Setting up Ubuntu Sonarr with SABnZbd to download series

In this tutorial setting up Ubuntu Sonarr with SABnzbd . Let’s set up Sonarr like this. That TV series are downloaded from the newsgroups. Before you start this tutorial. The SABnzbd program must already be installed and working. Is this not yet the case. Be the first to see the tutorial installing Sabnzbd Ubuntu.

Sonarr Media Management

We will be the first to set up Media management. Open Sonarr.

Ubuntu settings sonarr.

Go to Settings. And then choose Media Management.

show advanced options sonarr.

Turn on Show Advanced Settings.

Setting Ubuntu Sonarr Episodes

Check Rename Episode

We’re going to rename the files. Because a lot of downloads are encrypted. Which gives you strange file names. For example, like “02ffbc012101519975abb1a24015ef13.x264”. It then becomes a huge mess. As a result, programs such as Kodi do not know what it is.

That’s why it’s best to use the following naming.

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

Profiles Sonarr

Now go to the Tablad profiles.

profiles set sonarr ubuntu

Click on a section that you want to use . And adjust it to your liking. The above are my settings. 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 on Save Changes

filters sonarr

If you go down a bit you will seeRelease profiles. Click on the plus sign below, and add x265 to the field Must not contain if your media player can not handle this. Most media players can only handle x264.

Set quality downloads

quality time sonarr series set large.

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. Make the Dashes a dot. And 1080p and 720p should be front and front. So as an example “720p.HDTV”.

Sonarr download Indexers

Now we go to the tab indexers. These are sites whose NZB files are downloaded automatically. The more you add it. The greater the chance that your TV series will be found.

Newznab Add

See also Newznab provider for an overview of Newznab sites.

If you did. Click on the plus.

Sonarr Newznab Costume

Then, at Neznab, click Costume.

newznab set ubuntu sonarr

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

neznab-api settings ubuntu

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.

It is best to leave some sites if you also have other programs such as CouchPotato, or Radarr. So you your API hits are divided. If you have an account with a paid Newznab site. Then it often doesn’t matter, 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

Below you see Options.

Minimum Age on 60.

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.

Set Sonarr SABnzbd as download program

You need the API key from SABNZBD.

SABZNBD settings

Open a second tab in your browser, and open SABnzbd. (standaard 127.0.0.1:8080) Then go to Settings.

SABnzbd api key Setting up Ubuntu Sonarr with SABnZbd

Click General. And copy the API Key.

Now get back to Sonarr.

settings sonarr download clients

Click Settings.

Go to the client download tab.

add newznab to sonarr

Click on the plus.

sabnzbd set ubuntu

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 like I do. 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.

kodi sabnzbd set ubuntu

These are my settings, but they are usually different for everyone.

Click on Test. And then on Save.

MetaData Sonarr

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.

set metadata sonarr ubuntu

Add existing TV series

You can skip this step. If you haven’t downloaded ANY TV shows yet.

add tv series sonarr

If you already have some TV shows. You can add those in Sonarr.

Go to Series. And then Library Import.

Press on Choose another folder.

Click on the Blue folder , and select the folder where your existing tv shows are. And then click OK.

Add new TV series

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

Go to main screen.

TV series search sonarr

Enter the name of your tv show here.

Press on Add New Series.

Select the tv show you want to add.

ubuntu sonarr set series map

You will then get the above screen.

Root folder is the folder where your series are stored.

Check the Start Search for missing episodes.

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 moves the files. In the correct folder.

This was the tutorial to setting up Ubuntu Sonarr with SABnZbd to download series.

Setting Up Sonarr with SABnzbd Ubuntu Tutorial

  1. Sonarr tutorial.
  2. Installing Sonarr Ubuntu.
  3. Configure Sonarr Ubuntu.

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