SABnzbd is an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python.
It’s totally free, incredibly easy to use, and works practically everywhere.
SABnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything we can. All you have to do is add an .nzb. SABnzbd takes over from there, where it will be automatically downloaded, verified, repaired, extracted and filed away with zero human interaction.
What is SABnzbd
SABnzbd is a multi-platform binary newsgroup downloader.
The program works in the background and simplifies the downloading verifying and extracting of files from Usenet.
SABnzbd uses NZB files, instead of browsing Usenet directly. NZBs can be acquired from a variety of usenet indexing services. SABnzbd’s main interface is web-based, this means with a little bit of configuration you can easily check and add files from other PC’s around the world or on other devices such as the iPhone.
Why should I use SABnzbd over other programs such as Grabit?
Grabit is great for manually downloading a few moderately sized posts, or for browsing newsgroups. Generally tasks that require a lot of direct interaction.
SABnzbd’s goal is to be as automated as possible. Once configured, you should never really have to look directly at SABnzbd ever again, you just send it NZBs and files appear at the other end. Our full-featured API means that browser plugins like nzbdstatus and SABConnect seamlessly handle all the transferring of NZBs from the web to SABnzbd, and provide you with a method to check on your queue’s progress.
You can even put SABnzbd on a lowly server and let it work night and day. It can even schedule, so that, for instance, you only download at night. Since it has a web interface, SABnzbd is built from the ground-up to be accessed remotely just as easily as it can be accessed locally, so it works great on little servers.