I was wondering, how do you keep track of your anime
Before when I was picking up 3-4 shows a season, I would just have it in my head but now I keep picking up more and more and that just wouldn't do anymore.
I'm basically now just using mutorrent to track. Whatever has green stars means I've watched it.
Anyone got any other ways or got creative?
MAL is pretty nice for a forgetful person like myself.
use rss feeds
folder: not watched
download to "not watched", after watching it, move to "watched"
Personal application with database backend. Knowing how to code is awesome.
It's best to get yourself an external hard drive and do something like >>101666310 .
I use anidb and AOM to track what I've watched, since I download just about everything that airs each season. My unwatched folder is unwieldy.
I use MAL for that. It's pretty convenient. Also http://mal.oko.im is great.
I'm writing my own personal application which uses MAL for anime and can also add other stuff that isn't on there for local tracking.
Yeah, just use rss from nyaa or shanaproject and let them download as the episode gets out.
You can use MAL. It'se a useful site.
As long as you stay away from the community and don't post your list on /a/, you're fine.
Are you saying you have trouble remembering if you've watched an episode? I don't understand.
if you're a fancy faggot use MAL.
As expected of anyone who used MAL you fucking faggot.
recently cleared my list and had to redownload certain series because of hardwear failure.
It is actually all in my external. I don't know about all that constant moving though.
Do you watch more than one show a season? Are you working your way through long-running series like LOGH and 0079 in your spare time? If yes, you probably have the same problem OP does. If no, you don't belong on /a/.
MAL Updater is the shit, I can't do without the torrent plugin and file plugin anymore.
Anyone else having problems with the images loading?
pic related. also Pico to Chico > Boku no Pico >>>> PicoXCoCoXChico
>Make animu folder
>Have a backlog/seasonal folder inside of it
>Have a good memory
This isn't difficult anon
I use Taiga. It loads your MAL and allows it to be maintained while even offline.
Recognizes when shit is playing and can auto-update your list if you want.
Put everything recently download from the current season in a "waiting to be watched" folder. Leave them there until I finish watching the episodes and then move them to their respective folder.
It just werks
this is literally the only reason i use myanimelist. i have no friends on my account, don't post at all. i just use it because it's convenient to keep track of everything and i have an obsession of making lists of shit.
shota is shit
you clearly watched it after licking a toilet bowl clean in accordance to your taste
>I was wondering, how do you keep track of your anime
download-watch-delete, only keeping the last ep.
Does anyone have the problem of images not downloading and the loading of pages being slow as fuck or is it just me?
Get a MAL, then use MAL Updater. Automatically loads all my anime, and plays the next episode with one click and automatically updates on MAL (Hence the name). Also notifies you when a new episode is out, and you can download it right from the program itself.
Been having the issue for a couple of days now.
Just do it, anon.
I've been having that too. It's been going on all week and it's been fucking annoying.
Wait how the
I thought it was just me and my shitty internet connection.
I thought it was appchan fucking up again, but I tried vanilla 4chan and same problem.
I'm using MAL Updater like these two lords>>101666385 >>101666891
It's not shameful to use anime list if you are forgetful, op.
>all that unwatched magi
What are you waiting for? Also you got one day for that log horizon. Get off /a/ and get on it!
It's really good for keep track of anime you think look good/plan on watching
Fujoshit pls, MAL is the least thing wrong in that image.
Hope you've configured it to use MadVR and xy-vsfilter instead of sticking with VLC: Really Good™ Edition.
Okay what is that? Some custom OS?
Its configured to use MPC with madVR and xy-vsfilter
For years I've been doing this: Create a subdirectory in my animu directory with the series' name for each show I'm watching. Put newly downloaded episodes in the proper subdirectory. Then there is an empty text file with the number of the episode I'm supposed to watch next.
Very simple but also very effective. I don't forget to keep track of a show because of the subdirectories. And I don't forget which episode I should watch next, even if I pause watching a particular series for some time and the episodes pile up.
98 3/4% less of a faggot than expected.
Thanks, I try
I have a 50gb partition that qbitorrent downloads to automatically through rss feeds. Once the season is over I copy whatever worth keeping goes with the rest of my media stuff.
