Configure Windows Lidarr with SABnzbd

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.

System status Windows lidarr

Open System. Then go to Status.

Lidarr Update Windows

Click on the icon with the two arrows.

lidarr update latest version

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.

Enable Windows Lidarr Rename

Here, check the Rename Tracks box.

album folders lidarr Windows

Click on the Question mark.

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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.

lidarr indexers Windows

Open Settings. Then click on Indexers.

add indexer lidarr

Click on the plus icon.

set newznabserver lidarr

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.

api key lidarr Windows

The api key of the Newznab provider. You can often find it under your account. And then site api.

lidarr testen

Click Save. And then Test.

download windows lidarr options

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.

save settings Lidarr.

Now click Save changes.

Configure Lidarr SABnzbd

Go to the Download client tab.

download program lidarr setup

Click on the Plus icon.

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Now click on SABnzbd.

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Enter your data from SABNzbd, click on Test. And if the test went well then click Save.

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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.

Quality settings

You can indicate here what the minimum size of your music files should be. This ensures that fewer unusable files are downloaded.

quality settings lidarr

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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