No data only par2 files!

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No data only par2 files!

Postby rp272 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:27 am

I have noticed that when searching for say a tv program I have missed that I can find par2 files but no data. These search results usually contain a hex string such as '7964c9565072eb22dc2c7797ba250e88' but searching for this just returns the par files missing from the initial search. I cannot imagine why someone would only post par2 files!
I realise that in some instances these are posted separately from the data files and you must download both. Downloading books is sometimes a two stage process where the first result returns a numeric string that must be searched for separately.
I welcome some advice
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Re: No data only par2 files!

Postby itimpi » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:21 am

This can be a side-effect of the fact that many posts are now being obfusticated so you can get the par2 files named differently from the main set.
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Re: No data only par2 files!

Postby rp272 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:33 am

Thank you Itimpi.

I somehow thought that this might be the case. With eBooks I understand the use of a numeric string but not with these video files. I have searched for the particular poster but cannot find anything that might tie the par2 files to the correct data file(s).
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Re: No data only par2 files!

Postby Quade » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:03 am

I somehow thought that this might be the case. With eBooks I understand the use of a numeric string but not with these video files. I have searched for the particular poster but cannot find anything that might tie the par2 files to the correct data file(s).


Dex and I are in the midst of making changes to handle these highly obscured posts. I can't give you a time line but we're working on it.
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