NZBFinder is a NewsNAB NZB indexing site located at NZBFinder.ws. The service advertises that they only index audio and high-quality video groups, so you don’t have to worry about garbage NZBs clogging up your search results. They also have a minimum for NZB files—250 megabytes—ensuring that there aren’t any fake files to deal with.
The service currently has approximately 500,000 NZB files available. They’re currently in the process of backfilling and will go back approximately 1100 days. The indexer looks for new NZB posts every 5 minutes.
You can donate to the site to get a higher level of service. You can donate $10 for 5000 API calls; $20 for 20,000 API calls; and $50 for unlimited API calls. You can also donate using the bitcoin service, which is great for those who want to maximize their privacy.
According to one of the founders, the service was started because so many other indexers have gone offline recently. Some details on the server if you are interested –
- CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 with 8 threads
- RAM: 32 GB DDR-3
- Storage: 3x Intel 310 120 GB SSD in RAID-5
- Connection: 1 Gb/s
There are 3 different types of accounts:
- Free - 10 API calls and 5 NZB downloads per day
- VIP - 5000 API calls and 5000 NZB Downloads per day
- Premium - 10.000 API calls and 10.000 NZB Downloads per day
- Elite - UNLIMITED API calls and UNLIMITED NZB Downloads per day and access to Spotweb!
This configuration is much more than is needed to support the existing userbase.
The free 50 API calls per day for free users is being offered to allow people to try out the service and to see if they want to go ahead and donate. The service is highly targeted toward video and audio, so it might be excellent for those who use applications such as Sickbeard, Couchpotato or Headphones.
You’ll still need USENET access to get the content from the NZB files. The NZBFinder service itself offers SSL encryption, meaning that you get security when you search and, if you’re using our preferred providers, you get encryption when you download your files, as well.