Try this ! You can preview everything you are currently downloading from newsgroups, including mp3, movie files, even a DVD !
based on VLC but not free like VLC
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Basically it works the same, you just select something that's in your queue then hit the "NZBPlay" icon and VLC (or whatever other player you specify) fires up and starts playing.
It's nice having the option to do that in the same program I regularly use to download.
I'd recommend donating and getting access to the latest version of Alt.Binz.
Unfortunately, because of my screen display configuration, I can't use nzbplayer (see capture attached).
As for alt.binz, I tried it once sometime ago and didn't like it.
Seems like a cool idea, and then a goofy idea.
For a DivX, I don't see why you'd bother, only takes like 10-15mins to download with a fast connection, now a DVD would be a different beast, that you could of watched all of it before you downloaded it, but then why would you want to watch a DVD on your box, personally I put them in my DVD player for my TV...
Would be nice to find something similar to preview a torrent you're downloading.
Last edited by maupassant; 03-31-2008 at 08:21 PM.
I have changed my screen display settings in order to be able to try NZBPlayer. Well, the softare simply refuses to connect to my Giganews account. I even lowered my number of active connections from 10 to 8 (as recommended), and nothing happens. It simply says "connecting" forever.
The BinTube Media Player and Usenet Newsreader needs several improvements (which I suggested to the developper), but it does work and I recommend you to give it a try. To quote the developper (said at the Slyck forum) :
"BinTube Media Player streams a much wider range of binary content. In addition to RARed Video it supports Images, audio, dvd images, cd images, nfo files and more. Any of these formats are supported whether or not they are in RARs. It also supports Base64 and UU encoded posts in addition to YEncoded ones. It also performs automatic repair by only downloading the required PAR files to perform the repair."