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unofficial abma/aba faq
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1. Preface
2. Introduction
3. Newsgroups
4. Encoding
     a. uu
     b. mime
     c. yEnc
5. Archives
     a. .rar/.r##/.part##.rar
     b. RAR recovery
     c. .ace/.c##
     d. .###
     e. .zip
6. Support Files
     a. .sfv
     b. .par/.p##
     c. .rev
     d. .idx/.sub/.ifo
     e. .smi/.ssa/.srt
     f. .nfo/.txt/.md5
7. Newsreaders
8. Posting
     a. Bad Requests
9. Auto-Posters
10. Hentai
11. Formats/codecs
     a. avi/ogm
     b. mpeg4
     c. mpg
     d. rm
     e. audio
     f. linux
12. News servers
13. Software
14. Appendices
     a. About the FAQ
     b. Mirroring the FAQ

The new home of the FAQ is http://animeusenet.org/wiki/.

This site exists only for historical/archival purposes.

13. Where was that software again?

This section collects the download information for the software mentioned in this FAQ. Note some of these URLs may be out of date. If nothing shows up, try a web search.

Tools

QuickSFV
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Mouse/4668/
RAR
http://www.rarsoft.com (for Windows and some other OSes)
http://macrar.free.fr (for Macs)
Mac DAT->MPG convertor
http://www.versiontracker.com
Berkeley MPEG tools for Linux
http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/research/mpeg/mpeg_encode.html
VCDgear
http://www.vcdgear.com/
MpegJoin
http://extra.newsguy.com/~theprof/Readme.html
AVI/DIVX convertor
http://members.xoom.com/cheekyb0y/ac3decode.html
VirtualDub
http://www.geocities.com/virtualdub/index.html
V-dub filters
http://www.geocities.com/virtualdub/virtualdub_filters.html
GrabIt
http://www.shemes.com/grabit/

Newsreaders

Agent & Free Agent
http://www.forteinc.com
NewsGrabber
http://www.news-grabber.com
Xnews
http://xnews.newsguy.com/
PAN
http://www.superpimp.org/

Posting programs

PowerPost
http://www.cosmicwolf.com/
AgentPost
http://www.skuz.net/madhat/

Video players

RealPlayer
http://www.real.com
MpegTV viewer for Linux
http://www.mpegtv.com/download.html
DIVX/ASF player for Linux
http://divx.euro.ru/
Xanim
http://xanim.va.pubnix.com/home.html

Codecs etc

Mpeg4 support for Windows
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/en/technologies/tools.asp#Downloads
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/en/default.asp
Mpeg4 support for Mac
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/download/macintosh.asp
Hacked DivX codec
http://divx.ctw.cc
Smpeg codec for Linux
http://www.lokigames.com/development/smpeg.php3

User Contributed Notes

shawn
2003-02-13 04:28pm
Add to the Newsreader section

http://www.newsbin.com
shawn
2003-02-13 04:32pm
Add to the codec section.

XVID, DivX (3,4,5) codec support:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow/
Planet_Destroyer
2003-05-18 11:17am
Are you wondering which audio/video CoDec is used in an avi/ogm? Then goto this page http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ or http://www.mediaarea.net/mediainfo/ to get some more CoDec information.
sleepy
2005-10-19 03:04am

The list does not mention some of the now more popular players and decoders. These are either very stable, of high quality, or provide extended functionality.

Players
========

Media Player Classic by Gabest

A great lightweight player that can handle many formats and host Quicktime + Realvideo if the codecs are installed. Not necessarily the most stable player, but it can play .ogm files, use directX, Overlays, dvd's and does **subtitling**!!

VideoLan Client AKA VLC

A good solid player (not perfect) that has some serious abilities as a streaming server. DVD playback functions seem more stable than Media Player Classic, and video quality is better when using a video out to a TV or secondary LCD monitor/TV.

Filters & Helpers
=================
VOBSub

While not a video codec, it is the best subtitle manager I have found. It produces nice clean and sharp looking subtitles around.

ffdshow

Mentioned by others it is a great video and now audio (yeah, you heard me audio!) filter and post processor. Use as a replacement for DivX or XVid codec installs. It does not enable encoding to any format, but it does decode mpeg4 format videos (divx, xvid etc..). It can also ad raw formated post processing to Mediaplayer (built in windows version) to enhance the quality of the playback (color balancing, deinterlacing etc..). It is not quite complete but the basic functions are stable and has surprisingly good results. Addtionally the new user interface is very nice and it can play nice with vobsub.

I use the audio filter version in addition to the video filter version, but I have not played with too many of the options yet. I used the audio codec version to successfully boost the voice track of a dvd that was oddly encoded. Not quite as mature as the video filter version, nor has as nice an interface, and it seems to chew up more of my processor time, buuuut it does add nice functional options.

Naota
2006-05-19 05:16pm
Newspost is a usenet binary autoposter for unix/linux: http://newspost.unixcab.org

Nzbperl is a nzb based usenet downloader in perl, allowing you to get nzbs from a binary usenet search website like http://www.binsearch.info or http://yabse.com and pass them on to nzbperl: http://noisybox.net/computers/nzbperl.

When I'm at work with only access to regular web browsers, it's nice to search for binaries and just send their nzb to my home computer for nzbperl to automate the download or e-mail myself the nzb so I can manually pass it to nzbperl when I get home.