards,sherlock which hasn't start yet so I don't know for sure)
The only thing that I tried is to download the .tor file/episode from another tracker (a private one) with no problem at all. I also have zero problems with other files or torrents i download from private or public trackers.
Which torrent client you want me to try as I dont have another Mac to test it.
Looking at one example in your log, HIMYM 9x05, the torrent
TVShows downloaded has 23k seeds at this moment. I checked my own
log and my TVShows downloaded the same file in the usual time. So
the issue is definitely related to your setup. This doesn't mean
you have something misconfigured, we have had reports in the past
where Transmission had a similar behavior (usually in older Macs, I
did in fact experience it in an old PowerMac I used as a download
server). Just try any other torrent client (uTorrent, Vuze...) to
We don't have a solution, it's a strange issue but since the
torrent is working, we can't do anything about it. Sorry for the
on 09 Jan, 2014 09:30 PM
To all you guys I use this config (see file) together with VUZE
which is working fine.
I experienced the same problems at first but a reboot of my new
macbook (2013) problems where gone. Maybe the site being down has a
relation with your problems.
TVShowsApp has likely stopped working because the
thepiratebay.se (TPB) has been offline since it was raided on Dec
According to TorrentFreak, there's no resolution currently in
The TVShowsApp app on your computer downloads feeds for each
show from the TVShowsApp website. For example, the default feed for
The Big Bang Theory is at http://tvshowsapp.com/feeds/The%20Big%20Bang%20Theory.xml
If you look at that URL, you'll notice that all of the links to
individual episodes are pointing to http://torrents.thepiratebay.se/....
Since that site currently doesn't exist, any of the existing feeds
simply won't work. This isn't a problem with the TVShowsApp per se,
it's just because TPB sites are down.
The second problem is that the TVShowsApp site can't update
their own feed files with new episode data, again because TPB site
Guys… ThePirateBay is down, and TVShows worked only seeking links through this website.
The development team needs to look torrents from another board. Until they don't do it, then the app won't work anymore.
This is just a question about my TV show app,
I have downloaded it and it sort of works. I can subscibe to my shows but I cant downlaod any of the episodes becuase it keeps saying I have network errors but my internet is working perfectly normal. And I have checked the prefrences and I ticked the "prioritize magnets" box but when I try again, it still doesnt work.
oh and by the way I have a Mac.
If your able to help that would be appreciated :) Thanks :)
Bill. I can attest that tvshows works with showRSS feed. As mentioned, catch will get you the same results.
For anyone else interested, TVShows does work, just not with their pre-loaded subscriptions. You have to add custom subscriptions using an alternate (non-TPB) feed.
Don or Bill,
how do i use "showRss" personal feed. A friend set this app up to work with my ruku and my mac and with the pirate bay site down I can't get new episodes. I have read all the above comments but don't know enough to fix my issue.
Log in to showRSS -> go to "your shows" and choose your shows from the list. -> go to "feeds" click on "generate" by "Your personal feed" -> choose "Use raw episode names" and "Enable namespaces" (my Catch will not recognize the feed link without these settings for some reason) then just copy the link...
Are you familiar with Plex for Mac? The is the program I use to play my shows back and steam them thru my tv. When I change torrent programs to showers how does plex know where to get shows?
Thank you for help
Thank you Bill for responding, but I do need a little more help. I created an account with showRSS (was using TVShows2) and have chosen a show to follow, changed the feed settings as you suggested but not sure where to "copy the link" too. Also I play back my media vis Plex on my Mac streaming through my Ruku to my TV.......will that still work as is or do I have to change more settings?
Thank you for your continued patience.