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NZB (Message-ID list) File Summary

What are they?

Since Newzbin.com indexes almost every binary file on Usenet, and maintains a database of them for about 70 days, we have the ability to generate a short summary file containing all the information a newsreader requires to download any given file, or set of files. NZB files were an innovation of Newzbin.com but is open source for anyone to freely use and implement.

How do I get the NZB file?

NZB files are a Premium Feature, they are not available with free accounts. You can get an NZB either covering the files in a post, or for any file you can find on Newzbin. When viewing a report there is a list of files, and at the top of the list is a bar with a Get Message-IDs button. The files selected with checkboxes would be included in the NZB. Uncheck a file to remove it from the list.
Alternatively, in Files View you can select files and use the Message-IDs button.
Occasionally, when using some web browsers, the file must be saved before being opened. This is due to the No-Caching of Newzbin pages. Adding something more meaningful to the filename is optional.
You should review the files (files with missing segments are marked in red) to ensure there is enough completeness to be useful. In some cases, you may need to search Newzbin for Fills to complete the files. Although unlikely, it's possible that a file shown as missing segments on Newzbin might actually have all the segments on your news server. You would need to fetch headers in that case to get the missing ones.

Newsreaders with NZB support

At the moment, the following clients and/or sites are known to have support for NZB files. The version listed here is not the most recent version, it is first version of the application that supports nzb.


Title Price Website
 Programs
 NewsLeecher v1.0b9  34.95  www.newsleecher.com (http://www.newsleecher.com)
 Newsbin Pro v4.3b2  35.00  www.newsbin.com (http://www.newsbin.com)
 NewsPro v3.7  35.00  www.usenetopia.com
 nget v0.25  Free  nget.sourceforge.netPatch (http://forum.newzbin.com/viewtopic.php?t=520)
 BNR2 v0.13.0  Free  www.bnr2.org
 123NewZ v1.53.b*  Free  www.123newz.net
 NZB-O-Matic v0.1*  Free  nzb.wordtgek.nl/
 NZB-O-Matic PLUS v0.47 (NOMP)*  Free  www.bunnyhug.net/nomp/
 Newsman Pro v1.3.0.7  24.95  www.newsmanpro.com
 NewsReactor Build 8904  15.00  www.daansystems.com/newsreactor (http://www.daansystems.com/newsreactor)
 NZBGet v0.1  Free  www.sourceforge.net/projects/nzbget
 News Rover v10  29.95  www.newsrover.com
 Grab-It v1.5.0  Free  www.shemes.com
 Binary Boy v1.95  24.95  www.binaryboy.com
 Usenet Explorer v1.0  35.00  www.netwu.com/ue
 News File Grabber v3.3.0.1  19.00  www.rsbr.de (http://www.rsbr.de/Software/nfg/index_eng.htm)
 The unPoster - Beta  Free  www.techsono.com/unposterwin/ (http://www.techsono.com/unposterwin/index.html)
 SuperNZB  Free  www.techsono.com/supernzb/ (http://www.techsono.com/supernzb/index.html)
 Forte Agent 4.2  29.00  www.forteinc.com
 Server-Side Applications
 Ninan v0.7.5  Free  ninan.sourceforge.net
 Newsan v0.84  Free  www.tommy.vuurwerk.nl/
 SABnzbd  Free  sourceforge.net/projects/sabnzbd/
 Websites
 EasyNews.com  Varies  www.easynews.com
easynews nzb (http://members.easynews.com/zipmanager.html)
 NzbPlanet  Free  www.nzbplanet.com
 Mac OSX News Clients
 Unison 1.5  24.95  www.panic.com/unison
 iGrabNews v1.2.0b1  10.00  igrabnews.free.fr
 newslite v1.3  Free  pcles.free.fr/Dev/
 The unPoster - Beta  Free  www.techsono.com/unposterosx/ (http://www.techsono.com/unposterosx/index.html)
 SuperNZB  Free  www.techsono.com/supernzb/ (http://www.techsono.com/supernzb/index.html)
 NZB Drop  22.00  http://www.asar.com/nzbdrop.html (http://www.asar.com/nzbdrop.html)
 Linux/Unix Clients
 nget v0.25  Free  nget.sourceforge.netPatch (http://forum.newzbin.com/viewtopic.php?t=520)
 NZBGet v0.1  Free  www.sourceforge.net/projects/nzbget
 KLibido 0.2.2.2  Free  klibido.sourceforge.net/
 nzbperl 0.6.2  Free  noisybox.net/computers/nzbperl/
 hellanzb v0.5  Free  www.hellanzb.com


Notes

  • All prices in US Dollars unless specified.
  • Tutorial links may lead to third party sites, Newzbin has no control over the content.
  • Some programs offer a 30-Day Free Trial or have a less functional Demo version.
  • The Websites that support NZB files require an active account. NZB files can be generated or imported within the sites' web interface.
  • * Requires .NET Framework, which can be downloaded HERE (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en).

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