In this Windows Lidarr configuring tutorial. Let’s set up Radarr with the program SABnzbd. to automatically download the latest desired music from the newsgroups.
Check lidarr update
To be sure, we will first check whether an update is available for the Lidarr program.
Open System. Then go to Status.
Click on the icon with the two arrows.
Then click on Install latest.
Now just wait for the update to finish.
If nothing happens after the update. Then you may have to press restart at the top right.
Rename Music Lidarr
It’s important that we turn on renaming. Otherwise, you may get files with strange names. This differs per uploader.
Go to Settings. Then select Media management.
Here, check the Rename Tracks box.
Click on the Question mark.
Select the second option. And then select Multi Disc Track Format. And then choose the second option again.
Check the Ignore Deleted Tracks checkbox.
Add indexers for Lidarr
We now need to add indexers in Lidarr. So that Lidarr knows where the music can be downloaded from. An NZB file is downloaded from a indexer. And then the desired files are downloaded with SABznbd from the newsgroups. Lidarr will then place it in the desired folder.
Open Settings. Then click on 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. I advise you to take out at least 1 VIP subscription. Otherwise you will quickly run out of API requests.
The api key of the Newznab provider. You can often find it under your account. And then site api.
Click Save. And then Test.
Copy the above settings. This increases the chance that your download will succeed. Of course it also has to do with several factors.
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 Lidarr SABnzbd
We are now going to configure SABNzbd for Lidarr. So that the desired music can be downloaded with SABNzbd.
Go to the Download client tab.
Click on the Plus icon.
Now click on SABnzbd.
Enter your data from SABNzbd, click on Test. And if the test went well then click Save.
The Api key can be found in the following place in SABNzbd General and then scroll down. At NZB key click on refresh.
If the test did not go well. then check the username and password. Usually, the password is wrong. Zo als bijvoorbeeld een spatie teveel.
Update Kodi or Plex Database Lidarr
You can skip this step if you don’t use it.
If you use Kodi, or another system to manage your music. Then you often have to update the library. Below I explain how to set that up for Kodi. But you can also use it for Plex. Of course you have to select Plex instead of Kodi.
Go to Settings. Then Connect. Click on the Plus sign.
All checkmarks under Notification Triggers. Ensure that you see a notification in Kodi. If you have it open. This is not necessary to update the library.
Scroll further down. And here you will see the checkbox Update Library. This is very important otherwise Kodi will not see the new releases. The rest of the check marks, you can select if you wish to use them. Above are my settings. You will have to provide the details of your own Kodi configuration.
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 fewer unusable files are downloaded.
I would set a minimum size of 1mb. And for FLAC 3MB.
This was the tutorial Configuring Windows Lidarr with SABnzbd.
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