Recommend to me a good (and preferably free) NZB download site
February 16, 2008 4:35 AM   Subscribe

Recommend to me a good (and preferably free) NZB download site

So I've been using and a few others for the last couple of months to download binaries from Usenet. Not terribly impressed. I would sign up for an account with, but their account registrations are closed. What are you recommendations for a good NZB site? I'd prefer a free one.
posted by tundro to Technology (7 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
The only other free site I know of is
I personally use newzbin though...
posted by yeoz at 5:26 AM on February 16, 2008 is ok. I use newzbin though.
posted by neustile at 5:31 AM on February 16, 2008

Ooooo I really like for downloading the nbzs, but I am stuck with my crappy ISP capped news server, until I can get a newzbin invite. So if anyone here happens to have one I would gladly take it (Or waffles or any other good site like that).
posted by JonnyRotten at 5:47 AM on February 16, 2008

Seconding I've been using it for a couple of years. I don't know how it stacks up against the alternatives but it must be at least good enough since I've never thought to use anything else.
posted by sockpup at 6:36 AM on February 16, 2008

I use pretty regularly and am 95% happy with it. One annoyance: it's unsearchable late on Sunday nights when it goes down for maintenance. And that seems to be the time each week when I'm in a downloading mood.
posted by katieinshoes at 8:36 AM on February 16, 2008

For search, I nth or put ikbin somewhere with PHP/MySQL and run your own.

For more browsable stuff (when you're looking for inspiration): NZBMatrix, Bin-Req (currently down), Release Crawler, and NZB chat.

For TV, Blueflask, which generally has a deeper collection available than the more human-powered
posted by toxic at 10:41 AM on February 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

If you send me your e-mail address through mefi mail, I'll send you a newzbin invite. I think it's worth the money, personally.
posted by bertrandom at 10:38 AM on February 17, 2008

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