TED Config - the Good Seed

 

1.  Command line parameters to launch Torrent Episode Downloader (TED - or whatever torrent scheduling system you might be using.   The default is:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Torrent Episode Downloader\ted.exe"

2.  Title-bar of ted, or whatever torrent scheduling system you might be using. Used to kill prior to file processing to avoid any memory access issues.

3.  Whether you want to launch TED afterwards.

4.  Test your arguments.

5.  The link to this article.

 

A very frequently asked question - what if I can't get TED to work....there is a  solution to revert back to java 5.  If that's not a viable option, then click here to go down to some TED alternatives.

 

If you are going to use TED, read on....

 

If you have TED already installed, make sure you make this change, set the Save it to folder to the folder that uTorrent will be watching, and uncheck Open it in your default bittorent client.

 The reason is, I've seen TED grab either uTorrent instance running and start that up....so you're nice, neat, solution gets all hosed up.

 Also, make sure "Search for new episodes at start-up is selected" (No arrow below, but on same screen).

 

 

Also, configure the advanced tab so as to not download any .zip, r1, or rar files.  This will help avoid downloading any compressed files.

 

Otherwise configure as below:

"Step Four: Using Torrent Episode Downloader (TED) to find and download your TV shows.

Before we start this please make sure you have your torrent program set up to send all completed downloads to your ‘unsorted media' folder. (Note: You can use your existing downloads folder if you wish, just make sure that it's only updated when the download has completed)

TED is a simple Java application which automatically finds your favourite TV shows and starts downloading them. It's fairly simple to set up, but here is a little tutorial anyway.

 

 (HTPC GUIDE Note - sometimes TED doesn't with later versions of java.  If it does not, uninstall Java from Add/Remove Programs.  Then download and install Java 5 from   http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp  - specifically, the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) - NOT the  Java Development Kit (JDK) also found there.

If that doesn't work, I'd recommend showRSS as an option...skip to here.)
 

 

Once the program is installed, click on ‘add show'. You will then be presented with the ‘Add show' window. Simply select the show you want to download and choose the episode you want to download from (this doesn't work that well for older episodes).  Once this is done, select the episode and click ‘Edit show'.

The default settings are ok for the most part, however, I find that I get better results if I make a few tweaks. Firstly in ‘Feeds' click on ‘+' and add IsoHunt, select ‘yes' when the dialog box pops up and then click on ‘filters', change the top number to 300mb and the maximum size to 1200mb (this means you won't get low quality files and you might get the odd HD one—if you don't want HD, then set the max to about 750mb). Don't bother with ‘download in HD quality' as it's not perfect and usually results in no torrents being found for a lot of shows.

Once you have done that, just rinse and repeat until you've added all the shows you want.

Note: If you do not want TED to automatically open your torrent application (like if you download on a schedule) then you can change the options in Extra > Preferences."

 What if TED simply won't work?

Here are some alternatives- the ones within the lines will work with this solution because they are uTorrent based.  All you have to do is uncheck "Use TED" and the Good Seed will simply not perform that check.



For utorrent -looks like it does only download one version...http://www.zeropaid.com/news/7845/auto_download_movies_music_and_tv_shows_with_utorrent/


Alternate solution with showRSS - http://showrss.karmorra.info/...it's a spanish site, and they weed out duplicates, supposedly.

Showrss, bittorrent, television, Watch TV, Download TV Shows, Torrent



All you have to choose a username and password, then add shows to your personalized list. From there you just copy and paste the feeds into your BitTorrent client.

Doing it yourself alternatives -watching the calendar, and then use the WebGui of uTorrent to start the torrent;



 
Alternatives to uTorrent - but The Good Seed will not work with it at all....

with Vuze (horrible cpu) ...http://www.tv-rss.net/

 



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