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Offline Alphaelectric

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Help with obfuscated files
« on: January 20, 2021, 10:10:32 am »
Noob here and I am sure this is something that you folks have solved already.

I have setup altbinz successfully and checked all settings against the quick start guide. The one thing I can't seem to solve is the filename obfuscation. Everything is garbled and only file extensions are correct. Most files I download look like this:

abc.xyz.234234234234.extension

If it's only a few files I can rename them manually. If they are part of a series, I'm stuck because there is no telling what is what.

I re-imported the nzb again and the collection doesn't show par2-files, only content. Is this part of the reason? 

Offline Rdl

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 08:52:07 pm »
Yes, for deobfuscation par2 is needed. You should check with text viewer nzb file and verify if there is par2 files at all. What's the source of nzb files?

Offline Alphaelectric

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 09:48:40 am »
Hi there,

thanks for the help. The file is from nzb.su.

Cheers

Offline Alphaelectric

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 09:50:44 am »
Checked the nzb and it seems the upload is missing it. There is no par2 information at all.

Other files do have it, so it's not related to nzb.su.

Rare thing. Too bad, would have been nice....
« Last Edit: January 21, 2021, 09:55:58 am by Alphaelectric »

Offline sidbib

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 04:29:14 am »
There is a long forum thread on nzb.su about the abc.xyz renaming issue.

nzb.su has lots of posts from scriptzteam / wtf[nzb] that are posted this way on purpose with no par2's or even an sfv. But 14 days ago in their forum, the nzb.su admin claimed that the latest beta of sabnzbd should be able to rename these posts.

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steve
on Jan 7, 2021
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this should be working in latest beta of sabnzbd now

I don't use anything but Alt.Binz, so I cannot confirm if this is true.

Offline Rdl

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 04:25:42 pm »
Link to that post please. Also such nzb is required to confirm. -> PM

Offline sidbib

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 12:53:26 am »
@Alphaelectric: This is your thread. Are you able to supply Rdl with what he is requesting above?

@Rdl: Only paid users have access to the nzb.su forum. So, would the link to the forum thread do you any good? Or would a (large) screenshot of the thread be better?

Offline Rdl

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2021, 12:06:16 pm »
screenshots and nzb file should be enough

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 05:49:38 pm »
PM sent Rdl.

Offline Rdl

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2021, 12:50:01 pm »
Fixed in new version.

Note that these posts are junk and waste of space and traffic. Stupid "obfuscation", no sfv/no par2, retarded naming. Also, I have nothing good to say about sites that distribute them.
Recomendation to stick to well known good sites.

Thanks to sidbib for extensive testing.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2021, 12:59:37 pm by Rdl »

Offline rygar

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Re: Help with obfuscated files
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 09:29:18 pm »
I have account on nzb.su also. What is best alternative?