Settings Media Management

From Servarr

Naming

Radarr

Commonly used naming schema are:

  • Standard Movie Format
{Movie Title} {(Release Year)} {Edition Tags} {[Quality Full]} {[MediaInfo 3D]} {[MediaInfo VideoDynamicRange]} [{MediaInfo VideoBitDepth}bit] {[MediaInfo VideoCodec]} {[MediaInfo AudioCodec}-{MediaInfo AudioChannels]}{MediaInfo AudioLanguages}{-Release Group} 

which would then output: The Movie Title! (2010) Ultimate Extended Edition [Bluray-1080p Proper] [3D] [HDR] [10bit] [x264] [DTS-5.1][DE]-EVOLVE. This allows critical data such as the group and Quality (source) to be maintained within the file name in case of database loss or corruption

  • Movie Folder Format

{Movie Title} ({Release Year}) {tmdb-{tmdbid}} {imdb-{imdbid}} which would then output: The Movie Title! (2010) {tmdb-345691} {imdb-tt0066921}

  • Rename Movies - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Radarr will use the existing file name if renaming is disabled
  • Replace Illegal Characters - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Radarr will replace illegal characters.
Example: \ # / $ * < > just to name a few
  • Colon (:) Replacement - This setting will dictate how Radarr handles colons within the movie file.
    This is only available when Replace Illegal Characters is toggled on (check in the box)
    • Delete - Self explanatory
      • Example: Movie,The.mkv -> MovieThe.mkv
    • Replace with Dash - Removes the colon and adds a dash in its place
      • Example: Movie,The.mkv -> Movie-The.mkv
    • Replace with Space - Removes the colon and adds a space in its place
      • Example: Movie,The.mkv -> Movie The.mkv
    • Replace with Space Dash Space - self explanatory
      • Example: Movie,The.mkv -> Movie - The.mkv
Standard Movie Format

Here you will select the naming convention for the actual movie files

  • Dropdown Box (upper right corner)
    • Left Box - Space Handling
      • Space ( ) - Use spaces in naming (Default)
      • Period (.) - Use periods in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Underscore (_) - Use underscores in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Dash (-) - Use dashes in lieu of spaces in naming
    • Right Box - Case Handling
      • Default Case - Make title upper and lower Case (~camelcase) (Default)
      • Upper Case - Make title all upper case
      • Lower Case - Make title all lower case
Movie Naming
Input Result
{Movie Title} Movie Name!
{Movie Title:DE} FileTitle
{Movie CleanTitle} Movie Name
{Movie TitleThe} Movie Name, The
{Movie OriginalTitle} Τίτλος ταινίας
{Movie TitleFirstCharacter} M
{Movie Collection} The Movie Collection
{Movie Certification} PG-13
{Release Year} 2020
Movie IDs
Input Result
{ImdbId} tt12345
{Tmdbid} 123456
Quality (Naming)
Input Result
{Quality Full} HDTV 720p Proper
{Quality Title} HDTV 720p
Media Info
Input Result
{MediaInfo Simple} x264 DTS
{MediaInfo Full} x264 DTS [EN+DE]
{MediaInfo VideoCodec} x264
{MediaInfo AudioCodec} DTS
{MediaInfo AudioChannels} 5.1
{MediaInfo AudioLanguages} [EN+DE]
{MediaInfo SubtitleLanguages} [EN]
{MediaInfo VideoCodec} x264
{MediaInfo VideoBitDepth} 8
{MediaInfo VideoDynamicRange} HDR
Release Group
Input Result
{Release Group} Rls Group
Edition
Input Result
{Edition Tags} IMAX
Custom Formats
Input Result
{Custom Formats} Surround Sound x264
Original
Input Result
{Original Title} Movie.Title.HDTV.x264.EVOLVE
{Original Filename} Movie.title.hdtv.x264.EVOLVE
Standard Movie Folder Format

This is where you will set the naming convention for the folder that contains the video file