What's the fancy program that looks like it's part of XBMC that a bunch of you are using?
You must really have a lot of free time to set that up. I just keep my anime on my 3 2TB hdds
I'm a huge faggot how do I use RSS feeds to auto download new episodes of stuff?
I uhhh just watch mine as I go, they're all in their own folders, named appropriately with sub group after in square brackets.
As far as keeping up with releases, I have RSS feeds for different sub groups in my torrent program.
Not really, XBMC got that anime scraper now. Only have to change some filenames for shit with extra content like Unicorn and OP/EDs
Perhaps not the right place to ask, but how many gigs is it "safe" to torrent in a month? Ended up downloading 100 gigs over the last three days and now I'm concerned about getting noticed and wondering if there is any set amount of gigs I should stop torrenting at.
Huge fag, I know.
MALU is the best.It makes watching anime too easy.You should use torrent plugin with that.
Depends on where you live. You can download a hundred gig of cp in third world countries, attend church and sing on the choir. Thanks philippines
In america, 0.
Also got that unwatched episodes list
If you're burning though anime so fast that you're seriously concerned about that, you need to either start reading more manga/Light Novels/Visual Novels or get some new hobbies.
ISPs in 'murka are strictly reactive. A lawyer sends them a letter reading "a faggot on your network was downloading my shit," and they forward that letter to you. Whether you aggro a lawyer depends on WHAT you download (is it licensed by someone sue-happy?), not how much.
It depends your ISP but I don't think very many people ever have problems with chinese cartoons. I haven't received an email ever with my ISP and we've been with them for a good 14 years. Probably 10 of those where I actually downloaded stuff.
Better watch those series while you can, friend.
MAL+Taiga is the only correct answer.
I have one notepad file with lists of that for everything I consume
It's kind of interesting, really, when you think about how technology has influenced newer generations to start cataloging things so intently
oh except I don't do it for music, because holy fuck adding every album to that would take ages.
>Not remembering your weekly Chinese cartoon's and fansub air dates
>watching fewer shows than anyone else in the thread
there actually should be an apostrophe there, but after the s
There are actually people who don't use RSS or automated XDCC?
I'm saving torrent files as memo, while deleting the actual videos when i'm done with a show (unless i plan to re-watch i don't store anime, because except rare cases i know they'd just lie in a HDD wasting space and hardly being watched again).
A folder with torrent files of stuff i've yet to download and watch
A folder with torrent files of what i've watched
Move torrent files from first folder to the second one whn you're done watching
MAL is a good option too.
As said i delete video files so the seed/torrenting list wouldn't work for me, but if you're planning to keep everything you watch it's a viable option.
I use RSS downloader, never thought there would be an automated XDCC
Well, you could always just set up a bot for it.
Thanks, I was under the impression that "x" amount of gigabytes downloaded correlated to "y" consequence. Didn't realize that it was content-based or reactive. That's very reassuring, I appreciate your insight.
Never. Once I've downloaded I reduce my speed to 1 so that I take up as many persons' download slots as I can with slow seeding.
You can automate xdcc?
I love seeding. Something about watching the numbers go up makes me feel complete.
That wouldn't do much, I'm pretty sure torrent software (good ones) prioritize seeders who are uploading at higher speeds.
Well yeah but I thought this thread was about tracking watching stuff, not downloading airing stuff.
Much less than the other guy, but this is only in the last month
your list there looks like mine, except I downloaded swing out sisters vol 2
Don't usually seed on nyaa but sometimes rss grabs things and I'm away from the keyboard for a bit and I don't pause them. Dorm internet is weird, sometimes it's so overloaded with people that you can't do anything and other times it's crazy fast.
Is that Chuunibyou show any good? I see it posted fucking everywhere sometimes
Nothing is good.
As soon as I watch something, I delete it.
It's pretty fun.
Last season ended a bit drama-heavy but this season is a lot more of what I like about the show.
I just set up an auto rss downloader and delete the torrent for each episode after I get around to watching it.
