What is an NZB file and what can you do with it?

An NZB file is a file format used to index and download files from Usenet, a distributed network for exchanging messages and files. An NZB file allows you to quickly and easily download files from Usenet servers, especially when it comes to large files such as movies, TV shows, music albums, software, and more.

What is an NZB file?

An NZB is an XML-based file format for retrieving files from Usenet servers. The format was created by the developers of Newzbin.com. An NZB file is effective if multiple files need to be downloaded.

An NZB is often created on a website. Think of, for example, Nzbindex.com and Binsearch.info. As a result, it is no longer necessary to start headers. Which is very inefficient. Because you also download information that is not necessary. Therefore, the NZB method is faster. And as an added benefit, less bandwidth is used.

Each Usenet message has a unique identifier called the “Message ID”. When a large file is posted to a Usenet newsgroup. It is usually divided into several messages. The so-called segments or parts. Each with its own Message ID. An NZB capable Usenet client. Like Grabit or Newsleecher. Will read all required Message IDs from the NZB file download and decode the messages back into a binary file. (usually using yEnc or uuencode ).

Content NZB files

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”iso-8859-1″ ?>
<!DOCTYPE nzb PUBLIC “-//newzBin//DTD NZB 1.0//EN” “http://www.newzbin.com/DTD/nzb/nzb-1.0.dtd”>
<!– NZB Generated by Binsearch.info (fcgi) –>
<nzb xmlns=”http://www.newzbin.com/DTD/2003/nzb”>

<file poster=”[email protected] (CPP-Gebruiker)” date=”1320590855″ subject=”test [14/14] – “test.part112.rar” yEnc (1/46)”>
<segment bytes=”397101″ number=”2″>[email protected]</segment>
<segment bytes=”396956″ number=”1″>part1of46.9Aq$xjKJMapRg8zOnUa3

What is an NZB file content

NZB files FAQ frequently asked questions

How can I open an NZB file?

you can open it via a Usenet download program. Some well-known ones are NZBGet, SAbnzbd, Newsleecher, and Grabit.

How can I download an NZB file?

There are several ways to download NZB files. You can download it from an NZB search engine, or from a Newnzab site.

Where can I find NZB files?

You can find it on various websites, such as an NZB search engine, Newznab site, a SpotWeb site.

How do you extract an NZB file?

You do not extract an NZB file, you import it into your Usenet download program, and this program then extracts the rar or zip files. If your program supports it to extract the files automatically. For example, the program NZBGet and SABnzbd support this.

How can I open an NZB file with SpotNet?

In SpotNet go to Bewerken (Edit) then SABNzbd, Select SABnzbd Openen (open SABnzbd).

How does NZB work?

An NZB contains references to the newsgroups. Where the files you want are located. This way your Usenet download program knows where these files can be downloaded from.

Nowadays, even passwords can be present in these files, so that the download program knows the password of your download. Your Usenet download program must be able to handle this. For example, SABnzbd and NZBGet can handle this. And the passwords are not always in the NZB file either.

How do I find out the password of an NZB file?

If you open the file with notepad. Then you need to look for the line with the word “password”. If you can’t find this line then there is no password on file. Or the password is listed elsewhere on a website such as a Usenet community. It then becomes very difficult to find out the NZB password.

Hoe koppel ik het download programma aan een NZB bestand?


In Windows, right-click on the file, choose Open with. Then select Another App. And check the box, Always use this app to open .nzb files.

What does NZB mean?

The abbreviation stands for NewZBin. The file format was developed by the developers of the Newzbin.com website

How do I create an NZB file?

For more information see the article How do I create an NZB file?

Do you want to download NZB files?

Then take a look at this NZB page: NZB sites.

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