Movie Naming
Input Result
{Movie Title} Movie Name!
{Movie Title:DE} Filetitle
{Movie CleanTitle} Movie Name
{Movie TitleThe} Movie Name, The
{Movie OriginalTitle} Τίτλος ταινίας
{Movie TitleFirstCharacter} M
{Movie Collection} The Movie Collection
{Movie Certification} PG-13
{Release Year} 2020
Movie IDs
Input Result
{ImdbId} tt12345
{Tmdbid} 123456


Sonarr

  • Rename Episodes - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Sonarr will use the existing file name if renaming is disabled
  • Replace Illegal Characters - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Sonarr will replace illegal characters.
Example: \ # / $ * < > just to name a few
Standard Episode Format

Here you will select the naming convention for your episodes

  • Dropdown Box (upper right corner)
    • Left Box - Space Handling
      • Space ( ) - Use spaces in naming (Default)
      • Period (.) - Use periods in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Underscore (_) - Use underscores in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Dash (-) - Use dashes in lieu of spaces in naming
    • Right Box - Case Handling
      • Default Case - Make title upper and lower Case (~camelcase) (Default)
      • Upper Case - Make title all upper case
      • Lower Case - Make title all lower case
Series Naming
Input Result
{Series Title} Series Name!
{Series CleanTitleYear} Series Title 2020
{Series TitleFirstCharacter} S
{Series CleanTitle} Series Title
{Series TitleThe} Series Title, The
{Series TitleYear} Series Title (2020)
Series IDs
Input Result
{ImdbId} tt12345
{Tmdbid} 123456
{TvMazeId} 54321
Seasons
Input Result
{season:0} 1
{season:00} 01
Episode
Input Result
{episode:0} 1
{episode:00} 01
Air Date
Input Result
{Air-Date} 2020-09-03
{Air Date} 2020 09 03
Episode Title
Input Result
{Episode Title} Episode Title
{Episode CleanTitle} Episode Title
Quality
Input Result
{Quality Full} HDTV 720p Proper
{Quality Title} HDTV 720p
Media Info
Input Result
{MediaInfo Simple} x264 DTS
{MediaInfo VideoCodec} x264
{MediaInfo AudioChannels} 5.1
{MediaInfo SubtitleLanguages} [EN]
{MediaInfo VideoBitDepth} 8
{MediaInfo Full} x264 DTS [EN+DE] *
{MediaInfo AudioCodec} DTS
{MediaInfo AudioLanguages} [EN+DE]
{MediaInfo VideoCodec} x264
{MediaInfo VideoDynamicRange} HDR

* MediaInfo Full/AudioLanguages/SubtitleLanguages support a :EN+DE suffix allowing you to filter the languages included in the filename. Use -DE to exclude specific languages. Appending + (eg :EN+) will output [EN]/[EN+--]/[--] depending on excluded languages. For example {MediaInfo Full:EN+DE}.

Other
Input Result
{Release Group} Rls Grp
{Preferred Words} iNTERNAL
Original
Input Result
{Original Title} Series.Title.S01E01.HDTV.x264.EVOLVE
{Original Filename} Series.title.s01e01hdtv.x264.EVOLVE
Daily Episode Format

Here you will select the naming convention for episodes that air daily

See Standard Episode Format

Anime Episode Format

Here you will select the naming convention for Anime series
Note: Typically anime is aired in an absolute order or also known as production order. Usually this is shown as e001, e002...e104, e105 ect. When a series is set to use Anime this setting will pull the absolute order from TheTVDB which is usually one season. an example of this can be seen here

All other settings are as above in the Standard Episode Format section

Absolute Episode Number
Input Result
{absolute:0} 1
{absolute:00} 01
{absolute:000} 001

Anime naming scheme

Renaming your files, of course, depends on your personal preference. Many users though wonder about how they can make their anime work with Kodi or Plex. While usual tv gets released by the scene in a perfectly parsable way for your htpc, anime does not. The solution is simple though, just rename your anime to tvdb-style.

{Series.CleanTitle}.S{season:00}E{episode:00}.{absolute:000}.{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}

The above renaming scheme is an example that will let your anime have almost the same style as episodes of regular tv. Let’s analyze and see why this naming scheme is good for you.

