Configure Medusa Ubuntu to download series from Usenet

We are going to configure Medusa on an Ubuntu system. So that TV series are automatically downloaded from the newsgroups.

Before starting this tutorial, the NZBGet program must already be installed and running. if that is not the case see the NZBGet tutorial.

Create TV folders for Medusa

Create a folder.

mkdir tv1

Give everyone permissions to the folder.

chmod -R tv1

Configure Medusa Settings

Now open Medusain your web browser. http://ip-adress:8897

Configure Ubuntu Medusa

Click on the gear icon at the top right. And go to General.

Configure Medusa TV Folders Ubuntu

Click New. And add all TV series folders you have created.

And click onSave Changes.

If you are using Set as Default. Then by default, every series is added here. You can still do this separately for each series.

Search settings

Medusa settings ubuntu

Now go to Search settings.

Configure Ubuntu Medusa usenet retention

Adjust the Usenet retention. This is often set too low. You can consult the website of your Usenet provider for the correct setting.

failed downloads redownload medusa via newznab

Turn onUse Failed Downloads and Delete Failed.

If a download fails, a new nzb file is downloaded from a newznab provider. And the failed download will be cleaned up.

Medusa be ignore ubuntu

If you also want to download foreign series. then you have to remove your foreignlanguage here. Although the chance is very small that the foreign tv show will be downloaded.

filter medusa words

If your device cannot handle x265 files. Then you can fill that in at Undesired words.

With Preferred words you enter x264 or x265.

And click onSave Changes.

Go to NZB search.

Configure Medusa nzbget

Check the Search NZBs box. And fill in the details of your NZBGet.

Its default password is nzbget. Unless you modified this.

Search providers

Medusa ubuntu menu

Now go to Search providers.

And choose Configure costum newznab providers. Most built-in providers are only for the torrent network. It is best not to use Binsearch. You’re probably getting a lot of unsatisfactory downloads.

See Newznab providers for list.

En vergeet save changes te doen.

Medusa Search Subtitles

Go to Subtitles Search settings.

configure medusa subtitles

add your desired subtitle language. You can add more then once Sometimes series are difficult to understand and then you have a back-up plan.

Medusa subtitle plugins ubuntu

Go to the Subtitles plugins tab.

Select the above services.

subtitles plugin logins ubuntu

Go to the Plugins settings tab.

And enter the login details of these two services here.

If you don’t have accounts here yet, see:

https://www.opensubtitles.org/en/newuser

https://www.addic7ed.com/login.php

Medusa Post processing

Go to post processing.

Setting up Ubuntu Medusa Post Processing

Check the box Enable download handler.

rename episodes medusa

Go to Episode naming.

Take over the above. You will see at Single-EP Sample.Season 02/Show.Name.S02E03.720p.HDTV-RLSGROUP.ext. This ensures that the subtitle search also works well. Plus you won’t get any strange file names.

download metadata medusa

Go to Metadata.

You can choose to download covers for Kodihere. Or something else you use to watch your TV series. Here you have to choose what you want to download.

kodi libary update medusa

If you want Kodi to be updated. Take over your above. And enter the ip address of your Kodi device.

Add TV series to download

Add Medusa TV Episodes

Click Showat the top. And then Add shows.

add new series medusa

Now press Add New Show.

tv series search medus

Search for your desired TV series. And click on search. If your desired TV series has been found, select it.

Press Next.

set hd or sd medusa

Select Costum And use the CTRL key to select multiple.

Medusa is now looking for new TV episodes.

This was the tutorial to configure Medusa in Ubuntu.

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