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Postby huffman7773 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:18 pm

I am a long time user of Newsbin but this new version is totally different from my old Newsbin Pro 4.32.

My Newsbin has become almost useless. On many download the files are not complete. There is no way to fix the files in QuickPar.

If I purchase version 6, will I have the same problem?

I would like to try the 15 day trial version. Would this trial version be fully functional?

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Re: Newsbin Information

Postby Quade » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:34 pm

Usenet is a moving target these days and the latest version is the most likely to work with current usenet. That said, the fundamental thing need for good downloading is a good news server.

What news server are you using?

If you already have a key, you might not need to buy anything. It depends on whether it's an old format key or a new format key. I'd just install and try it.
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Re: Newsbin Information

Postby huffman7773 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 am

I was told to get the latest Beta version and it would correct my problem.

I am not sure how to get that. One thing I have seen is Newsbin Pro 6 is totally different from my old 4.32 version.

I like to see the comments on the Beta version.
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Re: Newsbin Information

Postby huffman7773 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:00 am

Right now I have two downloaders and one server. My server is Thundernews.
I have Newsbin Pro v 4.32 the latest version of Sabnzbd. Sabnzbd is an OFF and ON situation. I never know when it is going to work.

With Newsbin Pro 4.32 I never know what it will download. The issue is that it does NOT download all the files that it should. There is no way to fix the downloaded files because there are no PAR files to use Quickpar with. Image link not allowed for unregistered users

That why I am looking for a better downloader.

I like the layout of Newsbin the way it is on 4.32. The big question is:
If I purchase Newsbin Pro 6, can I talk to some one and have them talk me through making ver 6 look like ver 4?
I would expect to do that and I know the Newsbin Community has a chat function. I just need to know how to get into it.
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Re: Newsbin Information

Postby Quade » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:04 pm

http://www.newsbin.com/beta.php

I'd install it and see how far you can get. Then ask specific questions.
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Re: Newsbin Information

Postby huffman7773 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:16 pm

I just installed latest beta. I got the 15 day free trial.
I asked it to be in the version 4 format. I guess it did sort of, but does NOT look anything like my old 4.32 version.

Anyway gave it an nzb and started to download and then went into pause. That is NOT worth a darn.

Can you give the URL where I can CHAT online with a technician from Newsbin. I know I saw it somewhere.

Be patience (I keep telling myself. Thank you much.
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Re: Newsbin Information

Postby dexter » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:32 pm

You can catch someone on our irc channel at irc.newsbin.com, join the #newsbin channel.

You already have a lifetime key to Newsbin, you don't need to purchase a new key, just enter your existing key under Help -> Register/Update Key within Newsbin.
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Re: Newsbin Information

Postby huffman7773 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:05 pm

GRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I just tried to download files from an nzb posted this morning. It was a TV show.
It did not start to download and I had to select all the files tell it to download to another folder. Sad to say it did the same thing as my old Newsbin 4.32. It is not even funny any more. I can not seem to get anything work.

I will give that irc site a try. Maybe they can help.
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