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g0dzilla    5

Yes I also use Astraweb as my Usenet provider and download via their SSL server connection.

I have heard that Giganews is also quite good and you get online storage and a VPN service bundled with your account also :)

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JJ_    127

Yes I also use Astraweb as my Usenet provider and download via their SSL server connection.

I have heard that Giganews is also quite good and you get online storage and a VPN service bundled with your account also :)

Yes that is quite correct. Their service is good but they're one of the most DMCA'd host so I would recommend looking elsewhere.

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g0dzilla    5

I am assuming that you are talking about Giganews as I was just making another suggestion for the benefit of others, as my primary is still Astraweb which has served me well!

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Slugsie    769

No mentions of Newsbin Pro yet? OK... http://www.newsbin.com/ Been using it for years and love it enough to have actually paid for it. Great for downloading stuff with my Astraweb account, automatically handles RARs too which is handy. It's also very regularly updated, and it's easy to get hold of the developer on their forums too.

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Singh400    184

NewsBin is crap when compared to SabNZBd mate. I switch from NewsBin to SabNZBd. A lot of people switch from GrabIt/NewsBin to SabNZBd. It's worth it.

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firey    3,629

NewsBin is crap when compared to SabNZBd mate. I switch from NewsBin to SabNZBd. A lot of people switch from GrabIt/NewsBin to SabNZBd. It's worth it.

I tried it, hated the web interface.. switched back to grabit. Would rather see the parts download, and not have to upload my download to open the nzb.

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Salty Wagyu    61

I tried it, hated the web interface.. switched back to grabit. Would rather see the parts download, and not have to upload my download to open the nzb.

You can tell Sabnzbd to monitor a folder for nzb files. If your browser is set to save files to your desktop, then you can set it to there.

There is also the nzbdstatus addon for Firefox.

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g0dzilla    5

If you click on the NZB downloading in the SABnzbd window in your browser, you can see the individual parts downloading:

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firey    3,629

You can tell Sabnzbd to monitor a folder for nzb files. If your browser is set to save files to your desktop, then you can set it to there.

There is also the nzbdstatus addon for Firefox.

Didn't know I could do that. I use chrome.

If you click on the NZB downloading in the SABnzbd window in your browser, you can see the individual parts downloading:

What's wrong with that?!

Also, if SABnzbd is set as the default program to open .nzb files, then why not just choose to open the file directly from your browser (if you are downloading from a website and not using a news reader...) so that it launches SABnzbd; rather than saving it locally and then uploading the .nzb file for download??

I, personally (as well as a lot of others on here), swear by SABnzbd!

I didn't know I could open them with the sabnzb program, I thought it all had to be done through the web interface. I also didn't know I could click on the download to see the parts. I'd personally prefer it if it were a standalone program instead of web-driven though. Just out of personal preference.

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Barney T.    2,131

Reminder to everyone here:

No Illegal Software/Copyrighted Discussion.

Discussions involving warez, cracks, security circumvention, using torrents for downloading copyrighted or illegal material is strictly prohibited. This includes music files or other unauthorized software. Asking for help in doing so will cause warns or suspensions of accounts.

The following punishments may be applied to your account following infractions:

  • Posting a link to pirated software/film/tv/music. = SNIP POST + WARNING LEVEL RAISE
  • Suggesting (overtly endorsing) that somebody pirate material. = SNIP POST + WARNING LEVEL RAISE
  • Requesting assistance in pirating material. = SNIP POST + WARNING LEVEL RAISE
  • Posting screenshots that show obviously pirated material (e.g. someone's uTorrent download screen) = SNIP POST + PM and/or ZERO LEVEL WARN
  • Openly discussing pirated material (e.g. z0mg - new episode of Lost was amazing!! BitTorrent FTW!) = SNIP POST + PM and/or ZERO LEVEL WARN

Please be careful in your discussions.

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Glassed Silver    940

Reminder to everyone here:

Please be careful in your discussions.

This wasn't really needed as far as I followed this discussion, nothing of that was close to happening, or has something been deleted already and I'm just a lame nut missing an infringing post's short lifespan? ^^

Probably doesn't hurt to quote the rules, though, albeit I guess we all can sing them asleep ;) :laugh:

Glassed Silver:mac

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briangw    75

I've been using Newsbin for 7 years or so and I love it. Buy it once, free updates for life.

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+warwagon    9,944

No mentions of Newsbin Pro yet? OK... http://www.newsbin.com/ Been using it for years and love it enough to have actually paid for it. Great for downloading stuff with my Astraweb account, automatically handles RARs too which is handy. It's also very regularly updated, and it's easy to get hold of the developer on their forums too.

Ya i'm surprised Newsbin wasn't mentioned sooner. I have the same configuration as well as I pay for newsbins search, it's fantastic!

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Yusuf M.    1,354

Another reminder: Please refrain from posting links to pirated material and mentioning sites that can be used to search/download such material.

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Singh400    184

I tried it, hated the web interface.. switched back to grabit. Would rather see the parts download, and not have to upload my download to open the nzb.

Ah mate, you need to try it again. The first time I tried it, I hated it and went straight back to GrabIt/NewsBin. Gave it another chance shortly after that and it turned out I was the problem not the program.

You can set it to run as a service, so it'll boot up with Windows (or even install it as a service on your WHS/NAS box). You can set it to 'watch' a folder and whenever a .NZB file appears in there it will automatically get added to the download queue. Not to mention that it has built in auto-repair, auto-unrar, auto-unzip and a crap load of other features. One of my favourite things is because it's web based, you can access it from anywhere (if you set it all up correctly). So I can be out and about and check on my downloads. Or I can add something remotely to the download queue.

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CPressland    176

Well dang! I wasn't expecting this to get so big so fast :D.

Well, the general consensus is for raw NZB Downloading - sabNZBd is the best.

And for Browsing - Newsleecher.

I'm going to setup Newsleecher on a separate VM on my ESXi Server to test out. I'm also going to checkout AltBinz

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articuno1au    1,264

Didn't know I could do that. I use chrome.

https://chrome.googl...lhifajfacbkkbod

Great little addon. I don't use it for monitoring at all, it simply automates the adding of LEGAL FILES to my SABNZBD server from a bunch of different sites.

There are a couple of similar things out there, but this one seems to be bestest.

Also: Sickbeard with API support is where it is at. Remember boys and girls, pirates are bad.. (NINJAS RULE!) (Totes not troll bait >.>)

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ambiance    67

I've tried GrabIt, NewsBin and NewsLeecher and NewsLeecher is my favourite of the bunch.

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Glassed Silver    940

I always asked Bin Loaden for any binary download needs...

Now that he's gone... :laugh:

Glassed Silver:mac

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kawasabi    43

You could try UNZBIN

Easy interface and does the job.

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citan    13

for the mac i use Nzbvortex, for windows there's a good free one : sabnzbd plus, simple http interface, works very well, good luck :)

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-T-    654

Can't go past alt.binz for me, does everything I need and fast. I will try some of the suggestions put out here though, who knows, I might convert

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j1232    2

I like grabit, like the dude before I like the physical application. I don't like the fact that sabNZBd has to have a browser to work.

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JJ_    127

I've switched to Sabnzbd which is pretty neat and unrars and puts everything into their own folders but the only thing I don't like about it is its lack of GUI and use of a web UI so I occasionally switch over to Newsleecher to stay sane.

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