MP3 Grouppie is now FREE and available for download here.
mp3 grouppie freeware edition
Why spend time searching the web for MP3s when you could be downloading thousands of MP3s from
your local news server? MP3 Grouppie makes it easy by sorting through the literally tens of
thousands of articles and showing you what MP3 files are available.
With MP3 Grouppie you can listen to a preview before downloading a complete file, so you don't waste time
getting new music you don't really like.
And since you're downloading from a computer located at your internet service provider,
instead of some unknown computer halfway around the world, your downloads always occur at the
fastest possible speed, and are unaffected by internet network traffic conditions.
Never used internet news? That's okay, because MP3 Grouppie makes it a snap. Just enter
the name of your news server** and then select from the list of available MP3 related newsgroups.
MP3 Grouppie will get a list of the articles in the newsgroup, then summarize and display the
availability of the included MP3 files.
All you have to do is select the MP3s you wish to preview or download, and Go!
** If MP3 Grouppie's News Server Setup Wizard can't tell you what your news server name is, ask your internet service provider or sign up with Titan News for a professional news service.
If you want to sign up for a professional news service and really experience what MP3 Grouppie can offer, try Titan News. Their news servers carry 50,000 newsgroups and have 17 terabytes of data (that's more than you could ever download!) They offer 100% anonymous uploads and downloads and plans start at just $5.80 a month."
*** In order for MP3 Grouppie to support the new YEnc compression format you'll need to download and install one of the freeware YEnc proxy programs such as YProxy from Brawny Lads Software which is available here.
Removed advertising sponsorship from the application. MP3 Grouppie is now totally free freeware!
Added support for subscribing and unsubscribing from newsgroups.
You can now set the Local Article Limit to more than 10,000 articles per newsgroup.
News Server Setup Wizard now includes over 6000 ISP's news servers for easy setup.
Minor fixes to operation of News Server Setup Wizard.
Updated news servers list - there are now 2500 ISP news servers listed.
Fixed problem decoding some complete messages.
Updated news servers list.
In some situations, downloaded mp3 files were being deleted with the message. This is now fixed.
Added another 200 ISP news servers to the list.
Fixed situation where multiple connections to were being created and left open.
Updated known ISP news servers list.
Fixed problem opening new format message header files using international versions of Windows.
Fixed News Servers Setup Wizard detection of connection for some servers, added test for authentication.
Added to list of known news servers.
Header files are now deleted when switching to a different news server.
Changed default for 'Prompt for Download File Name/Location' to false.
News Server Setup Wizard has been added. News server will be looked up based on your email address.
Message filtering added.
Default newsgroup settings can now be set. Overrides can be made for each individual newsgroup.
Newsgroup settings: Default save directory, prompt for save location, add to playlist.
Application startup options.
Queued jobs can now be restored.
Changes to user interface.
Now using a new decoding algorithm - it's faster and is file based, so there is little effect on memory usage when decoding a file.
You can now delete messages you no longer want.
Messages can now be multiselected using the Shift key or by dragging the mouse.
Fixed user authentication.
Improved queue management. You can now cancel the currently active job, or stop any new jobs from being processed.
Added queue status and average transfer speed for current job to status bar.
Progress indicators are now more informative. When downloading multiple articles as part of a single file, the current article part is shown.
Added "Check for Latest Version" option under the Help menu.
Username and password are now saved correctly.
When an online error occurs, pressing Retry instead of OK will re-initialize the NNTP client object so you can try restarting the job without having to restart the app. This is a temporary fix for an elusive timeout error that would not reset the connection correctly.
Other behind the scenes fixes that improve overall stability.
First public release.