{Series.CleanTitle}.S{season:00}E{episode:00}.{absolute:000}.{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}

This is the part that the Kodi/Plex scraper is interested in. It will be able to parse it like any regular tv show.


{Series.CleanTitle}.S{season:00}E{episode:00}.{absolute:000}.{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}

This part isn’t really obvious. Why would you need the absolute number in there? It’s for forward compatibility. If you ever want to rename your anime to another style or if tvdb changes seasons and you want to fix the resulting wrong season/episode number, you would do it based on this absolute number. Having this will save you many headaches in the future.


{Series.CleanTitle}.S{season:00}E{episode:00}.{absolute:000}.{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}

This part is for forward compatibility also. If something goes wrong with your library or you lose your database, you want Sonarr to be able to rescrape the quality of your files.


{Series.CleanTitle}.S{season:00}E{episode:00}.{absolute:000}.{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}

The same goes for group. If you have a file, with the group in the end like this, Sonarr will be able to detect the group when this show is in your library. Feel free to modify this naming scheme to your personal preference or take comfort in knowing that the scheme, as described here, is well tested.

One more note. If you ever want to rename your files to exactly their original state, you can use AniDB O’Matic for that. It’s a tool that hooks directly into the info on anidb and parses your files by hash. It can then rename to the original name as stored at anidb. Be warned though. The hashing may take a very long time.


Anime Manual Import Issue

Per the forum post here , Sonarr currently has trouble parsing absolute episode numbers over 100, since it then treats the first digit as a season with the following two digits as the episode number. The current workaround for this issue is to add any release group name in brackets at the beginning of the file name.

Example: * Bad absolute file name: Show.234.Episode.Name.mkv * Modified file name: [DND] Show.234.Episode.Name.mkv


Lidarr

  • Rename Movies - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Lidarr will use the existing file name if renaming is disabled
  • Replace Illegal Characters - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Lidarr will replace illegal characters.
Example: \ # / $ * < > just to name a few
Standard Track Format

Here you will select the naming convention for the actual audio files

  • Dropdown Box (upper right corner)
    • Left Box - Space Handling
      • Space ( ) - Use spaces in naming (Default)
      • Period (.) - Use periods in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Underscore (_) - Use underscores in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Dash (-) - Use dashes in lieu of spaces in naming
    • Right Box - Case Handling
      • Default Case - Make title upper and lower Case (~camelcase) (Default)
      • Upper Case - Make title all upper case
      • Lower Case - Make title all lower case
Artist Naming
Input Result
{Artist Name} Artist Name
{Artist CleanName} Artist Name
{Artist NameThe} Artist Name, The
{Artist Disambiguation} Disambiguation
Album
Input Result
{Album Title} Album Title
{Album CleanTitle} Album Title
{Album Disambiguation} Disambiguation
{Album TitleThe} Album Title, The
{Album Type} Album Type
Release Date
Input Result
{Release Year} 2020
Medium
Input Result
{medium:0} 1
{medium:00} 01
Medium Format
Input Result
{Medium Format} CD
Track
Input Result
{track:0} 1
{track:00} 01
Track Title
Input Result
{Track Title} Track Title
{Track CleanTitle} Track Title
Quality
Input Result
{Quality Full} FLAC Proper
{Quality Title} FLAC
Media Info
Input Result
{MediaInfo AudioCodec} FLAC
{MediaInfo AudioBitRate} 320kbps
{MediaInfo AudioSampleRate} 44.1kHz
{MediaInfo AudioChannels} 2.0
{MediaInfo AudioBitsPerSample} 24bit
Other
Input Result
{Release Group} Rls Grp
{Preferred Words} iNTERNAL
Original
Input Result
{Original Title} Artist.Name.Album.Name.2020.FLAC.EVOLVE
{Original Filename} 01-track name
Multi Disc Track Format

