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hellanzb

hellanzb

hellanzb is a Python application that retrieves NZB files and fully processes them.

The goal of this software is to make getting files from Usenet as hands-free as possible. Once fully installed, all that is required is to move an NZB file to the queue directory. The rest; fetching, par-checking, un-raring, etc. is taken care of by this software.

Whilst hellanzb is no longer being maintained, it is included in popular Linux distributions.

 hellanzb 0.13

Price
Free to download

Size
0.1MB
License

GNU GPL

Developer
Philip Jenvey, Alexander Botero-Lowry, Ben Bangert

Website
github.com/pjenvey/hellazb

System Requirements
Python 2.3 or higher
Twisted 2.0 or higher
Twisted Web or Twisted 1.3
par2cmdline 0.4
rar or unrar 3.41
par2

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Features include:

  • Downloads and post processes archives
  • Configurable queue (like nzbq and similar apps), allows on the fly (during download) organization to the queue
  • Extremely quick, low CPU usage, integrated Usenet retriever
  • Hella smart post processor, automatically handles:
    • Par2/par1 verification and repair (can handle archives with multiple par file sets)
    • Unraring (can handle archives with multiple rar sets)
    • Joining split .ts files and files split via hjsplit and similar tools
    • Configurable music decompression via external cmd line apps. can spawn multiple decompress processes (especially handy for multi processor/SMP servers)
    • Picks up post processing where it left off (if canceled due to exiting the program/CTRL-C) after restarting hellanzb
    • Post processes all sub directories
    • Optionally deletes all processed files after successful post processing (like rars and pars)
  • Mac OS X Growl notification support
  • libnotify notification support
  • Run as a daemon process
  • Fast Web UI via HellaHella with bookmarklet's for one-click downloading at newzbin
  • Automated Episode Downloading with  PADS or other Automated Episode Downloaders

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