In this Lidarr Configuring Ubuntu tutorial. Let’s set Lidarr with the program NZBGet to automatically download the latest desired music from the newsgroups.
Update Lidarr Check
Be the first to see if there is an update available for Lidarr.
Open System. Then go to Status.
Press on the icon with the two arrows.
Then, press Install latest.
And then wait a while. Tot de update klaar.
You may have to press restart at the top right. Lidarr should do that itself but that didn’t work well for me.
It’s important that we turn on renaming. Otherwise, you may get files with strange names. This differs per uploader.
Open Settings. Then select Media management.
Check Rename Tracks.
Select the question mark.
Select the second option. And then select Multi Disc Track Format. En kies dan ook voor de tweede optie.
Check the Ignore Deleted Tracks checkbox.
Add Liarr indexers
We need to add indexers in lidarr. So that Lidarr knows where the music can be downloaded from. The nzb files are offered on these indexers. Then the desired files are downloaded from the newsgroups.
Go to Settings. And then Indexers.
Click on the plus icon.
Enter the details of your Newznab provider here. If you don’t have these. See the newznab servers page. The more Newznab servers you add. The greater the chance that your desired music will be found in the newsgroups.
The api key of the Newznab server. You can often find it under your account. And then site api.
Click Save. And then Test.
Please include the above information. This increases the chance that a download is good. But of course it also has to do with your Newznab provider. These are not always good.
You can often find the Retenetion on the website of your Usenet provider. Nowadays this is a few years, for a paid Usenet provider. With free providers, this is often only a few days.
Now click Save changes.
Configure NZBget Lidarr
Go to the Download client tab.
Select the Plus icon.
Now select NZBGet.
Enter your details from NZBGet. Press on Test. And if the test went well then click Save.
By default, the NZBget username and password is nzbget. I do recommend adjusting this if you haven’t already done so.
If the test did not go well. then check the username and password. Usually, the password is wrong. Think of spaces, for example.
Kodi database updaten Lidarr
If you use Kodi, or another system to manage your music. Dan moet je hiervan de bibliotheek updaten. Below I explain how you do that for Kodi. But you can also use it for Plex or any other system.
Go to Settings. Then select Connect. Click on the Plus sign.
All checkmarks under Notification Triggers. Ensure that you see a notification in Kodi. These checkmarks are not necessary to update the library.
Scroll further down. And here you will see the checkbox Update Library. This one is very important! Otherwise, Kodi will not see the new release. You can set the rest of the checkmarks to your own taste.
Go to Settings and then Metadata.
Click Kodi. And check Enable.
You can indicate here what the minimum size of your music files should be. This ensures that you download less junk.
I would set a minimum size of 1mb. And for FLAC 3MB.
This was the tutorial to how to configure Lidarr in Ubuntu with NZBGet. Are you still running into something? Then see the Lidarr FAQ page, or leave a message.
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