Posts Tagged ‘couchpotato’

Virtualhost for Couchpotato, Sickbeard, Transmission and SABnzbd

July 24th, 2011 6 comments

I wanted to be able to get to my applications without having to enter the port numbers e.g.

instead of

First off is to add the information to enable the Apache Proxy Module. This information came from

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/mods-available/proxy.conf

File excerpt: /etc/apache2/mods-available/proxy.conf

<IfModule mod_proxy.c>
        #turning ProxyRequests on and allowing proxying from all may allow
        #spammers to use your proxy to send email.
        ProxyRequests Off
        <Proxy *>
                AddDefaultCharset off
                Order deny,allow
                Allow from all
        # Enable/disable the handling of HTTP/1.1 "Via:" headers.
        # ("Full" adds the server version; "Block" removes all outgoing Via: headers)
        # Set to one of: Off | On | Full | Block
        ProxyVia On

Then you need to make sure that the modules are enabled

sudo a2enmod proxy
sudo a2enmod proxy_http
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Then you need to add the locations to the defaults sites

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

File excerpt: /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

    <Location /couchpotato>
        ProxyPass http://localhost:5000
        ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:5000
    <Location /sabnzbd>
        ProxyPass http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd
        ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd
    <Location /sickbeard>
        ProxyPass http://localhost:8081/sickbeard
        ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:8081/sickbeard
    <Location /transmission>
        ProxyPass http://localhost:9091/transmission
        ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:9091/transmission

Restart apache by running

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

You will have to edit the config.ini files for both Couchpotato, and SickBeard to use a webroot. Here’s are the lines in the config.ini files that had to change, and what they were changed to.

SickBeard config.ini
web_root = /sickbeard

Couchpotato config.ini
urlbase = couchpotato

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Usenet Deals

July 10th, 2011 No comments

I’ve been using Usenet for a while now, and have used a couple different companies. Either of the companies worked fine for me. The first company I used was With Newshosting I had 30 SSL connections, and I could use them from separate locations, e.g. I had my server at home running SABnzbd+ and I had my laptop with my wireless connection running SABnzbd+ too. News hosting was costing me $15/mo for unlimited downloads.

I have since switched to Astraweb. I found a couple deals on the internet for astraweb.  The first deal was $11/mo for unlimited downloads and 20 ssl connections. The second deal, which I am currently on is $96/year for unlimited downloads and 20 ssl connections. The second deal at $96/year ends up being $8/mo.  That’s cheaper than even Netflix currently is!

Useful Usenet Programs

CouchPotato multiple qualities

September 10th, 2010 2 comments

When I first started using CouchPotato I saw a few screen shots people had on the internet with multiple qualities selected. I never could figure it out until now.

You need to go to your CouchPotato page, and go to Settings >> Quality, and there you will find a link that says

Create a new custom quality

You will then need to do the following:

  • Give it a name, e.g. BR/DVD-Rip
  • Select days to allow a better version to be downloaded
  • Finally add the qualities that you would allow

Personally I like either DVD-Rip or BR-Rip with the later being preferred. After you save that you can go back into Settings >> Quality, and you can select your new custom quality as the default.

If you hover over the Finish heading in the custom quality it says the following:

Won’t download anything else if it has found this quality.”

I left the BR-Rip checked, and unchecked the DVD-Rip. We’ll see what this does, but it seems to me that it should allow keep looking for a BR-Rip even if a DVD-Rip has been found and downloaded, but if it has found a BR-Rip, then it won’t look any more for a DVD-Rip.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it works.

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July 27th, 2010 10 comments

I ran into a neat little program called CouchPotato. It is used for downloading movies off the internet. It works with either nzb or torrent files. Once you have it installed you can search for movies that you would like, and add them to your want list. When you add it to the want list you also specify the quality that you would like the movie to be. There are options to have it rename the files and put them in a different directory. Read more…

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