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Old Apr 22, 2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Best NZB app? (Not Unison)

I've been using Unison since I've got a Mac, and while it has it's perks, like it has a great interface, I've been looking for a better alternative since I got it. Things that really bug me is that I can't pause individual downloads, just all downloads in the download list, and it doesn't show the total download speed or estimated time to complete the download.

I'd use it mainly for downloading NZB's, so that's most important to me, automatically processing PAR files would be a plus. I really liked Newsbin on Windows better than Unison on here, but meh. That's why I decided to make a thread to see if anybody knows any alternatives, I couldn't really find one myself. Not one that was better/worked anyway.
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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Interested as well, but I don't think there's anything better than Unison out - seems we would've heard about it.
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 07:16 PM   #3
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Interested as well, but I don't think there's anything better than Unison out - seems we would've heard about it.
Yea, I'm afraid of that too. I just don't get why Panic refuses to put more advanced feautures into their program. It still only has the most basic feautures for a Usenet app even at version 1.8. I think they're taking the whole "mac simplicity" thing a little too far...
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yea, I'm afraid of that too. I just don't get why Panic refuses to put more advanced feautures into their program. It still only has the most basic feautures for a Usenet app even at version 1.8. I think they're taking the whole "mac simplicity" thing a little too far...
I agree it could have some more advanced features, but its nicer than some other apps I have used in the PC world for usenet.

I still use XNews, as old as it is, and still find myself wanting Unison on that PC.

You could try nzbperl if you like cli apps. There is a screenshot of it working on a 10.4.1 intel machine.

I have never tried it, but it might be more to your liking.
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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I agree it could have some more advanced features, but its nicer than some other apps I have used in the PC world for usenet.

I still use XNews, as old as it is, and still find myself wanting Unison on that PC.

You could try nzbperl if you like cli apps. There is a screenshot of it working on a 10.4.1 intel machine.

I have never tried it, but it might be more to your liking.
Looks nice. I've dabbled in Linux and the terminal before but sadly I have no idea how to get this thing working. I had the same problem trying to get Hellanzb to work. I just can't find any detailed explenation on how to get it to work, nothing on getting nzbperl to work on OSX at all an with Hellanzb it was all very vague imo (and required Xtools).

If someone could help me set this up that would be appreciated.
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 01:51 PM   #6
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I've been using hellanzb (http://www.hellanzb.com), which is a command line tool and takes care of the downloading and unpacking. I just looks for new nzb files in my downloads folder and then does all the rest. It is not a fancy GUI application but it works and that is all I am asking for.

Easiest way to install it on a Mac is through darwinports: http://hellanzb.darwinports.com/

Complete instructions:
http://www.hellanzb.com/hellanzb-con...llanzb_OSX.txt
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 05:45 PM   #7
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I've been using hellanzb (http://www.hellanzb.com), which is a command line tool and takes care of the downloading and unpacking. I just looks for new nzb files in my downloads folder and then does all the rest. It is not a fancy GUI application but it works and that is all I am asking for.

Easiest way to install it on a Mac is through darwinports: http://hellanzb.darwinports.com/

Complete instructions:
http://www.hellanzb.com/hellanzb-con...llanzb_OSX.txt
Thanks for the great tip, I ran into some technical difficulties that weren't covered in the guide but I worked them out, it really does work like a charm.
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Old Nov 13, 2009, 02:35 AM   #8
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Old Nov 13, 2009, 05:02 AM   #9
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+1 best NZB 'app' out there by faaaar
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Old Nov 13, 2009, 05:08 AM   #10
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+1 best NZB 'app' out there by faaaar
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Only 1 and a half years too late. Not bad for a yank (I assume) .
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Only 1 and a half years too late. Not bad for a yank (I assume) .
i know i know, but it's a top hit for best mac nzb so i figured we'd get the info current for others out there
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 07:49 AM   #13
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i know i know, but it's a top hit for best mac nzb so i figured we'd get the info current for others out there
Came up in google, cheers!
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Old May 11, 2010, 11:09 PM   #14
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Sorry but for some reason, I keep coming back to Unison. Seriously, have you guys tried the latest build?
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Old May 11, 2010, 11:22 PM   #15
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Yep, using unison 2.x now because it's amazing! auto par, auto rar, folder organization, lots of goodness about the interface
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Old May 12, 2010, 01:58 AM   #16
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Oh, I'll admit that the new features are definitely awesome. The auto extraction feature alone means that I can uninstall MacPar Deluxe and have one less application. I can go on about the wealth of new features but I'm going to vote with my dollar and reward Panic and their hard work. Look, I can get this by "other means" but I use Unison everyday and I enjoy it. Sometimes you have to give a little. After all, $29 is nothing compared to what Unison is used for.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 07:15 AM   #17
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give a shot to www.nzbvortex.com guys, you will probably be pretty happy :-)
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 12:16 PM   #18
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give a shot to www.nzbvortex.com guys, you will probably be pretty happy :-)
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