Downloading From Usenet

When downloading from Usenet, you will encounter a variety of file formats. The links below explain the most common file types, file extensions, buzzwords, and the free software you may need to handle them.

AC3 ASF AVI Bin/Cue DIVX DVD9 FLV
GIF IMG H.264 IDX JPG MKV MOV
M3U M4A MP3 MPG MPEG NZB NFO
PAR PAR2 PDF P01 QT R00 R01
RAR RA RM S01 SFV SIT SRR
SRS SRT SSL SUB TS VOB WMV
yEnc .1 - - - - -

More file types at FileInfo.com

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4 Responses to “Downloading From Usenet”

  1. mad says:

    Ok I download files that are PDI and I tried everything to open them even using mac tools and nothing. I used a hex edit to open them and the files are in there but I can’t Fuxxxxx open them.

    There seem to be alot of pdi files yet this tool nor this site list it

  2. admin says:

    Those files are probably made by InstantCopy from Pinnacle, so you may need that program to open them. See this page.

  3. shin says:

    I have down a document a few days ago, this is file.rar, I can not open it although my computer has winrar. when I try to open it I see” the archive is unknown or damaged”. now I do not how I can open it, I think I will down IMG or FLV file. I really don not what File I should down, Can you help me choose a file that is suitable with my situation? please!
    I think my document I down that include document+mp3.
    please, help me !

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