Usually it's at 5.0 or higher ratio by the time I get around to it so I don't feel like a little asshole
How do you set one up? I'm retarded when it comes to torrenting
Just found out about this shit. Loving it
go to the profile page of a fansub group where all the torrents are shown by them
copy the link location of the RSS link on the top
add it to RSS feed in qbittorrent
then go to RSS downloader and set up a rule for the specific anime (select the words which are required and optionally the words to filter out with)
don't fucking use uTorrent
But make sure you don't use a utorrent version higher than 2.0.4.
Why do people settle with old versions of uTorrent? They're still closed source, they're still proprietary, you have no guarantee whether or not hidden spyware exists. You also open yourself to security vulnerabilities which have been patched in later versions and there are also unpatched bugs.
They're retards who can't figure out how to use better clients and utorrent "just werks".
~/Anime #Anime I'm currently watching
~/Anime/:c #Anime I've completed
~/Anime/:h #Backlog of anime
~/Anime/:a #Cuirrently airing anime, where RSS feeds download to
Seperate drive for raw DVD isos and BDMVs.
Flexget: autodownload all current shows automatically
Plex: keep track of what Ive watched
Not that hard.
Oh shoot, this is really nifty, I just recorded a list on notepad before.
MAL for people with awful memory like myself.
MAL is not just for people with bad memory. It's for people who want to keep track of a lot more than just what you're currently watching. Like what are the shows you watched over the years, what are the ones you plan to watch, etc. along with scores and tags for searching.
You know, it wouldn't be hard to create a personal PHP web-app where you can input data into and it would store it in a sqlite db.
I might do that.
I can recall every show I've ever watched, you don't need MAL for tags, and if you need help keeping track of scores then you need serious help. It just means once you watch something you retain so little that unless you watched it out of need for the emotions you get watching it, what is the point? You're living a life of season.
I use MAL and SeriesGuide.
I have a "currently watching" folder that my RSS feeds download to and I delete all of it every new season.
RSS into my On-Going folder, other stuff goes in my Backlog folder.
Taiga for knowing what episode I'm on.
fuck off retard
I use my fucking brain, because I'm not a fucking dullard who needs to rely on his computer to remember simple information for him.
I watch more shows per season than most of /a/ if those "How many shows did you finish this season?" threads that show up at the end of a season are any indication. I don't try to keep track with sites or charts or anything though because I can just remember.
I am an unorganized retard
why would I organize my anime if I can't even organize my life /wrist
Taiga is such a lifesaver, I want to suck the dick of whoever created it
This guys got it
Manual XDCC for horriblesubs
RSS + Torrent if there is something better than horriblesubs
Torrent for batches
>Use torrent and season list
>download the first two episodes of something to determine if I like it
>make folder and put on 2nd internal HD
>watch each episode from download folder >move to series folder after watching each episode
>when series is completed and watched, remove the files from my torrent
I'd let her plow me in the ass.
In only the straightest of ways of course
Why is every normalfag switching from MAL to HB?
I literally can't see a single feature that's superior to MAL except
>muh social media
>shit tier rec algorithm
How else would you organize it? I've only archived about 5 series in total. No point in archiving unless you absolutely know you're going to rewatch it and 90% of anons know for a fact that they won't watch 90% of the shit they archive to it's just a waste of space.
Hummingbird looks like shit I just Googled it. I just need a simple chart that says if I watched a show or am watching a show then keep track of what I'm watching because I have a shit-tier memory
I use Anime Planet. Layout's nicer than MAL and their recs are usually slightly better in quality since they (used to) have a higher standard for them.
Their manga side is shit though so I use MAL for manga and as a backup for my finished anime list.
Because people want to use something like MAL, but they don't want to use MAL because everyone wants to be a cool, /a/-hivemind-abiding cool kid, so they instead turn to some other alternative that /a/ doesn't condemn.
It's hilarious, really. People act like just using the listing functionality of MAL is cancerous, yet they think Hummingbird, which is just an inferior version of MAL, is better.
Got 30 or so unwatched shows on my HDD, and when in the mood I just semi-marathon one of them.
