Software to 'open' downloaded nzb video files ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MoxieFan, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. MoxieFan macrumors newbie

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    I have downloaded some nzb compressed video files . . but I'm having a heck
    of a time determining just what software is required to open them. I have NZB Drop 1.1 for Macs loaded on here. Is that supposed to do the trick ? All I need is a good link to talk me through this process, but as of yet, I haven't found what I need via search. I'm a newbie to Usenet . . Thanks.
     
  2. adjei7 macrumors member

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  3. motulist macrumors 68040

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    NZB files aren't video files. Read up on NZB files to learn what they are if you're trying to get the movie that an NZB file links to. In terms of how they point to a movie file, they're sort of like torrents but for usenet.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nzb
     
  4. adjei7 macrumors member

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    Well, you learn something new everyday.
     
  5. MoxieFan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I appreciate all your replies. I already have VLC and DivX loaded on here.
    I'll check out Unison as a newsreader . . 'and' the Wikipedia link.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    NZB files are just a way of telling a newsreader where the files are on a news server. You still need to download the files.
     
  7. motulist macrumors 68040

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    And being files on usenet, they only exist for a short period of time. If this nzb file is more than a few days old then you won't be able to download the indicated video from most free or ISP news servers, and even on for-pay commercial news servers, the files will only exist for around a month.
     
  8. weckart macrumors 68040

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    NZB Drop will download the files, but you probably need a paid usenet account to be able to do so, as your ISP will not hold onto the files for more than a day or so.
     
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  10. skp574 macrumors 6502

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    Me too. 200 days binary retention. Can't be bad for all your file needs. ;)
     

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