Configure Sonarr Synology Nas system for TV episodes

In this tutorial Sonarr configure Synology Nas system. We are going to configure Sonarr in such a way that TV series are downloaded from the newsgroups on your Synology Nas system. Before you start this tutorial. NZBGet must already be installed and running.

Sonarr Media Management

sonar settings

Go to Settings and then the Tablad Media Management.

 Configure Sonarr Rename Synology episodes

Rename Episode is set to Yes.

You might wonder why rename? Well that’s very simple quite what releases are encrypted. this will give you strange file names. Like for example “02ffbc012101519975abb1a24015ef13.x264” and then it becomes a huge mess and programs like Auto-sub and Kodi can’t handle this very well.

That’s why set the right settings for scene releases here.

Standard Episode Format “{Series.Title}. SE{season:00}.{ Episode.Title}{episode:00}{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}”

Daily Episode Format “{Series Title} -{Air-Date}- {Episode Title} {Quality Full}”

Series Folder Format “{Series Title}”

Season Folder Format “{Series Title}”

Create empty series folders Yes

Download Propers Yes

Analyse video files Yes

Sonarr profiles

Now we are going to configure Sonarr Synology Profiles.

sonarr select desired quality synology

Click a section that you want to start using. And adjust this to your own preference. Above is my preference. It is best to leave the language on English. Unless a TV series is also available in your own language. But the chance is very small that it is found.

By hovering over the three indents, you can adjust the order of what Sonarr tries to download first. At Cutoff you indicate when Sonarr has to stop searching. When you’re done, click Save.

Configure Sonar Quality

Now to configure the quality of Sonarr Synology.

configure Sonarr Synology

Now we go to the Tablad Quality. By default, the Minuim Quality is 0. It’s best to customize it. So that some junk is filtered. Beware! If you watch Animation series, don’t set it too low. Because this type of TV series are usually much smaller than a normal TV series.

Beware! As you can see, you also have to change the Title here to keep them close to the scene name. Of the dashes make a point and 1080p and 720p must be at the front. Zo as na example “720p.HDTV”.

Sonarr Indexers

newznab add sonarr

Now we go to the tab indexers. These are sites whose NZB files are downloaded automatically. The more you add, the greater the chance that your TV series will be downloaded. See Newznab provider for an overview of Newznab sites. Create an account with some of these Newznab providers. If you have done so, click on the plus.

create sonarr newznab costum

Then, at Neznab, click Costume.

usenet craweler newznab sonarr

Enter the details of the Newznab site.

neznab-api usenet

The API key can almost always be found in your account settings on the NewzNab site. When done do a Test first and then Save. Now add all your Newznab sites in this way.

It’s best to leave some sites. If you also have other programs like CouchPotato for example. So you get the Api hits divided. If you have an account with a paid Newznab site then it often doesn’t matter. Because then you have enough API requests.

If you have added all your NewzNab sites. You also need too activate the below Newznab provider.

You do this in the same way you only need no account.

sickbeard index sonarr


Categories 5030.5040

sonarr options age downloads

Now we scroll slightly to gangs and here you see Options.

Minimum Age to 5.

Retention Here you enter the retention of your Usenet provider. This ensures that no API requests are wasted. what your Usenet provider can’t download anyway.

RSS Sync Interval Set it to 20 or more. But not too much. Else it can already be gone. But certainly no less, otherwise your api requests will also run out quickly.

restrictions sonar

If you go slightly to gangs you will see restrictions. Klick on that plus and add to the field Must not contain x265. If your media player can’t handle it. Most media players can only handle x264. I also added ACC 2.0 because I want to have at least 5.1 sound.

Sonarr NZBget as download client setup

Go to the Tablad download client.

newznab add sonarr

Click on the plus.

nzbget set up sonar

Fill in the above information. Beware! Please enter your own usage name and password. And possibly another gate.

Recent Priority should be lower than Older priority. Because it is often more difficult to download old TV episodes. Then TV episodes that are just out.

Now click Test. If the test went well. Click Save. If it is not good. Then, for example, you have entered the wrong username or password.

Sonarr Connect

If you have a media player. Zo als ik heb. Then you have to enter the data of this. So that your library is updated with the latest TV series. You don’t have that. Then you can skip these next two steps.

Go to the Tablad Connect.

Sonar plus

Click on the plus.

set up kodi sonarr

These are my settings. But they are usually different for everyone. Click on Test. And then on Save.

Sonarr metadata

set up metadata-sonarr-kodi

You also use this option alone. If you have a media player otherwise you can skip this too. These are my settings for Kodi. This will ensure that covers are downloaded for Kodi.

Sonarr Add Existing Series

You can skip this step. If you don’t have a TV series on your Synology Nas at all.

add sonnar-existing-series

If you already have some series you can add them in Sonarr. By clicking on Import Extisting series on Disk.

sonnar map series

Click on the blue folder and select the folder where you have existing series. , and then click the Green checkmark. Your Tv shows are now added.

Create Sonarr folders for TV series

First of all, we now have to create the folders on your Synology. Where the TV series are stored.

Open A second tab in your browser. And go to the webpage or your NAS http://ip-address-nas:5000

Create Synology shared folder

Go to FileStation. AndChoose Create and then Create New Shared Folder.

sonnar-tv folder created

Give the folder a name. And then press OK.

create synology sonarr shared folder

In the next screen you have to set the permissions for Windows devices as well. Give your own user name and Admin read/write rights.

create synology-local-groups

Now click on Local users. AndChoose Local Groups. You will now receive a message that you want to save the changes and choose Yes. In the next screen, specify the local group Users read/write permissions. Otherwise, Sonarr cannot write anything. And create new folders.

nfs rule sonarr

If you choose the Tablad NFS rights. Then you can give your Mac and LUnix user rights to this folder. This is necessary, for example, if you have a Rasberry pi with Openelec to watch your movies.

Install media info

Sonarr needs Mediainfo to determine exactly what kind of files they are. Like 4k 1080p and so on and whether subtitles are available in the video file.

You must therefore install MediaInfo.

Go to the package center in your Synology.

MediaInfo Sonarr

Then go to the community tab. And scroll down until you find MediaInfo. The search option does not work.

Click Install. And that’s it.

Sonarr Add TV Shows

Now it’s time to add TV shows in Sonarr. Go back to Sonarr again.

Sonarr Series

Go to Series.

sonarr-series-add synology

Click Add Series

sonarr TV show

Enter the name of the tv show.

set sonar path

If you have found the desired series, choose at Path Add a different path. Andand specify the location where to save the series. Make sure you have selected the desired profile. Which you adapted or made yourself. At the Tablad profiles

Sonarr will now look up your series via the Newznab sites that you have specified. And then NZBGet downloads your TV series and Sonarr puts it in the right folder.

You are now done with the Configuring Sonarr Synology tutorial. If you have any questions, please leave a message. And also see the page Sonarr FAQ most frequently asked questions.

Sonarr Synology tutorial

  1. Sonarr tutorial.
  2. Install Sonarr Synology.
  3. Configure Sonarr Synology with NZBGET.

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