Projects / Kwooty


Kwooty is a .nzb usenet binary grabber for KDE 4. Its main features include multi-server support, smart Par2 download, automatic file verification/repairing and archive extraction (RAR, Zip, 7z), automatic file downloading after opening the NZB file, shutdown scheduling, built-in SSL connection support, queue management, and more.

Operating Systems

Last announcement

Kwooty 0.7.0 19 Apr 2011 21:47

This release brings the following enhancements : - Retry action added (accessible via "right click > Retry" context menu or "Downloads > Retry" menu) that allows to re set in queue files whose download/verify/extract process failed - Bandwidth management plugin added that allows to limit and schedule download speed - Active servers will now try to also download files not found by Master server (in a load balancing way if several active servers are set) instead of just being considered as missing - Basic splitted files (as name.ext.001, name.ext.002) merging process is handled (in addition of rar, zip and 7z archives) - A decoded file with a bad CRC will be notified to user (with an appropriate icon and status)

Recent releases

  •  01 Apr 2013 14:56

    Release Notes: This release can be built with KDE version from 4.6 instead of KDE 4.7. It also fixes the following bug: When the successfully-downloaded folder was transferred into the favorite folder by the Category plugin, the "Downloads" button would jump into the favorite folder instead of jumping into the proper child folder.

    •  25 Feb 2013 21:11

      Release Notes: An NZB merging feature has been added. Manual extract can be performed via a context menu. An option that allows you to manually choose a transfer folder from a context menu was added. You can now choose a default transfer folder for all pending downloads. When download retry is performed, all connections to servers are reestablished. Segment data cache management was added. In server settings, a warning icon will appear if whitespace has been detected. Par2 verification progress percentage is now estimated. "Start all" / "Pause all" buttons are now properly enabled or disabled. There were several code optimizations.

      •  27 Sep 2012 20:40

        Release Notes: This release fixes a bug that caused the main window display property to not be correctly restored on the next desktop login.

        •  28 Jul 2012 11:09

          Release Notes: This release add the new plugin "Categories" which allows transferring downloaded contents to favorite folders. A bypass feature has been added to the Scheduler plugin. New nzb items can now automatically be set on Pause. Better download/pause behavior is used. There's a new option, "Display tiny file names", and better distinction of par2 files (to improve readability, the names of par2 files are displayed in gray). The mean download speed of each server is now in the server statistics panel (feature request). The maximized setting of the "about server" statistics panel is now correctly restored.

          •  10 Jun 2012 21:14

            Release Notes: This release fixes an issue related to shutdown (which was not working on GNOME 3) and can keep its main window hidden when a nzb has been loaded, if kwooty is minimized in the system tray.


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