[Torrents] Azureus and Mininova Bookmarks

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Last week, Mininova has released a bookmark system for its users, it would allow remote downloading, but information are missing to configure Azureus/Vuze properly, here is a mini tutorial.

You can imagine the reation of channels on Mininova, give your feed to your friends, and all start to download the same torrents at the same time to improve your speed and share the good content!

Mininova configuration

  1. Create a mininova account, or use your own to login
  2. When logged in, bookmark icon will appear next to the torrent link. Example: Auberge Espagnole
  3. Click on the bookmark link, it will be add on your bookmarks page

Azureus configuration

Be sure to have the last version of Azureus

Installing RSSFeed Scanner plugin

Open Azureus, and go in menu: File -> Plugins -> Installation Wizard…
Select « By list from Sourceforge.net« , and select the plugin RSS Feed Scanner in the list, click Next and Install

Configuring RSSFeed Scanner plugin

Go in menu: File -> Plugins -> RSSFeed Scanner, select « Options » tab

Adding a RSS Feed URL

Click on the « + » next to the top box

  • Give it a name
  • Set the URL you’ll find on your bookmarks page on mininova (called Your personal RSS feed)
  • press « Enabled« 
  • and save

Adding a Filter

Click on the « + » next to the bottom box

  • Give it a name
  • Set the filter to « ^http« 
  • Select « Filter is a Regular Expression« 
  • Deselect « Filter searches title« 
  • Set state to « Forced Download » if you wanted your torrent to start automaticly
  • Set Feed to your mininova feed your mininova feed you’ve just added to Azureus
  • Set type to « None« 
  • Press « Enabled« 
  • and save

Go inside tab « Status », and you’ll see your bookmarks there, starting to download.

[Robots] Feed hitting

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rFeedReader got recently few complaints about people hit by our Feevy robot, and I discovered today it was not the only bot hitting my blog.

After looking at my blog stats since the beginning of the month, I got this feed hunters list:

Bot hitting

All major news portal need the last posts from the most popular blogs, and as long as your webserver is fit enough to receive all this free load, nobody will care. The only problem is these 6 bots are doing the same job many times a day, we’re looking for a refactoring master to solve this problem.

More info about each of these bots:

[Ruby] rFeedReader 1.0

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rFeedReader is finally ready for its first major release. After a lot of bugs correction, and a big testing cleaning today thank to Pere‘s Google Reader OPML, 99% of feeds should be readable now.

rFeedReader is a feed parser to read feed and return first posts of this feed. Special parsing from sources like Flickr, Jumcut, Google video, …

I invite you to download and test it in your Rails application, all new bug reports are welcomed!

sudo gem install rfeedreader