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Icon checkSum+ 1.5.3

Check or create SFV files.
checkSum+ will handle md5, sfv & cvs files (please, do not confuse with cvs files, since these can be any kind of database file). These files store "checksum" information about files, and will allow this and other applications know if the related files are or not corrupted. You will often find these files in USENET newsgroups and other places, where there is a risk of data loss. So, the original distributor of some files, usually *large* files, will create and also distribute some of these files, so the final recipient of such files can check for the integrity of these. This is very useful, eg, for multi-segment files. When you attempt to join them, if one of them is corrupted, the attempt will simply fail, and you won't know what segment is corrupted. But using these files (md5, sfv or cvs), you can know what is the bad file, and re-download it again, instead of re-downloading all the stuff.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Pescados Software
  • Modification Date: September 13, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 213 Kb
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Icon Hogwasher 4.3

Hogwasher is the ultimate newsgroup browser for OS X. File downloads in multiple connections across multiple servers, thread trees and extensive filtering for keeping your discussions accessible, and a complete email client just in case.
  • License: Shareware, $22
  • Author/Publisher: Asar Corporation
  • Modification Date: December 22, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 8.2 MB
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Icon iSFV 0.31

iSFV is an easy to use integrity checker for SFV files. Use it to test for corrupt files in packages that come with SFV files. You can also use it to edit or create your own SFV files.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Eoros
  • Modification Date: July 27, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 236 Kb
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Icon MacHacha 4.0.1


If you usually download movies, music or large archives from news groups, public web servers, streamload, edonkey or whatever place, this is your tool.
If you'd like transportate a 5MB document in a floppy disk to your home, or fit a 400MB archive in two ZIP discs, or even move a 7GB film to a computer with a DVD burner and you only have a single CD-RW, this is your tool.
If you wish share a 6MB document with your PC-friends over the internet and you can only put up online chunks of 1MB because of your ISP restrictions, this is your tool.
13 MacHacha will do a simple job: split archives into smaller parts and join them when requested.
What are the supported formats by MacHacha?
Currently, both split & join: Hacha, WinSplit, FastSplit, Split&Concat, HJSplit & UNIX/Linux. You can also join documents from Hacha's newest version and Windows MasterSplitter (see FAQ in this distribution) and RAR normal and multi-segment files.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Pescados Software
  • Modification Date: July 29, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 780 Kb
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Icon MacPAR deLuxe 4.2.6

MacPAR deLuxe is a utility program that runs on the Apple Macintosh. It is useful to you if you download (or upload) binary files from internet newsgroups (a.k.a. "Usenet").
Often, binary content comes in the form of sets of many files that together form a "rar" archive. MacPAR deLuxe assist you in combining these files after the download finishes.
- It verifies that the file set is complete, and all files are undamaged. MacPAR deLuxe can recover missing information by processing so called "par" and "par2" files.
- After the verification step, MacPAR deLuxe unpacks the data. If possible with its built-in unrar engine, or otherwise by launching the appropriate program.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Gerard Putter
  • Modification Date: July 29, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 2.2 MB
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Icon MacSOUP 2.8.3

MacSOUP is an offline reader for Usenet newsgroups and Internet e-mail. If you don't know what newsgroups are, you probably don't need this program. MacSOUP is primarily a newsreader, its e-mail capabilities are somewhat rudimentary compared to "real" e-mail clients.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Stefan Kurth
  • Modification Date: December 15, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.6 MB
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 1.5 MB
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Icon MediaInfo 0.7.62

What information can I get from MediaInfo?
- General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration...
- Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate...
- Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate...
- Text: language of subtitle
- Chapters: number of chapters, list of chapters
What format (container) does MediaInfo support?
- Video: MKV, OGM, AVI, DivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB)... (Codecs: DivX, XviD, MSMPEG4, ASP, H.264, AVC...)
- Audio: OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF...
- Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, SAMI...

To make an .nos file for Usenet: view the media file info as text; copy and paste into a text editor and save as .txt; change extension from .txt to .nos
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Zenitram
  • Modification Date: October 26, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 5.5 MB
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Icon MT-NewsWatcher 3.5.3b3

MT-NewsWatcher is a Usenet news client for the Macintosh. Usenet is a globally distributed news network over which many thousands of people distribute messages every day, and which contains discussion groups on virtually every topic under the sun. MT-NewsWatcher allows you to quickly and efficiently target the articles you wish to read, with sophisticated yet easy to use filtering, searching and sorting features. The program also makes viewing and saving binaries from newsgroups easy, and works transparently across multiple news servers.
MT-NewsWatcher is derived from an earlier program called simply "NewsWatcher", by John Norstad of Northwestern University, but greatly enhances that program's feature set.

