Configuring Sonarr with SABZBD Synology

In This guide, configure Sonarr with SABNZBD Synology Nas system. We are going to configure Sonarr to download TV shows from the newsgroups on your Synology nas. Before you start this tutorial. SABNZBD must already be installed and working.

Sonarr Media Management

Sonnar Settings

Go to Settings and choose Media Management.

Sonarr Rename episodes

Rename Episode sets it to Yes.

You might wonder why rename? Well that’s very simple. quite what releases are encrypted. Which gives you strange filenames. So for example “02ffbc012101519975abb1a24015ef13. x264”. It then becomes a huge mess. As a result, programs such as Auto-sub and Kodi are not able to do anything.

Therefore, you should use the following settings.

Standard Episode Format “{Series.Title}.S{season:00}E{episode:00}.{Episode.Title}.{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 go to the Tablad profiles.

Sonarr HD

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 this tv show is found. This is because these series are uploaded very little in the newsgroups. And if they are present in the newsgroups, the scene rules are often not followed.

By hovering over the three indents. You can adjust the order of what Sonarr first tries to download.

At Cutoff you indicate when Sonarr has to stop searching. When you’re done, click Save.

Sonarr Quality

Sonarr quality

Now we go to the Tablad Quality. By default, the Minuim Quality is 0. It is best to adjust it. So that it can be filtered. Beware! If you watch animated series, set this option not too low. Because these kinds of TV series are usually much smaller.

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. So as an example “720p. HDTV “.

Sonarr Indexers

Now we go to the tab indexers. These are sites whose NZB files are downloaded automatically. The more you add, the more likely your TV series will be downloaded.

Newznab Add

See also 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.

Sonarr Newznab Costume

Then, at Neznab, click Costume.

Newznab Sonarr

You’ll see the above. Enter the details of the Newznab site.

Neznab API

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

You can best leave some sites. If you also have other programs like CouchPotato for example. So you your API hits are divided. If you do have an account with a paid Newznab site, then it often doesn’t matter. Then you usually 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 do not need an account.

Sonnar-Sickbeard-Index

URL http://lolo.sickbeard.com

Categories 5030.5040

Sonarr Options age retention

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, which your Usenet provider cannot download anyway.

RSS Sync Interval Set it to 20 or more. But not too much else it can already be gone thanks to DMCA. But certainly no less otherwise, your API requests are also very fast gone.

Sonarr Filters

You will see restrictions. Click on that Plus, and add to the field Must not contain x265 If your media Player cannot 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 SABnzbd as download client setup

You need the API key from SABNZBD.

SABZNBD settings

Open a second tab in your browser and open SABnzbd (default 127.0.0.1:8080) go to settings.

SABNZBD-API Key

Click General and copy the API key.

Now get back to Sonarr.

Sonnar Settings

Click Settings.

Go to the Tablad download client.

Newznab Add

Click on the plus.

SABNZB Settings Sonarr

Fill in the above information.

Name No matter what.

Host localhost or 127.0.0.1

API Key (API key in SABNZBD) comes from SABNZBD that you just copied you.

Username Please enter your own user name of SABNZBD

Password Please enter your own password from SABNZBD.

Category TV This should be really TV, otherwise it doesn’t work well.

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

Now click Test. If the test has gone well click Save. If it is not good. Then you do have entered a wrong user name, password or API key.

Sonarr Connect

If you have a media player so as I have. Then you must specify the data. So that your libary is updated. With the latest TV series. If you don’t, you can skip these next two steps.

Go to the Tablad Connect.

Newznab Add

Click on the plus.

Sonarr Kodi

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

Sonarr metadata

Metadata-Sonarr-kodi

This option is only used 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.

Sonnar extising series

If you already have some TV shows. You can add it in Sonarr. By clicking on Import Extisting series on Disk.

Sonarr folder

Click on the Blue folder , and select the folder where your existing tv shows are. , and then click the Green checkmark. Your Tv shows are now added.

Create Sonarr folders for TV series

First we will have to create the folders on your Synology where the TV series will be stored.

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

Synology shares folder

Go to file Station, and choose Create and then create new shared folder.

Sonnar-TV Folder

Give the folder a pet and press OK.

Synology Map rights

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.

Synology Local groups

Now click on local users. And choose Local groups. You will now be notified. That you want to save your changes. Choose Yes. In the next screen, specify the local group Users read/write permissions. Otherwise, Sonarr cannot write anything. And create new folders.

Synology Lunix mac rights

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.

Sonarr TV Series Add

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

Sonarr Series

Go to Series.

Sonarr Series Add

Click Add Series

Sonarr Tvshow

Enter the name of your tv show here.

Sonarr Series Add

If the desired series is found. Choose Path Add a difrent path And specify the location where you want the tv shows to be saved. Pay close attention that you have selected the desired profile that you customized or created. At the Tablad profiles.

Sonarr will now look up your tv shows. Via the Newznab sites, which you have specified. And then NZBGets downloads your TV show. And Sonarr puts that away in the right folder.

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