Alt.Binz Newsreader

Alt Binz Features:

  • Import NZB files into queue
  • PAR2 and RAR support
  • Auto repair and extraction
  • Download from multiple servers
  • Schedule downloads / set speed
  • Alt.Binz Setup Guides

Alt Binz

Alt.Binz home page:


Alt.Binz newsreader details:

  • Supports various Usenet search engines: Newzbin, NewsLeech, Binsearch, NZBIndex, Yabse, Super Search
  • NZB file support: Allows user to import NZB files into the alt.binz download queue.
  • PAR & RAR Support: If needed, alt.binz downloads the par2 files and repairs the files. Also unrars the files for you.
  • Download scheduler: Allows you to easily manage when to start your downloads, and with what speed.
  • Download speed manager: Enables user to control speed of download
  • Full XPAT-server side search support.
  • SSL support via standard and alternate ports.
  • Multi-server support: Gives you the option of downloading from multiple servers in the same session.
  • Detailed log: Gives user a detailed overview of started and finished downloads
  • Collapse / Expand batches: Allows you to collapse or expand article sets that you are downloading
  • Customized user interface: Gives you the option to ex. add/remove tabs from the tab pane, or show/hide panels from the status bar.

Operating systems support:

  • Windows: Yes
  • Mac: Yes, with use of Wine or Crossover
  • Linux: Yes, with use of Wine


  • Alt.Binz version 25 is free but a 15 Euro “donation” will give you access to the contributors section and newer versions of software. The newsreader is well worth the one-time 15,00 € donation.

Tech support:

  • Forum
  • FAQ’s
  • Wiki page

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