To stop NewsWatcher from crashing on Lion, turn off Lion's Resume feature by unchecking the System Preferences > General > "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" checkbox.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Simon Fraser
  • Modification Date: July 5, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.0 MB - version 3.5.3b3
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icon NZB Drop 2.43

NZB Drop frees you from crawling through millions of headers to get at the content you want. With an NZB file specifying your desired content, simply drag and drop unto NZB Drop and experience the simplest, drop dead fastest way ever to retrieve files from Usenet newsgroups.
  • License: Shareware, $29
  • Author/Publisher: Asar
  • Modification Date: March 4, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 3.7 MB
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Icon NZBVortex 2.9.4

The small and efficient NZB client for OSX, optimized for performance and ease of use. NZBVortex is very feature complete and extremely tuned for optimal download speeds and minimal system resource usage. Just search for or add your desired NZB then let take NZBvortex control: it will download the minimal required data to complete the download, uncompress, cleanup and move the download to your desired location. No overflood in settings or info: we take care of all the technical stuff in the background. A real set-and-forget download application: add a NZB and NZBVortex will take care of the rest.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: VortexApps
  • Modification Date: March 27, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 8.2 MB
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Icon Osiris 3.2.2

A drag and drop application to post a folder or folders of files to specified newgroups using MT-Newswatcher.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Wooden Brain Concepts
  • Modification Date: June 22, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, MT-Newswatecher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 493 Kb
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Icon RAR 4.2.0

RAR is a compression and decompression program that allows you to save files, password protect them, or even take large files and break them up into many smaller parts. RAR is available for several platforms, and you can even download the decompression part for free.
  • License: Shareware, $29
  • Author/Publisher: Alexander Roshal
  • Modification Date: June 9, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 584 Kb
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icon Rarify 0.8.1

1. What is this
This is a very simple interface to the rar binary. And RAR is a popular compression format in the PC-side-of-the-life. Keep in mind that the RAR format won't support OSX-specific flags (ie, resource fork). For advanced options, use the rar binary in CLI mode itself, or look for other interfaces.
2. Usage
Use the Preferences window to adjust some settings (password if needed, segments if needed, etc.) and then drop onto Rarify's icon your file(s)/folder(s) in order to compress them.
3. Requirements & Installation
Rarify will run under OS X 10.4 and 10.5, both Intel and PPC architectures.
1. Drop Rarify onto your favorite location.
Due to licensing issues, I prefer you install the rar binary manually yourself (so you can read its readme, read its license, purchase a copy or whatever you wish).
2. Install if needed the rar binary. To do so:
-Go to http://www.rarlabs.com/ downloads section.
-Choose your favorite download (usually, the newer version of the rar binary for OS X) and download it.
-Unpack.
-Make a new Finder window ("Apple + N"). Type "Apple + Shift + G". Type "/usr/local/bin".
-Now, copy the unpacked "rar" binary file onto the "/usr/local/bin" window. Authenticate as administrator if needed.
If you prefer not doing such a thing (!), you can copy as well the rar binary to the following destination (instead of "/usr/bin" or "/usr/local/bin"):
-Rarify/Contents/Resources..
3. You can instead use the "Update RAR binary..." menu item under the application menu and these steps will be done automagically by Rarify.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Pescados Software
  • Modification Date: November 23, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 86 Kb
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Icon SABnzbd+ 0.7.11

SABnzbd is an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python.
It's totally free, incredibly easy to use, and works practically everywhere.
SABnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything we can. All you have to do is add an .nzb. SABnzbd takes over from there, where it will be automatically downloaded, verified, repaired, extracted and filed away with zero human interaction.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: SABnzbd-Team
  • Modification Date: February 7, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 23.6 MB
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Icon Split&Concat 3.0

In Internet newsgroups large files often are split into smaller parts since messages can not be of more than a certain size to be able to post them in newsgroups. For that reason you can find often binary files that are split in parts like filename.mp3.001, filename.mp3.002, filename.mp3.003, etc. While it is possible to put these parts together using commands in the Terminal, not everybody is comfortable with the command line.
That's why I decided to write a small utility that makes it easy to split large files or merge pre-split files -- all from a comfortable OS X interface. This simplifies the process of uploading and downloading split files from the Internet, as well as making it possible to store a large file across two or more CD-R's.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Loek Jehee
  • Modification Date: September 5, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 6.4 MB
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icon tin 2.0.1

tin is a threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader for a variety of platforms.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: tin.org
  • Modification Date: December 24, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 2.5 MB
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icon The Unarchiver 3.6

The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "BOMArchiveHelper.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than BOMArchiveHelper, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. I personally find it useful for opening Japanese archives, but it should handle many other languages just as well.
Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, Rar, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Dag Agren
  • Modification Date: January 5, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 5.1 MB
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Icon Unison 2.1.10

Usenet. It's a global network filled with vivid discussions, unique music, pictures, and more. And Unison? It's the second coming of Usenet: a fun, powerful, and Mac-like newsreader. Get on!
General Features
Improved Download Manager
Pause your queue, restart groups, and more
Rules
Highlight or kill incoming items automatically
Personalities
Be whoever you want, whenever
Favorites Drawer
Switch groups without, er, leaving a group
NZB File Support
Download files from Usenet search engines
Lots more!
  • License: Shareware, $29
  • Author/Publisher: Panic Software
  • Modification Date: November 30, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 9.5 MB
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Intel Denotes Mac OS X Intel Native
Universal Binary Denotes Mac OS X Intel & PPC Native
OS X PPC Denotes Mac OS X PPC Native
Classic PPC Denotes Mac OS 8/9 PPC Native
680x0 Denotes Mac OS 680x0 Native
Non-Specific Code Denotes Non-OS Specific Code
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