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Manage Usenet Downloads from Anywhere with SABMobile

Last week we showed how to download and manage all of those favorite NZBs using multi-batch downloading with SABnzbd. This week we take downloading with SABnzbd one step further and show you how to manage your Usenet downloads from anywhere with SABMobile. For those who want to queue new downloads on the go and have a SAB server cranking at home, this app is a total must-have.

What is SABMobile?

SABMobile is 3rd-party mobile management application for the SABnzbd web interface that runs on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. SABMobile allows for full management of the SABnzbd web console, allowing for RSS feeds to be added and read, NZB files to be uploaded and full download queue control with pause, resume and delete to remove NZBs when needed. One of the unique features, for those who are really concerned with security, is that SABMobile has an SSH option when adding a SABnzbd server so that if you are running a SAB server on a box with SSH, you can connect through a secure shell tunnel from anywhere on the web directly to your local server.

How do I setup a SAB server with SABMobile?

  1. Log into your local SABnzb server web UI
  2. Click Config > General and record Host IPPort and API Key
  3. Download, install and launch SABMoble
  4. Click Add Server
  5. Type in a Name for the server
  6. Enter the Server IP (This will be the LAN IP if accessing locally or WAN IP if accessing outside  home network) **If accessing outside LAN, a port will have to be mapped to local SAB server. 
  7. Turn ON/OFF API Key (Enter API Key if set to ON)
  8. Set SSL to ON/OFF depending on whether SAB server has SSL enabled
  9. Enable SSH Tunnel if SAB is being accessed via the outside web with secure shell
  10. Click Save.
  11. Tap on the Server Name to  Connect.  

Where Can I Get SABMobile?

SABMobile can be dowloaded here using any of the links on the developers website that match the mobile platform needed. This powerful app only costs $2.99 and works flawlessly.

Check Before Downloading with NZB Completion Checker

Because all of the content stored on the Usenet is user generated and not regulated, sometimes users may post something incorrectly, making their post incomplete or even corrupt thus making it impossible for the original files to be put back together after download. When this happens valuable download time and bandwidth is lost. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a tool that would allow users to check our servers to make sure a file set and all articles of that set are complete on our servers by checking it against the NZB they are trying to download? Guess what? We can do just that.

NZB Completion Checker Working

NZB Completion Checker for Windows scanning an NZB for total completion.

To check an NZB to make sure all the articles and parts of a file set are available on our servers, we need to open the NZB in question with NZB Completion Checker. NZB Completion Checker is a light weight very powerful desktop app for Windows that will allow us to check the entire contents of the NZB against our Usenet servers. Doing this, will give us a clear picture of what articles and parts of the file set inside the NZB are available to us for download. Knowing ahead of time whether or not an NZB is complete, will help users to decide if we should download that NZB or move on to something else.

NZBcc allows for the configuration of primary Usenet servers and backup Usenet servers to find missing articles not found on the primary server. Anyone using NZBcc before downloading, will definitely save a great deal of time not downloading damaged files, especially for larger Posts.

For more information about NZBcc, visit the developer’s website here.

Usenet Refresher: What is an NZB?

Developed by Newsbin, an NZB is an XML file format containing a full list of message IDs for the binary content you want to transfer on Usenet. Simply put, an NZB file serves as a table of contents of Usenet articles to download for your NZB client or newsreader.

Because each binary file is broken up into smaller compressed files (usually RAR format) along with PAR parity files to to repair any missing parts after download, these smaller parts are spread across many Usenet messages or articles to make it possible to store the entire file on the Usenet. An NZB points to all the parts that make up the file you want, making it the easiest and fastest way to download binary content from the Usenet.

Getting started is easy!

  1. Sign up with UsenetServer
  2. Get a Newsreader 
  3. Search with Global Search!

Free, Fast and Easy Global Search

Free, Fast and Easy Global Search Helps You Find Exactly What You’re Looking For

The Usenet is stacked with so much client produced substance, it might appear to be overwhelming at times to find exactly what you’re looking for.  One of the best benefits of using Usenetserver is Global Search transforms how you search through over 111,000 newsgroups.

Usenetserver’s Global Search makes the Usenet more user-friendly, making things simple to find. It also permits our clients to rapidly and effortlessly scan the newsgroups for articles that match their search keyword criteria, select the desired results and create a custom NZB file to download the articles.

With Global Search, you can additionally channel articles by post age, post date and poster name. Usenetserver’s Global Search is accessible for all Usenetserver subscribers. Global Search makes searching the Usenet a truly enjoyable experience.

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