When it comes to new stuff I just check nyaa a few times a day and download every episode of the shows I follow; I watch most stuff within a few hours of downloading them, so I have no reason to lose track.
>I just check nyaa a few times a day
Learn to RSS
> Remember more than 1000 titles
>Needing help to keep track of what you are watching and what you have seen
Your brains are rotting.
AniDB and a timetable of when each weekly show comes out.
I worry more about my upload.
I have my torrents running pretty much every hour I'm awake and I watch around 30 shows this season.
Pretty much everything ends up with a 10+ ratio.
You seed on public trackers? Why?
Some people care and some just have an incredible uploading speed.
Not him, but i seed only on public trackers.
Fuck elitists crippling the protocol for epenis.
>Clearly hasn't watched or read more than 5 series
>Not him, but i seed only on public trackers.
This also means you're not on any private trackers.
Listing all of them would obviously a bit hard, but knowing if you've seen a show based on its title or a screenshot is easy, and that's all you need.
Have seen 800+ anime shows, movies and OVAs.
Bro, do you even sperg? I use a Libre Office Calc spreadsheet that I check periodically to see if there are any new episodes I need to download. They sit in my Downloads folder until I watch them and then I sort them into folders on my external.
I've submitted some applications to the one that always gets spammed here to waste some of their time.
Most of the time bakabt has stuff, even if it's dual audio garbage.
I download it to 'Downloads', after I finish watching it, I move it to it's respective folder. If it's in my downloads folder, I know I haven't watched it yet.
I use MAL for keeping track of episodes.
Let me guess, you also remember every chapter of every series you're reading as well?
>not on "Wait for BDs"
I just use RSS.
If I'm following something I don't need to; I just download the latest chapter, and if it's complete I at most speed at week reading, so in that case it's easy to remember.
The only problem is when I put something on hold, but in those cases I just download an extra volume or two; you usually want to reread a few chapters to refresh your memory anyway.
I just look at what is about to air/aired recently here http://anichart.net/airing
taiga > malupdater
I reccommend you to try it.
Does Taiga have manga list yet?
why taiga is superior ? Im using MALU atm.
I just keep a list new anime I'm currently watching and backlog shows I'm catching up on and keep it all organized by show. Except lately I've been streaming.It's because my harddrive is full and I don't have the money to get a new one right now.
I just write them all down in a Notepad document. Nothing fancy.
Why not use Anidb, Anime Planet or anything that doesn't come bundled with the worst community on the internet?
I use RSS, folders like Watching, Watched, etc. and SQL database on my Debian GNU/Linux home server.
You realize that you can use the list functionality of MAL without engaging in the community, right?
I use a git repo and a text file.
I'm the Anime Planet anon but you can use MAL without getting involved with the community. Or AP, for that matter--I've been using AP for years but outside of recs and occasionally contributing information to the database I don't interact with the community there either.
>you will never get to fuck a teenage weeaboo girl like fishergirl16
Why do you hate me so much god?
Using MAL and uTorrent RSS.
teenage weeaboo girls are into Kirito, no bears anon.
So I'm starting MAL on the advice from this thread, using Taiga. Media player hooking works well, but why isn't there a way to just dump my "watched" folder onto mylist? It's perfectly capable of detecting anime series from their filename...
>Actually using the MAL forums
>Not just using the list function
Good choice anon.
I use uTorrent labels.
Anything above 1 means I need to watch an episode, and I delete the last previous episode after I finish watching so I can keep track of the last episode watched too.
It only bites me in the ass on the first episodes of the seasons sometimes because I can't tell what I've already seen.
Does any of those have a desktop client on par with MAL:U or Taiga?
>automatically download stuff with RSS
>gets saved in unwatched
>move files to watched folder when I'm through with them
Maybe if you faggots didnt stream your shit, you wouldnt lose track of your shows
uTorrent RSS + Taiga
Anime/[season][year] (for airing TV shows)
Anime/Archived (for BD/DVD)
I've been using hummingbird for a while just to keep track of my stuff, I had a MAL account ages ago but I lost my password and I didn't bother anymore.
