[QUOTE=NBR;2144786](since i cant edit previous post) UPDATE: i can already find stuff that annoys me about sabnzbd vs alt.binz … it (sabnzbd) seems to not really show details like alt.binz does and it’s overall interface etc dont seem as efficient as alt.binz is, like you can see it’s (alt.binz) icon about it showing downloading stuff so you know it’s downloading and overall from my quick initial impression of brief use, it’s overall feel just aint as good as running the separate alt.binz program.
[B]bottom line for me is… i think that overall alt.binz wins in my book[/B] cause there both lite on resources but i think alt.binz has a overall better setup/interface since you can see if it’s downloading when doing other stuff by seeing it’s small icon running in the task bar etc etc.
cause if your basically just loading .nzb files into your newsreader and then sit back and download i think Alt.Binz is superior cause of it’s better layout/interface… cause it does everything you pretty much need for basic use in a newsgroup client like automatically fixing corrupted files (assuming the file you get has par files with it) and you can quickly access your download folder from it’s main interface and it has it’s own par tab so you can see live as your download progresses what files are good and what ones might possibly be corrupted etc and it has a graph that shows your current download speed on a per connection basis etc.
so maybe sabnzbd has more powerful features that some people might like? , who knows, but for what i do with it… i think Alt.Binz is the superior app hands down.
cause i figure in general if your a person looking for efficiency with interface/overall feel/easy of use etc and not to mention pretty light on resources… at the end of the day it’s going to be pretty hard to beat Alt.Binz in my book.
but thanks anyways for mentioning that SAbnzbd application as it was worth a try and im sure if Alt.Binz did not exist, i might consider using it… but as is, ill stick with Alt.Binz… but who know’s maybe in the future they can tweak it’s interface so it’s more efficient and give you more details as far as seeing download speeds etc of your newsgroup stuff.[/QUOTE]
Well yeah, that’s pretty much the power of SAB, it allows plug-ins , etc etc to interface with it for up to date stats and the such… I’ve paired my SAB with a custom plugin/addon meant for Firefox and SAB…it does what your speaking of with real time stats, speed, etc at a glance …all inside of your firefox. You can expand and link to features and options with other plugins available. alongside my weather and gmail status bar add-ons …SAB does its job perfectly.
IMHO SAB is more meant for someone into option rich, open ended for modification, and coding… it suits my needs perfectly
one of the extensions avail for download
another major advantage to using this plugin alongside newzbin.com …it turns the .nzb direct download links into SAB icons…one click, download starts…no nzb necessary to save or erase eventually… a small thing, but nice when grabbing say a season worth of episodes. The auto naming configuration settings for tv show series are great too… SAB is option rich, but i see where folks can get the wrong impression because the initial user GUI isn’t point and click so much or the slickest looking pkg (remember, it’s all running off a python script, which is completely editable, MAJOR plus for myself)
Its great to have many free options for nzb parsers out there, in fairly recent history, it was not this way. I say, use whatever makes you feel comfortable and does the job best for you. With a quad core setup, i like being able to utilize a multi processor setup with SAB
Ive turned many of my simple point and click friends on to alt.binz…they love it, it works well for them…for those who enjoy customizing galore and appreciate stream lined code…SAB is where its at
torrents (on my 8down 3up) connection hardly come close to bogging down or showing any apparent slow down … considering i see top speeds of 300-400 kB/s down and like 80-126kB/s up …
check out this thorough review from Slyck.com editor, ‘Tom’
…okay sorry i got this topic, off-topic lol …hopefully this deal will continue on for a bit so others can take advantage of it if they want