See Standard Track Format

Artist Folder Format
Input Result
{Artist Name} Artist Name
{Artist CleanName} Artist Name
{Artist NameThe} Artist Name, The
{Artist Disambiguation} Disambiguation
Album Folder Format
Artist
Input Result
{Artist Name} Artist Name
{Artist CleanName} Artist Name
{Artist NameThe} Artist Name, The
{Artist Disambiguation} Disambiguation
Album
Input Result
{Album Title} Album Title
{Album CleanTitle} Album Title
{Artist Disambiguation} Disambiguation
{Album TitleThe} Album Title, The
{Album Type} Album Type
Release Date
Input Result
{Release Year} 2020


Readarr

  • Rename Tracks - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Readarr will use the existing file name if renaming is disabled
  • Replace Illegal Characters - If this is toggled off (no check in the box) Readarr will replace illegal characters.
Example: \ # / $ * < > just to name a few
Standard Book Format

Here you will select the naming convention for the actual audio files

  • Dropdown Box (upper right corner)
    • Left Box - Space Handling
      • Space ( ) - Use spaces in naming (Default)
      • Period (.) - Use periods in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Underscore (_) - Use underscores in lieu of spaces in naming
      • Dash (-) - Use dashes in lieu of spaces in naming
    • Right Box - Case Handling
      • Default Case - Make title upper and lower Case (~camelcase) (Default)
      • Upper Case - Make title all upper case
      • Lower Case - Make title all lower case
Author
Input Result
{Author Name} Author Name
{Author CleanName} Author Name
{Author NameThe} Author Name, The
{Author Disambiguation} Disambiguation
Book
Input Result
{Book Title} Book Title
{Book CleanTitle} Book Title
{Book Disambiguation} Disambiguation
{Book TitleThe} Book Title, The
{Book Type} Book Type
Release Date
Input Result
{Release Year} 2020
Medium
Input Result
{medium:0} 1
{medium:00} 01
Medium Format
Input Result
{Medium Format} CD
Quality
Input Result
{Quality Full} FLAC Proper
{Quality Title} FLAC
Media Info
Input Result
{MediaInfo AudioCodec} FLAC
{MediaInfo AudioBitRate} 320kbps
{MediaInfo AudioSampleRate} 44.1kHz
{MediaInfo AudioChannels} 2.0
{MediaInfo AudioBitsPerSample} 24bit
Other
Input Result
{Release Group} Rls Grp
{Preferred Words} iNTERNAL
Original
Input Result
{Original Title} Author.Name.Book.Name.2020.FLAC.EVOLVE
{Original Filename} 01-book name


Author Folder Format

Here you will select the naming convention for the Author Folder

  • Dropdown Box (upper right corner)
    • Left hand one - Replaces all spaces with selected variable
    • Right hand one - Sets to default upper and lower case, all lowercase or all uppercase
Input Result
{Author Name} Author Name
{Author CleanName} Author Name
{Author NameThe} Author Name, The
{Author Disambiguation} Disambiguation


Folders <-- Uses template

Uses template with no variables

  • Create Empty Media folders - This will create an empty folder during disk scan
  • Delete Empty Folders - This will remove any empty folders during disk scan

Template:Settings Media Management Folders

Importing

Radarr

  • Skip Free Space Check - Use when Radarr is unable to detect free space from your movies root folder
  • Minimum Free Space - Toggling this will prevent import if it would leave less than this amount of disk space available
  • Use Hard links instead of Copy - Use Hard links when trying to copy files from torrents that are still being seeded (for more information on this click here)
  • Import Extra Files - Import matching extra files (subtitles, nfo, etc) after importing a file


Sonarr

  • Episode Title Required - Prevent importing for up to 24 hours if the episode title is in the naming format and the episode title is TBA. After 24 hours the release will be imported even if still TBA.
    • Always - Always wait up to 24 hours for a title prior to importing if the episode is TBA
    • Only for Bulk Season Releases - Only if a season pack or bulk release is found wait up to 24 hours for a title prior to importing if the episode is TBA.
    • Never - Do not delay importing if the episode is TBA.
  • Skip Free Space Check - Use when Sonarr is unable to detect free space from your series root folder
  • Minimum Free Space - Toggling this will prevent import if it would leave less than this amount of disk space available
  • Use Hard links instead of Copy - Use Hard links when trying to copy files from torrents that are still being seeded (for more information on this click here)
  • Import Extra Files - Import matching extra files (subtitles, nfo, etc) after importing a file


