9,276,839 downloads to date!
Current Stable Version: 1.0.3 Final

What is SABnzbd?

SABnzbd is a free/open-source cross-platform binary newsreader written in Python.

It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet dramatically, thanks to its friendly web-based user interface and advanced built-in post-processing options that automatically verify, repair, extract and clean up posts downloaded from Usenet. SABnzbd also has a fully customizable user interface, and offers a complete API for third-party applications to hook into.

SABnzbd 0.5.6 is out

Posted by shypike on November 15th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

New maintenance release 0.5.6.
Details on the forum:

A few bug fixes:

  • Prevent blocking of RSS preview by automatic RSS read-out
  • Windows binary had issues with sending non-English emails
  • Explicit RSS filter attributes (category, script, pp) could influence each other within a feed definition

SABnzbd 0.5.5 is out

Posted by shypike on November 7th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

New maintenance release 0.5.5.
Details on the forum:

Main issues:

  • Add Norwegian translation
  • Improve handling of colon chars in filenames for Windows and OSX, to compensate for odd behaviour of par2.
  • NZBs would be left behind, despite “.nzb” being in the cleanup-list
  • When only individually paused jobs are in the queue, unpausing them would not always resume downloading
  • Plush did not save end-of-queue action.
  • OSX: The end-of-queue action “Hibernate” shut down the system.

SABnzbd 0.5.4 Final is out

Posted by shypike on August 24th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

New maintenance release 0.5.4.
Details on the forum:

Main issues:

  • Fix problem where rars in zips were not unpacked
  • Work-around for lack of proper IPV6 support in Chrome for OSX

Welcome Lifehacker Readers!

Posted by inpheaux on August 2nd, 2010 at 2:34 pm

As many of you likely know – because it’s probably where you came from – we’ve been featured in a great big Usenet tutorial over at Lifehacker.

We’re glad you’re interested in this whole Usenet thing. While Lifehacker’s article was very comprehensive, if you need a bit more support we’re ready to help! Here are some helpful support links:

  • The Manual – This is our user manual wiki, all of our documentation is in here.
  • Setup Instructions – Our install docs, which walk you through the process of getting SABnzbd up and running.
  • Usage Instructions – The Lifehacker article was great, but just as backup, here are our own instructions on how to use SABnzbd.
  • The Forums – If you can’t help yourself, ask for backup. We’ve got tons of informative posts on our lively forums, and if you can’t find an answer there just sign up and ask.
  • Live Support Chat – If you just can’t wait and need help NOW, come on down to IRC. Someone should be around to help pretty much all the time, but as always, please be patient when you come in to ask for help.

SABnzbd 0.5.2 Final is out

Posted by shypike on May 2nd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Finally we reached the Final status for release 0.5.2.
Details on the forum: