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Obfuscated file names

Postby SuperTech » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:54 pm

I tried searching for this, but couldn't find anything. For the past few years uploaders are obfuscating their file uploads for obvious reasons. The resulting name of the NZB is the correct name, but the resulting thing that comes out of them is <some_random_series_of_numbers.mkv>. I have to use Agent Ransack, set the file type to *.NZB and then search for the first 6 or so numbers, then rename the file. Usually, not a problem unless I have lots of files, then it's a real PITA. Can NewsBin somehow do this or is there some type of freeware where I can point it to the NZB, point it to the obfuscated files and do a mass rename?
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby Quade » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm going to add a renamer to name it based on the NZB file name . It should be in the next beta.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby SuperTech » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:50 pm

Sweet!!!
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby brcarls » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:11 pm

If there is no nzb, would it be feasible to get the file name from the .sfv or maybe a .par file?
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby Quade » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:36 pm

f there is no nzb, would it be feasible to get the file name from the .sfv or maybe a .par file?


The PAR file typically only covers the rars and not the inner files. SFV is possible if it's in the set. These days many things are posted without SFV files anymore.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby brcarls » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:12 am

I have noticed a lot of posts recently with .sfv files but no .nzbs. I was hoping that your new feature would check for a .sfv if there is no .nzb.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby efgh » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:31 pm

SuperTech wrote:I tried searching for this, but couldn't find anything. For the past few years uploaders are obfuscating their file uploads for obvious reasons. The resulting name of the NZB is the correct name, but the resulting thing that comes out of them is <some_random_series_of_numbers.mkv>. I have to use Agent Ransack, set the file type to *.NZB and then search for the first 6 or so numbers, then rename the file. Usually, not a problem unless I have lots of files, then it's a real PITA. Can NewsBin somehow do this or is there some type of freeware where I can point it to the NZB, point it to the obfuscated files and do a mass rename?


Thanks for posting this, I had the exact same question and look forward to the next beta. Be nice to auto un-rar with a proper filename because of this Obfuscated file names.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby SuperTech » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:53 pm

Latest beta with this feature works great, thank you!
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby alloutnow » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:40 am

I might be missing something here... but when I open nzb files in Newsbin, that have obfuscated files, those files don't show up for download in UI of Newsbin. Why is that?
I'm using Newsbin Pro 6.72 - Build: 4776
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby dexter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:09 am

By default, loading NZB files go into a post list for your review and then you can queue that for download. If you'd like Newsbin to automatically download from the NZB file, go under Options -> Settings -> NZB Options and turn on "Download Double-Clicked NZB". Then you can either drag and drop an NZB onto Newsbin or double-click on the NZB file and it'll automatically be added to the download list.

You may have better results with the latest beta. It has logic to better handle some types of obfuscated posts. http://www.newsbin.com/beta.php
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby alloutnow » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:57 am

dexter wrote:By default, loading NZB files go into a post list for your review and then you can queue that for download.


Yes I know that, but what I was saying is that they do not show up in the post list for that particular obfuscated nzb. That is my problem, so I can't start the download.

dexter wrote:You may have better results with the latest beta. It has logic to better handle some types of obfuscated posts. http://www.newsbin.com/beta.php


Ok, I just installed the latest beta (V. 6.80812 - Build: 5000) but the behaviour is exactly the same; the files do not show up.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby alloutnow » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:18 pm

...and by the way, there is nothing wrong with the nzb file, because I just downloaded the files it referred to with SABnzbd.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby dexter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:01 pm

Can you send us the NZB file so we can try to recreate the issue? ts at newsbin dot com

Also, you may want to look in the Logging tab and see if Newsbin is throwing some error when you try to load it.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby alloutnow » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:27 pm

I just sent you the nzb file to you. I did as you asked, dragged the file into Newsbin and checked the Logging tab. There were no messages there regarding the file.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby dexter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:37 pm

Your NZB worked perfectly for me. Only thing I can think of is maybe you have some filters set or you have a corrupt database file.

You might want to try removing the Nzbs folder from your Newsbin Data Folder. Go under Options -> Settings, click the "Open Data Folder" button, navigate into the SPOOL_V6 folder, then close Newsbin and remove the Nzbs folder.

If that doesn't change anything, go under Options -> Settings -> NZB Options and see if you have a "NZB Loading Filter" set. If you do, go under Options -> Filters, click on the filter profile matching what is set as your NZB Loading Filter, and see what filter you have set that might be blocking this.

If that's not it, see if you have a poster lockout configured for this poster. Go under Options -> Settings -> Poster Settings and see if the poster is in your "Dirty Rotten Spammers" list. If it is, highlight it and hit the delete key then try to load the NZB again.

Hope one of these 3 possibilities resolves your issue.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby alloutnow » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:00 pm

Your third recommendation fixed my problem. It turned out this particular poster was on my "Dirty Rotten Spammers" list. Sorry for all the trouble, dexter. :oops: I'll remember to check the list if this happens again.

Thank you for your help and patience!
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby dexter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:23 pm

Awesome, glad we got it figured out.
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby Quade » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:06 pm

Your third recommendation fixed my problem. It turned out this particular poster was on my "Dirty Rotten Spammers" list. Sorry for all the trouble, dexter. :oops: I'll remember to check the list if this happens again.



If you download by drag and drop or double-click so it goes directly to the download list, it bypasses all the post list filters. In 6.80B13 (the next one), it'll even group otherwise ungroupable file sets. You can also configure Newsbin to pick up and download NZB's automatically using NZB Autoload (in the NZB Options).
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Re: Obfuscated file names

Postby alloutnow » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks Quade, looks promising!
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