Lidarr

  • Skip Free Space Check - Use when Lidarr is unable to detect free space from your aritist root folder
  • Use Hard links instead of Copy - Use Hard links when trying to copy files from torrents that are still being seeded (for more information on this click here)
  • Import Extra Files - Import matching extra files (subtitles, nfo, etc) after importing a file


Readarr

  • Skip Free Space Check - Use when Readarr is unable to detect free space from your author root folder
  • Minimum Free Space - Toggling this will prevent import if it would leave less than this amount of disk space available
  • Use Hard links instead of Copy - Use Hard links when trying to copy files from torrents that are still being seeded (for more information on this click here)
  • Import Extra Files - Import matching extra files (subtitles, nfo, etc) after importing a file


File Management

Radarr

  • Ignore Deleted Movies - Movies deleted from disk, detected by a scheduled or manual rescan, are automatically unmonitored in Radarr
  • Download Proper & Repacks - Should Radarr automatically upgrade and preferr propers when available? (see link for explanation on Proper and Repack)
    • Prefer and Upgrade - Rank repacks and propers higher than non-repacks and non-propers. Treat new repacks and propers as upgrade to current releases.
    • Do Not Upgrade Automatically - Rank repacks and propers higher than non-repacks and non-propers. Do not treat new repacks and propers as upgrade to current releases.
    • Do Not Prefer - Effectively this ignores repacks and propers. You'll need to manage any preference for those with custom formats.
  • Analyse video files - Extract file information such as resolution, runtime and codec information from files. This requires Radarr to read parts of the file which may cause high disk or network activity during scans.
  • Rescan Movie Folder after Refresh
    • Always - This will rescan the movies folder based upon Tasks Schedule
    • After Manual Refresh - You will have to manually rescan the disk
    • Never - Just as it says, never rescan the movie folder.
  • Change File Date
    • None - Radarr will not change the date that shows in your given file browser
    • In Cinemas - The date the video was in cinemas
    • Physical release date - The date the video was released on disc/streaming
  • Recycling Bin - Designate a location for deleted files to go to (just in case you want to retrieve them before the bin is taken out)
  • Recycling Bin Cleanup - This is how old a given file can be before it is deleted permanently

Sonarr

  • Ignore Deleted Episodes - Episodes deleted from disk, detected by a scheduled or manual rescan, are automatically unmonitored in Sonarr
  • Download Proper & Repacks - Should Sonarr automatically upgrade to propers when available? (see link for explanation on Proper and Repack)
    • Prefer and Upgrade - Rank repacks and propers higher than non-repacks and non-propers. Treat new repacks and propers as upgrade to current releases.
    • Do Not Upgrade Automatically - Rank repacks and propers higher than non-repacks and non-propers. Do not treat new repacks and propers as upgrade to current releases.
    • Do Not Prefer - Effectively this ignores repacks and propers. You'll need to manage any preference for those with Release Profiles (Preferred Words).
  • Analyse video files - Extract file information such as resolution, runtime and codec information from files. This requires Sonarr to read parts of the file which may cause high disk or network activity during scans.
  • Rescan Series Folder after Refresh
    • Always - This will rescan series folder based upon Tasks Schedule
    • After Manual Refresh - You will have to manually rescan the disk
    • Never - Just as it says, never rescan the series folder.
  • Change File Date
    • None - Sonarr will not change the date that shows in your given file browser
    • Sonarr - Local Release - The date the video was aired locally
    • Sonarr - UTC Release date - The date the video was released based upon the UTC
  • Recycling Bin - Designate a location for deleted files to go to (just in case you want to retrieve them before the bin is taken out)
  • Recycling Bin Cleanup - This is how old a given file can be before it is deleted permanently


