Hi - I am just starting to post to a binaries audiobooks newsgroup, and I am very confused. I have spent a lot of time (weeks) preparing, reading tutorials, Forum FAQs and as much other stuff as I can find. I have made a couple of successful posts, but the last one has got me very confused, and I hope someone can help. I really don't want to make incorrect posts to newsgroups, and make people angry.
Today I posted a very large audio book, made up of multiple files. I named the files carefully and created par2s using quickpar. I created an nzb and posted the files with Yenc Powerpost.
Powerpost tells me that all files were successfully posted. However, when I access the newsgroup to check that all the files are there, I see quite different things, depending on what newsreader I use.
When I use Outlook Express, none of the files show up.
When I use Newsrover (up till now my preferred newsreader) only some of the files are there, and the subject line is not displaying correctly.
To check whether the problem was with the newsreader, I downloaded Grabit - and to my surprise, Grabit shows ALL the files as present and available, exactly as I posted them.
Can anyone help me make sense of this?
With respect to not all files showing up in all newsreaders - Surely, if the files are on the server, they are there, and any Newsreader should see them....???
With respect to the subject line displaying incorrectly in Newsrover - Is it unusual that one newsreader will get the subject line of a post correct, but another will not? Is there any way for me to make sure that this doesn't happen?
I created the subject line in Powerpost in the following format:
"For Bill: Filename.mp3 (1 of 20) yenc"
(Bill is the person who requested the files)
This is exactly how ALL the files show up in Grabit.
However, in Newsrover, the par2 files, nfo and nzb files display correctly in this format, but the mp3 files just show up as "Filename.mp3 (1 of 20), without the prefix "For Bill:" This is very annoying and potentially confusing, as it means that the files will not be grouped with the par2s, nfo and nzb in the newsgroup listings.
I hope someone will be kind enough to help me with this.
My news service is Astraweb.