NZB Hydra Lets You Search for NZBs More Easily

December 7, 2017

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Tired of searching multiple NZB sites? NZB Hydra might make things easier for you.

The Program

NZB Hydra searches multiple NZB sites. The developer calls it a “spiritual successor” to NZBMegasearch. It’s still in alpha, so if you want to check it out, be aware that there might be issues here and there.

The program searches several Newznab compatible NZB indexers. They include NZBClub, NZBIndex, Womble and some others.

The program also allows you to search IMDB, TVRage and other sources to find NZBs for the binaries you’re after.

It will also give you stats on the various indexers you search. It gives you the response time, information on any errors encountered and more.

The program runs on Python 2.7. It’s compatible with reverse proxies but, as is the case with the other features, not everything is smoothed out as of yet, so there might be some issues that have to be dealt with before everything is running optimally.

Get Involved

The developer is inviting those who are interested to give NZB Hydra a shot and to put it through its paces.

There’s quite a bit on the to-do list for the program, including designing a better GUI and devising a way to make it possible to start and stop the program from the GUI itself.

If you have graphic design skills, the developer is also looking for a logo, so you can ask about contributing, even if you’re not overly techy and don’t want to get into the programming end of things.

The developer also says that the project would benefit from having an experienced web developer aboard. If you fit that bill, you can head over to the project’s homepage at Github and see how you can throw into the effort.

While NZB Hydra might not be ready for prime time as of yet, the program certainly does have some promise. Cutting down the amount of time that one has to spend searching through NZB sites would be great for many people and would certainly make USENET more productive.

You can see our reviews of NZB indexers to learn more about where you can go right now to start downloading binaries. You can also use Newsreaders such as Newhosting and some others that have included search features to hunt down the NZB files you’re after.

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