Custom RSS subscriptions downloading multiple times

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25 Jul, 2014 11:01 AM

Starting Thursday, a few of my custom RSS subscriptions started downloading more than once. Hollywood Game Night tried to download four times, and Beyond Scared Straight and Shipping Wars are up to twice each so far. This hasn't happened before, so I'm not sure what to do or if it's even something I'm doing wrong. I think it's trying to download each different quality that gets uploaded. If that's the case, how do I prevent it?

Here are the pipes I'm using if you need them:

  1. 1 Posted by 111 on 25 Jul, 2014 06:20 PM

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    Jess - looks like TVShows has done exactly what you have asked it to do. The problem is that you don't have enough filters on the pipe. You are asking it to download every SD or HD (depending on what you have checked in TVShows) Hollywood Game Night from TVTeam.

    Check out the link below, and see what episodes from TVTeam exist. (This is where you are asking it to download from and what you are asking it to download)

    I'm seeing 3 for Season 2 Episode 20. (none in HD). So I'm guessing that since you have multiples for this show, you are downloading in SD (at least for Hollywood Game Night).

    I recommend using RSS feeds from rather than the prebuilt TVShows pipes. TVShows pipes seem to go up and down, and you can more easily filter through by simply doing a more defined search and just copy that RSS feed into your custom subscription.

    Example Search in KickAss.To:
    "hollywood game night bajskorv -glotv" will narrow your feed to all hollywood game night's by basjkorv and without glotv

    Hope this helps

  2. 2 Posted by 111 on 25 Jul, 2014 06:32 PM

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    One word of caution - the more filters you add, the less likely you are to get duplicates, HOWEVER, the more likely you are to miss an episode. Let's say you restrict your search to only one provider - like TVTeam. TVTeam might miss an episode every once in a while, and if you are relying on that sole provider, then so will you. It's a tricky balance.

  3. 3 Posted by Bob on 25 Jul, 2014 07:03 PM

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    I use Pipes, they seem to work for me. And I recall The Support Team recommending the use of Pipes somewhere. Besides you do not have to fiddle with filters, when using Pipes.

  4. 4 Posted by jess on 25 Jul, 2014 07:07 PM

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    Thanks, Don. I might go with KickAss instead, but to make this more confusing, I woke up to Celebrity Wife Swap attempting to download three times as well (one downloaded, and two uTorrent notifications telling me that the torrent file was already in uTorrent), even though there's only one Celebrity Wife Swap episode up for S03E12.

  5. 5 Posted by 111 on 25 Jul, 2014 07:28 PM

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    Bob - I probably shouldn't have used the term "filter." More like narrowing your search - the string you type with the parameters.
    Haven't seen the dev's recommendation for pipes - only the link they provide for the TPB pipe they built and I also used it for a while until it kept going up and down about a month or two ago. That's when I switched to using showRSS with Catch 1.7 and for anything not covered by showRSS.

  6. 6 Posted by 111 on 25 Jul, 2014 07:40 PM

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    Jess - that is a head scratcher. You are correct that there is only one episode 12 from RKSTR. Seems that you should only have one download. I'm guessing that it's something with your settings on your torrent downloader? But that's just a guess. What torrent downloader are you using. I can only speak to Transmission.

  7. 7 Posted by jess on 25 Jul, 2014 07:49 PM

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    I use uTorrent, but this doesn't happen on any other torrents or torrents from other sites/private trackers, just the ones I have set up as custom RSS feeds through TPB with TVShows.

  8. 8 Posted by 111 on 25 Jul, 2014 07:58 PM

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    Hmm - no idea. I've used uTorrent, but for my use, there were too many bells and whistles.

  9. 9 Posted by jess on 26 Jul, 2014 02:50 AM

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    Both Hollywood Game Night and Beyond Scared Straight downloaded again (five times and three times now respectively), but no new versions were uploaded to TPB. :\
    Another one showed up, too, Jennifer Falls. This is getting pretty nuts.

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