Lidarr

  • Ignore Deleted Tracks - Tracks deleted from disk, detected by a scheduled or manual rescan, are automatically unmonitored in Lidarr
  • Download Proper & Repacks - Should Lidarr automatically upgrade to propers when available? (see link for explanation on Proper and Repack)
    • Prefer and Upgrade - will prefer proper/repack if one is available (gives it a higher rating)
    • Do not upgrade automatically - This will not allow it to upgrade automatically but will still be rated accordingly.
  • Rescan Artist Folder after Refresh
    • Always - This will rescan artist folder based upon Tasks Schedule
    • After Manual Refresh - You will have to manually rescan the disk
    • Never - Just as it says, never rescan the artist folder.
  • Allow Fingerprinting - Use fingerprinting to improve accuracy of track matching
    • Always - This will analyze the file when matching
    • For New Imports Only - This will analyze only new imports
    • Never - just as it says, never fingerprint the track
  • Change File Date
    • None - Lidarr will not change the date that shows in your given file browser
    • Album Release Date - The date the album was released
  • Recycling Bin - Designate a location for deleted files to go to (just in case you want to retrieve them before the bin is taken out)
  • Recycling Bin Cleanup - This is how old a given file can be before it is deleted permanently


Readarr

  • Ignore Deleted Books - Books deleted from disk are automatically unmonitored in Readarr
  • Propers and Repacks - Should Readarr automatically upgrade to propers when available? (see link for explanation on Proper and Repack)
    • Prefer and Upgrade - will prefer proper/repack if one is available (gives it a higher rating)
    • Do not upgrade automatically - This will not allow it to upgrade automatically but will still be rated accordingly.
    • Do not prefer - Use 'Do not Prefer' to sort by preferred word score over propers/repacks, essentially putting the proper/repack lower on the list
  • Watch Root Folders for file changes - Rescan automatically when files change in a root folder
  • Rescan Author Folder after Refresh
    • Always - This will rescan author folder based upon Tasks Schedule
    • After Manual Refresh - You will have to manually rescan the disk
    • Never - Just as it says, never rescan the author folder.
  • Allow Fingerprinting - Use fingerprinting to improve accuracy of book matching
    • Always - This will analyze the file when matching
    • For New Imports Only - This will analyze only new imports
    • Never - just as it says, never fingerprint the book
  • Change File Date
    • None - Readarr will not change the date that shows in your given file browser
    • Book Release Date - The date the book was released
  • Recycling Bin - Designate a location for deleted files to go to (just in case you want to retrieve them before the bin is taken out)
  • Recycling Bin Cleanup - This is how old a given file can be before it is deleted permanently


Permissions

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Readarr

Readarr is unique in that it can integrate with an outside application known as Calibre to further manage, tag and even serv up your media to various readers

  • Name - This is a unique name for the given path
  • Path - This is where your media is going to be stored (do not have your downloads going here)
  • Calibre Library - Toggle if you're going to use Calibre to further manage your library
  • Calibre Host - The IP address for your Calibre instance
  • Calibre Port - The port number associated to your Calibre instance
  • Calibre Url Base - Adds a prefix to the calibre url, e.g. http://[host]:[port]/[urlBase]
  • Calibre User Name - The username in order to access your Calibre server
  • Calibre Password - The password in order to access your Calibre server
  • Convert to format - Calibre has the ability to covert any incoming format to a specific format (eg. epub or mobi just to name a few)
  • Calibre Output Profile - ????
  • Use SSL - Toggle if you'd like Readarr to connect to Calibre using SSL encryption
  • Monitor
    • All books - Readarr will monitor all books in your library
    • Future Books - Readarr will only monitor future books, Readarr will not monitor any current or older books
    • Missing - Readarr will only monitor any books that are missing
    • Existing - Readarr will monitor only existing books in order to meet your given cutoff
    • First - Readarr will only monitor the given author's first book
    • Last - Readarr will only monitor the given author's last book
    • None - Readarr will not monitor any authors books
  • Quality Profile - These can be changed within the Profiles section and will dictate what quality is acceptable
  • Metadata Profile - This can be changed within the Metadata section and will dictate what metadata source
    • Standard is set by default
    • Select 'None' to only include items manually added via search or that match files on disk
  • Default Readarr Tags - Select what tag you'd like to set for this content (more information on Tags can be found here)


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