MediaServer Setup Notes

Maybe someone will find my notes helpful

Configuration Overview

Win 8
Classic Shell http://www.classicshell.net/
autologin http://www.howtogeek.com/112919/how-to-make-your-windows-8-computer-logon-automatically/
Installed SABnzbd/Sickbeard/CouchPotato/uTorrent/Plex Media Server

SABnzbd/Sickbeard/CouchPotato in startup folder

Internal 3TB drive mounted as Z:

Video stored in
Z:VideoTV
Z:VideoMovies
Z:VideoMoviesAnime
Z:VideoMoviesChildrens
Z:VideoMoviesClassic
Z:VideoMoviesDocumentary

I just move movies around after CouchPotato renames/adds metadata

I have plex media server set to scan/index media files every 15 minutes. Sickbeard is also set to notify Plex on new download

Downloaded files are initially on the C: drive

C:DownloadsAudio - Reserved for when I get around to setting up Headphones
C:DownloadsComplete - Default folder for downloads without a category
C:DownloadsIncomplete - Working folder for SABnzbd
C:DownloadsMovie - Destination for movie category - where CouchPotato looks for downloaded files
C:DownloadsTorrent - Working folder for uTorrent
C:DownloadsTV - Destination for TV category

SABnzbd
Installed taking default settings

Configuration

General
port 8080
make sure API key is available. required for Sick Beard and CouchPotato

Folders
Temporary Download Folder: C:Downloadsincomplete
Completed Download Folder: C:Downloadscomplete
Post-Processing Scripts Folder: C:SickBeardautoProcessTV

Switches
Launch Browser on Startup: Unchecked

Servers
Add Server – Follow config from usenet provider

Categories
audio Default Default Default C:DownloadsAudio
movie Default Default Default C:DownloadsMovie
tv Default Default sabToSickBeard.exe C:DownloadsTV

RSS
Add DOGnzb bookmark feed

Sickbeard
Extracted to C:SickBeard
made shortcut to SickBeard.exe in startup folder

Config
General
Port 8081
Enable API key

Search Settings
NZB Method: SABnzbd
SABnzbd URL: http://localhost:8080/
SABnzbd API Key: *** The Key Copied from SABnzbd ***
SABnzbd Category: tv

Search Providers
Configure Custom Newznam Providers
Name / URL / API Key
Provider Priorities
dognzb.cr
Sick Beard Index
Womble’s Index
SmackDownOnYou

Everything else unchecked

Post Processing
TV Download Dir: Z:VideoTV
Rename Episodes: Checked
Name Pattern: Custom…
Season %0S/%SN – S%0SE%0E – %EN
Multi-Episode Style: Duplicate

Custom Air-By-Date: checked
Show Name – 2011-03-09 – Ep Name

Metadata Type: XBMC
All boxes checked
Use Banners: Unchecked

Notifications
Plex Media Server
Enable: Checked
Update Library: Checked
Plex Media Server IP:Port: Machine IP Address

Prowl
Enable: Checked
Notify on Download: Checked
Prowl API key: *** API Key from prowlapp.com ***

CouchPotato
Installed taking defaults

Check Show Advanced Settings

General
port 8082

Searcher
Preferred Words: x264
Ignored Words: german, dutch, french, truefrench, danish, swedish, spanish, italian, korean, dubbed, swesub, korsub, dksubs, GERMAN, DUBBED, R5, R5BR, R5BD, DVDScr, CAM, TS, TV-ripm, cd1, cd2

Providers
Newznab: checked
Add nmatrix and DOGnzb URL and API key
Nzbindex: Checked

Quality
I made a Custom quality profile named “Custom”
I prefer in order
BR-Rip
DVD-Rip
720p
1080p

Sizes
1080p 600 2400
720p 600 2400
BR-Rip 600 2400
DVD-Rip 600 2400

Downloaders
Sabnzbd: Checked
Host: *** IP Address of machine ***
API Key: *** API Key copied from SABnzbd ***
Category: movie

Renamer
Run Every: 10
To: Z:VideoMovies
Folder Naming: ()
File Naming: .
Cleanup: checked
From: C:DownloadsMovie
Force Every: 1

Rename .NFO: Checked
NFO Naming: .orig.

XBMC: Checked
NFO: checked

Notifications
Prowl: Checked
Api Key: *** API Key from prowlapp.com ***

Plex: checked
Host: *** IP Address of machine ***

Automation
Watchlists
IMDB: Checked
URL: *** RSS URL of IMDB Watchlist ***

Manage
Movie Library Manager: Checked
Movie Folder: one for each of the following-
Z:VideoMovies
Z:VideoMoviesAnime
Z:VideoMoviesChildrens
Z:VideoMoviesClassic
Z:VideoMoviesDocumentary

Plex
Installed latest PlexPass version (details in plexpass forum)
Took default settings

In plex web that popped up after install

signed in with my.plexapp.com username

Add Section
TV Shows - Z:VideoTV
Movies - Z:VideoMovies
Anime - Z:VideoMoviesAnime
Children's - Z:VideoMoviesChildrens
Classic Movies - Z:VideoMoviesClassic
Documentary - Z:VideoMoviesDocumentary

Settings (wrench and screwdriver in upper right)
Plex Media Server
Library
Update my library periodically: checked
Library update interval: every 15 minutes

Plex/Web
player
Local Quality: 3Mbps, 720p
Remote Quality: 1.5Mbps, 480p
Direct Play: checked
Direct Stream: checked

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