SABnzbd can read RSS-feeds provided by websites like www.newzbin.com and www.tvnzb.com.
These sites will offer you the latest downloads or return results based on some query.
For a list of supported RSS sites see here.
Each feed is analysed using filters.
A filter looks for text pattern in the title of the entries.
A filter "matches" if the text it contains is found inside a title.
You can add '*' characters that will match arbitrary parts of the title.
There are accept and reject filters.
The filters are analysed in order and the first matching one will be selected.
An example will make things clear.
Suppose you subscribe to the feed http://www.tvnzb.com/tvnzb_new.rss.
The output of titles in this feed could be:
My first baby steps hdtv xvid Part 1 You and me and the dog Part 1 You and me and the dog Part 2 My first teen steps hdtv xvid Part 1 My first baby steps xvid Part 1 My first baby steps hdtv xvid Part 2 The making of My first baby steps xvid hdtv
Now suppose you want to get all "My … first steps" episodes, but only when marked hdtv.
And your not interested in "Making of".
So, you set up these filters:
Reject || making of Accept || first*steps*hdtv
The Reject filter should come first, otherwise the Accept filter will also pick the "Making of".
It's also possible to setup a "Required" filter.
This means that the following filters are only applied when a title matches the "Required" filtrer.
Suppose you are only interested in the "hdtv" format, you setup this:
Reject || making of Require || hdtv Accept || first*steps Accept || second*steps
The feed buttons have these meanings:
|Save||Save the definition (or changes)|
|Delete||Delete the whole feed|
|Preview||Read the feed and apply the filters|
|Download||Read the feed, apply the filters and download matches|
Clicking Preview will show a page with the current data collected from the feed.
If you are not satisfied with the result, adjust the filter and click Rematch/Show again.
In case you just want to download a non-matching job, just click the download link.
Clicking Download will do the same as preview, but it will also download all matching jobs.
WARNING: The ',' (comma) and '#' characters are not allowed!.
If you check the checkbox next to the name of the feed, it will be automatically processed.
The time between scans can be set in Config->General, item "RSS checking rate".
Note: you do not need to setup anything in the Scheduler.
Note: to prevent the download of a (potentially) large backlog, the first batch of NZBs will not be downloaded automatically. These lines are marked with an asterisk '*'. Only new jobs in subsequent read-outs will be downloaded.
If you still want the matches in the first batch to be downloaded, click on the "Force Download" button.
Newzbin.com Search RSS
For newzbin you have to do some more.
First you define a search on the website http://www.newzbin.com
Define the search, and test it a bit.
Then find the RSS icon on the left side of the page.
Click the RSS icon, you will now see an XML representation of the search.
Copy the long string in the address bar of the browser (everything!)
It will look something like this:
Paste this string as the RSS feed definition in SABnzbd.
Finally setup your filters.
Note that newzbin already allows you to do a lot of pre-filtering.
You may not even need SABnzbd to do any filtering, in that case define a single Accept filter with just a * character.