I don't care about what's better or whatever but my memory is shit and I'm autistic as fuck so I need something to remember what I've watched. In fact I've just re-did a MAL account minutes ago because I've read all the posts in this thread and extreme autism kicked in.
I just use my brain.
> Text file.
How's that Stallman cock treating your mouth?
By organizing folders and using new episode countdown like anichart
What are some advantages of Taiga over MAL Updater?
Why do you hate freedom?
I don't hate freedom. I hate obnoxious faggots like Stallman.
I don't seed currently airing stuff but once it's done airing, I'll seed the batch on Animebyt.es.
Fuck this MAL/other cloud shit
Alright, I'll bite. What's wrong with animebyt.es?
CR and Hatsuyuki are the only options for magi.
I just remember what I've watched and what I haven't, not hard when you only watch anime all day.
Muh private club
Way better torrent plugin, also it doesn't look like shit.
- Use RSS
- Newly downloaded anime goes automatically in Watching folder
- Once watched, move the episode(s) to Watched folder
Not rocket science.
Everything else is for faggots.
About RSS: there is a way to make it download things only once?
I'm not using it atm because i generally delete the video/torrent once the successive ep comes out, and a RSS would try to re-download every i've removed every time.
What client are you using?
utorrent 2.2.1, but i've already picked up qbitorrent and plan to switch over that when i'll get the hang of it.
Just a txt file. Update whenever I download a new episode
Seems like i'm a idiot for asking before checking out RSS options on qbitorrent - it can mark torrent that have been dowloaded before, so took few mins to set up what i don't need to re-download and unlike utorrent won't try to do it every time RSS gets refreshed.
I just watch the popular shit while it's airing (SnK, KLK, ect) and then when the season ends I look at the charts and download batches, or wait for blu rays.
Preferably I wait for blue rays.
I really should stop being lazy and do something like that too.
I like this gif a little to much.
MAL is great as a tool, just avoid the forums at all costs
Usually just dump my DLs into my /anime/ filesystem. Hit ctrl+f and search. Organize the stuff in my head. Sometimes clean up / sort stuff by year/season.
The built-in RAID in ZFS, means I can create larger virtual devices from several hdds, also it protects against disk failure and bit rot.
I seriously need to learn how to do that
Not sure where to start
It's not too hard to set up, and you don't really need too much unix / command-line knowledge. Mostly you have to install the OS, configure network and create the pool from your disks.
Knowing the zfs and zpool commands is a must, do some practice on a virtualbox, where you can just add a bunch of 100MB drives and fool around.
You need to know the difference between the RAID-types (raidz, striped, mirrored mostly)
The 'SSD & Data storage' section on hardfourm.com is a good place to start, lots of ZFS related stuff. Also look for the ' OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN' thread by _Gea -- he has created a web-based system for ZFS, really useful
I see thanks, I'll give it a try.
Can this be done on an old laptop by the way?
Technically yes, but not really.
You need a dedicated machine, because ZFS only runs on UNIX-related OSes (Go with either Openindiana or OnmiOS btw)
For a small setup you can find different NAS-boxes with swapable disk trays, which is a must really. Oh, and if you are building from scratch, note that you should always get a system that supports ECC-memory
So I'd still have to buy or build another PC either way then which I don't have enough money for at the moment.
Still, I'd like to try this in the future.
it's a really good investment. It's the best storage solution on the planet atm. Well tested, constantly in development and practically rock stable, used in datacenters everywhere.
With this, you basically have a storage solution for life.
Once the linux version matures in a few years, it's gonna be everywhere.
XBMC with shared database - it makes a timestamp of what I've watched and when, and is consistent irrespective of which machine I've viewed it from.
Means I have to be a bit anal about filenaming before I scrape the library, but that's not a biggie.
Download to download folder, move to general Anime folder when finished
If I feel like I've missed something I just look at the date
I also write down shows I'm watching for current seasons
>too retarded to keep track of more than 4 things
Delete what you've watched, you fucking dimwit.
Disc is cheap. Why bother?
I'd use MALU if it didn't look like shit.
I made a list in notepad. Watching 16 shows this season.
Why can't you just watch and, if you eventually find yourself on a previously seen episode, skip it?