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Looking for a specific binary reader

Postby MrMoo » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:32 pm

I have 5 different usenet servers that i can connect to but some of them have incomplete files, i am looking for a binary newsgroup reader that will search through all 5 servers and select the best server to download each file from.
For example, if i download a HD movie and server 1 has 5 incomplete files, it will jump onto server 2 to download the remaining 5 files, if they are also incomplete on server 2 then it will jump to server 3 without downloading the incompletes.

Is there any such usenet readers available? i currently use newsleecher which can handle multiple servers but seems to only use 1 of them unless i manually select another (which means i have to go through all the files and find the ones that are incomplete then redownload them on another server, which is hastle :mrgreen: )
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Re: Looking for a specific binary reader

Postby zbeast » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:58 pm

sounds like you should just get a better news provider.
newsbin pro is what I think you need. it can be configured to pull a given nzb from
any number of usnet sites. Iv'e only tested it once using it the way your talking about
and it seem to work.
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Re: Looking for a specific binary reader

Postby HouseCrowd » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:33 am

You may be able to do that with SABnzbd, to some extent, using a combination of 'backup' and 'optional' servers. Never tried it myself though, so not sure how well it would work, or what the best configuration would be ...

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Re: Looking for a specific binary reader

Postby napho » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:13 am

With Newsleecher you can give the best server the #1 priority while other servers are on standby with a lower priority, only to be used when needed to fill in missing data. The problem with NL is that it can screw up slightly when you have 5 servers with equal priority, so you end up with some incompletes. Maybe try the best server being #1, second best server #2, and everything else 3.

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